Archive for the DIY Category

Christmas craft: easy tinsel tree

Posted 6 December 2010 by
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For the last Holiday Home linky party that I linked up to, I had already posted my decked out mantel on my blog a few days before The Lettered Cottage’s linky party (which I didn’t even know about till the day of), so it was really easy to participate!

For today’s “Christmas Craft” Holiday Home linky party, I put together this blog entry especially for the party, which will be is hosted by the always fabulous Centsational Girl sometime later today.

I thought up this tinsel tree while admiring all the lovely tall cone-shaped trees in many window displays at the mall this weekend. I knew I already had all the materials to make one, too…it’s so simple, quick, easy AND cheap!


Dining set makeover: Done!

Posted 3 December 2010 by
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I finally got around to finishing my little bistro set project, exactly one week after posting the preview. Here are the final before and after shots:


Dining set makeover: a preview

Posted 25 November 2010 by
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Final “after” photos of the bistro set now posted.

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My first real DIY project was a messy one. It’s not quite done, but I’m posting a preview today anyway.

I bought a dining set for $60 on Kijiji. (By the way, I have had far more success selling my own furnitureĀ on Kijiji than on Craigslist.) It was an awesome deal for a table and four chairs, but the catch was that they sorely needed some TLC. The table top was well-worn after 15 years of abuse and four rambunctious children. There was a very prominent greyish white mark left behind by what the original owner said might have been a hot kettle. (more…)