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Practicing New Techniques for Painting and Waxing

Ok, every DIY blogger loves a major flip with an awe inspiring reveal. The dark dresser become farmhouse chic, the dated kitchen gets a gorgeous new window. But sometimes, I like to get a small project done. It doesn’t take forever, and it allows me to practice new techniques. These wall hanging were that classic… Continue reading Practicing New Techniques for Painting and Waxing

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Have to repair furniture – even MDF – with Bondo!

It happens to us all. Ok, maybe just to me. I’m going to pretend it happens to other people too.  Second hand furniture impulse purchase. It was cheap. It was cute. It was in pretty rough shape. It was coming home with me.  When I see beat up furniture, I hear that Sarah McLachlan song… Continue reading Have to repair furniture – even MDF – with Bondo!

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How to make a fresh wreath – for less than $5!

Christmas, one of my favourite times of the year! But can we all agree that sometimes Christmas can get a touch expensive?  With our crazy move this summer, we left a lot of stuff in storage and that includes my Christmas decor. I really don’t want to spend a ton of money buying things I… Continue reading How to make a fresh wreath – for less than $5!

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A Hand-Lettering Tutorial Even You Can Do! *And a Giveaway!*

I write this title a little tongue in cheek, because when people see hand lettered signs, they often think it is something they can’t pull off. The big secret is, most people painting hand lettered signs aren’t calligraphy masters who can pull it off freehand. Some are, but not most. Any time I try to… Continue reading A Hand-Lettering Tutorial Even You Can Do! *And a Giveaway!*