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A blog about thrifty DIY, furniture makeovers, decor and design for the home with a farmhouse cottage lakeside feel.

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  • 06/18/13--17:29: NOVICA $50 Giveaway
  • I was recently contacted by NOVICA to offer a giveaway. One of my readers will win a $50 gift certificate.

    NOVICA, in association with National Geographic, is an online fair-trade marketplace featuring more than 30,000 one-of-a-kind handmade works of art. They help to change the lives of artists and their dependents in developing nations. NOVICA is a great source for jewellery, clothing, home decor and gifts, made by artisans around the world.The NOVICA website is full of beautiful items that would make lovely gifts, even if you just 'gift' them to yourself.

    These are some items that I thought were really pretty:
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    Chrysocolla 'Memory' sterling silver dangle earrings by Peruvian designer Claudia Llaury

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    'Balinese Reef' Cotton Sundress from Bali and Java.

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    'Naturally Modern' Cotton Maxi Dress from an artist in Guatemala.

    Hoping you get a chance to check out the beautiful items. You can enter to win the $50 gift certificate by doing the following:

    1.    Leave a comment. Simple as that for one chance.
    2.    Let me know if you are a follower on Linky, GFC (edited: Google Friend Connect) or FB for another entry.
    BE SURE TO LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY.

    This giveaway will end on Tuesday June 25, 2013. Thanks to NOVICA for sponsoring this giveaway.
    Edited to add: This giveaway is now closed and the winner has been announced. Thanks for stopping by.

    Disclaimer: I was not paid for this post, but I was provided with a gift certificate. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Taxes/duties and freight are the responsibility of the winner to pay or include in the maximum $50 gift certificate.

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  • 06/25/13--18:18: NOVICA Giveaway Winner
  • It is time to announce the winner of the NOVICA $50 giveaway.


    Thanks to everyone who entered. I wish you all could win. Thanks also to NOVICA for sponsoring this giveaway. The winner chosen by random {dot}org is comment #16. Congratulations  Linda at lindaakacraftygardener. I will be in touch.

    This is our last week of school/work for the summer and we have been very busy with activities. I am really looking forward to spending lots of time on home projects and just hanging out this summer


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    Most of my creative projects have been put on hold these past two weeks. 


    This is the time of year that our boys start to really get busy with their 4-H projects in preparation for the upcoming Fair and show seasons. 


    Our 16 year old Kyle bought two goats in early June for the new 4-H Goat club and they are being housed at their friends' farm. In addition to a barn pen, my boys and their friends rigged these outside pen areas with gates and calf huts for lots of fresh air.


    The goats also get lots of walks and time in the bigger pastures. This little one was a bit sickly when she arrived, coughing and not gaining weight. They were quite worried about her but she has had lots of care and attention and seems to be doing much better.


    I bought some leather dog collars for the goats because leading them is part of the learning process.


    Since we are only a ten minute drive away, I often drop the boys off with their best friends and pick them up later. This day they spent a lot of time sitting in lawn chairs just watching the goats. They assured me they were watching the sun and shade patterns from the tree to make sure the goats had plenty of shade and that they were really not being lazy lol !


    Kyle is showing a red and white Holstein this year for Dairy Club and he is spending lots of time getting her ready. We are fortunate to know some great 4-H people that share their knowledge and cattle with the young people.


    School just finished last week for high school, this week for elementary and yesterday for me. We had two graduations in our family (our youngest son from grade 8-that's Josh in the red shirt- and my niece from grade 12.) I will still be busy driving the boys from farm to farm and to meetings, but this mom is going to finally have a two month vacation from work and lots of time for taking care of our home and projects. Welcome summer! 

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  • 07/01/13--16:53: Happy Canada Day!
  • Happy Canada Day to my Canadian friends!

    Keep Calm and love Canada


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    Our home doesn't have a mudroom {I wish!} so our front entry hall and closet get tons of use. Keeping it organized can be a real pain.


    My husband and I set aside some time this weekend to reorganize the closet and clear out the winter gear (this should have been done a few months ago but better late than never!)


    I picked up a few inexpensive storage items recently that helped us better organize the closet. The hanging shoe organizers were on clearance at RealCanadian Superstore for $2 each and the baskets are from Dollarama for $1.25 each. We had the wood shoe rack and wood coat hangers for many years, all from IKEA.


