I love living on Vancouver Island. After being in Southern Alberta for 12 years, I am really enjoying being close to the ocean…not to mention the much milder winters! Being in a city so close to the ocean, I feel a pull towards a more “beachy” decor. I still love farmhouse, so I try to… Continue reading Creating a Seaside Finish
I am so excited this month to be part of the group at The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest! This month’s contest is Showstopping TOPS with ETI Envirotex. ETI Envirotex has provided me with product compensation in order to complete my themed project. ETI Envirotex will also provide the prize package for the contest winner. As… Continue reading How To Bring the Glamour with a Glitter Tabletop
Furniture is surprisingly more sentimental than we often expect. In a world where we buy a lot of particle-board filled, disposable furniture, we can tend to forget that furniture can carry so much sentiment.It is part of why I love the most about refinishing older furniture. I have pieces that had stayed in families for… Continue reading How to Update Furniture with Custom Colour
I am really starting to love mid-century modern furniture. Before, I was all French curves and farmhouse chic. Don’t get me wrong – I still LOVE those things. It’s just that lately, I’m loving things a little more Don Draper and a little less Marie Antoinette. Yeah, they both had huge egos and some serious… Continue reading A Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
I have been trucking this ironing board around with me for years. I got it at an auction with my fantastic friend Robin. We LOVE auctions and have found many a treasure at them. Notable auction moments: 1. The muddiest auction ever, aka a good excuse to wear our rain boots. Also the auction where… Continue reading A Patriotic Ironing Board – Oh Canada!
The very first dessert I mastered as a child was the apple crisp. It was in our church community cookbook, the kind churches and PTAs and family reunions created together in the 90’s. I made the apple crisp so much that I had it memorized. It was my first solo recipe, one I could create… Continue reading Caramel Apple Crumble Bars
A couple of weekends ago, it was the annual Island Mavens Vintage Market. I went on Sunday with my friend Jonathan, a kindred spirit in all things vintage, antique and rusty! The market starts on Saturday, so we were worried that we would arrive on Sunday with nothing left, but we were far from disappointed!… Continue reading Finding Treasures and Inspiration with Summer Markets