DIY Nesting Tables – My ReStore Build

Nesting tables seem to be a rarity at thrift stores and garage sales?  I don’t know that I’ve ever seen an old set available for refinishing?

My search began because I found this picture on

Birch Lane nesting tables

I love the detailing in the ironwork, but at $230 US (down from $420), they are a tad out of my price range.

A week or so after saving this photo to drool over, […]

April 9th, 2017|BUILD IT, DIY|0 Comments

DIY Garden Mirror – Repurposed Dresser Mirror

This post was a $h!t-show of errors, but in the end I managed to repurpose this old dresser mirror into a beautiful garden mirror.

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I could have hung this dresser mirror in the garden as-is; there really are no rules for garden mirrors,  the idea is just to bring a little more light, and a bit of […]

April 7th, 2017|REFINISH/REPURPOSE, REPURPOSE|0 Comments

Refinished Dresser : The White Knight

This ugly beast was a curb-find “trashure”.  Refinished dresser, dresser makeover, trashure, white dresser, curb-find dresser, painted dresser

Heavy as heck, wood with a wood veneer and a mirror as the top.  I’m going to say this is a ‘mid-century’ look with the notched panels and faux-sliding sections – those are actually drawers and the gold circles are just for decoration.

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April 5th, 2017|REFINISH/REPURPOSE|1 Comment

Current Obsession: Pottery

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For National DIY Day – which is today btw – I thought I’d show my latest DIY/Craft obsession: Pottery.

Granted, unless you use air dry clay, this isn’t really a DIY you can do at home, but I want to encourage you to try something new, something outside of your comfort zone…

for me that was pottery.

Much like every other woman in the world, curiosity about wheel turning and […]

April 2nd, 2017|CRAFTS|0 Comments

Grace & Frankie – Jane Fonda’s Wardrobe

Have you seen the Netflix series “Grace and Frankie” with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin?

Grace and Frankie

It is SO good!

This ‘older woman odd couple’ has Jane Fonda (Grace) as the uptight preppy and Lily Tomlin (Frankie) as the weed-smoking hippie.  The two are thrown together when their respective husbands come to terms with the fact that they are gay and in love with each other.

It’s about friendship and family and acceptance and denial – all in […]

March 31st, 2017|For me, Uncategorised|6 Comments

Spring Gardening – Patio and Yard Prep

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.

March 29th, 2017|DECOR|0 Comments

Clean & Simple cards – Harvest Berries

We had a rainy weekend here and that, topped with a sick baby in the house, meant my crafting headed to the basement to create some cards.

I haven’t made cards in ages!  I forgot how much I missed it.

I decided to challenge myself and only bring out a single stamp set – Harvest Berries from Papertrey Ink – to recreate some of the masterpieces I’ve seen on Pinterest.  I know, I’m a plagiarist – but these talented people are the reason I […]

March 28th, 2017|CRAFTS|0 Comments

Where did I go?

I’m sorry I was AWOL last week – I promise I wasn’t abandoning you for binge-watching Grace & Frankie (although I did do that) – last week was a bit crazy with “stuff to do”.

We went to Florida for March Break, so last week was all about ‘catch-up’ – the worst part of coming from vacation.

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Yes, given that this was my vacay-view, I certainly won’t complain […]

March 27th, 2017|For me, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Easter Egg Hunt Invitation and Easter Scavenger Hunt printable

We’re just under a month out, so I thought I’d get us all organized by bringing out the Easter Scavenger Hunt printables and the Easter Egg Hunt Invitations.

Each year my street gets together to hold an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids.  It’s been going on for years now – I’m pretty sure if I searched my computer I’d find shots of the girls at 3 years old (they are now 9 and 11), so I think it’s safe to say […]

March 19th, 2017|FREE PRINTABLES, HOLIDAYS, KIDS|0 Comments

Easy Easter Wreath – using dollar store items

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 […]

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