DIY projects & renovations

How to prep cabinets for painting

How to prep cabinets for painting

The day has finally arrived! I have been talking about painting our kitchen cabinets for a very long time and here we are, ready to begin. When I replaced the backsplash, shortly after we moved in, I already mentioned painting the cabinets. How to prep cabinets for painting seems to…

6 Easy steps to a freshly painted front door

6 Easy steps to a freshly painted front door

We have a freshly painted front door! It wasn’t in desperate need of new paint. I just decided that it was time for a change. When we moved into our home, the door was painted black. Very…builder-grade, one quick spray, never touched again. It was in rough shape. That first…

How to build a simple desk with drawers

How to build a simple desk with drawers

For the first time in my life, I built a piece of furniture from scratch—a simple desk with drawers. And the best part of it? Definitely, the fact that it has drawers! Three of them! This girl is pretty darn proud of herself, to say the least. My experience in…

How to build a wooden tray centrepiece for a dining room table

How to build a wooden tray centrepiece for a dining room table

Shortly before Christmas, I built a wooden centrepiece for our dining room table. It was bulky and rustic and looked perfect filled with pinecones and candles. I imagined how I could dress it up for every season. Then spring rolled along and my wooden centrepiece wasn’t so perfect anymore. I…

Hutch makeover – before and after

Hutch makeover – before and after

When we moved into our current home, I wanted teal accents everywhere. This hutch was also painted teal. I knew I would get tired of the look sooner than later, but it’s just paint, right? Since I’ve owned it, it has been blue, grey, blue(teal) again and now it is…

An easy wooden chair makeover that will blow you away

An easy wooden chair makeover that will blow you away

About ten years ago, I bought two chairs from a thrift store for the equivalent of $5 each. I know, right?! This chair makeover I did was round three for me and these chairs. The first time I painted the dark wood white and made them loose cushions as seats….

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