    The very crammed and messy before with too many winter coats and mismatched shoe organizers. 



    We started by emptying out the closet, cleaning the floor and hanging the three new shoe organizers. All the winter coats and vests went to our basement storage closet until they are needed again. Our wind breakers and rain coats all fit in the hidden right side of the closet so it is looking pretty empty right now. Those hangers will fill up again once cold weather returns.


    We got rid of worn out and outgrown shoes. The two shoe organizers we had were fine but I like the look and the colours of the new ones. And having three organizers keeps the floor much tidier and shoes cleaner. 


    My guys have tons of ball caps so we weeded out the ones they don't wear and still had more than 40 favourites. Some are in their rooms and the rest are in the plastic baskets. I also used one of the baskets to keep reusable shopping bags handy.


    Winter hats, scarves and gloves that are stored in the console cupboard for easy access during cold weather are kept in this trio of bins off season. 


    We also reused the wood shoe rack for taller shoes and work boots (the shoe rack extends further into the closet on the right.) Barn work boots and barn rubber boots are stored on a shelf in the garage. Dress shoes have always been stored in our bedroom closets.


    In about an hour my husband and I managed to tame the entry hall closet with items we already had and a few inexpensive purchases. It is still not a fancy mudroom but it works for us. I'm very happy to be on vacation for the summer so I can spend some time tackling projects around our home. Do you have a closet or cupboard that has gotten out of control or do you keep them tidy all the time?

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    Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
    Be Inspired at Elizabeth & Co.

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  • 07/04/13--13:26: Happy 4th of July!
  • Wishing my American friends and readers a Happy 4th of July from Ontario, Canada.



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  • 07/06/13--15:47: Rhubarb Dump Cake
  •  Our oldest son returned from a week away at a relative's dairy farm, one of his favourite places.


    He came home with a huge bunch of rhubarb and a recipe for Rhubarb Dump Cake. It was served to him while he was away and he was pretty excited about trying the recipe. Kyle washed and chopped the rhubarb and stored lots in the freezer. He prepared the cake himself too. The smell of it baking was awesome, and it tastes delicious! I may have to 'borrow' some of his rhubarb and try a strawberry rhubarb crisp (where I don't use as much sugar.) Have you tried Rhubarb Dump Cake before? Here's a link to the same recipe.

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    The gallery wall in our living room has been a work in progress for some time now and I am wondering if I should add some vintage platters to it or just more framed pieces.


    Our home, and our living room, is very casual in style. We love rustic, farmhouse and lots of agricultural influences.


    The framed pieces I am using have a farm related theme: three photos of calves our son has shown, a N.Noel print, a cross stitched piece, and a feed and seed sign I painted.


    The vintage black transferware platters I found also have farm scenes. I tried hanging them on cheap wire plate hangers but they are HEAVY! Not wanting them to crash and break, I ordered DISC hangers and I now feel confident to hang them.


    I have the large platter, the medium platter, a dinner plate and two side plates.


    Now I'm seeking advice as to whether I should add them to the gallery above the sofa as in the photo above, or should I put them on another wall in this same room? And should the larger platter go on top, or the medium platter on top? If the plates go on another wall then I will be adding more framed pieces to make the gallery wider. I would love to hear your ideas! 

    We are having a hot spell with rain and lots of afternoon thunderstorms from all the built up humidity. I'm enjoying working on some painted projects. How is your weekend going?

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  • 07/09/13--15:43: Painted Urn Lamps
  • Using supplies I had on hand I added a new look to a pair of urn lamps in our family room.


    I'm looking for new lamps for our family room that are my style and fit our budget but in the meantime I thought I would try a bit of turquoise paint magic on the current pair.


    The Before: $20 pair of gold lamps at a garage sale about four years ago. I lived with them gold for a year or so, but they were too formal for our more casual rustic style so the paint journey began.


    I spray painted the lamps white, which worked for awhile. Then I updated the lampshades to a plain white drum style (about $15 each) and they seemed too blah. I was itching to paint them.


    I started with a base of several shades of acrylic craft paint, thinking the colours would show through when I sanded back the top coat. A bit showed through, including some of the original gold.


