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…

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…

Variations on a theme

If you don’t have many flowers, if you want to spend less on plants (even if they are inexpensive, they do add up), a smaller arrangement in a simple basket (second hand wicker basket here) looks just as pretty as a big one. Used as a centre piece on a table or as shown in…

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…

Sitting pretty :)

On the drive home not long ago… my eyes (naturally) wandered to a pile of garbage someone had set out by the curb. This chair, for it’s cute yet slightly odd lines and proportions caught my eye. On closer inspection, it seemed sturdy so into the car it jumped… 🙂 I already had some chalk…