Category archives: Projects

  • Easy Arm Knit Reading Blanket #12MonthsofDIY

  • There really is nothing nicer than a warm blanket, a hot cup of tea, and a good book especially on a cold winter day. One of my favourite places to curl up and read is in DH's office, but it was always missing the perfect 'chair blanket'. That problem has been solved thanks to our #12MonthsofDIY yarn sponsor, Lion Brand Yarns. I knew almost immediately once our December yarn theme was pic[...]
  • Glamorous Black and White Powder Room

  • This is the story of swanky black and white powder room makeover. This is also the story of how I locked myself in the powder room. (you can read that full saga at the very end of this post). But mostly, this is the story of the little tank lever that stole my heart. It's perfection. It is beautiful, simple, perfection. And it had me at hello. Just look at her! She's perfe[...]
  • Powder Room Makeover Plans

  • The main floor powder room is headed for a makeover! It's been a little over four years since I ripped out the ugly brown painted textured wallpaper and gave the room it's first makeover. So naturally, it's time for another:) This room gets used a lot. Not just by us (supervised of course by the dogs), but by guests at dinner parties. And it's also a room I like to decorate at Christmas and[...]
  • Super Simple Summer Celebration Crowns: DIY floral crowns

  • We've all heard them, the dreaded Back To School ads reminding us that summer is coming to a close. I even saw Christmas decorations at Costco the other day! AHHH! Which is why on a whim I decided to make these super simple, and super fun, summer celebration crowns. I am blessed with amazing friends and got to spend time with two of them earlier this week and their crazy-pants kids for a [...]
  • Back Porch Makeover: Adventures of Tom & Shelley

  • Total confession: I am officially addicted to building things. Yup, no surprise really but my new Ryobi miter saw is simply the bees knees. Hello. My name is Heather and I'm addicted to cutting wood. Much better than cheese amiright!? Yes, thanks to the handy dandy power of the miter saw we were able to complete one of the many projects on the long list planned for our adventures. [...]
  • How to turn old antique windows into mirrors

  • I have a weakness for old windows. Whenever I see them free somewhere, regardless of whether I need it, or have space for it, I stop and pile 'em into the car. One of my favourite things to do with old windows is to turn them into mirrors. And it's super simple to do! Here's how turn your old or antique windows into mirrors: 1) The first step in is to deal with the frame. Give it a vi[...]
  • Ikea Vittsjo Hack: Antique gold with marble shelves

  • Gold spray paint and IKEA are made for each other, especially when it comes to this hack of their inexpensive Vittsjo shelving unit! This was a rather simple project requiring only time, attention to detail, and a little 'let's give it whirl' attitude. First, let's back track. Late last year my mom and step dad moved from our family home of forever into a fabulous condo. And if you know[...]
  • The Adventures of Tom & Shelley: Our to-do list

  • I love lists. Making a list is equally as rewarding as crossing things off said list. Especially when they're fun projects. Don't tell DH, 'cus I think he thinks these projects are less exciting for me because I don't have free reign. Which is ALSO, what I think HE thinks. That I don't have free reign to do whatever on these projects. That I somehow will not get my way and his 'design' influ[...]
  • The Adventures of Tom & Shelley: Meet DH

  • Drum roll please..... After four long years it's time for you to get to know DH. Isn't he dreamy?! #luckygirl Let's start with the basics - as in, his real name is actually handsome Brian. I call him Bri most of the time. Just like he calls me Heath. We're Bri & Heath. Yes, we're that annoying. Here' us at our wedding almost 13 years ago. When he's not busy telling [...]
  • The Adventures of Tom & Shelley

  • This post is the start of something new to heatherinheels.com. It's the start of a series I'd like to call "The Adventures of Tom and Shelley". I'm Shelley Long, DH is Tom Hanks and we star in our own real life version of the classic 1986 film, The Money Pit. It's an 1898 home with 1898 style issues. Namely: stuff is old, stuff got done the wrong way 50 years ago, or my personal fa[...]
  • Easy Art for Animal Lovers

  • If you've read more than two of my posts you'll likely know two things about me, 1) I super love my dogs, and 2) I also super love bright bold colours. So when my little sister, aka Dr. Jenn from Minden Animal Hospital, asked if I would help out and make some art for her clinic, I jumped at the chance. Why? It allowed me to combine THREE things I love, dogs, painting, and painting with bright bo[...]
  • Project Guest Room #TheSequel REVEAL @Alexanians_Com

  •   The guest room is finally done!  Need to review the previous posts to see where we started? click HERE and HERE . I never really thought of myself as a squealer.  You know, one of those girls who makes annoying noises like some tortured chipmunk?  Not me. Until this week.  I squeal every time I walk past the guest room. Every single time. Yes, the paint looks fabulous.  Yes, [...]