to create

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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Lighten Up: Transforming Dark Furniture 

From Dark and Dramatic to Bright and Barnwood!*This post was sponsored by Country Chic Paint, and a blog post is also on their website featuring this project. Although they sent me the product, all opinions are 100% my own.* I love a major transformation! When my friend sent me this picture of the dresser she… Continue reading Lighten Up: Transforming Dark Furniture 

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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!