Monday, 29 October 2012

Revised Kitchen Artwork

A little while ago, I added some vintage labels as artwork in my kitchen. I liked how they turned out as a project but in the end, I thought they made the kitchen walls look too busy. I also tend to want to change my artwork frequently so I adjusted the pictures frames that I already had to make these:

Friday, 26 October 2012

A Few More Halloween Ideas

I just wanted to show a few more pictures of the Halloween decorating that I have been doing. I hung some orange-coloured Christmas balls from our front entry light fixture. I drew faces on them with black sharpie. I also took a branch from my yard, spray painted it black, and hung dollar store spiders from the branch with black thread.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Chalk Paint and Antiquing

Here is a more detailed look at how I painted my small table with chalk paint and how I antiqued it. I apologize that it's kind of long and wordy but I didn't want to leave anything out.
Here are a couple of pictures of how the table looked before I painted it.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Chalk Paint Makeover

So here is the very first peice of furniture that I painted with my new chalk paint. It's a small table that I keep in my upstairs hallway. The chalk paint was super easy to use. I also found it easy to distress (I'll explain more about this in a future post). For now, here are some pictures of the finished table.

Monday, 22 October 2012

My To-Do List

I've been trying to be more organized lately and so I decided to make myself a To Do list. I wanted to make it something that I could reuse over and over again so I decided to use post-it notes to write the things I need to do. That way when I finish something, I can take that post-it note down and there's room for a new note.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Friday, 19 October 2012

Burlap Wreath

I'll be posting a tutorial for this tomorrow but I wanted to quickly show you a little project that I did today. It's a wreath that I made using burlap. I'm really happy with how it turned out and I will definitely be making more of these.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Chalk Paint

I just needed to do a quick post because I am so excited to have finally picked up some of Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint. 

I went this afternoon with my Grandparents to a lovely little shop in New Hamburg run by a lady named Kathie Jordan. I just got one can to start with to see if I liked working with it. As it turns out, I love it! (Of course I started painting as soon as I got home) I'm sure I will be posting many, many pictures of painted furniture in the near future. I'm really looking forward to it!

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

A Quick Kitchen Project

Here are some pictures of a project that I  did yesterday in our kitchen. I got these wood letters from Walmart for $0.99 each and spray painted them ivory. I apologize for the cord you can see beside the letters. It is for our range hood microwave that hasn't been installed yet.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Bridesmaid Survival Kits

This past weekend I officially asked all of my bridesmaids if they would be part of my wedding. We are not getting married until August 2014, but I have been thinking about it a lot lately and wanted to officially ask each of them. I wanted something small to give them when I asked, so I decided to do a Bridesmaid Survival Kit. I put a bunch of things together that I thought they might need during the wedding/planning process. I boxed these things up for each of them and gave them a little poem explaining what each of the items was for. I had a lot of fun putting all of these things together.


Sunday, 14 October 2012

Ottoman Tutorial

As promised, here is a step by step tutorial of how I made an old coffee table into an ottoman. Here's a quick picture of how the ottoman turned out.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Coffee Table Turned Ottoman

I will post a tutorial for this project either tomorrow or Monday, but I just wanted to quickly show you how it turned out. One of Alex's coworkers gave us an old coffee table last week and here's what I did with it...

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Tutorial for Trick or Treat banner

Here's a quick reminder of the Trick or Treat banner that I made earlier this week.

Now to explain exactly how I did it.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

A bit more Halloween decorating

This is just a quick post to show a bit more of the Halloween decorating that I've been up to.

Monday, 8 October 2012

How I made the doll house

As promised, here is exactly how I made my small bathroom cupboard into a doll house.

Remember what I started with...

Friday, 5 October 2012

Some Halloween Decorating

This is just a quick post to give you a peak at some of the Halloween decorating that I have started. I've only got as far as the dresser by the front windows of my living room. Here's how it looks so far.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Our Kitchen Message Board

We really needed a kitchen message board but I couldn't find one anywhere that had everything that I wanted. We decided to make our own and here's how it turned out.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Engagement card display

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that my parents hosted and engagement party for us. At the party, we recieved many lovely cards from our guests. Here's one of the ways that I displayed them. 

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Bathroom step stool

I've been looking for a small stool for my bathroom for a while. I ended up finding one at the antiques market but it wasn't exactly what I wanted so I decided to refinish it. Here's a look at the before and after.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Kitchen Artwork

Here are some framed vintage labels that I hung in my kitchen this weekend...