I FINALLY GOT TO BUILD SOME - updates and news





I finally got to build some birch candles holders. I have been wanting to create these for several years but time and birch had eluded me.




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OUR SECRET GARDEN PART 2 - zero budget






Our summer goal was to reclaim an outdoor space that we had been avoiding for years. We set our sights on using only things we had or could get free and that meant it was going to be a zero budget project!

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OUR SECRET GARDEN PART 1 - team work







The secret garden is coming along and looking great. We now get to enjoy coming out here in the evenings to have a bite to eat or just wind down from the day. We did it on a budget of zero dollars.


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VINTAGE VANITY TURN EUROPEAN DESK - working with what you have





Some of you know we host fairly good and definitely fun yard sales even in the RAIN! This year we ran out of time and stuff to sell. So I thought I would share an old yard sale makeover with you to help makeup for it.
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DRUMHELLER TO VANCOUVER RV TRIP - the last 4 days





Had we had a enough of our young travel companion after 3 days on the road all the way to Drumheller? It was time to head home and find out who would survive.

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VANCOUVER TO DRUMHELLER RV TRIP - the first 3 days






We went to see the dinosaurs in Alberta and we had a nephew join us on the trip in our RV.


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GREY AND WHITE DRESSERS - faux weathered boards






I had a pair of these smaller dressers. They had a hard
glossy white finish that was in pretty good shape that I was going to work with. The drawers however had gold detailing around the edge that I was going to change.

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BLACK HARP TABLE - paint and primer




This was a simple revamp I did on a wonderful find,
but this piece is anything but simple. Come take a look ...
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DRIFTWOOD FINISH ON A DINING TABLE - using annie sloan chalk paint







This is a dining table I brought back to life creating a driftwood finish for the top and beautiful dark legs on the bottom.


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MY SISTER'S DESK - white with dark wood top






Many years ago I created this desk for my sister. She is now changing her decor but before I get to that let me recap the
 makeover I did ...



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CHANGING UPHOLSTERED SEATS TO WOOD - turquoise dining chairs






Not everyone likes upholstered chairs. Let me show you how I went from upholstered chairs to wood seats on these cute little 50's dining chairs.


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DRIFTWOOD FINISH & PAINTED UPHOLSTERY - a new look for grandma's chairs





These chairs I worked on are probably 100 years old and unfortunately they were showing their age. Beloved by their family they were brought to me for much love and attention.
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RECYCLED FURNITURE APPLIQUES







Want cheaper options to add appliques to your next painting projects?






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HOW TO WHITE WASH BOARDS - tutorial



White washing boards is one of the easiest paint techniques to do and fun in the summer weather.
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RV BEDROOM MAKEOVER REVEAL - white and navy pillows





Here is our motor home bedroom reveal for this summer.
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DUCK EGG DINING CHAIRS - chair makeover






I'm sure some of you are wondering what DUCK EGG DINING chairs are and I will explain. Duck Egg refers to a soft blue paint color that is available in Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint line.




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LINING FURNITURE - wallpaper, fabric, or paint




Sometimes it can be just as fun to redo and enjoy the inside of your furniture project just as much as the outside. This is a compilation of some of my favorite interiors I have done.




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PAINTED BAR STOOLS - duck egg






Annie Sloan's chalk paint in Duck Egg blue is a very attractive soft turquoise blue. It has that special something that reminds me of the ocean and the beach.


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