Oak Swivel Chair Makeover

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An oak swivel chair has always been on my wishlist. I admired the solid construction of vintage chairs because they don’t build ’em like they used to!  Every time we go to an antique market, I’d always point them out to Hubs. He knew I wanted one, so I was pleasantly surprised when Hubs showed up one day with one in-hand! Continue reading

Bathroom Light Fixture Planter

If you’re anything like us, you try to complete your inside renos during the winter months so you can enjoy the great outdoors once the good weather arrives. We just finished an accessible bathroom renovation for my Mom, so in this tutorial we’re showing you how to turn an unwanted bathroom light fixture into a planter for the garden. Continue reading

2018 Round Up: Lessons Learned on BoF

I’ve been spending some long overdue quality time with Hubs this holiday season, so this post comes a day late for our 2018 round up. Looking back on our projects of 2018 has made me realize how much I’ve turned into my mother’s daughter. It’s a strange thing to think all your life that you’re nothing like your mother then suddenly come to the realization that you have more in common than you ever thought. Continue reading

Hudson’s Bay Point Blanket Inspired Upcycle

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Growing up, I always admired the Hudson’s Bay point blanket that adorned my Great Aunt’s bed – with it’s iconic stripes! When I saw this knock-off at my local Value Village, I grabbed it knowing that point blanket stripes would inspire this project.  Continue reading

Singer Sewing Table Makeover

When we found this vintage Singer sewing table at a local thrift shop (missing the treadle and band wheel), I couldn’t resist the challenge to repair the veneer and breathe new life into it! I had two very distinct visions for it – so we’ve upcycled it twice! We’ll have one reveal for you today and another – more unique one – next time. Continue reading

How to Fix Veneer That is Lifting

Have you ever passed up a piece of furniture because you don’t know how to fix veneer that is llifting? We’ve got solutions on how to fix veneer! Repairing veneer isn’t as scary as it seems. There are plenty of things to spook you this Halloween season, but how to fix bubbled or missing veneer shouldn’t be one of them!

I love to try new things and then pass that learning along to you but instead of my usual abundance of information all at once, I’m splitting this project into manageable chunks and will get to the final reveals another time! I promise, it will be worth the wait (there are links at the end of this post)! Continue reading

Retro Bathroom Scale Makeovers – Step It Up!

Hubs had a thing for vintage metal pieces even before he met me, so when he came across a vintage display holder for a retro bathroom scale he stepped right up and bought it. I’m a Star Trek fan, so I instantly loved the ‘Borg’ reference! Once we wed and started frequenting antique markets together, we kept coming across scales. It wasn’t long before he found a Borg scale to accessorize it at our favourite antique market in Aberfoyle! Continue reading