Friday, May 8, 2015
Thursday, May 7, 2015
A while back I posted about a common household problem. Shoe clutter. I hate it.
Nothing irks me more than an entryway littered with shoes. Well ok, a lot more irks me when it comes to clutter, but this is one of the biggest irks (?).
This bookcase turned shoe cabinet and the end of the hallway solved my particular problem. As my family enters through the garage this little side entrance landing would get populated with shoes mighty quick. I needed a storage solution that would get all the shoes off the floor and stored in an organized manner.
Below is the before.
I shall endeavor to explain the presence of my blender again. I keep it in the basement and it was waiting for someone (likely me) to take it down. This is not where I store my blender. “Nuff said.
In my post about turning a bookcase into a shoe cabinet you can see more pictures on before and after. CLICK HERE TO GO TO POST. Please excuse the rather primitive pictures from vintage 2009 Recaptured Charm.
Are you a victim of Loafer Litter? Clog Chaos ? Dress Shoe Dislocation ? High Heel Hodgepodge ?Sandal Shamble ? Loots of Boots ? Ok, enough of that.
I’ve curated a HOMETALK collection of 18 very clever shoe storage solutions, (yet not one of them stores a blender.)
Together we can conquer Shoe Pollution !
Friday, January 23, 2015
I know its January, but I feel it… spring is coming… and soon~!
Days are already longer here in the Great White North and there’s a glimmer of better weather on the horizon.
All you DIY’s know that means….. RENO’S!
Why not get some fresh ideas from the GTA Home and Reno Show?
I have 2 FREE TICKETS up for grabs.
My apologies to all my American friends, but feel free to enter the draw if you can be up near Toronto February 13 – 16.
The show is at the International Centre in Mississauga.
If you plan it just right you’ll get to see the infamous and strikingly handsome Property Brothers there on February 14th.
I mean really, do you need a better reason to go?
So what hoops do you need to jump through to get the tickets? How about leave a comment here.. it’s that simple!
An entry will be picked by a random generator on January 30th.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
If you like coffee filter projects, you’ll love this Hometalk board I created.
I happen to love coffee filter crafts. They’re super inexpensive and always end up looking great…. well worth the effort!
Take a look at this board on Hometalk. I bet you never knew there were so many different things to do with a coffee filter.
Clicking the picture below will take you to the full project. Detailed tutorials are available by clicking the link provided in each project.
The good news is there are projects here for every skill level. The bad news is you’ll wanna run out and buy coffee filters right now!
Twenty three unique and amazing crafts await you….. go take a peek!
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
One step Stain and Finish.
I have had the privilege of trying something new recently. Something that you might find very interesting if you refinish furniture.
Staining just doesn’t get any easier than this.
This is what I started with…
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Before we start back to work in the garage for the season, painting and sanding, I thought I’d pass on a little info that every girl needs.
Even though I am right at home in jeans (and usually a paint covered shirt), a girl still requires the beauty essentials.
Friday, April 11, 2014
Source: Zillow Digs
A finished attic adds habitable and unique square footage to a home. Typical homeowners only face the uncomfortable climate conditions and lackluster structure of their attics when reaching for holiday decorations, stowed pastime equipment and home movies. Renovators, however, are wise to refurbish attics and convert them to additional bedrooms, bathrooms or family rooms. The trick to a loveable, cozy attic is going beyond basic construction; even with drywall and new flooring installed, an unornamented space still emits a gloomy and unwelcoming ambiance.
Implement these five tips to create well-designed, comfortable and functional attic spaces.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Saturday, November 9, 2013
The good people over at Dormeo Octaspring offered to send me one of their awesome pillows. I of course, took them up on it right away. I’m one of those people who never really seems to get a great night sleep. I have degenerative disc’s in my neck and no matter what type of pillow I buy I just can’t seem to get it right. Ultimately I wake up with headaches.
Not with this baby.
I’ve had it for 3 nights now and I really have to say, this truly is the pillow I need. It offers a kind of support you just can’t get with an ordinary pillow, no matter how firm it is.
ENTER THE CONTEST TO WIN A SET FOR YOURSELF. SEE DETAILS BELOW.