I'm a DIY loving stay at home Mum living in Saskatchewan Canada.
I love to cook and bake, decorate my home, repurpose old treasures, and create beautiful birthdays for my 3 beautiful girls!

Easy, Cheap and Math-Free Chevron Wall!

I was a little nervous to do this and it was a pretty spontaneous decision. After googling all kinds of instructions and blogs, I felt like maybe it wasn't something I wanted to attempt. I would need a ruler, a 6 foot level, math... Then there was the pencil lines (I hate erasing pencil lines!)..the tape etc etc. I had almost let go of the idea..but then I came across one more blog outlining a way to do this project without any of those supplies and without having to do math... It seemed too good to be true, but I jumped in head first and gave it a try. It ended up taking under 5 hours TOTAL from start to finish, and being darn close to free.

Supplies needed:

  • A cardboard square in the size of your choice. The bigger the square, the bigger the stripes. I used a 10"x10" square that I cut out of a box from one of my kids board games... (shhhh!) This was free of course.
  • A piece of chalk. 1 piece should do it. I have an overabundance of chalk. So also free.
  • Painters tape. I used an off brand, cheap kind. I used almost a whole roll. I had half a roll handy, but had to buy more. A new roll was only 3$ and I had lots left.
  • A small quart of paint. I spent 20$ on that and barely put a dent in the can.
  • Small roller. I have a TON of these already, so free.

Old brass lamps made beautiful!

Some of my favourite things to repurpose are lamps. It's so incredibly easy and cheap to do and it makes such a big impact. Trendy and beautiful new lamps are expensive! Old, outdated, brass lamps are not.

I bought this set of lamps for 20$.
One can of spray paint for 5$.
2 new drum shades for 36$.

That's just over 60$ for 2 new lamps in exactly the style and colour I wanted. Perfect!

Dresser turned kitchen hutch

We are constantly watching for "ugly" furniture on the local used sites. Paint and new hardware can turn an ugly piece into a stunning one! We were driving home one night through our neighborhood and saw a sign for a moving sale. My husband suggested we stop and see if they had any old dressers as we were on the hunt for a kitchen hutch for so long. We wanted something with doors AND drawers. The moving sale happened to have this one for sale and I think we paid 20$.

A Lalaloopsy Party!

Catching up on some things I've wanted to post over the last while! Our oldest turned 7 in March of 2014. We had a Lalaloopsy themed party complete with a carnival corner, face painting and an art table! It was so much fun and my oldest was thrilled! It's one of my favourite parties we've had for the kids so I was excited to post it. FINALLY I'm getting around to it!