Desk Makeover – Fit For a Tween

DIY Chevron Desk Makeover -

My older daughter has had MY  beautiful desk in her room for a long time now.  Being 11, she doesn't often use it... it sits covered in books, EOS lip balms and hair ties, while she does her homework on her bed. Sigh. Part of the problem is that this desk doesn't have much storage. It's more of a … [Read more...]

No Man is an Island… but a crafty woman can build one!

Our kitchen island was a hunk of junk. Honestly - it has a been a serious source of rage. I bought it second hand for about $50, I can't remember exactly how much. It was an online ad, and I drove like 40 minutes to pick it up... so when I arrived and saw how crappy it actually WAS, I was in a … [Read more...]

A place to rest my weary… rear!


Oh I am on a ROLL now, people. This is getting exciting. This is going to look like a completely different house when I'm finished with it! THE DREAM: Soothing... Calming... Beachy... Elegant... THE REALITY: Ugly, bright & garish... No flow, just a bunch of STUFF and a colour … [Read more...]

My new little piece of heaven!

1 - Before

Well I have just finished my very first "refinishing" project - and I am SO EXCITED about it. Five minutes after it was done I was thinking about what I will do differently next time, but oh well... It's the same as when I am unpacking groceries, as I empty the bags I'm making the new list as I … [Read more...]