Saturday, 5 November 2016

Copper Curtain Rod

Make do with what you have.

What I have is two stubby little black curtain rods.
Cute, but those drapes are not functional. At all.

A quick solution was to replace two rods with one.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

In My Wheele House Turns 4!

Time certainly has flown by.

What started as a way to a) satisfy my DIY urges and b) fill our very large but empty house with furniture has turned into something of an archive of our time here.

So how did it start... with a disgusting, dusty, broken ottoman.

Seriously, gross. BUT, with a little hard work, a lot of coats of red paint, and an awesomely bold pattern, I was able to turn it into something quite wonderful.

I love this 'after' shot because you can see how empty our place still is at this point.
No rug, no artwork, no lighting. Sad really.

Over the past 4 years, that ottoman has seen its share of love.
Greyson still claims his little spot of sun whenever he can.

Then came along this little bundle of trouble...
Which lead us to my very first ottoman cleaning post.

The ottoman was a coffee table, an extra seating spot, a perfect vignette base, and so many others.

It has been a wild 4 years with many changes. I wonder what projects and adventures will fill the next 4?

Monday, 22 August 2016

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Mini Dresser for My Mini dresser

My neighbour put this out before garbage day a few months again.
I thought it had potential, so I brought it home.

It is a night stand, but I thought I could use it in Millie's room.

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Growin' Stuff: Get Stoned

Before I get into this year's project, I made a few new labels for my garden.
This year I decided to grow some different stuff, namely, peas.
Check out how I did it back in this post.

Yes, it says Jon Snow Peas.
We think we are pretty clever in this house.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Sewing 101: Shirts, Pants, Underpants, Oh My!

Here I am with another sewing challenge.

I am pretty good about keeping my daughter's clothes clean so that they can be sold on our local Mom/Dad's used goods site. However, some stuff just get stained and therefore are unsalable. I just couldn't turn it all into rags, so I had to get creative.


Sunday, 15 May 2016

Recipe: DIY ice cream

We made ice cream!
Honest to goodness, real ice cream.

Two ingredients: Cream and sweetened condensed milk.