Refinishing outdoor furniture by giving it a chalk paint makeover.

Ombre Patio Chair Chalk Paint Makeover

Ombre Patio Chair Chalk Paint Makeover This  DIY ombre patio chair project took forever because of the weather.  I was beginning to think I had made a mistake starting it, but now I am really glad for my persistence. Finally there was three days of complete sunshine, I worked outside non stop loving every second of it. a aa Our set is about seven years old and it stays outside during the winter so it…

Upcycled vintage cabinet makeover with chalk paint.

Shabby Chic Upcycled Cabinet

Upcycle Vintage Cabinet with Chalk Paint Today’s post is a shabby chic cabinet makeover.  When we saw it Hubs and I both knew we wanted it.  Its has such gorgeous lines but it was in really bad shape.  I immediately knew it was to become a printer cabinet for the office, hubs thought it was gorgeous and was surprised when he heard he had no woodworking to do on it. a a This little cabinet…

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Shabby Chic Lamp

Old Family Lamp gets a Shabby Chic Makeover This diy shabby chic lamp is a labour of love.  My sons found it in my brother’s apartment and I remember this ugly thing sitting on his dresser.  Hubs had stored it in the garage and I knew I was not going to be able to just toss it away broken glass and all.  Thankfully the electrical part works just fine.  This may go in my grand…

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DIY Outdoor Lighting for the Deck

Make your Own Solar Table Lamps Summer days when you able to sit comfortably outside are so appreciated and we try to squeeze out as much time outdoors as our schedules allow.  Its so enjoyable to sit outside on the deck visiting, drinking wine and enjoying the fresh air. These  solar powered table lamps light the deck so you can enjoy another hour or two.  The lamps cast enough light to play cards although reading…

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Luxury Linen Inspired Homemade Pillowcases

DIY Luxury Pillowcases You really can have the loveliest of things with a little bit of DIY effort.  There are some exquisite gorgeous linen shops locally and the linens are stunning, but the prices startled me.  I cannot imagine allowing a guest to sleep on $110 pillow case.  But with a hour of my time and some cotton summer blouse material they are going to sleep on what looks like a $110 dollar pillow case.…

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DIY Cable Spool Art

Grillin and Chillin Cafe Cable Spool Art Hubs could not believe it, when I asked if he could find an industrial cable spool. Luckily there were two industrial cable spools left at hubs work site.   Not knowing why I wanted them he brought home two 30 inch spools.  This backyard sign is one of the backyard projects I am making from these spools. a Prepare the Spool Background The wood spool is held together with large…

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DIY Outdoor Bench with Soft Cushion Back

Make a Comfy DIY Outdoor Bench This bench was made to fit into a small front porch.  It needed to be small enough to leave room for safe entry, large enough to sit on, and comfortable.  Our neighbourhood has several Moms who sit out in their front yards visiting while the community children play.  I am hopeful that I will find some time to sit out front and join in. a a Hubs and I made…

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Small Front Porch for Summer Days

Small Front Porch Ideas Our home is part of the small front porch club; it is exactly 6 by 11 feet and is the main access to our home.  It’s  true that curb appeal increases the value of your home and makes the neighbours happy;but  it can also be a very pleasant outdoor space to enjoy. Sitting out on your front porch is a very pleasant way to get to know your neighbourhood. I hope with some…