PPG BreakThrough Paint Test

I’m testing PPG BreakThrough paint for an interesting outdoor decor project with Cutting Edge Stencils that I’ve been thinking about for a while. A few weeks ago, we found an object tossed to the curb that I thought would be great as garden decor.

It’s not often I do a ‘prequel’ to a project. Today’s post will give you a look inside the process of project development around here :). As is usually the case with our projects: (1) it’s not something I’ve ever seen done, so in typical Birdz of a Feather fashion we’re going to try before we fly! and (2) you know we’re going to be repurposing and upcycling a thing or two for the final decor project!  Continue reading

Adirondack Chair Head Pillow – DIY Neck Pillow!

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Aside from spending more time with Hubs, this Adirondack chair head pillow is probably the best thing to come out of the stay at home order this year. Hubs hasn’t worked since March so I want him to take advantage of the opportunity to take it easy for change. If anyone deserves some rest and relaxation it’s him. But I bet you do too and I’ll show you how! Continue reading

Air Plant Holder DIY – Window Display

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This air plant holder DIY is a solution to a very real problem if you like to grow plants but have limited space.

So how do you display air plants when space is an issue? Air plants don’t need just air, they also need a source of bright indirect sunlight too. That means they have to be within 3 feet of a window at most.  But that’s easier said than done in our house. You see, our house sits on a ‘zero lot line’. One side of our house has no windows at all, and the windows we DO have, don’t have enough floor space surrounding them to grow plants. Continue reading

How to Recover a Lampshade – Slipcover Tutorial

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Wouldn’t you love to be able to change the fabric on your lampshades at a whim? I’ll show you how to recover a lampshade with a slipcover so you can do just that!

But first, a warm welcome to the Creative Craft Blog Hop. If you are coming over from my friend Jenna at The Painted Apron, I’m thrilled to have you join us! At the bottom of this post, I’ll be directing you to the next stop on this venture. But don’t forget to check out the other stops too. There’s a creative group of 16 other bloggers with inspiring Summer ideas: be sure to drop back in throughout the week to visit them all!

Now, let’s get to it!

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How to Install Baseboards – 12 Step Guide

Adding baseboard to a renovated space is like putting lipstick on a face; it’s the finishing touch that brings it all together. Today we’re showing you how to install baseboards to get professional looking results if want to DIY your baseboards. Whether you’re building out a space from scratch (like us) or replacing trim with more modern baseboards, these tips and tricks will help you get a great-looking finish. Follow along with our 12-step guide. Continue reading

Savoury Tomato Shallot Clafoutis

If you’re familiar with the work of Julia Child, you’ll probably already know that clafoutis is traditionally a french dessert made with berries. I had no idea what it was until Hubs surprised me one morning with clafoutis for breakfast. But the even bigger surprise was that he made it savoury! This savoury tomato shallot clafoutis is perfect for a light breakfast, brunch or even dinner.

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Faux Barnboard – Perfected Milk Paint Technique

Today’s post is all about a technique we developed to get a really interesting faux barnyard look for a fraction of the cost. It took us two tries until we were satisfied with the outcome; this post documents our perfected version. We created faux barnboard for our phone booth planter and shelf (shown at the end), but you could use it in any project where you want that rustic touch! Continue reading

Steering Wheel Art Installation: Tulip Cozy

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A warm welcome to the Creative Craft Blog Hop. If you are coming over from my friend Mary at Home is Where the Boat Is, I’m thrilled to have you join us! At the bottom of this post, I’ll be directing you to the next stop on this venture. But don’t forget to check out the other stops too. There’s a fine group of 14 other bloggers with inspiring craft ideas: be sure to drop back in throughout the week to visit them all!

Now onto today’s post. If you’re wondering how I came to upcycle a steering wheel and mount it on my wall, it all started with a simple question ‘What’s on your bucket list?’ That’s how this whole story began.

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Webcam Cozy: Shaughnessy Turtle Peeper

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A warm welcome to the Creative Craft Blog Hop, hosted by Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate! If you are coming over from my friends Sonja and Jane at Sustain my Craft Habit, I’m thrilled to have you join us! At the bottom of this post, I’ll be directing you to the next stop on this venture. But don’t forget to check out the other stops too. There’s a fine group of 25 other bloggers with inspiring Spring ideas: be sure to drop back in throughout the week to visit them all!

Introducing Shaughnessy Turtle

Turtles have one of the best natural defence systems in the animal world: they can pull their bodies into their shells to protect themselves from predators. But this turtle can protect you too – from prying eyes!

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Crochet Easter Bunny Pattern

A crochet Easter bunny is just the thing to welcome Spring. But even though it’s officially Spring, our weather here is still cold and blustery. Until the weather warms up, I’m keeping my hands and mind busy indoors by reacquainting myself with crochet. And since Easter is less than a week away, I’m squeezing in one more crocheted project with this sleeping crochet Easter bunny pattern! This one is tiny so it’s quick. Continue reading

And Now for Something Completely Different: Bloggers You’ll Love!

As daily routines shift and the world adjusts to the new normal, it’s more important than ever to stay positive. Exploring colourful rooms and fun decor always re-energizes me and puts me in that positive frame of mind! To help capture that feeling for you, today I’m introducing you to a talented group of 11 bloggers you’ll love!  Continue reading