Over 400 watercolor prints…for free!

So, I recently discovered that some of my favorite pictures of birds are actually from a collection of watercolors painted by John James Audubon, known for his studies and documentation of all types of American birds in the 1800’s. This site http://www.audubon.org/birds-of-america offers over 400 free high-resolution photos for download of these amazing watercolors! I […]

Free Tropical Leaf Printables

Hey guys, I just had to share with you these awesome free tropical leaves that I found over at TheGraphicsFairy.com! I’ve been trying to find art for this wall in the guest bedroom for some time now but I wanted something that would tie into the tropical theme and not be overwhelming or tacky. I think these […]

TV Stand Makeover

Hey guys! I wanted to give you an update on what I’ve been working on for the past few weeks. I picked up this laminate/wood tv stand second-hand for only $60 to replace an older and less interesting stand we’ve had for some time. The varnish had a few scratches on it and the masonite backing was […]

Lumberjack Themed Birthday Party

We celebrated my dad’s 54th birthday over the weekend, but instead of just having a regular get-together with snacks and cake, we did it lumberjack style! This seemed appropriate since my father’s wardrobe is comprised mostly of plaid shirts, jeans and work boots! To begin, I cleared an area for the food and a backdrop. I hung […]

China Hutch Makeover

I’ve been slowly revamping our dining room over the past few months and recently found this solid wood hutch on Kijiji which fit perfectly in the empty space beside our kitchen. It’ll act as storage for dinnerware, random party supplies and board games that I have scattered around the house, but the best part is…. it lights up! […]

Outdoor Bench Makeover

Can you believe that we found this on the side of the road for free?? The wood was definitely warped and needed to be replaced but the cast iron frame was in perfect condition! To start, we dismantled the bench making sure to save all of the nuts and bolts for the new wood pieces. […]

How to reupholster a chair

I’ve always wanted to learn how to do upholstery so when I saw that an evening leisure course was being offered at our local university called “Upholstery Made Easy” I just had to sign up! The course was for three hours every Monday night for six weeks and required you to bring a small piece […]

DIY Pillow Covers

So like most people that love to decorate, I’m obsessed with pillows! But I could never understand why they are so expensive! For instance, I’ve been looking at buying some dalmatian print pillows like the ones seen here at  willaskyehome.com. But I can’t justify spending $50 on just two pillows! Especially since I was looking […]

Vintage Desk Makeover

After a few weeks of searching for the perfect desk, I finally scored this solid wood beauty off kijiji.ca last Friday. The top was in need of some TLC, but I was going to paint it anyway, so I got it for a decent price. I just loved the curve of the drawers and the dainty feet! […]