How to make Circle Paper Garland

It’s time for another 12 Months of DIY Challenge! This month we’re working with paper. Yep, the most simplistic tool in a crafter’s arsenol — paper. Paper is full of possibility and purpose. It can become just about anything. I’m taking it down a Christmasy, home decor, road with sewn circle paper garland. Show us your […]

Plants for the windowless room

I love plants. They undeniably add a bit of life and interest to any room. But, I’m no florist… endless bouquets are not going to happen in my home. I’ve actually become a bit of a succulent girl over the past few years, and I have a couple favourites that are really flourishing, and they […]

Foyer Before and After Makeover

Good morning my lovelies. I’m so glad you’re here. Have I told you how much I appreciate you lately? Well, I do. And, since I can’t have you over for a half-sweet, vanilla latte (my fav.), how about I finally welcome you into my front door? Let’s get to the Foyer Before and After Makeover, action! […]

Let’s take it outside

This time, last year, I was daydreaming about how we could improve our curb appeal situation. This Summer, we finally had some time, and a plan. It has been a ton of work so far — but it’s going really great! And, as far as exterior facelifts are concerned… not too shabby on the budget too. […]

Restore(d) Door

So it’s no secret I’m not crazy about my front door. It has brass inlay diamond pattern, on top of a faux, snowflake pattern, frosted glass. Not super modern and who wants to think about snow in the middle of Summer? I priced out just replacing the glass… and, yeah, it didn’t leap to the […]

New life for an old Farmhouse Window

So, we’ve all seen the copper shoe rack, but there have been a few new updates in that same little corner of the house. See? (And, yep, still no baseboards). But for now, lets start with #1. I found 2 great old farmhouse windows from a local bargain searcher. I totally fell in love with […]

Shame, shame…

I have a confession. I have been living with something in my house for the ENTIRE six years we’ve inhabited our home. One of those… things. Those things that makes you cringe every time you look at it. Makes me question at least once a month “why haven’t I DONE anything about that yet??” Our […]

DIY: Energy Film Insulator

I don’t know about your neck of the woods… but it has been hot around here! I think it was around the time my make-up was melting off my face, faster than I could apply it, that I brilliantly thought, “I should do something about this!” (Two years later). But nevermind the delay, I got […]

Pillow Talk – Part 2

While creating a little “Spring time flavour” in the living room, I decided it was time to venture out from my standard “right-side-to-right-side, four-straight-seams, turn-it-inside-out-and-stuff-it-pillow”. Yes, it’s a classic, and more importantly, easy… but we all need a little challenge now and then right? I wasn’t sure what I was doing, but was confident I […]

Before & After: Master Bedroom

We all know its the most neglected room in the house right? Yep, been there, done that. Enough already! Time to get this show on the road! So we painted it originally with this goldish-green colour. Great colour. But there was no plan and the room ended up being this mish-mash of colours, & objects […]