TV console turned DIY electric fireplace

Electric fireplace inserts aren’t as expensive as you might imagine.  I found this fireplace at auction for next-to-nothing and upgraded it by repurposing a TV console into a DIY electric fireplace.  You can do this with buffets, bookcases, sofa tables – just about anything really – to really bring some warmth (literal and figurative) into your room.

Happy Christmas Eve!

I can FINALLY share with you a project I was working on as a Christmas gift for my honey… an electric fireplace.

But […]

Adding pre-fabricated cabinets to organize your home office

Adding pre-fabricated cabinets to organize your home office brings in form, function, organization and a clean, crisp aesthetic.

I can’t take credit for this post, although I will (braggingly) say that this build was inspired by my home office built-ins!  (I love when readers try my ideas!)

In this case the reader is my Step-Dad, who took the clutter out of their attic office, by adding pre-fabricated cabinets to organize their home office.

This article is contributed (photos and all) […]

2021-11-12T08:29:27-05:00November 12th, 2021|BEFORE & AFTER, DECOR|0 Comments

Melted crayon desk makeover

I’ve done a lot of desk makeovers over the years – antique desks, peekaboo desks, secretary desks, stained finishes, painted finishes…  desks are one of my favourite pieces of furniture to refinish…

but this one had me questioning the owner’s sanity.

This desk was going to have a melted crayon river in the top of it and the final paint choice was a grey-purple colour.

I was skeptical, but the customer is always right, right?

This is the desk […]

Antique footstool makeover

This antique footstool holds a lot of fond memories, but has seen better days as far as appearance goes. A bit of elbow grease and she’s (almost) as pretty as new.

*This post contains affiliate links to the products I used in this makeover.  For full affiliate disclosure, please see sidebar or bottom of the […]

Finally! A round side table that fits!

Another Kijiji find, this round side table makeover was about as easy as they come. Sand, stain, seal and enjoy!

Are you sick of my endless side table makeovers?

When it comes to finding a round side table to sit between our two lazyboys, I am.

It has been so hard to find a side table that was wood, round, of the right height and large enough to hold tea, books, glasses, remotes etc.  I thought I had a winner with this round […]

Card table makeover – or is it called a game table?

You’ve seen folding tables on Kijiji or Craig’s list – but did any of them look this good? They can with this inexpensive card table makeover!

I’m pretty sure my Grandparents would have called this a card table?

damaged card table, damaged game table, damaged folding table

Maybe I’m wrong?

After a Pinterest search for what to call this, I found that these old folding tables are listed under card tables, game tables, AND folding tables?

Regardless, […]

Black bookcase stunner

A $30 find, patched, painted and finished with a bead board backing, turned into this black bookcase stunner!

Thursday I showed off the black desk makeover and gave a little sneak peek at the bookcase I refinished to make an office combo.

I won’t go through every single step again, if you want to know how I refinish furniture you can read the desk post or the “How to refinish furniture” post I […]