    The top coat of turquoise craft paint is showing way brighter than it really is in the above sunny photo. For a more aged look I sanded back some areas, along with adding Early American Minwax gel stain.


    The final step was Minwax paste wax.


    The above photo is a bit closer to the real life turquoise colour. This wood end table is temporary as I still need to paint the matching farmhouse end table and work on the office part of our family room.



    Do I love them? Honestly, not really. The urn shape still seems too formal for our style. The colour and finish really appeal to me though and I like them way better than when they were gold or white though and they will do until I find the right ones (in our price range.) But I do love the new hydrangeas from the bush I added to our front walkway garden last year. The huge white flower heads have a hint of pink and I think they look pretty in one of my aqua Crown canning jars.


    I'm continuing to work on painted projects including some small unfinished pine pieces I picked up from a woodworker who is retiring. I'll share the pieces when they are finished and I can take photos.

    Joining the following link parties and hoping you get a chance to visit too!...
    Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
    Give Me The Goods Party at Better With Age, Rain on a Tin Roof, Dimples and Pig Tails, and Commona_My House
    Be Inspired at Elizabeth & Co.
    Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
    Inspiration Exchange Link Party at City Farmhouse, Ella Claire, Yellow Bliss Road, and Clean and Scentsible
    Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch To Yours
    Fabulously Creative Friday at Jennifer Rizzo

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     I love simple benches and just finished painting two solid pine pieces to add to our home.


    I'm still working on changing some things in our basement guest suite and part of the plan is to lighten the walls and add more grey and black pieces. The accents colours will be my favourite blues and turquoises just like this aqua Crown canning jar. The walls in the seating/kitchen area of the guest suite are currently beige and my plan is to lighten them with white and a light grey (but I've got to paint two bathrooms first!) So for today I took photos in our main kitchen where there is lots of natural light.


    These solid little benches could be used in any room in our home, but I have a feeling they will make an appearance in the TV area down there. I love how rustic and chunky they are.


    The benches were $5 each from a local woodworker having a retirement sale on unfinished pine pieces (only the smallest one is shown in the photo above.)


    The grey is Americana Neutral Grey craft paint ($1) and the black is a sample pot of Martha Stewart Francesca (also $1.) I bought some Minwax gel stain in Early American ($7) and already had the Minwax paste wax. I only used one coat of paint on each and distressed the edges with sandpaper so they would look slightly worn.


    Totally simple pieces and so my style! The updates to the guest suite won't happen overnight but I am really liking the changes I am making so far.

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     I have been avoiding some of the bigger home projects I am supposed to be working on but I have been able to finish some more smaller painted projects.


    Until mid-week it had been very hot and humid and these smaller projects were so much more appealing than prepping bathroom walls for painting, sanding the porch railing and repainting, or painting the trim around the new garage door.



    I couldn't pass up these pine boxes with the duck decoy add ons at a woodworkers retirement sale recently. I thought they might work for storing video games or dvd's in the TV area of our basement guest suite. I don't want things too themed but my plans are for a Canadian cottage feel to the space. They were only $3 each. At first I was going to stain the solid pine boxes but ended up painting them with leftover paint in black and blue. 


    These are the chunky pine benches that I shared here the other day, from the same sale.


    Now that I see the photos I am thinking I will tone down the red and green wings on the ducks with a bit of craft paint. Then, decide if I will keep them or sell them. Our oldest son had a dairy show on Thursday and Friday and we are planning on relaxing this weekend. What are you doing this weekend?

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    This past week I finally re-organized my hobby studio and even had time to work on some projects including a ruffled lampshade. I will be posting a full room reveal with lots of photos soon, but for today I will share some little projects.


    My last hobby studio makeover was back in 2011 for Where Bloggers Create. You can see that post here. In October of last year I finally got around to moving the big wire shelving so I could paint behind it.


