Spring Gardening – Patio and Yard Prep

March 29th, 2017|DECOR|

Do you have Spring fever?

I’m terrible for it – every year I jump the gun and get the patio furniture out and garden planted far too soon (often losing new plantings to frost) – but the sunshine beckons and my heart happy-dances at the idea of using my favourite room in the entire house…  the patio.

Easy Easter Wreath – using dollar store items

March 14th, 2017|CRAFTS, DECOR, HOLIDAYS|

If you could whip out an easy, cheerful, bright and full Easter wreath for less than $20 and in about an hour wouldn’t you try?  Then you’re definitely going to be all over this easy Easter wreath I made last week.

This post is being shared as part of the festivities leading up to National DIY Day on April 2nd, 2017.  Join the #craftsquad and check out the other projects being shared by bloggers all over the world.  (click logo […]

Spring Front Porch

March 8th, 2017|DECOR|

A few flowers, some eggs and a bird house and you have a warm and welcoming Spring front porch.

The funny thing about this is that we got a blizzard two days after I finished setting up my Spring front porch.

Typical.

It rains the day after I wash my car as well.  I bring it on – honestly.

Regardless, my Spring decor is out there to encourage the first robin to grace us with his/her presence.

I built this cute bird house display using some […]

Birdhouse Display – National DIY Day

March 7th, 2017|BUILD IT, CRAFTS, DECOR|

National DIY Day Logo 2017

Mark your calendars for April 2nd, 2017 – National (ahem, INTERnational) DIY Day!

I and several other crafty-amazing bloggers have partnered with Craft Box Girls to bring you some of the best DIY and craft projects on the internet.

Click over every day from now until National DIY Day on April 2nd to see what all of the DIY and craft bloggers have to share with you!

To […]

Easter Decor – HomeSense Wood Bunnies

February 25th, 2017|CRAFTS, DECOR, DIY, HOLIDAYS|

I was asked recently where I drew my inspiration from, and I admit whole-heartedly that I am a plagiarist.

I see an object/creation and I try to decide whether I can make my own version.  Sometimes  it’s from images on Pinterest, sometimes magazines and a lot of the time it’s HomeSense (HomeGoods is the US version of the same store).

I can easily spend an hour or two just wandering the aisles dreaming up places to put all the goodies on display.  I […]

Spring Vignette – Using Faux Flowers

February 23rd, 2017|DECOR, HOLIDAYS|

I’m going to start by saying this Spring vignette is NOT a sponsored post – not that it matters, I only accept sponsored posts from companies I use and believe in – but for the record, this one is not.

With Spring-like temperatures basting our Vitamin-D deficient bodies here in SouthWestern Ontario – it has everyone hoping, wishing and thinking SPRING!

I’m right there with you – bring on the sunshine and flowers!

I know this is just a tease by Mother Nature. […]

50 of the Best Ikea Rast Hacks

February 3rd, 2017|DECOR, DIY, ORGANIZE, REFINISH/REPURPOSE, REPURPOSE|

Ikea carries a small dresser – just about the size of a large nightstand – called the Rast.  It’s an insanely popular product on Pinterest for both the price ($35 US, $49 Cdn) and for the million-and-one ways people have “hacked” it (aka – changed it from boring to BLAM!)

I have a craft room update on my mind, and in searching out affordable options I came across these gorgeous (and brilliant) Ikea Rast hacks that I had to share.

I give […]

Repurposed Dresser: Dresser, Toybox and Bookshelf in One!

January 28th, 2017|BEFORE & AFTER, DECOR, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|

*This is a post I wrote in June 2013 – one of my earlier blog posts.  When I moved my site from Blogger to WordPress a lot of my Pinterest links broke, so I’m attempting to update older posts with a few new photos and create new links on Pinterest.  If you were with me in June 2013, you may remember this – if not, I hope you enjoy!

I have several projects that I’m particularly proud […]

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 […]