Nest Chest-Turned-Coffee Table | Trash to Treasure


It’s that time of the month again. No, not that one. It’s time for Trash to Treasure with my blog buddies Kari, Jenna and Jamie! My Project Christmas Holidays sure do make it hard to go back to the regular routine, yes? Who’s with me? Getting back into the groove this week (homeschool, blogging, housework, Dean… 

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Painting Furniture With Latex Paint | Grey Tweed Hutch

painting furniture with latex paint

First of all, a huge heartfelt thank you for all of the wonderful comments you left on our Christmas Home Tour post the other day! We are really enjoying this house and we’re so glad you loved the tour so much. Muah! _____ This time of year always seems extra busy, but one of the… 

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Hoo’s There? (A Simple DIY)

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Our current in-progress house projects include our kitchen and master bedroom. While we’re working on both rooms simultaneously, we’re also still living life – one of our goals in renovating this house vs the last was that we don’t quit life for projects. Sometimes that means that progress is small, at least in one space at… 

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How NOT to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

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how not to paint kitchen cabinets

When it comes to painting kitchen cabinets, a Google search will get you any number of tutorials. Everyone from DIY bloggers, to HGTV and the DIY Network seems to have a tutorial on painting kitchen cabinets.

In case you’re short on time, the gist of all of them is to remove your cupboards, clean them really well, sand them, prime and paint a couple of coats.

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You Are My Sunshine Art DIY (Reader Favorite)

vintage you are my sunshine side

When we showed you our New Master Bedroom Progress the other day, there was curiosity about the giant You Are my Sunshine Art that now sits on our dresser.

When I first created it, it hung in our front hallway at the Bungalow:

It’s one of my favorite pieces ever!

It is a little involved to create but I totally broke it all down for you in a step by step tutorial…

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3 Easy Steps to a Chalkboard Wall

3 easy steps to a chalkboard wall

If you follow us on Facebook, you may have noticed that we painted a chalkboard wall in our dining room. I originally thought I wanted to put the chalkboard wall in the kitchen. But after living with it in the dining room for several weeks it is SO PERFECT here. I have to say it was a… 

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DIY Industrial Numbered Baskets

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Have you ever seen a photo of a perfect-for-you room somewhere online? Have you ever then spent an inordinate amount of time dreaming about said room? Wondering how you could make it your own? Recreate it – or parts of it – in your own home? Photo by House Beautiful via Wallpap’ress That was what… 

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Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint, Door-Turned-Entry Table, Fall Homeshow & Ultimate Upcycle Challenge

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By this post title you may think I’m confused. Or scatter-brained. Or completely lacking in marbles. But I promise Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint, a door-turned-table, the Fall Homeshow and an Upcycle Challenge all relate to each other! _____ Last month we received an email asking us to participate in The Fall Home Show’s Ultimate… 

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Our Top 10 Weekend DIYs

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All right all you Canucks, this weekend is May 2-4! That means it’s time for DIY projects, gardens, highway traffic jams and the real beginning of summer! And for our American neighbours south of the border, I know that next weekend is your May long weekend. So the same goes for you I suppose! Typically… 

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DIY Vintage You Are My Sunshine Sign {Martha Stewart}

aka design you are my sunshine

Boy, have I got a project to share with you – I’m practically giddy with excitement for how it turned out! I hinted at the project last night … And even last Friday when I posted a sneak peak into the GIANT bag of crafting supplies we received. WOWZERS! That’s a LOT of “good things”,… 

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Painted Burlap Pennant Banner

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Last fall we shared our crazy simple DIY fall burlap banner. Let me just say for the record (again!) that I am a big fan of burlap. Like LOVE it. Only not for pillows or chairs or anything I have to touch often. I prefer cozy for that. But I love how burlap looks. Anyway… 

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DIY Chalkboard Chargers

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So – it’s finally SpRiNg!! And with spring comes Easter and with Easter comes family dinner {or brunch}. And since we’re hosting my family for Easter again this year {Yay! I love hosting!}, I thought it was time to do something with our tired old silver-toned chargers. But what? I thought of papering them with vintage book… 

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Spring Canvas

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We’re in the midst of several spring projects around here. Some are bigger and some are smaller - we like to mix things up and give you some tough projects (like our Restoration Hardware knockoff shelves) and some easy do-it-in-an-afternoon type projects (like our headboard)! This little DIY spring canvas is one of those latter projects –… 

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Springtime in Paris

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Nope. We’re not going to Paris – what fun would that be though?! – I’m talking about our Royal Design Studio Springtime in Paris stencilled wall. You know, the one that looks like handpainted French script… But it’s totally a stencil… We originally posted about it last fall here. Notice the pumpkins! But I really… 

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Ikea Hack: Stencilled Placemats & DIY Link Party #21

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This is an Ikea hack of sorts. I love Ikea for it’s simple linens. And these Ikea Marit placemats were just screaming for some embellishment. No, not like with glitter and jewels. But just a little something-something, you know? So, as I’m working on Spring Decor (the mantle is going to be great!), a mini… 

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Monogrammed Sheet Music

gallery wall

Hi there! How are you doing? We are uncharacteristically exhausted here. In between sanding, painting, staining and poly-ing the “new” dining table and six chairs we haven’t managed to squeeze in many smaller projects. Honestly if you follow us on facebook or twitter you know this dining room project has been kicking our butts! But… 

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Easiest Furniture “Glazing” & Antiquing Ever!

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We’ve had a lot of questions of late about refinishing furniture. First, let me just say, we love your questions. Like big-puffy-heart love. Second we are not professionals like Marian or Shaunna. But we have refinished a few of our own pieces. And after refinishing and glazing our coffee table and hutch, using a mixture… 

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Pottery Barn Inspired Numbers Canvas

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Update: Click here to see where we’ve displayed our Pottery Barn Inspired Numbers Canvas at our new house! Good Friday Morning!! Anyone interested in a DIY Project for the long weekend (it’s the Civic Holiday Monday in Canada)? What about a Pottery Barn-inspired project?   But for super cheap (like Dollar-store cheap) and SO easy… 

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