A vintage stamp holder gets upcycled to create a wooden paint brush holder that rotates like a Lazy Susan. Continue reading
Category Archives: Upcycling
With St. Patricks’ Day approaching, I don’t need an excuse to make a green crochet lampshade. Green is my favourite colour and a wonderful accent colour any time of year! It’s the colour I look most forward to seeing in the Spring. Ah, Spring! Where are you? Continue reading
Pallet Shelves DIY
When you want to add storage onto a pegboard, this pallet shelves DIY lets you display things you can’t normally hang. Continue reading
Top 10 Paint Projects of the Year
If there was only one way to sum up our creativity this year, it’s that we really embraced paint as these top 10 paint projects of the year attest! If you’ve never picked up a paint brush before, or you want to explore more like us, maybe next year is your year-of-paint and you’ll find inspiration in these projects! Continue reading
DIY Pipe Lamp
When the Science Centre put out a call for eccentric light fixtures that would fit into Rowland Emett’s whimsical and dreamy workshop this holiday season, we quickly put together a DIY pipe lamp! Roland Emett was known for his fantastical kinetic sculptures. And if you ever saw Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, you’re familiar with his wacky creations. Continue reading
Record Player Stand DIY
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
DIY Sewing Kit – Dental Floss Hack
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
How to Hand Paint Furniture Designs – Koi Pond!
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
How to Stencil Without Bleed
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
Mirror Makeover DIY – the Mullet Mirror
They don’t make ’em like they used to and this mirror makeover DIY can attest to that! Continue reading
How to Make Wood Filler Look Like Wood Grain
When Hubs filled a REALLY rustic oak wood top with almost more wood filler than wood, I knew I’d have to come up with a solution on how to make wood filler look like wood grain. If you don’t want to hide all the rustic goodness of real wood, then stick around for how it looks now. Continue reading
Remote Control Holder – Leather Wrap Handle
Today we’re making over a thrift store wooden caddy by turning it into a remote control holder and answering the age-old question: how do I keep my remote organized? Do you always lose your remote controls too? This one will keep your remotes in one handy spot! Continue reading
DIY Pond – Milk Crate Upcycle!
This DIY pond is our most creative milk crate upcycle. Not withstanding the fact that it also happens to be our only milk craft upcycle to date, if you want to recreate the look of our backyard pond, now is the perfect time of year to get started. Continue reading
Acrylic Pour Painting – with Chalk Paint!
You may have noticed stunning examples of acrylic pour painting on Pinterest! I’ve always wanted to try it. But I’ve never really seen it done with chalk paint. So today I have an acrylic pour for beginner project that’s as easy as it is beautiful! And it’s all done with Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral paint. Continue reading
Lampshade Makeover DIY
When we found this retro style gooseneck lamp at the thrift store, little did I know there was a lampshade makeover DIY in store! I love the orange colour so was going to use it as is for craft studio lighting! But I couldn’t help tweaking it just a bit!
While our lampshade makeover diy has a retro vibe, you could easily do this project with any style lamp or lampshade. Continue reading