Fall porch in teal, red, burlap
DIY Home Decor

Salvaged Farm Junk Fall Wreath

There’s nothing more fun than trying to create something out of what other people would consider junk. Am I right? It’s easy to buy something pretty and new, but it requires a lot more creativity to make something pretty out of something old.

For this year’s Fall wreath, I wanted to make something out of things I already had on hand or things I could salvage from outside. When we visited my aunt and uncle’s farm last weekend, I found just the thing to jump start my project! An old, rusty jump rim was laying beside their field and it looked like the perfect base for a farmhouse wreath. Let me show you how I made this simple, salvaged farm junk wreath and make sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post to see more amazing Fall wreath ideas from some of my blogging friends!Continue reading

DIY Crafts

Vintage Doily Cloche Covers + The Creative Corner #101: 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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Vintage midcentury cane chairs painted white and reupholstered in grey cotton velvet.
DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor

A Vintage Cane Chair Pair Makeover in Grey 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 her Main Squeeze, “would you mind driving an hour both ways to pick up these amazing-I’ll-never-find-a-deal-like-this-ever-again-totally-vintage-tufted-i-love-them chairs with your truck?” The treasure hunter’s husband nodded his head, rolled his eyes, and picked up the vintage chair pair for his wife whose love language he knew was Antique Shopping. It took a full year and the help of the Vintage Treasure Hunter’s talented mom to fully reinvent the darling Vintage Chair Pair, but they were worth every bit of effort. These special chairs will be loved again for years to come with their new paint job and gorgeous new upholstery.

This is the story of a pair of mid-century cane chairs I found, and how it took us a year to fully finish redoing them.Continue reading

How to make a DIY mini fairy garden gift in a vintage enamelware planter.
DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor, DIY Kids Activities, DIY Parties & Holidays, Free Printables, Reviews & Giveaways

Mini Fairy Garden in a Tin Gift + Handmade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

A couple of weeks ago, we visited a beautiful greenhouse nearby and we stumbled across the most adorable little fairy garden. I hadn’t thought too much about fairy gardens in the past, but when I heard both of my daughters audibly gasp when they saw the one at the greenhouse, I knew that we had to do some fairy garden projects this Spring! With Mother’s Day coming up soon, I thought some mini fairy garden gifts would be a great way to give this new & adorable little art form a try with my girls. We rounded up a bunch of suitable supplies we had on hand, made some others, and came up with a couple of absolutely sweet DIY mini fairy gardens in tins that will be a fun gift to give to moms for Mother’s Day this year! These would also make unique teacher’s gifts or gifts for friends too! Here’s how we made our mini fairy garden gifts.
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A vintage inspired teal Fall wreath with burlap, feathers, hydrangeas, and a monogram.
DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor

DIY Vintage Inspired Feathered Fall Wreath (+ 6 More Handmade Fall Wreath Ideas)

I’m quite smitten with my front door. It’s bold, teal and lovely. It needed a pretty new wreath on it for Fall, but I wanted the wreath to tie-in with my door’s teal-ness while sill saying “Autumn”. Behold, my vintage inspired and feathered fall wreath in teals, greens, a dab of burlap, and a rustic monogram. Say that ten times fast. Then, hang it on your door. (Scroll on down to the bottom of this post for 6 more handmade Fall wreath ideas too!)Continue reading

How to make Restoration Hardware inspired vintage blueprint artwork from your house plan
DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor

Make Vintage Blueprint Artwork from Your House Plan (With Photoshop)

I’m a tad bit obsessed with anything from Restoration Hardware. I’m a big fan of the “vintage industrial” look (mixed in with all sorts of random decor looks that I love), and all of the furniture and art from RH is definitely the epitome of this style. Something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time is make some Restoration Hardware inspired vintage blueprint artwork for my wall from our house plan. Our DIY House was a huge labour of love (well, it still is), and I thought it would be special to display the plan that started it all in a fun and chic way. With a bit of Photoshopping, I made it happen and I love my new art!Continue reading

A Vintage Bridal Shower Craft & Tea
DIY Parties & Holidays

A Vintage Bridal Shower Craft & Tea

This past Sunday, I spent a lovely afternoon with my beautiful little sister, my mom, and our friends celebrating my sister’s wedding coming up soon! My mom hosted a “vintage craft & tea” bridal shower in honour of my sister and it was so much fun. It was a simple event, but the food and decor was perfect and everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves.Continue reading

DIY Crafts, Randoms

Mood Board: A Downton Inspired Vintage Wedding

Let’s take a short break from babies and houses and transport ourselves back a few years to our wedding day. Remember how fun it was to plan? Remember how stressed you felt as you went through your checklist of “to-do’s”? And this was BEFORE kids, people! I have the honour of taking this blissful journey alongside my little sister this summer – she’s getting married at the end of June! We’re crafting like crazy in preparation for her big day, and I thought I’d share some of our wedding DIYs here with all of you.Continue reading

Soft Boho Baby Nursery by The DIY Mommy
DIY Home Decor

Baby B’s Soft Boho Nursery

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’ rooms. I made the finishing touches on Baby B’s room this week, and I’m really happy with the finished space. The vibe is soft, a little vintage, and a little bohemian. I had fun mixing patterns and textures in this space.Continue reading