Painting Wood Furniture

This month for the 12 Months of DIY Challenge, my blogging friends and I are tackling wood. Painting wood furniture in my case — and, I have had a couple of Vintage Bed Frames sitting in my shed just waiting for their turn at a little makeover. Let’s take a peek at how I made out… […]

Living room console table makeover

Well, this is without a doubt the nicest “before”, I’ve ever started out with. It just needs a little change… in the storage direction. You feel me? I’ve always loved our little white Ikea console table. In our last home, it had this great spot in the family room for a little laptop work, or […]

Homemade Furniture Polish

So, I found myself on an unplanned trip to the Restore. The voice in my head said you will only take what you absolutely love. Well… I found this! Wow… but now it needs a little Homemade Furniture Polish. Like this post? Sign up for fresh content, and free printables!

Fresh Kijiji Find – Wing Chairs

I love the Edmonton River Valley. Especially this time of year, Autumn leaves, blue skies. It is the best. But, it’s even better when an already beautiful drive nets you 2 gorgeous chairs? I skipped a step. It’s even better when your latest Kijiji hunt found you a couple of gorgeous chairs to help you […]

Office, playroom, rec-room, or all three?

So we moved in February, and for the last 8 months, my basement and I have not been getting along. I struggled to know exactly what to do with it. I have moved the couch, desk, and tv into about 5 different floor-plans. Kinda like, this… (I was right smack in the middle of this […]

The Sofa Hunt is Over.

So, new house + excitement of the move + having a sofa that has seen waaaaaaaaay better days (think rips, tears and cat scratches) = new sofa. And, well, it’s a pretty big purchase. I mean this is not earth shattering news, but it’s also not something you get to do everyday. And, of course, […]

Before and After: Antique Vanity

It’s been a blast from the past for me this week. This antique vanity used to be in my room as a kid, and once I moved out on my own, it went into storage. Well, it’s time has come to join the world again and get the attention it deserves! Of course, it needed […]

Backyard – Before and After

In the summer of 2008, after a long winter, we decided it was time to tackle the backyard. Our goal was to create a outdoor room to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. Step One: dig up perfectly good sod. Boo. Leveling is the name of the game. Level the black dirt, cover with gravel. […]