    Emptying the stuff off the shelf resulted in this mess:


    I tackled some of the mess this January so I could work on a few projects but I still needed to go through everything and find new solutions. Not only did I procrastinate, but I work full time outside our home and like most families our kids and life keep us pretty busy. And like most hobby spaces little piles not taken care of soon grow to be bigger piles. Without dedicated spaces for items things got out of hand. And being the fourth bedroom upstairs it was easier to just close the door. 
    Since I am off work each summer, I now have plenty of time and the hobby studio was pretty high on my list of spaces to tackle. I switched out a dresser that wasn't working and added two simple wood shelf units. This really opened up the small room (okay, so did clearing out all the piles of fabric and frames on the floor lol.) I also took a large garbage bag of outdated fabric and supplies to the thrift store.


    One solution I came up with was using this vintage typesetter's drawer I picked up for $5 as storage for thread spools. Spools of different sizes were hard to fit and remove from the plastic kind I used before. Now the spools are within easy reach of my sewing machine and I can easily see what colours I have.

    The lampshade on the mason jar lamp needed to be replaced or updated. I chose to update it. I used strips from a white cotton sheet I bought on clearance at Lands End and made lots of rufffles that I hot glued to the old shade. I love white and ruffles! I added a simple stamped CREATE to a tag tied on with turquoise and white twine.


    My supplies add lots of colour to the room, but the main colours are white and turquoise. This sign is a clearance purchase from a few years ago and I decided to paint over the red 'measure' and 'cut' with turquoise. Love it now. There are still a few things to hang and then I can take photos.  No cost updates make me happy. Now that the room is organized and tidy it is so much easier completing projects.

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     I found a new spot in our living room for my two largest vintage black transferware platters.


    These platters were an Aberfoyle flea market find, along with some matching smaller plates and a bowl, for $20 for the whole box. They are old and boy that box was heavy! There is a reason folks bring bundle buggies to flea markets.






    Our front living room is a casual rustic space and I wanted to find a way to display some of the pieces in here. I tried adding the plates to the agricultural themed gallery wall above the sofa and asked for readers' advice. They looked okay there, well except for the flimsy wire plate hangers that could barely hold these heavy suckers up. 


    I ended up taking the platters down for fear of the wire hangers giving out and having my vintage beauties come crashing down. After checking ebay I ended up ordering DISC hangers and now feel very confident in hanging them. A bonus is that the DISC hangers allow the plates to lay really flat against the wall so there is not an awkward side view of the wire contraption. 


    I decided to not hang the plates in the gallery wall above the couch (I bought some new frames to add.) Instead I decided to try the platters on a small wall between the living room double doorway and wall opening. They aren't centred because the wall bends but I really like seeing them here. I love the aged colours of the platters against my white walls. Now to decide if I should add the plate and two side plates below. What do you think?

    I'm linking up to the following parties...
    Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
    Be Inspired at Common Ground
    Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch To Yours

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    On the way up north for vacation last week I found some vintage tin jello moulds at a little antique shop. 


    I took a quick peek around the store because my guys and the dog were waiting. These tin moulds caught my eye and were very reasonable. I'm assuming they were for jello but maybe not?


    I remember my mom having some of these, including a larger tin mould, but mostly she had plastic Tupperware jell-o moulds. 


    There are 10 of the smaller moulds and the larger swirl pattern is a set of four. Now I have to decide if I will keep them or sell them. The moulds would make cute Christmas ornaments.



    We had a great holiday at my hubby's brother and sister-in-law's home in the country. The weather was cool but the kids still got to swim most days and we had lots of catching up and relaxing time with a favourite bil, sil and their two girls. Our oldest went to his cousins' farm for milking chores at 5am and 4pm each day but the farm was just 10 minutes away. My bil and sil also hosted an extended family bbq that weekend. Now we are home and I am back to finishing some smaller projects and continuing with cleaning and organizing our home. 


    Today after some early morning gardening, staining two wood crates and waxing a plant stand I spotted a huge spider beside the hutch in our kitchen. It got away and I had to track it down so I ended up emptying the hutch and removing the top portion to get underneath.


    Caught the creepy thing though! Of course the emptying and dusting lead to some rearranging. I removed the vintage wood bobbins and spools for a lighter look. (And I made the decision to repaint the blue armoire you can see in this photo. Time for a change.)


    My friend and colleague Kim gave me these cute measuring spoons for my birthday and I thought they went well with the silver and white theme. The spoons are engraved with teacups and the handles are teapots.


