Bathroom Storage Tower

January 15th, 2017|BUILD IT, DECOR, DIY, ORGANIZE|

Sorry I’ve been absent for a couple of days, but the projects I’ve been working on are of such awesomeness that I’m sure you’ll forgive me.

This one I’m SO EXCITED about because it looks fantastic!  Save for a few small giveaways, you’d probably never guess that my bathroom storage tower was a DIY job.

First up you need to see the before:

Bathroom vanity before

This is our master ensuite; double sinks, laminate counters […]

T-Shirt Pillow Covers

January 8th, 2017|CRAFTS, DECOR, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|

So the other day you saw my throw pillow collection, or at least part of it.  Well, the other side of that problem is my throw pillow cover collection.

At roughly $30 per throw pillow, keeping up with Seasonal themes can get really expensive!  But I purposely painted my house grey so that I could inject a shot of just about any colour at any time to keep things fresh and lively… so I created my middle ground.

Easy-sew throw pillow covers.

My previous […]

Stone Feature Wall – Details Renovations

January 6th, 2017|BEFORE & AFTER, DECOR|

I have friends named Sherri – yup plural friends but with the same name.

One Sherri is a brilliant contractor (DetailsRenovations.com) and can take any project from ‘meh’ to WOWZA!

The other Sherri has this incredible talent for interior design – even though that’s not her profession.

Together these two have knocked my socks off – more than once.

Case in point, this is Sherri’s dining room:

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Throw Pillow Storage / DIY Rope Shelves

January 5th, 2017|BUILD IT, DECOR, ORGANIZE|

I’m so excited to show off today’s DIY throw pillow storage solution – mainly because it’s both pretty and functional – but ESPECIALLY because it’s so easy and what an impact!

Remember this corner of my basement?

I made up the paper art piece to try to fill a gap above our workout storage unit (formerly TV stand that I haven’t moved out of the room yet) – but it wasn’t enough.  Not big enough, no impact – just sort of stop-gap […]

Valentine’s Day Decor – Heart Branches

January 3rd, 2017|DECOR, HOLIDAYS|

Good morning sunshine!  (referring to you and not necessarily the weather as I typically write these posts at night).

Have you been taking down your Holiday decorations?  Perhaps you’re already done?  Maybe you’re planning on being proactive and leaving them up all year in preparation for next year?

Don’t laugh – stores start Christmas decorating before Hallowe’en – AND they now have “Christmas in July”, so it’s not that far a stretch.

My family – or my Mom anyways – is very superstitious, […]

DIY Mercury Glass

December 6th, 2016|DECOR, DIY, HOLIDAYS, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|

Do you love the look of mercury glass?   Me too!

Do you love the price tag on mercury glass?  Me double-too.

So when Rust-Oleum® Canada offered to send me the supplies to create my own DIY mercury glass, I jumped at the chance – I mean, if this worked out I could save MILLIONS (or at least a hundred or two) and still outfit my Holiday decor with some shiny goodness.

I received a detailed tutorial by Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault, who […]

Christmas Chair Covers

December 4th, 2016|CRAFTS, DECOR, HOLIDAYS|

I had the BEST week last week!

I received a box of goodies from Rust-Oleum® Canada to test out, and while I was thrilled at the opportunity, I was even more thrilled with the results!

The first one I’m going to share are the Christmas chair covers that Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault and Rust-Oleum® Canada collaborated on.

Rustoleum Chalked ultra matte paint in linen white

Christmas chair covers:

DIY Wood Moose

December 3rd, 2016|BUILD IT, DECOR, HOLIDAYS|

This is Marty Moose.

Marty Mazel Tov Moose because when I asked friends what they thought he was, I got a mixed response of “moose”, “reindeer” and “Hanukkah candle holder”.

I don’t care, he’s the moosiest moose I know – Marty Moose.  (did you get that?  Maybe I’m showing my age?)

It started because of this image on Instagram:

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I love him!

When I looked around to find […]

Let It Snow Raised Letter sign

December 2nd, 2016|CRAFTS, DECOR, HOLIDAYS|

Being a blogger has A LOT of advantages.  A few disadvantages, but far more advantages than not.

Case in point – a friend of ours was getting rid of these wood letters:

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What do you do with a mishmash of letters that you no longer need/want?  You give them to […]

“Who Needs Santa” wood gift pile

November 30th, 2016|CRAFTS, DECOR, GIFT IDEAS, GIFTS, HOLIDAYS|

Just a quick pop-in today with a super-easy and very cute DIY – the “Who needs Santa…” gift pile, made from 2×2 pieces of scrap wood.

I cut four pieces of 2×2 wood to lengths of 8″, 6″, 4″ and 2″, gave them a light sanding and then painted them in Christmas colours using inexpensive craft paint from the dollar store.

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