Okay, perhaps the other day when I suggested that I had a 'crush' on chalk paint I was slightly underestimating things. I am ready today to admit that it is a full blown love affair! It really began with the fabulous little chalk painted table I bought from my friend Jen at Beckonings Upcycled Furnishings and Home Décor (she has amazing stuff if you are from Vancouver Island and she creates most of it herself!). This table is what got me going: Next came my own little project with some ... Read More about DIY: Chalk Painted Doors – The Love Affair Continues
I have had a MAJOR crush on Chalk Paint ever since my friend Jen introduced me to it through her fabulous local store, Beckoning's Upcycled. I bought my first piece of chalk painted furniture from her in the fall (see it in the corner of our living room)...and began experimenting with chalk paint soon after. While Jennifer uses Annie Sloan paints to create her beautiful upcycled pieces, I decided to try making my own chalk paint using a recipe I found on Pinterest. I have had some great ... Read More about DIY: Chalkboard Paint – Epic Failure Turned Sweet Success!
I, personally, have never decorated for St. Patrick's Day up until this year. My festive celebration of this holiday has generally consisted of wearing green and consuming matching coloured beverages. But my most crafty of friends Megan, who decorates for each and every season, has opened my eyes to the beauty that a little nod to good ol' St. Pat can create within your home. Megan is the true brains behind Operation Seasonal Bunting but I was involved in the construction of the project ... Read More about 4F Craftin: A St. Patrick’s Day Bunting
As a teacher I am pretty used to chefing up cute labels for my classroom but at home I have been somewhat limited to creating labels using my label maker- and we all know that the fonts on those (or at least on my frugal model) leave much to be desired. But part of creating a well organized (and pretty!) pantry is to craft up some cute labels. I see all kinds of labels in blog-land that have been created using peoples' silhouettes but since I don't (currently) own such a machine, I had to go the ... Read More about Organizing 911: Pretty Pantry Labels – Kickin it Old School
Remember last week when I showed you my newly made over drawer? Well soon after I tacked Enemy #2 (The "Tupperware" Drawer) and discovered that the problem was mainly an overabundance of lids. I am not sure how lids manage to multiply themselves inside of a sealed drawer, but somehow we had ended up with approximately three lids per one storage container. So after some very quick organizing and recycling, I was ready to move on. The IHeart Organizing blog that I talked about last week was ... Read More about Organizing 911: How to Give Your Pantry a Little Sweet Lovin