Tags archives: DIY

  • DIY Sunglasses Storage & Display Organizer #12MonthsofDIY

  • Take a look at this drawer and tell me you don't one have one exactly like it in your house. We all do. Ours is in the kitchen. Yours might be there too. Even if it's not though, you know where it is. And just thinking about it is making your cringe, isn't it? Don't fret my friends. I am here to help. That drawer is now empty. All thanks to my handy dandy DIY Sunglasses storage [...]
  • 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[...]
  • Giving old halloween decor new life with spray paint

  • Three cheers for spray paint! Seriously. Ever since I spray painted a turquoise pair of high top converse orange with spray paint in grade four I've been in love. I mean, it's almost magical. It was THIS...and now it's THAT. It was ugly orange and way too 'halloween' for my more 'Harvest' style decor, and now it's pretty and copper. Magical I tell you. Two of the fun items used to decora[...]
  • DIY Faux Floral Art

  • Did the words "faux floral" stop you in your tracks? Are you wondering if I've gone bonkers? Well good news. I'm not (officially) bonkers and I'm super glad I stopped you in your tracks. Why? Well, because most faux flowers are super ugo and make me think of tacky 90's fake plants littering houses collecting dust on top shelves and above the kitchen cabinets. So you can bet when I heard [...]
  • Vintage Inspired DIY Vinyl Office Sign #12MonthsOfDIY

  • It's been a full year now working in my home office slash DIY den and I am so in love with the space. It functions brilliantly for both. The light bright space makes is very conducive for my work and for my play, helps with better quality photos and gives me some room to make a mess if the project requires it:) And when it came to my very first project for #12MonthsOfDIY I instantly knew what[...]
  • 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. [...]
  • Exciting News!: #12MonthsofDIY

  • I know I get excited easily, but seriously guys...this is really EXCITING! Starting next month I'll be joining eleven other Canadian bloggers in the fun of #12MonthsofDIY. What is #12MonthsofDIY you ask? Well, it's a creative challenge where 12 Canadian bloggers use the same material each month to create a super awesome DIY home decor or craft project. Fun huh!? I am just tickled pink to [...]
  • 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

  • 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[...]