Tags archives: spray paint

  • 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[...]
  • How to paint & upholster a bench or ottoman

  • I am just tickled pink with how well this project turned out.  And it took me less than an hour. No joke.  Granted there was time waiting for paint to dry, which as you know....is like waiting for paint to dry.  But otherwise, it was a super simple project with awesome results. All you need is an old bench or ottoman, some spray paint, a staple gun, fabric, and quilt batting. Here's the benc[...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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[...]
  • 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 [...]
  • DIY Diva Den: the project begins

  • It's begun! I cleared out all the furniture, books, random stuff, and clutter from the smallest of our four bedrooms...and the project has begun. The room, previously just a cluttered holding ground for 'things' is soon going to be my DIY Diva Den. I like alliteration. The list of projects to do before the room is complete is this: - Find lamp shades for super awesome lamps found at [...]
  • DIY Reupholstery Project: Louis XV Chair

  • It's going to be no surprise I am fond of tackling projects regardless of my current skill set:) Part of the beauty of a 'can-do' attitude is learning as you go. Learning from both successes and mistakes. And this project was full of both! I have a significantly deeper appreciation for those who reupholster for a living. I had no illusions this would be an easy project. That said, man am I [...]
  • From Drab to Fab: a DIY makeover

  • Finding free stuff on the side of the road is pretty much the best thing ever for a person with a DIY habit. So when I spied this vintage dining room sideboard with a giant sign saying FREE, it was in the car in no time. I knew exactly what it would be transformed into. Our new TV unit. Up until the paint was dry on this sexy beast we used an old coffee table to hold the TV, and our co[...]
  • Dining room chandelier DIY

  • Moving day into this house a little over six years ago was a hectic day. All moving days are hectic yes, but this one was frustratingly hectic. I was given the keys to the house (you know, which means it's yours...) drove an hour from our city house with a car loaded to the tits and poor Hermann-Maier on the front seat. Note: 110 pound dogs don't like the front seat. They don't fit. They have t[...]
  • Giving wicker patio furniture a new life

  • This weekend was both productive and decadent! It started with giving the old white wicker patio furniture new life. In knocking some items off "the list" last weekend, I may have added another item....painting the wicker furniture. I knew going from white to black would be drastic, and I was a actually a bit nervous, but four cans of spray paint later I love them!! I ended up having t[...]
  • The List

  • We made a list. A big, grown-up list. A list of things that need to get done around our house (or property). On the list are relatively minor tasks like; 'paint bathroom pipe', and major ones, like 'build new shed'. All require time, most require cash money. Oh the pains of being a grown-up! Being me, and generally sitting on the positive side of the fence, I saw some opportunities to paint, to [...]