    By the time I got everything back on the shelves this afternoon clouds and rain rolled in so I will share more photos of our kitchen another day. I'm finding it hard to believe that August is here already. The boys head back to school and I head back to work in just over a month. I'm enjoying all this time at home. Hoping you have a great weekend!

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    Our basement guest suite TV room and kitchen area are needing a mini makeover and I have been planning and painting some pieces, collecting a few items and completing sewing projects.


    This is going to be a pretty low budget makeover and I will be working on it as time and money allows. (For lighting purposes I am sharing the pillow in our living room today.)

    I have been collecting inspiration on my Pinterest board, Basement Guest Suite- Rustic Lake Style. Some of the elements I am inspired by are the light walls, denim and white fabrics, rustic woods and leather. I will most likely add pops of my favourite turquoises and some red. Without being too themed I hope the space has the feel of a rustic lakeside retreat. 

    The flag pillows in the inspiration photos inspired me to make my own Canada flag pillow using a stiff drop cloth-like fabric, red craft paint, fabric medium and a home made stencil. I used one long piece of fabric and after the paint dried fully, I sewed a simple envelope back pillow.


    We have too many other bigger projects to replace the flooring or sofa in the basement this year, but the walls are going to get fresh lighter paint, the chair a slipcover, and I will paint the tv stand. For now I am enjoying my new pillow and planning the gallery wall.

    I will be linking up to the following blog parties...
    Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
    Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage
    StoneGable's Tutorials Tips and Tidbits

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  • 08/14/13--16:16: Armoire Painting In Progress
  • After three coats of paint I am finally close to finishing painting the armoire at the end of our kitchen and family room.

    I have been doing a lot of painting this past week and one project nearing completion is our office/storage armoire. I first painted it blue two summers ago after asking reader opinions on white, black, grey or aqua. Grey and aqua won in answers back in 2011 but I had the mis-tint blue on hand and got impatient one day and started priming and painting. 


    I like blue but prefer aquas and turquoise so while I could live with it I never loved it. 


    After I painted this pine buffet and hutch Mercury Glass white back in January I knew then that I wanted to repaint the armoire the same colour. I love the light neutral backdrop that the white gives to my collections. The armoire and the hutch are near each other and already I am liking the white armoire so much better. The Mercury Glass colour has a slight silvery-grey hint to it, not a bright white.


    Now I have to decide whether to use a clear paste wax or pick up some dark wax. I hope to have it finished this weekend. 

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    I love making lists for all sorts of things. When it comes to planning home or creative projects I create lots of lists. From quick supply lists entered into my iphone for when I'm at the hardware store to long carefully hand written dream project lists in my planner. I also start lots of big projects that require more time and money and they seem to never be finished. So this year, instead of the 'dream list' I decided to document, all in one spot, the completed projects. Whether they were small and quick, expensive or with supplies on hand, something I have been working on for awhile or just popped off one night in a creative burst of energy. 
    Ongoing Completed Projects List 2013

    So I created a link on this page, in the sidebar, that I will keep updated with links and photos of completed DIY, painted and handmade projects for this calendar year. Projects I have completed (like sewing our new king bedskirt) or projects we worked on as a family (cleaning and purging the garage right down to the bare walls and floor) or projects our 16 year old has decided to tackle (like stripping the popcorn ceiling off the basement stairwell ceiling.) These little or not so little projects are accomplishments too. And together they all help add up to a more comfortable and finished home for our family. 


    This new patio screen mesh is one of those projects that I am super happy to have on the complete list. Our chocolate Lab Remington is now three and when she was a pup she did quite a bit of damage to the screen jumping up on it. There were at least a dozen tears and holes. We avoided replacing it because the last time we did my husband took it to a hardware store and they charged us almost $100 ! Instead I picked up a screen kit for $12 and our 16 year old son replaced it. (My hubby will do dishes or laundry till forever, but prefers to be absent or at most the helper on diy projects lol.) My brother, a real skilled type, stopped by last night and said the screen replacement was tight and straight, perfect even for a pro and this was Kyle's first attempt.


    Kyle also decided to tackle spray painting the 15 year old rusty backyard patio light. We could have replaced it but we like the simple jar style and for the cost of spray paint this was a pretty easy solution.


