Tags archives: Paint

  • It's easy being green in 2017

  • One of my all time favourite colours from the Crayola marker set is 'Kelly Green'. This colour is such a happy colour. My Nana, a proud Irish lady, had many outfits made entirely of this colour: top, skirt, sweater, shoes, jewels, the whole enchilada. It's the colour we added as the surprise POP behind the door in our recent powder room makeover. And just like when I liked Ala[...]
  • 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[...]
  • 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. [...]
  • 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[...]
  • Guest Room Update: The Sequel

  • Yes. It's happening again.  The guest room is getting a makeover.  It was one of the first rooms I tackled when we moved in here, and a few years later was one of the very first blog posts I wrote. Let's take a look back at where we started before the first makeover. Super freakin' UGO! I mean, that wallpaper could induce vomiting.  Which I nearly did scraping all that off the walls. [...]
  • White and gold bar cart makeover

  • Fresh and bright white and gold spray paint... These are a few of my favourite things. This bar cart makeover is definitely up there as one of my faves.  It was very easy, although at times annoying. All. that. hardware.  Ugh. But I survived, and now we have a fancy bar cart to pour our (well deserved) drinks from. I found the cart at a barn sale last summer for only $40.  It's Bombay C[...]
  • Fiestaware inspired bar stools

  • From boring bar stools to a fabulous FIESTA! This project combined my love of many things: spray paint, new to me treasures from the #ReStore, my staple gun, and Fiestaware. Such a great combination! I make a point of stopping in at my local ReStore on a regular basis.  You never know what you'll find, and I have a long mental list of things I could easily pick up.  One such item on my list [...]
  • 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[...]
  • 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[...]