Master Bedroom Makeover Reveal

For the last seven weeks I’ve been a guest participant in the One Room Challenge. I have been working on our master bedroom to create a colorful and fun, yet still calm and cohesive space. And as always, we were on a small budget, so this room makeover included lots of DIY projects and using…

French provincial desk makeover using general finishes milk paint

Desk Makeover Using White Milk Paint

I found this vintage french provincial desk at a yard sale quite a few months ago.  I just can’t help myself, whenever I see a piece of furniture at a yard sale, I have to rescue it. Especially if I know it’s a solid piece of furniture. This desk was fairly dirty and had some…

DIY Chalk Paint Picture Frames

I love using chalk paint, but it can sometimes get expensive to buy the name brand paints that are out there. I’m generally a sucker for all those paints, and I like to try them all out. But when the budget doesn’t allow for expensive chalk paints, you can make your own chalk paint using…

Pineapple-pillow-cover-tutorial

Watercolor Pineapple Pillow Cover

Welcome to the pineapple week blog hop, which is the kick-off to pineapple week at The Weathered Fox. Today we’re going to see lots of great ideas of how to incorporate pineapples into your recipes and home decor. Have you noticed all the pineapples around home decor lately? I kind of love them! They are…

6 Inexpensive Ways To Increase Curb Appeal

Are you in the process of putting your house up for sale? Or are you just looking for ways to spruce up the exterior of your house and increase your curb appeal? We have sold four houses in the last eight years, so we’ve had a bit of experience finding inexpensive ways to increase curb…

watercolor art using resist and watercolor fabric paint

Watercolor Art On White Cotton Canvas

Hi friends! I’m finally getting around to sharing with you a tutorial for the watercolor art that I made as part of my hallway makeover during this year’s spring One Room Challenge. For the challenge I finished installing, caulking, and painting a lot of the trim and doors in our house, but mainly focused on…

Gourmet grilling planks

Make Your Own Grilling Planks!

I’m not even going to pretend that I’m a gourmet cook. I generally make the same meals over and over each week because it’s easy, the kids eat it, and really I just get in a cooking rut. But sometimes I like to mix things up, especially in the summer when it’s barbecue season. I…

Aqua Blue IKEA MERETE Curtain Hack

The perfect pair of curtains can be a tricky thing to find. I had been searching for matching curtains for our open concept living room and dining room, and was very specific with what I wanted. My checklist included: long cotton canvas grommet curtains that fit within my budget, and were a pale aqua blue…

DIY Industrial Curtain Rod, Brackets and Finials

I’m going to show you how I made a heavy looking industrial curtain rod from inexpensive hardware store supplies. I was on a fairly tight budget for my curtains rods for the dining and living area, but I still wanted something that looked solid and substantial for our seven foot windows. There are so many…

Ombre Dip Dye Drop Cloth Cushion Covers

Here is a simple tutorial on how to make a pair of dip dyed ombre cushion covers using canvas drop cloths and light blue fabric dye. I bought some painter’s drop clothes that are 4 feet wide by 15 feet long to use for this project. They are perfect for pillow covers because the sides…

Not Your Typical Barnboard Clock

*This post is also featured on Up The Old Barn Road as part of the Fabulous Friday blog series. Click here to check out some of the other posts in this series* The rustic reclaimed look for home decorating is so trendy lately, and I’ve totally hopped on that bandwagon. I love how some old wood can add character…

Custom Closets With Built In Shelving

Another thing on our to-do list was to finish up the built in shelving in all the closets. I’m going to show you how we designed our closets, built all our custom shelving, and organized the spaces so you can draw some inspiration for your own home. After we moved into our house we still…

Rustic Wood Mirror by L. DeVries Designs

I had a plain mirror left from when we redid our laundry that I thought was the perfect size to use above my dresser. All it needed was a frame, but I didn’t have a whole lot of extra time to make one. My friend makes beautiful hand painted signs with rustic wood frames, and…

Super Easy DIY Cushion Covers

An easy way to add pops of color throughout the house is with colorful and patterned throw pillows. Cushion covers are so easy to make, especially if you already have a few old or unused throw pillows. To start you need about half a meter (or 20 inches) of home decor fabric depending on how big…

The To-Do List for Our Third House

This is a list of everything that we have done and would like to do on our house yet: Front hall Replace and paint closet doors Replace front door New front door handle Paint trim Play room Replace patio door Replace laminate floor with hardwood Install trim Paint trim Paint walls Update fireplace Change light…

Spray painted picture frame collage

I bought these plain wood frames from a yard sale for $1 for a whole box. There was a mix of sizes, but these were the ones I thought worked best for a picture frame collage. I sanded them down lightly, then did about three coats of Rust-oleum painter’s touch spray paint in key lime…

Formula can vases

Here’s a quick and inexpensive project to add a bit of colour to a room! I took three empty baby formula cans, cleaned them and removed the labels. Then I cut fabric in a strip to the height of the can. I applied a layer of mod-podge on the can, wrapped the fabric around it,…