Bathroom Makeover – ORC Challenge – Week 6

We made it! It’s the finalé of the One Room Challenge, and my bathroom makeover is dunzo! Just six short weeks ago, the bathroom was looking pretty plain. We had white walls, and dinged up cabinets after our big home reno. We were ready for something a little more special, and to bring this neglected […]

Bath Accessories – One Room Challenge – Week 5

There’s only one week left in the One Room Challenge! I can’t wait to spill the beans and share the whole thing next week, but for today I’m talking bath accessories! I was so inspired by the restrooms in restaurants within heritage buildings, where the history is evident but they’ve been modernized. You can almost […]

Hand Painted Ribbon and Gift Tags

It’s another edition of the 12 Months of DIY. Can you believe it’s October already?! Where has the year gone? I figured since we’re about to head into some serious holiday action, what better use for my “ribbon” challenge than to beautify some pretty packages for loved ones with hand painted ribbon. I love this […]

DIY Restroom Makeover – One Room Challenge – Week One

It is that time of year again — The Fall edition of the “One Room Challenge” has kicked off! I’ve got six weeks to transform my space! If you missed my Spring-time, One Room Challenge, you can check it out here! Now it’s time for week one of my DIY Guest Restroom transformation! Once upon a time […]

Hearth and Wood Slice Fireplace Insert

Remember this beauty from last week? If you missed it, you can check out how I restored that chunky mantel and painted the brick on my fireplace surround, here! I’m still loving everything about my new black brick fireplace and updated hearth. Everything is just popping all over the place, and I’m thrilled with the […]

Painted Brick Fireplace

This my friends, is a story of a makeover. A makeover that happened twice. Well, 2-1/2 times. You’ll see what I mean. I am in love with this painted brick fireplace. It has contrast and texture and simplicity. But it took a bit of work to get here… First, don’t be alarmed by the giant […]

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… […]

DIY Pallet Holiday Sign – Let it Snow

If you have a special someone in your life that adores the holidays, and all the twinkle, and warm fuzzy feelings… why not make them their very own, DIY Pallet Holiday Sign? Handmade from your loving hands, it’s sure to please. The best part? This project is super inexpensive and extra special.  (This post may […]

Thrifted Cane Wingback Chair Makeover

Thrifting can be like Christmas, and this next find made we want to sing Fa-la-la-la-la! And, my gem of a find was only made better by the fact that there was two of them! A pair of lovely, though very outdated, cane, wingback chairs. So the obvious next step was, a Thrifted Cane Wingback Chair […]

The Nursery Details

So I revealed my happy little “woodland creatures, modern nursery“, this week! Did you see it? We’ve been enjoying it around here, but there were a few of the nursery details, that I couldn’t get to the first time around… like this light. It started out as a dreaded “boob” light. Urgh. Then, got a […]

Painted Closet Doors

Ok. Here we go again. If you didn’t know me you’d think I have something against closets! I don’t, I swear… they do great things like, have doors, and… hold stuff. But, this one? Urgh. Another antique, brushed, gold… thing. And — I truly LIKE the whole gold movement… but, this isn’t, that. Old-fashioned, brassy […]

Vintage Octagon Mirror

Look at this little beauty! Once again, I found this vintage octagon mirror, in a stack of old musty frames, and dusty mirrors, at the thrift store. Have I mentioned how much I love the thrift store? She had me at octagon. Didn’t hurt that it was only $10. Home with me, she came. Like […]

DIY: Vintage Lamp Makeover

So. I’m loving the wifi at Starbucks today! Geez… you don’t know how much you rely on your internet connection until it’s gone! Well, it smells good in here, and it’s a nice change of pace, watching people come and go all day. Okay my lovelies… time to get this post up and running! I […]

DIY Coral Painted Headboard

Summer seems to be rapidly coming to a close (single tear). But, I can still take advantage of those mild days. I came across this old headboard. I thought the spindle detail could look so pretty with the right colour. I think my brothers had this exact bed when we were kids. I wanted to […]

DIY Faux Copper Flower Pots

So I’ve really been loving copper these days. It’s been a great accent colour we’ve slowly been adding here and there to our front landscaping. And, I really loved the idea of having large copper flower pots of some kind. But — they aren’t really all that easy to come by. And, copper’s not really […]