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Make Faux Mercury Glass Vases from Recycled Jars

June 11, 2015 – 6:00 am | 8 Comments
How to make faux mercury glass vases from recycled jars - this method doesn't use a water + vinegar spray prior to the spray paint!

There’s something SO satisfying about taking something headed for the trash or for the recycling bin and turning it into something pretty, isn’t there? I’m sure not ashamed to say that I LOVE creating treasure …

A Vintage Cane Chair Pair Makeover in Grey Velvet

May 20, 2015 – 7:00 am | 5 Comments
Vintage midcentury cane chairs painted white and reupholstered in grey cotton velvet.

Once upon a time – well, almost exactly one year ago – an avid Vintage Treasures Hunter spotted a pair of mid-century cane chairs on Kijiji. “Dear husband,” she said as she peered up at …

Make a Laundry Room Countertop from an Old Door

February 11, 2015 – 8:00 am | 8 Comments
How to make a laundry room counter top from a door; such a unique countertop idea!

With a really limited budget for our laundry room finishing, we had to come up with a creative solution for the counter top that would go over our washer and dryer. I knew I wanted …

Make an Instagram Photo Display with an Old Door

February 2, 2015 – 8:00 am |
Unique and fun idea: display Instagram photos on an old door with twine and clothespins.

Remember my advent calendar made from a leftover door from our house build? Well, here’s what we’ve done with it now: it’s a fun display of my Instagram photos! There’s no hiding that I’m slightly …

Make a Counter Top Phone Charging Station & Tablet Holder from a Picture Frame

January 19, 2015 – 8:00 am | 12 Comments
How to make a counter top tablet and phone holder and charging station out of a picture frame and some trim

I have to say that being “forced” to be extra thrifty over the past year or two because of a transition to double-self-employment has been a blessing in disguise. If you and/or your hubby are …

A Zero Dollar Spice Storage Solution

January 16, 2015 – 8:00 am | 7 Comments
This spice organization idea costs zero dollars and it's so cute - recycle some baby food jars, paint the lids, and stick on some free farmhouse styled labels!

I’m following along this great declutting challenge from Home Storage Solutions 101 the best I can. It’s great! I love how the decluttering sessions are limited to around 15 minutes per day – now THAT …

Video Tutorial: Make a Book Page Heart Wreath

January 14, 2015 – 8:00 am | 2 Comments
Video tutorial: How to make a heart book page wreath

Hearts, hearts, hearts. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love ’em. My daughters do too, but it’s one of those chicken & egg things – I’m not sure if they naturally …

Make a Daily Ornament Advent Calendar from an Old Door

November 14, 2014 – 5:00 am | 16 Comments
A DIY Christmas ornament advent calendar made from an old door

This is the story of how I turned something sitting in our storage into a gorgeous, vintage rustic DIY Christmas decoration for our home. (Scroll down to the bottom of this post to see more …

DIY Christmas Ornament: Fabric and Ribbon Wrapped

November 11, 2014 – 8:00 am | 3 Comments
How to make ribbon and fabric wrapped Christmas ornaments. This is so easy and a great way to recycle old ornaments!

Happy Remembrance Day to my fellow Canadian readers! I am so grateful for the brave men and women that fought for our freedom today. Today, I’m going to sit down with my girls, show them …

Make Modern Artwork from Thrift Store Canvas Art

September 3, 2014 – 8:00 am | 4 Comments
$13 DIY Silver & Black Modern Canvas Art from a Thrifted Painting

Last Tuesday evening, I was able to sneak away for a couple of hours with Baby B to visit the new Value Village in St. Albert. It was HUGE and awesome! I haven’t had the …