Branch Slice Decor – upgrading a dollar store vase

September 20th, 2017|CRAFTS, DECOR|

Remember how I pruned the heck out of the pine trees in my backyard last week?  Well, it left me with a truckload of branches for the compost centre and one or two for home decor projects…

like this branch slice vase;

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This project is so easy to do, and this […]

(Faux) Metal sign

September 17th, 2017|CRAFTS, DECOR, DIY, Uncategorised|

Are you a Joanna Gaines fan?

I’m not really country or farmhouse chic – but there’s something about her style that appeals even to me.  Maybe it’s the warm and welcoming feel.  Maybe it’s the metal sign she hangs in every house.

Smooth lead-in right?  (not entirely cohesive, but I got the “metal sign” in there lol.)

Houseful of Handmade made a gorgeous hammered metal sign that looked so much like the real thing I had to give it a try myself…. […]

Best Dog Ever! (a DIY photo frame)

September 13th, 2017|BUILD IT, CRAFTS, DECOR, DIY|

I have the best dog ever.

Actually, I’ve always had the best dog(s) ever – every single one of them – I’m using “Best” as a class, not a singular achievement.

I mean, don’t we all have the best dog ever?

Time to celebrate it – and use up a bit of scrap wood in the process.

This DIY photo frame is so simple to make – you’ll want to decorate everywhere with them!  All I did was cut a couple of scrap pieces […]

Fall Front Porch

September 12th, 2017|DECOR, HOME TOUR|

I’ve plugged away at my Fall front porch for about a week now.

I haven’t done anything exceptional, because I didn’t really know what to put out to make my home feel warm and welcoming, so I’d set something out, move it around, take it back in and start again.

I think I’ve just about got it now – or at least I’m stopping now before it’s time to decorate for Hallowe’en – so I thought I’d share a few photos of […]

Fallen Log Succulent Planter

September 10th, 2017|DECOR, DIY|

I’m so excited to share today’s post – it is one that has been on my wish list to make for 3 years now.


It was about 3 years ago that the city cut down some dead trees on the walkway behind my house.

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Look at that!

I walk by this everyday as I walk my dog and every single day […]

Dollar Store Pumpkin Display – Navy & Gold

September 5th, 2017|CRAFTS, DECOR|

The Dollar Store is one of my favourite places to buy materials to knock-off more expensive decor – case in point, painting these dollar store pumpkins is something that I do each year as my tastes and colour schemes change.

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I mean really, does anyone really keep these dollar store pumpkins in the original colours?

I think […]

Fall Outdoor Decor – DIY Wheelbarrow

September 3rd, 2017|DECOR, DIY|

Last year the Home Depot offered a DIH (Do It Herself) workshop where instructors showed you how to build a DIY wheelbarrow using a crate and some 2×2 wood.

The workshop wasn’t offered in my area, and I couldn’t find the tutorials online, so I decided to whip up my own version and offer the plans here – just in case you missed out too.

First I’d like to show you the “why”:  I found this giant, gorgeous resin pumpkin at a […]

Easy and Inexpensive DIY Duvet Cover

September 2nd, 2017|DECOR, EASY SEWING|

Are you starting to feel the cooler temperatures in your area?

It might be temporary, but here in SW Ontario we’ve moved from shorts to pants and with the humidity out of the air, nights are spent with cool breezes wafting through bedroom windows – it’s absolutely heavenly!

I’ve been changing over some of our decor to reflect both the season and the air temperature and adding a little extra warmth to the bed was top on my list.

I’m going to show […]

DIY Decorative Knobs

August 31st, 2017|DECOR, DIY|

Did you catch the cute knobs on Chloë’s closet project the other day?

Would you believe they cost $0.10 each?

Truthfully – I picked up a whack-load of these white ceramic knobs ages ago but they were so bland and boring I couldn’t bring myself to use them – until I tried making these DIY decorative knobs, and now I wish I’d picked up more.

Picture Ledge – decorating my home office

August 23rd, 2017|DECOR, DIY|

I’m still plugging away at my office makeover and today I want to show off my new picture ledge!

It’s just a cheapie Ikea ledge, nothing too impressive – what I’m excited about is the art that it holds;

art that I made!

And I’m not an artist!

Remember the photos I showcased the other day?  The ones from our cottage vacation?

Well, I took a couple of my favourites:

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and used my