DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor

How to Paint a Dresser with DIY Chalk Style Paint (Video) | One Room Challenge Week 4

It’s week 4 of the One Room Challenge and not much has been done this week, to be honest! It’s been snowing here, and I’ve been having a hard time finding motivation to do much of anything (and it’s too wet and cold to put the power tools on the porch to cut trim). I’m thankful to live where and how we do, BUT I have to say that this SNOW at the end of April is really getting me down. Still, I thought I’d share with you what my dining room makeover is looking like this week plus show you how I made over my 15 year old dresser into a fresh, new-looking piece!Continue reading

DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor

How To Paint The Piano in 4 Steps + The Creative Corner #129: DIY, Craft & Home Decor Link Party

Happy, happy Sunday, friends! It’s craft, DIY & home decor link party time – welcome to  The Creative Corner! I’m excited for another week of linking up your favourite projects.

Thanks so much to those of you that linked up your projects last week. So many of you are linking up and sharing your creations, and I love seeing all of your projects. Thanks for the inspiration!

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DIY Home Decor

My Favourite Grey Paint Colours & Our Master Bedroom Progress (One Room Challenge Week 3)

Shades of white and grey are still my go-to paint colour choices, and we used both colours for our master bedroom makeover for the One Room Challenge. I know! They sound totally boring. However, I love both of these colours because they allow me to go wild with my textiles and accessories in any room and change things at a whim. They’re also both very serene colours that help our home feel calm and airy (even when there are three girls screaming happily at the tops of their lungs). Today, let me share with you our master bedroom makeover progress for the One Room Challenge, plus my favourite shades of white and grey paints and which ones we chose for our bedroom!Continue reading

How to paint a piece of furniture in under 3 hours with DIY chalk style paint - gorgeous robin's egg blue chest makeover!
DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor

How to Paint a Piece of Furniture in 3 Hours (+ Shopping The Brick’s Tent Sale for Home Decor Deals)

I wish you all lived near me so that we could grab a latte, head to the city and do some furniture bargain hunting together! It’s one of my most favourite things to do. I love hitting up antique shops, thrift stores, and garage sales to see what sorts of treasures I can find for a great price. One great place to find furniture bargains right now? The Brick Tent Sale! It’s happening right now at Brick stores across Canada, and it’s such a great place to find furniture, mattresses, electronics and appliances that have been deeply discounted. I hit up the Tent Sale at my local South Edmonton Brick store last week and found a gorgeous piece – the most beautiful, curvy little chest that was begging for a DIY paint job! Let me show you what I did to it, and how I gave it a fun makeover in less than 3 hours.Continue reading

Blush pink, white and gold pallate
DIY Home Decor

DIY Room Painting Tips (+ Little C’s Bedroom Makeover Progress for the ORC)

Just like knowing how to make throw pillow covers and drapes, I think that knowing how to paint a room is a really good essential tool that a DIY decorator should have in their arsenal. A fresh coat of paint makes a world of difference in how a room looks and feels. Do you have a room you want to try painting yourself? Let me share some simple room painting tips with you – from one DIYer to another! I also wanted to share our progress for Little C’s bedroom makeover for the One Room Challenge, and – yes! – it involves a DIY paint job.
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How to make a wall shelf for kids' collectibles out of a cutlery tray
DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor, Upcycling Ideas

How to Make a Wall Shelf for Kids’ Collectibles from a Cutlery Tray (+ Little A’s New Nightstand!)

I’ve had another run-in with a cutlery tray and paint, and I have to say that the results of this upcycle are even more fun than the last cutlery tray project I did! Today I’m going to show you how to make a wall shelf for kids’ collectibles from a cutlery tray, plus I want to share Little A’s adorable new nightstand with you. Ready?!Continue reading

How to make a large DIY reclaimed wood clock from an electrical reel
DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor, Upcycling Ideas

Make a Giant Reclaimed Wood Clock from an Electrical Reel #12MonthsofDIY

Building a giant wooden clock has been on my DIY wish list for a long time. When I knew “wood” month for our #12MonthsofDIY challenge was coming up, I had the motivation to finally tackle this project! Today I want to share with you how to make a large reclaimed wooden clock from an electrical reel, and make sure to check out the bottom of this post for 11 more wood DIYs from 11 other Canadian bloggers.Continue reading