Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Hallowe'en Bling

What do you do when Michael's has a sale on glittery Hallowe'en spiders? Make Hallowe'en bling, obviously!

 I bought some felt and cut it to the shape that I thought would be flattering for a necklace or collar.

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Dishwasher Woes: New Cabinet

Before and After:

It finally happened: The old dishwasher gave up the ghost. It clunked and chunked, and generally didn't really clean well any more, so we had to replace it.

Monday, 22 July 2019

Reclaiming the Fridge

If you have kids, you know that you don't plan to have a fridge covered in artwork, notices, and magnets from the vets, restaurants or builders... But there it is, nonetheless.

By the time your little snot goblin is 4 years old, your fridge is overflowing with stuff. Stuff that falls off if you look at it sideways, or heaven forbid actually open the door. Also, who gave that child a dry-erase marker?? Oh ya. I did...

Sunday, 9 June 2019

Colour Catalyst - Room Revision

Well, adding a naked Burt Reynolds picture was a good start!! Check out that post here.

However, some things just don't sit right, but you live with them for a while until you have the time or inclination to change them.


For me, it was the grey curtains in our bedroom. I really wanted to see white curtains, but certainly not if the wall was white... And down the rabbit hole we goooooooooo.


Saturday, 11 May 2019

Getting Tiki With It

It is finally happening, people!
The Tiki bar of my dreams is coming to fruition.
Look at these beauties that I scored today at VV boutique. Me for the win!!
These faces say, "Put something fruity and fabulous in me!".

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Mini Project: Paint & Planters

Not everything works out the way it should, (like winning the lottery or marrying rich... erm... what?)
Like the time that bought a painter's pen for my dresser project. The dresser turned out great, by the way. Check it out here.

ANYWAY, I had this painter's pen, and thought I should try and use it for something. Luckily, I had just bought two new plants that also happened to fit nicely in some terracotta pots I already had.

Saturday, 13 April 2019

Sewing 101: Apron Dress

Left over material is a great motivator for trying something new. I saw a retro shirt pattern on Pinterest, and thought I could probably convert it into a dress.

Looks easy, right?

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Dapper Dresser

We picked up this free Kijiji dresser almost a year ago. It was the perfect size for M's room. Plus, it has mid-century lines that I love.


It came with some minor damage, but after a humidifier leaked, it wreaked havoc on the top...
Well, crap!

This gave me the opportunity to finally do something fun with this dresser.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Mini Project: Making Contact

Mini Project time!
Enter our 12 year old night stand tables. They've moved to three new houses, even trekking across the country. And because of this, they are in pretty sad shape now.

And since they are in sad shape, it is perfect item to try something fun and cost-effective.

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Sewing 101: Fringe Benefits

I had an "I can do that" moment... but then again... don't we all?

Whether it is criticizing your favorite sports team from your couch or seeing a Jackson Pollack painting, there is always someone who is arrogant enough to think they can do it too.

But, people... I really did think I could do this one. It is super cute and age appropriate and you can purchase it. See link below.


But I made it! I did it!