    It looks good as new now. One little project at a time can really add up. And if any of those dream projects from my planner or large projects already under way get completed, well I'll add links to those too. 

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    I finished painting a plant stand earlier this month and after lots of local searching I finally found a lovely fern to place on it.


    I must  have waited too long because the summer stock of ferns at local nurseries and even some local flower shops were sold out. I did find a couple of neglected specimens at one garden centre but they were barely hanging on. Driving a little further in my search this week, I found this beautiful and healthy Kimberley Queen fern for 50% off (reg $29.99 Cdn.) at Terra (a greenhouse chain in Ontario.) 


    For now I have placed it in the dining room in a large galvanized bucket (not too much sun in here.)


    I bought the unfinished solid pine plant stand for $8 from a retiring woodworker. I used black latex paint that I had on hand (a $1 Martha Stewart sample in Francesca) and waxed it with Minwax paste wax. The boxes with decoy details and the two chunky pine benches that were painted grey and black for our basement TV area were finished in July.


    I may move the plant at some point but for now we are enjoying seeing it when we come in the front door.


    Hopefully I can keep it healthy and enjoy the lovely green throughout the winter months. 

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    This dresser makeover came with a few lessons for me and it was headed for the trash more than once. I finished it this week and now I'm glad I didn't give up on this four drawer solid wood vintage piece.


    My 14 year old son and I found it at a busy yard sale this summer and lesson number one is to check a piece over carefully no matter how busy the sale is or how anxious I am to claim other pieces before they were scooped up. The finish was in quite good shape for the age of this solid wood vintage dresser and I really liked the turned front legs. Lesson number two is to always take the time to check the legs of pieces placed for sale in tall grass. We didn't realize until we got it home that half of one of the back legs was badly damaged and rotted.


    This is an in progress photo after I had given it a quick sanding. It is also before our 16 year old son cut the damaged area off the back leg and then cut the rest of the legs (including the shapely front legs) to match in height. This tallboy lost about 4 inches in height.


    Lesson number three is to not give up on a piece after the first coat of paint. At that point it was now shorter and with one coat of homemade chalky paint was looking pretty bad. So I walked away from it, again, and it sat in the garage for a few weeks while I waffled on keeping it or getting rid of it. I probably told my husband to take it to the dump at least half a dozen times only to change my mind. Poor guy!


    Then last week I decided I already had the purchase price of $30 invested in it so I might as well try to finish it. Using leftover Ben Moore Origins Mercury Glass paint I finished painting the body white.


    Getting lots of inspiration from blogs and Pinterest I decided to paint the drawer fronts grey using Behr Premium Plus Ultra (paint and primer in one) in a $3 can of mis-tint gray. I also added my usual Plaster of Paris to make it more of a chalky paint. Once the charcoal grey went on the drawers I started really liking this piece again. A light distressing of the drawer edges, Minwax poly in satin and new brushed chrome knobs I had on hand finished it off nicely.


    Now it is finished and I really like the grey and white together. I have it listed for sale but if it doesn't sell I could easily find a spot for it in our home. 

    This is our last week of summer vacation before heading back to school and work next week. I wish you a great week ahead and thanks for stopping by.
    Edited to add: It sold within a few hours to the first people inquiring. I'm going to have to use this colour combo again.

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    For extra storage and display space we added a pair of simple wood shelves to our ensuite bathroom wall above the soaker tub.


    We used brackets from IKEA that were left over from the kitchen shelf project a few years ago and simple rustic pine planks stored in the basement that I painted light grey. Since I hate hanging shelves and finding wall studs I got Kyle to do it. Love having a handy 16 year old son!



    I still need to work on arranging the items but for now I added some aqua trims to the liners of baskets we already had. We buy multiples when items go on sale so the baskets come in handy for storing lots of extra razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss etc. 


    I don't drink Dutch beer in the tub (or any beer actually lol!) but I did use a gifted bottle to hold my bubblebath. The deep green colour and stopper lid look so much better than a cheap plastic bottle.


    I have about a dozen vintage milk glass pieces in this bathroom for display and to hold nail polish, hair clips, etc. This was a no cost project and although it is not fancy I do love the storage and display space these shelves bring to our bathroom. I encourage you to take a look around your home for items you can use for a new storage solution.

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