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Diamond Tufted Back Chair Refinish Project…

May 16, 2016

As I do, I was having a little hunt on Kijiji one weekend morning and I came across this really beautiful old upholstered diamond tufted back chair… it was the shape that caught my eye… and that diamond button tufting!… oh my!… I sent the email… got the response that it was still available and with cash in hand I was in the truck on my way to pick this looker up… This was going to be a fun refinish…

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DIY Gifts House & Decor Techniques

A Little Motivation… a little painted sign

April 10, 2016

Need a little motivation for you home office?… or just some new decor for around the house?… well I’ve got a little DIY for YOU!… a little painted sign! This darling little painted sign doesn’t take much material… If you have any boards around then just cut a piece off as long as the board is wide to make your square sign board… I had a 9″ wide plank in the basement so out came the saw and CHOP!… I cut a…

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DIY Gifts House & Decor Repurposed Techniques

Folding Books…

March 13, 2016

If you’re looking for unique home decor for yourself, or a special gift {and you have some time to pass} folding up the pages of an old book is the way to go!… especially if you’re a book lover or are gifting to a book lover!… so try your hand at folding books! Let’s get right into it… folding a book can take an hour or it can take you a couple hours depending on how many pages and intricate the design!…

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DIY House & Decor Techniques

Navy State of Mind FAT Paint Dresser… Before and After

March 10, 2016

A couple weeks before the Calgary Home + Garden show, Victoria of FAT Paint asked me if I could refinish a dresser that would be on the Main Stage with Amanda Forrest while she introduced her incredible new colours in the FAT Paint line to the Home + Garden Show attendees… UM YEAH I COULD… I’m not even kidding when I tell you that within minutes I had sourced four dressers options on kijiji… then I had two responses within the hour, and this dresser…

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DIY Gifts Techniques

Breakfast At Tiffany’s… er… Azuridge Sleep Mask…

February 15, 2016

I love Breakfast at Tiffany’s… its a comfort movie for me… so, when I found out that the theme of the first episode of Kim’s Kitchen Season Three was going to be Girlfriend Getaways, AND was filming at the incredible Azuridge I knew this DIY would be a perfect fit!… Who doesn’t want to have a fun and carefree time like Holly Golightly!?… and at an incredible estate hotel!… what a getaway night we had!… I recommend starting with a cotton type…

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