School is in :)

These days homeschooling has become more popular, changing many families’ daily schedules and organizational needs. But whether you’re homeschooling or not, a dedicated space for work, storing books and materials is very helpful. For myself, the time to set up such a space came this fall. I’d found a table by the curb side a…

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…. Not knowing what I had bought it for, or how I’d revamp it, it lived in our garage until one day recently. A new client…

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…

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…

Mirror mirror on the wall…

Ok, so they won’t tell you if you’re the fairest…. or who the fairest actually is… but mirrors are a nice way to decorate. Finding ones you like is usually easier and cheaper (when you buy second hand) than buying art for instance, I have found. Sometimes you need to be a bit patient before…