Decorating Dollar Store Terra Cotta Pots

Terra Cotta Pots

I’ve wanted to decorate terra cotta pots for a while now. I finally got around to buying a couple when I was in town the other day. Mine came in a package of two – for one dollar. That’s a pretty good price if you ask me! I already had all of the paint at home that I would need to decorate them, so if you want to get technical I paid $1 plus tax for two pots! When it actually came time to decorate my pots, I honestly has no clue on what I wanted to do with them. […]

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How To Transform Galvanized Metal To Get The Aged Look

Galvanized Metal

I’ve been seeing a lot of the aged galvanized metal planters around recently. I love this idea, so I went on to make my own. I had to do a bit of research to see what was used to age the metal. It wasn’t too long before I found a few different ways to do it, but one that didn’t take much at all! Lysol toilet bowl cleaner! This ages the metal very well without using a bunch of harsh chemicals like I was finding! I found a galvanized metal bucket at the dollar store for a buck! Such a […]

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Eight Cleaning Tips, Tricks & Hacks For Around Your Home

8 Cleaning Tips, Tricks & Hacks

Most of you know that cleaning can definitely be a chore. A lot of us put this off as long as possible to enjoy the finer things in life, but there are quite a few tips, tricks & hacks out there that will seriously make your life easier! I’ve posted about some of these tricks before, but there are a few others out there that I use all the time, or I’ve known about for like ever! Cleaning should be a breeze! You should not have to spend hours on end cleaning just for someone to mess up your just […]

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Thrift Store Furniture Refresh (The Chair I Bought For $5)

Thrift Store Chair Makeover

I was recently included in a wonderful group all about furniture refreshes! Each month we tackle a furniture project in need of a little bit of love and give it a makeover based on that months theme. The month of May we completed a project piece using stain. When it comes to thrifting, I’m fairly new. I still won’t always see the full potential in a piece until after I’ve walked by and then back again. This piece was no different. It was at the last store that I walked around that I found the piece I could give some […]

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How To Choose The Right Paint Finish For Your Home

Painting can be a big job, and if you don’t do it right, it can become an even bigger job. I have come to find that picking out paint is actually a bigger job than what it seems. I figured that with needing to do a little bit of painting, all I would have to do it walk into my local hardware store, pick a paint colour and walk out with a gallon of paint and a few paint rollers. Boy was I wrong! Choosing the paint colour was the easy part, it was picking the finish that was the […]

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DIY Rag Wreath Using Items You’ll Find At Home

Rag Wreath

I finally jumped on the bandwagon and made my own rag wreath. You wouldn’t believe how easy it actually is. You literally only need items you’ll find around your home. This wreath will cost you virtually nothing to make and it’ll make a great piece to have around your home! It was originally Sarah over at The Project Pile that first introduced me to making a rag wreath. I’ve known her my entire life and even though we both grew up about six hours away from where we are now, we are virtually neighbors again after years of not seeing […]

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The Trick To Keeping Your Paint Can Clean

When it comes to painting, you can make a great mess when you don’t want to. Honestly it’s one of those tasks that, when you are finished, you expect to have paint all over your body. There is one trick that I recently tried when I was staining my coat rack and I forgot to post it until today when I was viewing my photos in my phone and it popped up. So, have you heard of the trick to keeping your paint can clean? If not, keep reading! Paint seems to be getting more expensive as time goes on. […]

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Rustic Burlap Spring Pool Noodle Wreath

Spring Pool Noodle Wreath

When you’re thinking about making your own decor, you obviously want to spend as little as possible. I’ve fallen more in love with wreaths as the days pass. Wreath forms can be expensive, and any alternative is better than to spend a ton of money. I purchased a simple pool noodle from my local dollar store and turned it into a beautiful spring wreath! It’s really quite simple. All you need is a pool noodle and some duct tape to make your wreath form. Making your pool noodle cooperate while you’re trying to tape it in place and working by […]

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10 Insanely Clever Garden Hacks

Gardening

I’ve always had a green thumb when it comes to gardening, but there are so many tips and tricks that will make anyone’s life easier when it comes to the garden. I am going to show you some of my favourite gardening hacks. 1. Egg shell seed starters Creativity by Squawk Fox Eggshells are a great way to start your seedlings. Its compost and it’s relatively free – I mean you buy your eggs to eat and just throw the shells out anyways. All you need to do is crack your eggs in half make your omelet or whatever else […]

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7 Brilliant Ways To Re-Purpose Old Light Bulbs

Light Bulbs

A light bulb is one item I never have extra of laying around the house. It would seem when a bulb burns out, I have to make a trip to the store to pick one up, but what do you do with all of the old bulbs? Common sense would say throw them out. Who needs an old burnt out light bulb anyway? I’ve seen a lot of great ways to re-purpose old light bulbs recently and I had to share these ideas with you all! I’m definitely going to be trying some of these ideas as soon as I […]

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