Growing up a baby boomer, I distinctly remember my mom painting this MCM record player stand DIY bright sunshine yellow. She was an avid DIYer and I know that sparked my own love of DIY. When I found the record cabinet hiding in her basement over a decade ago, she let me strip the sunshine back to bare wood again. Continue reading
Would you ever guess that a collection of odds and sods can turn into a cool DIY Earring Holder? Continue reading
This DIY sewing kit really comes in handy as a sewing travel kit or just to keep around home. After being cooped up for the last few years, it’s time to get out again and travel! Fall is my favourite time of year to travel; how about you?
But who hasn’t had a button pop at an inopportune time? Over the weekend when my own button popped, I went searching for the scissors, thread and sewing needle. These were all scattered around my studio so it was a real time waster to find them. Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago I casually mentioned to my husband that I want to learn how to hand paint furniture designs. Specifically, something artistic – not just slapping on paint colour. He raised an eyebrow and said ‘but you’re not artistic’. Continue reading
I’ve been kicking around this idea for a wall planter DIY for ages! Every time I look at upcycling something cast off at the curb, an antique market or thrift store item, my mind immediately goes to ‘that would make an awesome planter’! Continue reading
It is with nervous excitement that I’m playing with Terra Clay paint today! Are you ever hesitant to try something new? I personally tend to procrastinate until I work up the nerve to try new things, but with Dixie Belle’s brand new Terra Clay Paint, there really is no reason not to dive right in! Continue reading
Our recipe for Kibbeh is unconventional and not traditional in the least. Kibbeh is a Lebanese dish that is made with bulgur and ground meat (beef or lamb). For an authentic recipe, a reader has kindly shared this YouTube tutorial in Arabic (the recipe is listed in English in the comments).
While Kibbeh means to form a ball, there are many ways to shape it; balls, patties or football shaped. Traditionally, these have a stuffing in the centre. However, we’ve adapted a Milk Street recipe, which is not stuffed, to make this a totally gluten free preparation. I don’t know how the bulgur would taste, but I can guarantee you won’t miss the wheat if you try our version. It’s delicious.
In today’s post we’re revealing our French onion soup secret ingredient! Actually, there’s more than one secret ingredient in this Unknown Chef exclusive recipe and we’re divulging them all.
If you want a unique air plant holder, you’ll need this tutorial on how to make the wire air plant holders that make it all possible! Continue reading
I love using thrifted yarn and scraps so this crochet pendant light is the perfect way to do that – and to create a boho style statement in your home. I combined a very thin synthetic yarn with an off white cotton. The stitch is a simple basic single crochet throughout and it’s wrapped around a core of sisal. This project is an easy crochet idea that even a beginner can handle! Continue reading
Making an arepas recipe from scratch is the easiest way to whip up a tasty home made sandwich!
We think you’ll find inspiration in our small backyard landscape ideas! Planning and laying out a garden can be challenging in a small yard where space is limited, but we’ve got some solutions! Continue reading
Does it surprise you to learn that we’re going to give you all the tips and tricks on how to stencil without bleed after taking this wooden table top from putty filled mess… Continue reading
Would you believe this DIY china cabinet makeover was over 30 years in the making? That’s how long I’ve owned this china cabinet. It was the very first furniture piece I ever bought when I moved out of my parent’s house! Below you see it in my condo, before the makeover. Continue reading
If you’re a fish lover and haven’t tried an Acqua Pazza recipe, you have to give it a try! It’s simply rustic but delicious.