IKEA Hack with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

IKEA has always been a part of my life growing up. As a kid, my brother and I used to pretend we lived in the demo rooms, especially the ones with the bunk beds, and we always anticipated ending our IKEA visit with a hotdog and ice cream that cost less than $1. At home … Continue reading IKEA Hack with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

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Country Chairs in an Urban Condo

I love receiving text messages from friends that say: "I found antique chairs for you". That's exactly the text I received when my friend spotted these beauties disposed on someone's curb, which to me, is basically a silver platter. I was planning on selling these chairs once I refurbished them, but I couldn't help falling … Continue reading Country Chairs in an Urban Condo

DIY Bridal Shower Gift: Marriage Milestone Wine Basket

If your friend is a big wine lover and you're stuck on what to get her as a bridal shower gift, the search ends now. Why not make her a personalized wine basket for each of her marriage milestones? I made this wine basket for a good friend who recently got married and she absolutely … Continue reading DIY Bridal Shower Gift: Marriage Milestone Wine Basket

Outdated Chairs Get a Pop of Colour

I picked up these chairs at a yard sale for $5.00 each. It was probably the most exciting furniture purchase I ever made till yet, not only because it was cheap, but because I looked past the horrible mustard velvet fabric and immediately knew what style I wanted to create. Deep purples, reds and black … Continue reading Outdated Chairs Get a Pop of Colour

“Jar of Happiness”: Budget Friendly Gift Idea

The Holiday season does not mean you have to break the bank and in my opinion, Christmas isn't even supposed to be about the overconsumption of mass materialistic goods. There are many creative and thoughtful ways to show someone you're thinking of them during the Christmas season. This year in particular, my thrifty juices flowed and I decided … Continue reading “Jar of Happiness”: Budget Friendly Gift Idea

Upcycled Furniture Inspired by Summer and Travels

I am so happy to have finally completed refurbishing some of the antique pieces I've had sitting in my garage over the winter months. I had a bit of free time this past weekend so away I went with my paintbrush. I hope you enjoy the transformation! Storage Cabinet I painted this stunning piece a calming blue-green and added coral … Continue reading Upcycled Furniture Inspired by Summer and Travels

How to Spruce Up An Old Headboard

I went on a mini road trip in the Dunnville/Cayuga area for a relaxing weekend with my girlfriends. We drove by an antique store and naturally, I wanted to check it out. I find that there's something more authentic about going to small town antique shops versus going to antique shops in Toronto. It's not to say that … Continue reading How to Spruce Up An Old Headboard