Tags archives: vintage

  • Antiquing Fun & a Fabulous Find

  • I have been on the hunt for a vintage apple picking ladder (at a reasonable price) for a few years now. And last Sunday, it was found:) A delightful, but cold, Sunday morning was spent at the Aberfoyle Antique Market with some of my favourite ladies. Amazing to think we met just a year ago! How pleased am I driving home with this fab find!? The ladder now sits proudly against the [...]
  • 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[...]
  • Vintage addition to main floor powder room

  • We were recently given what the generous gift giver thought was an antique bicycle pump. After some research online, I discovered it was a vintage garden sprayer. My guess is that you would connect a hose from your water basin and then pump the water out through the holes at the end. Kind of a like an old school super soaker. We both think it's quite lovely looking and so I put my brain to figu[...]
  • Kitchen revamp reveal: PARAPaints Plantain Chips PF52

  • It's done! Our entire open concept kitchen/dining room is now a fabulously bright and cheery yellow, PARA Paints' colour of the year Plantain Chips PF52 ! This project took a lot longer than I would ideally like...but that's life! Instead of being home painting, I was either eating alligator for the first time in Atlanta or falling in love with watermelon mojitos in Mexico, so really I'm okay with[...]
  • Easy DIY Jewellery Display Storage

  • Getting ready for work the other morning I looked around and realized that I had ugly things like hair products out .... and pretty things like costume jewellery, in drawers. So I decided I would fix it. What I needed was containers or dishes to help me display it. I picked up dishes and a two pack of giraffes at the dollar store and needed only glue (I used crazy glue) and spray paint to f[...]
  • DIY Christmas...part 1

  • I've mentioned before that a little inspiration and a sunshine-y day (perfect for working outside) are all I need to get a fun DIY project done. This weekend that inspiration came in the form of an old window, some spray paint, and gingerbread latte. Remember the window I mentioned in my Para Paints #ParaBlogCrew application? Well, it and some old nutcrackers I got at a garage sale a few years[...]
  • Vintage Red Clutch

  • I found the cutest clutch at our local second hand store this past weekend. It was a steal at $9.99, but I love most is its size. It can fit my iPad, a wallet, lipstick, phone, and other girly essentials without being over stuffed. Delightful. When I got it home I discovered that it wasn't in fact used. The original tag was still on, with the original price of $79.99, and a sale tag marki[...]
  • The Evolving Hallway

  • Our hallway evolved a bit more this weekend. A beautiful sunny afternoon, a few hours to myself, and some paint generally mean change is afoot. Such was the case Saturday afternoon. Let's back track a bit though. When we first moved in, the only item in the hallway was a painting. Then we inherited this fabulous sewing table, so it landed there. Once I painted the hallway, I moved the [...]
  • Project Guestroom

  • Our guestroom was the first room I did anything to. The rest of the house (except the main powder room) was a colour I like to call “sell my house beige”. Boooooring. But the guestroom, well ….. it was something special. It was this. (yes, that’s about four loads of laundry waiting to be folded) I am not sure what redeeming quality anyone ever saw in this wallpaper ….ever, but wow. It w[...]