Create a Wall Art Gallery with Canon PIXMA PRO printer

Creat your own Wall Art Gallery

I love wall art galleries, like REALLY LOVE them! However I’ve always been intimidated to actually create one myself. Just hanging a couple of picture frames takes me a few days before I actually hang them. I’m always worried that I won’t place them nicely. And because of this photo frame hanging intimidation, I also end up opting for frames where I can insert a bunch of photos in them. I let the frame do all the “wall art gallery” work, but it still takes me a couple of days to hang it up. haha This is the extent of my wall … {continue reading}

Beaded Wrap Bracelet Tutorial – Kid Craft

Beautiful Beaded Wrap Bracelet - Kid Craft! This bracelet was made by a 9 year old. Come check out the tutorial so that you came make some too!

With the Holidays fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about gifts. And that’s exactly what Gabrielle has been doing! This year she wants to make gifts for family members. She decided she should start making things now if she wants to be able to make something for everyone. (Smart thinking!) The first gift she worked on was a beaded wrap bracelet. She asked if I could share a tutorial with you in case you would like to make some too. (Of course she didn’t have to ask me twice! hehe) Beaded Wrap Bracelet – Kid Craft Supplies: – Glass … {continue reading}

Quick and Easy Vintage Nightstand Makeover – Vibrant New Look!

Quick and Easy Vintage Nightstand Makeover – Vibrant New Look!

About 15 years ago I picked up the most unique three drawer nightstand ever. It belonged to my great-grand-mother. I remember seeing it in her bedroom years ago, however it wasn’t a nightstand at that time, it was actually part of a vanity. I’m not sure why it was removed from the vanity and where the other side went, but I’m happy to at least have part of it. I love its details and rounded corners. It was white when I got it, I worked really hard to remove all the paint from it. I varnished it and used it as … {continue reading}

My Back Porch has a Fresh New Look! Finally!

Beautiful Back Porch updated with fresh paint!

Guess what? Today’s the day that I share with you my Updated Back Porch!! YAY!! If you are observant, you might have noticed a sneak peak on Instagram. After some sanding and painting… we are finally FINISHED!! And it looks GREAT! It took longer than we expected with the crazy weather we had the last few months. If you didn’t have a chance to read my before post you can check it out here: My 1960’s House needs an Outdoor Makeover. Back Porch Makeover Reveal Doesn’t it look GREAT?! I’m loving it so much! So different from what it looked like before: … {continue reading}

Halloween Planter Decorations: Chalkboard Wood Bats

Halloween Planter Decorations: Chalkboard Wood Bats - Super fun and easy Halloween decor for your plants!

Chalkboard Wood Bats ~ Happy October!! I’m so excited to be sharing my first Halloween craft of the season! YAY! I bought Mums (chrysanthemums) a few weeks ago to decorate outside. They are my favorite fall flowers! Since they will be staying on my front porch for Halloween, I wanted to add something to them to decorate them for the occasion. What better way to decorate them than with planter decorations! Chalkboard Wood Bats Supplies: – Wood (I used wood scraps that were lying around at my parents’ garage.) – Paper – Pencil – Scissors – Sandpaper and/or file. – Dowels … {continue reading}

Basement Renovation: Office / Craft Room – The Plan

Basement Renovation: Office and Craft Room - The Plan

As I mentioned last week Sébastien and I are finally going to start renovating our basement! Yay! You can read about it here: Basement Renovation – Where to Start. We can’t wait to get started, it’s going to be a fun project. However, before we can get started, we need to plan the renovation. We’ve always wanted an office / craft room and figured this space would be ideal for that purpose. Before we can start the process, we decided it would be best to make a list of things we need to do. Basement Renovation: Office / Craft Room – … {continue reading}

Basement Renovation: Where to start?

DRIcore Products - The Foundation for Better Living

As most of you know, my house was built in the early 1960’s. I’ve shared a couple posts about how it needs some love: my kitchen needs a makeover and my 1960’s house needs an outdoor makeover. Well, unfortunately for me… this also applies to my completely unfinished basement. We have old windows throughout the basement, and we even have a toilet and shower in the middle of it! Oh yes, that’s right… a toilet and shower in the middle of my basement with no walls around them!! GAWWWW!! Seriously!?! But, that’s a whole other post (which I’m certain you’re … {continue reading}

Painting Preparation: Back Porch #BEHRDIYEXPERT

Painting Preparation: Back Porch #BEHRDIYEXPERT

Back in May I shared with you how my 1960’s home needs an outdoor makeover. The list of things we have to do was quite long, we were hoping to get most of it done this year (minus getting new windows, we need to budget those in). We had such a crappy summer this year, it rained a lot. It’s hard to work outdoor when it’s raining, especially when you want to paint. But we did get to work on our back porch when it wasn’t raining, which took a little longer than we thought it would. This is what our back porch looked like … {continue reading}

Triplet Tote – Sewing 101 – My first real sewing project!

Triplet Tote - Sewing for beginners! Sewing 101 #sewing #sewingforbeginners #sewing101

I completed my very first real sewing project! YAY!! I’m so excited! Back in December 2012 my mother-in-law bought me the most AWESOME gift ever: my very first sewing machine! Even though this awesome sewing machine had Confidence in its name, it still didn’t give me confidence to sew! I’ve realized that my problem doesn’t really apply to the sewing part, but mostly about cutting the fabric. I’m worried that I will cut the fabric wrong and then have to scrap it. Fabric is soooo pretty and it would just break my heart to have to scrap it. ANYWAYS, I’m … {continue reading}

Swing Set – Old to New with Paint! #BEHRMARQUEE

Wood Swing Set - Old to New Again with Paint!!

Sébastien and my Dad built Gabrielle a swing set about five years ago for her birthday. It gets used everyday and year round! Yes, both Gabrielle and Emanuelle love swinging on it even when there’s snow on the ground! I should probably take down the seats during the winter (that might explain the rust on them haha), but the girls like using it during the winter too. With the sun, rain and snow… the swing was getting old looking. Yet, like I mentioned, it’s only 5 years old! So we decided to give it life again by painting it! We … {continue reading}

Quick & Easy Living Room Makeover – #IKEAMakeover

Quick & Easy Living Room Makeover!

You know how I keep reminding you that my 1960’s house is quite outdated and needs some love? This also applies to some of the decor. My living room as been the same for at least 5 years and I haven’t touched the paint since we moved in 7 years ago. OUPS! We are planning on painting it, but we want to wait until we change the big window. Anyways, that’s no excuse to keep the living room looking BLAH.. right? Last week I went to IKEA and came back with this: Yes, I gave my living room a fresh … {continue reading}