Grandma’s Typewriter Desk

This vintage typewriter desk, and antique Royal typewriter are roughly 80 years old (and looked it), but check out the gorgeous finish I was able to achieve with just a little elbow grease.  It’s ready for its next (or first) great novel!

This typewriter desk was my Step-Grandmother’s.  I include “Step” in there, not because I loved her any less, but because I’m feeling terribly guilty for selling it when it really should go to one of her sons who grew […]

Bedroom Set Makeover

If you have wood furniture – solid wood – never ever, ever, ever get rid of it!  Wood furniture can be refinished over and over and over to keep your home current and trendy without losing quality or craftsmanship.

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Need a break from all the Christmas posts of late?

Me too, so today I’m going to show off a bedroom set that I have refinished behind the scenes.

Do you remember the

Faux zinc filing cabinet

Learn how to create your own faux zinc finish and apply it to anything from metal to wood – like this filing cabinet makeover!

Hey friends,  I apologize for being AWOL of late, but I’m just back from Blissdom – a Canadian blogging conference – where I went to learn the latest and greatest goings on in the blogging world.  I’ve got some great ideas and new projects coming up, so I think you’ll forgive me in the end.

Today I want […]

Winterizing the Garage Doors

We tend to think of garage door maintenance come Fall when “Winterizing” is on our minds, but weatherizing your garage doors will protect your home from pests, insects, leaves,water, dirt and extreme temperatures any time of the year. I know that I got my door for added security to help our outdoor home security cameras so doing this will also keep them even more durable to attack.

Is the above photo shocking?

This is the bottom weatherstrip on my […]

2018-09-24T09:40:33-04:00September 22nd, 2018|BEFORE & AFTER, CLEAN, DIY|4 Comments

Before & After – Bedroom Set Update

If you have wood furniture, of any age, updating it to fit current styles and trends is as easy as sand-stain-and go – check out this gorgeous bedroom set update.

I sometimes take commissions – projects that friends ask me to do for them – where I charge for the labour and then post the before and afters on the blog.  I don’t do it too often because I figure you guys would get tired of seeing nightstand after nightstand after […]

Classic Kids Wagon

How many of you had a classic kids wagon when you were small?  Maybe a Radio Flyer metal deck one or a wood deck wagon with removable gates on the sides.  If you’re a Mom now, then you are likely to have, or have had, a more current version like a Little Tykes plastic wagon or something like it?

The girls grandparents bought them this fantastic classic kids wagon when they were small, and it is the one ‘baby item’ we […]

Boring brown to bright white nightstands

These were our boring brown nightstands before I built our PB knock-off ones.  They are about 15 years old (we bought a bedroom set when we got married) and they are decent quality, but they have a few scuffs here and there.  (They are particularly dusty because they’ve sat in my She-Shop for months)

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