In the dog house?

On a car ride through the city, I spotted what I believed to be a diamond in the rough… the very rough. At the sight of what looked like carved wood, sitting at the side of the road, next to garbage bags I was compelled to stop. Inspecting away I went. It was a carved…

School is in :)

Dedicated workspaces and good organization are rather helpful if not necessary for keeping your sanity, in my opinion. For myself, the time to set up a school space in our home, came this fall. I’d found a table by the curb side a few years ago and decided to finally fix and use it. As…

Flexing them creative muscles!

This little cupboard came into my hands, like most of my projects, without a plan or an idea to go with it. Isn’t that how so much of life goes…. A new client was looking for extra storage for her daughter’s room. I suggested several storage solutions but none suited her until I sent a…

Organization, organization….

One day as I was perusing the aisles of my favourite second hand shop, I came across the two beauties below. The price was great and so even though I wasn’t quite sure how I’d use them (Play items? Storage and organization?) I purchased them. After debating a while, I decided I’d use them to…

Chalkboard numéro deux

One day, on my way home (as many of my stories go), I drove by a painting that had been put on the side of the road, along with several trash bags. Of course I stopped to take a closer look. Although the frame was not of the best quality (the fancy bits were moulded…

Comme sur des roulettes :)

“Just like on rollers” is the expression 🙂 which is the equivalent of saying that something “goes swimmingly” or “without a hitch”… Kinda like I’d like my tidying and house cleaning to go 🙂 always. Like many I think, I’ve been “Konmari” ing my house lately. I’d heard about Mari Kondo from various friends a…

Ratty rattan…

On a visit to one of my favourite second hand shops, I found this childrens’ chair. After having seen a similar one at an antiques fair earlier that week, with at 90$ price tag, this one being sold for five dollars was very enticing 🙂 Although I thoroughly enjoy white, the paint was looking ratty…

Integrating metallics.

Metallics are great to incorporate in a room. They add an element of interest, pairing well with other colours. I found this little table at a thrift shop for six or seven dollars and loved it’s delicate yet simple shape (round top and tapered legs). It folds up, making it practical and easy to store….

To sand or not to sand…

When it came to removing the finish on my table, I had two options. I could use paint remover, or I could sand the finish off. With remover, there would be chemicals to deal with and I have found that when scraping off the remover and paint once it has done it’s work, the wood…

Recycled Diningroom set

When we moved into our house, our little round kitchen table wasn’t quite cutting it… so this is the table I inherited, passed down from a family member. I loved it for it’s shape, with it’s simple curves. What I did not like however, was the traditional vibe stemming from the colour and finish, which…