Category archives: Projects

  • I might get eaten in my attic!

  • I need to put on my big girl panties.  Strap one on.  Man up.  Dig deep.  Be brave.  I need to go into the attic. So here's the deal...I was putting on a sweatshirt the other day and as my head when up through the neck hole I looked up at our bedroom ceiling.  This is what I saw. It's always 'kinda' been like that, but I feel like it's worse.  You can see there was a patch job done on an[...]
  • How to paint your floors w @ParaPaints

  • Oh those purple floors.  So fabulous.  And honestly, very easy to do.  The hardest part was waiting for it to dry! I put one of the dog gates at the door to stop the dogs...oh who I am kidding, ME! I was stopping myself from going in too soon! I love putting check marks beside things, getting 'er done as they say.  So I stood at that gate like a depressed pooch and just 'dressed' the room in my mi[...]
  • DIY Den: The BIG Reveal! with @ParaPaints

  • Three cheers for paint! Seriously.  It's amazing what paint can do to transform a space.  Going from boring beige walls and a brown (and chipped) floor, to fresh barely pink walls, fresh white trim, and those supercalifragilisticexpialidocious purple floors just make ALL the difference. Other than being a long project, it was rather simple and done very much on the cheap frugal.  Let's just rem[...]
  • Progress Report: DIY Den

  • We can file this project under 'longest project everrrrrr'.  I feel like I started it eons ago! And in blog-land, I kinda did - a whole seven months ago! UGH. It's incredible the changes the room has already experienced, and it is almost done!!! #HighFive I had a lot of things on my list and that is what has made this such a long project.  Since the room is my DIY room and home office it nee[...]
  • How to paint your kitchen cupboards (w/ @ParaPaints)

  • The moment I settled on a lovely shade of white for the kitchen walls, I knew I would have to try and paint the island.  I wanted something to anchor the entire double room, and now that it's done I am patting myself on the back.  It's SUCH a lovely anchor:) Getting there was a bit nerve wracking though..... I really didn't know how well the cupboards would take to paint.  I didn't know if I[...]
  • A bright white kitchen reveal with @PARAPaints

  • Yes. I painted my kitchen AGAIN.  Don't judge me.  Here's the thing....I loved that bright yellow.  I really did.  But it didn't love me.  Or the cupboards.  Or the counter tops. It's a glorious bright, cheery colour.  It's not the paint's fault.  It's mine.  When I picked the colour, I had delusions of grandeur.  If you know me, this shouldn't come as a surprise.  Anyhoo....I picked the colour[...]
  • Gorgeous green chairs with @ParaPaints

  • I might have a problem.  I re-painted our dining room chairs....literally one year to the day after the last time. *she smiles a big toothy grin* That problem? I'm totally okay with it.  Because the chairs look fabulous....again! I loved their first incarnation, I loved their second, and this third is perfection. The fabulous fret fabric from Tonic Living really POPS against the deep [...]
  • Light & bright hallway entrance

  •   I just love it when the world delivers to me exactly what I didn't know I needed.  For free.  This happened to me late Friday afternoon driving home with two very muddy dogs from a delightful Spring hike.  I found {another, yes! remember this one?} mirror on the side of the road. #score Now, let me back track for a minute.  I've mentioned before that our hallway is basically in a [...]
  • Clean crisp white bathroom

  • You know the feeling you get when you climb into bed with fresh sheets? That's the feeling I have in our bathroom ever since I re-painted it.  It's so fresh, so clean, so crisp....so lovely! And so very bright and white.  All the things a small upstairs bathroom should be. The bathroom was already white, but it wasn't pretty.  When we moved in, the room had white trim and bead board and the upp[...]
  • Beautiful blue door & home office update

  •   Do you ever wake up and decide to immediately change something in your home? I do. All the time. This happened last Saturday when I painted DH's office door blue. A beautiful blue. It looks ah-mazing! Such a simple task with dramatic results. I sanded the door down, cleaned it, gave it two good coats of paint, and BOOM fabulous. Another thing I tend to do is move furniture [...]
  • DIY Diva Den: Project Update #SeasonsTweetings

  • With just a few Christmas gifts left to purchase, I took some time on Saturday morning just for me to focus on moving my den project along. On the list of things to do were finding lampshades and an area rug. And I couldn't have picked a better day! I love it when things just work out nicely:) I discovered when I got to Target that all the area rugs where on sale! #lovesales Since this woul[...]
  • Projects blooming in my beautiful brain

  • There are SO MANY projects I'd like to tackle. So many. Some are totally necessary and part of the bigger list, like rebuilding our front porch. And then there are others that I'd simple just like to do if money, time, and skills weren't a factor. Like say, adding to our kitchen cabinets so they go right to the ceiling. And while we're at it...change the hardware and paint them white. :) I sp[...]