Tallboy dresser makeover – How to refinish furniture the right way

This tallboy dresser makeover gave me the perfect opportunity to answer some common questions I receive about refinishing furniture.  These are my tried, tested, and trusted steps for getting a perfect finish (along with the products I use and recommend).

*This post contains affiliate links to products I use and recommend.  For full Amazon affiliate disclosure, please see sidebar or bottom of the page.

One thing I get asked fairly often – outside of “Where does Jane Fonda buy her clothes […]

Hot Tub Makeover

Updating an old hot tub to a sleek new colour and more energy efficient functioning is as easy as a few DIY steps you can do in a weekend!  My hot tub makeover included new insulation, a thorough clean, new filter, waterproof stain and some decorative planters.

This project has been a bit of a comedy of errors;  I wanted to stain my hot tub, and I certainly needed to repair/rebuild the planters – but the hot tub makeover kept evolving […]

2020-09-08T13:04:23-04:00September 8th, 2020|BEFORE & AFTER, DIY|0 Comments

Refinishing a curb find coffee table

For those that haven’t followed the blog for very long, today I’m recapping my process for refinishing a curb find coffee table.  Easy steps to follow and links to the products I use and recommend included.  It’s your one-stop-shop to take a curb find to fab-u-lous!

You’re not going to believe this…

I can’t believe this…

I forgot to take before photos!!!

Oh my gosh – I am the WORST blogger ever!

I did however take a time-lapse video of the sanding process, so you […]

Quick and easy pantry upgrade

We quadrupled the storage space of this tiny closet by using scrap wood pieces to give a dramatic pantry upgrade on a $0 budget!

Popping in with a quick post today… but one that SO MANY OF US could use!

Do you have a small cupboard in your house that you aren’t using to it’s full potential?

Come on, who doesn’t?

Instead of purchasing wire shelving and then battling with cuts and installation, try this quick and easy pantry upgrade using scrap pieces of […]

2020-08-23T14:58:46-04:00June 24th, 2020|BEFORE & AFTER, DIY, ORGANIZE|0 Comments

One-weekend backyard makeover – on a budget!

What can you do with $280 (CDN), a weekend and a bit of elbow grease?  

How about a COMPLETE backyard makeover?!

I love dramatic before and after projects – HGTV has made millions on people like me eating up every program (the beginnings and endings anyways) of incredible transformations done on a budget, as a DIY, and with ingenious tips and tricks to help you do it at home.

That’s why, when my friend moved into his new place, I couldn’t wait […]

2020-08-23T14:58:47-04:00May 25th, 2020|BEFORE & AFTER, DECOR, DIY|2 Comments

A chair makeover you won’t believe!

You will not believe the before and after of this chair makeover.  I didn’t believe the before and after of this chair makeover and I did (some of) the work!

* This post contains affiliate links to the products I used.  For full affiliate disclosure, please see sidebar.

You’re not going to believe this transformation.

I didn’t believe in this transformation.  In fact, when my friend Dayna brought me this chair, I actually tried to talk her out of having work done on […]

Kitchen Makeover on a Budget

Craving a new kitchen but a remodel or overhaul isn’t in the budget? Join the club my friends – but check out the stunning kitchen makeover I did with just a few hours work, a Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformation Kit and some stunning new hardware!

*This post is sponsored by Rust-Oleum Canada and Liberty Hardware. I was provided with the materials to transform my kitchen in exchange for reviewing the products. As always, all opinions are my […]
2020-08-23T14:59:32-04:00June 26th, 2019|BEFORE & AFTER, DECOR, DIY|2 Comments
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