After a long winter of rain, (I feel bad even complaining…most family and friends still have snow) I am so ready for flowers and pretty things! So when the The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest® gave me the chance to FINALLY work with D. Lawless, I jumped on it! Ok – maybe you thought I meant… Continue reading His and Hers Side Tables with D. Lawless Hardware
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
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
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
I feel like moss is finally getting the recognition it deserves. My whole childhood, I watched adults fight to kill it in their lawns, their driveways, their roofs. Ok, I get that it can destroy a roof! But I have always loved moss. I love squishing my bare feet down deep in the earthy carpet,… Continue reading How to Create a Living Moss Bowl
I have two main bookcases in my living room. They have doors on the bottom that hide all sorts of DVDs, office supplies, and excess home decor that I am not currently using. I loved them in all their multicoloured book spine glory for years. But I had a fairly colourful living room already –… Continue reading Decorating My Bookshelves – Obsessive or Inspired?
Ok, Macklemore I am not. I do love a good thrift shop, but the key word here is “good” and often the thrift stores I live near leave a little something to be desired. Although the one near my house scored me a pretty awesome silver,scalloped, 3 tiered server. So I give it a little… Continue reading Finding Decor in Unlikely Places aka “Poppin’ Tags”