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A Vintage Cane Chair Pair Makeover in Grey Velvet

May 20, 2015 – 7:00 am | 2 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 | 6 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 | 2 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 …

A Brown Paper Fall Wreath from My Recycling Bin

August 25, 2014 – 8:00 am | 16 Comments
DIY Recycled Brown Paper & Rolled Burlap Roses Fall Wreath

Fall is my favourite season. I love the crisp air, the beautiful colours of the leaves, sipping hot coffee and starting new things (Little C starts kindergarten in a couple of weeks!). I wanted to …