I made a giant mistake

Oh, you guys! I made a stupid rookie mistake just now. I know better than this. We are working on painting this house. Every wall needs to be touched by a paint brush. Every wall has been covered in sticky chipboard butterflies, knickknack shelves held up by 100 drywall anchors, […]

Beauty on a Small Budget

If you’ve been here before then you’ll know that I love to paint things and change them up. It’s sort of my favourite thing. If you’re just joining me for the first time today then, welcome! Paint has a way of making grungy things fresh and of making ugly things useful […]

A $10 side table redo

I think this might be my favourite furniture redo yet. I’m really in love with it. This little $10 1950s side table was cute when I bought it despite the fact that the finish had water rings on it and it was flaking off on the top. Still, it was […]

What to Look for in Thrift Stores to Resell

My post about Starting a Side Business Flipping Used Furniture seems to have been of interest.  I’m so glad!  So I thought I’d follow it up with some examples of what to look for when you’re out at thrift shops or scouring VarageSale and Kijiji.  These are the sorts of […]

Filling up the Walls

We have delicious high ceilings in this house which we love.  They make things seem so open, airy and light, but they also leave giant walls to fill.  Lots of huge open spaces means things can feel a bit sparse and undone.  The task of filling up our wall space […]

Mudroom Makeover!

We are heading into winter here and I knew we had a major problem on our hands.  At our back door, the one off the garage, the one we use all winter long, is a mud room.  It’s small, but I’m so thankful we have it because winters in Alberta […]

90s Oak Table Makeover

I’ve been searching for a new table and chairs for a really long time.  Our set was second hand when we got it and we’ve beat on it really well.  I’d have kept it to make over but it wasn’t the right style or shape.  I finally found the perfect […]

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