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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Make DIY Dark or Coloured Wax (+ My Upcycled Side Table)

May 2, 2014 – 9:00 am | 3 Comments
DIY Dark or Tinted Furniture Wax by The DIY Mommy

So, painting things now takes about 1.3 billion times longer now that I have three kids and a newborn in the house. This little painted side table project took me about 2 weeks, and I …

Baby B’s Soft Boho Nursery

April 4, 2014 – 9:00 am | 4 Comments
Soft Boho Baby Nursery by The DIY Mommy

I’m simply obsessed with decorating kids’ rooms! There’s something so fun about childrens’ spaces – I feel like I can go a little crazy with colours, prints and patterns when I work on my girls’ …

A Shabby Chic Farmhouse Table with DIY Chalk Paint

January 17, 2014 – 9:00 am | 18 Comments
Shabby Chic Farmhouse Table with DIY Chalk Paint

When we moved into this house last summer, my Mom gave us their old oak farmhouse table that they had DIY’d about 20 years ago. I’m the oldest of 5 kids, and I have many …

DIY Shabby Chic Butterfly Art For $1 (& A Value Village 50% Off Sale!)

August 24, 2013 – 9:00 am | One Comment
DIY Shabby Chic Butterfly Art for $1. Spray paint vintage frames white and find printable vintage art books!

When Value Village asked me to swing by the grand opening of their new store in Sherwood Park last week to find some treasures to upcycle, of course I said “YES”! I completely enjoy the …