How to Clean Brass Hardware on MCM Furniture

We just love a good mid century modern furniture makeover, don’t you? Oftentimes, MCM furniture has brass hardware. So today we’re showing you how to clean brass hardware on these beautiful furniture pieces! Over the next few days we’re also showing you how we transformed this MCM sewing table for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Continue reading

How to Stencil on Wood (+ Fix Paint Bleed)

We’ve shown you a few projects on how to stencil on wood (you can see all our previous stencil ideas here). The best outcome is always to stencil on wood without bleeding, but it doesn’t always work out that way. So today we’re showing you how to touch up those bleeds if they happen. Last, but not least, is our stencil storage hack. We have the best way for how to store stencils once you’re finished painting with them! Continue reading

How to Paint with Chalk Paint – Clock Shelf

Nothing is more fun than trying out new (to us) products! So today we’re showing you how to paint with chalk paint, use a silkscreen stencil and create your own grain sack stripe with tape! Using unfamiliar products can be a little intimidating so we’ll take you through this beginner project step-by-step to build your confidence!  Continue reading

How to Paint Using a Spray Gun

Hubs is a professional paint sprayer so you better believe he has all the tips and tricks on how to paint using a spray gun! In this post, he shows us some cool paint jigs and even teaches me how to use a paint gun. So whether you’re a beginner or have a few spray gun painting techniques under your belt, there’s something for everyone! Continue reading

Drink Station (Upcycled Sewing Table)

A drink station is just the upcycle we need right now to welcome friends and family once again and usher in the re-opening of the Province! With its maple leaf design, this upcycle will work indoors or out year round!

It will even work as a potting table if you choose to use it that way. Or I could even see this sporting Mums in the Fall right on the porch! As soon as Mums are available, I’ll update this page with some pictures of that for Fall inspiration!

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Stencil Ideas – Befores and Afters

Birdz of a Feather has upcycled some pretty interesting pieces with these unique stencil ideas. With a fresh new year, we’d like to inspire you with 10 of our favourite stencilled upcycles by showing you the befores and afters. Then we’ll throw in a few stencilling tips along the way for good measure. After all, this is a DIY blog! If you miss the link to the project, just click on any of the ‘after’ pictures for the full tutorial.

There’s a lot of projects to view in just one sitting, so bookmark this page and fly in again see them all!

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Refinish a Coffee Table – Sewing Table Repurpose

This is the second time in a month I get to refinish a coffee table! Years ago on a trip to the States, Hubs and I picked up a cute little coffee table that was originally a vintage sewing table. We’ve done several vintage sewing machine table makeovers now and they always get me thinking creatively. Surprisingly, we’ve never come across such a short base before! Continue reading

Tiered Plant Stand DIY – Plant it Up!

I wanted poinsettias for the winter season, and boy did I get them with this tiered plant stand DIY! Stencilled in a really cool houndstooth pattern, our planter table makes a beautiful indoor plant stand for multiple plants! Continue reading

How to Fix a Broken Chair Leg

How to fix a broken chair leg is a topic that just might put us out of the upcycling ‘business’. After all, if everyone knew how easy it is to do, they’d never toss their broken chairs to the curb. And then we’d have nothing to blog about. Despite that, we’ll take our chances!

You may have a broken chair leg in your home right now. So before you toss it, today we’re showing you just how easy it is to fix. We’ll give you all our tips and tricks! Continue reading

Office Chair DIY – Reupholster a Bentwood Swivel

This Office Chair DIY seemed to find me. Since I have plenty of leftover fabrics from other projects, that’s not a bad thing. I love to reupholster! Even so, for this project I’m taking a bit of a shortcut.

Thanks to everyone who entered our giveaway last month. Congratulations goes out to J. Kynerd. She is the winner of a Cutting Edge Stencil. I enjoyed bringing you our first giveaway and hope to have another one for you down the road!

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Mobile Card Catalogue: Add Wheels!

Do you remember the freedom you felt when you first got behind the wheel of a car? I felt the same way when we added wheels onto my favourite storage piece. Now it’s a mobile card catalogue!

Once my craft room was filled up with stuff, I knew I wouldn’t have a single blank wall to photograph projects against. The card catalogue is way too heavy to move but attaching wheels gives me options I wouldn’t otherwise have. Continue reading