DIY – Easy Projects I Love!!!

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It seems like forever since I shared some of my favorite DIY projects.

I must confess, working a full-time job, running a part-time vintage sale business and tying to squeeze in all those projects on my “to-do” list, I haven’t had much time to read my favorite blogs or check out some of my favorite sites and share what I’ve discovered.

I changed that up this week and got all caught up on my favorite blogs/bloggers and visited some of my favorite sites and I’m anxious and excited to share a few of my new favorite things. Continue reading DIY – Easy Projects I Love!!!

Fun and interesting vintage finds…

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I’m still not 100% sure what this is??? except a really cute wooden pig with missing ears and a pink nose.

In a previous post about my latest venture (you can read about that here) I told you how I love auctions, yard sales, thrift stores and curb side finds.

In this post I want to share some pictures of the fun, quirky and sometimes useful vintage things I’ve bought or found.

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All the way from Newfoundland – a hand carved wooden fish

As some of you may know (if you’ve been lucky, like me, to be able to attend an estate auction) that auctioneers will sell what is called a “box lot”  and these usually  go for a pretty affordable price. Continue reading Fun and interesting vintage finds…

Sink Cleaner – discovered by accident…

One of the things on my kitchen wish list is a new farmhouse sink. Sort of like this one from IKEA.

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However, I knew that a new sink would lead to an entire kitchen renovation including new countertops, new backsplash, new cupboards and new flooring.

Am I the only one who thinks like this?? 🙂

But alas a new kitchen is just not in the budget, at least not for the next couple of  years, so I decided to make due with what I had.

At the very least I thought if I could make the grout on the countertop tiles look new again the sink might not be that noticeable. Continue reading Sink Cleaner – discovered by accident…

Summer Wreath – Simple and Inexpensive

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In follow up to a previous post written about Love the Home You Have, my friend and fellow blogger Amelia from You Can Always Start Now and I committed to doing some of the challenges listed in the book “Love The Home You Have”.

Our first challenge was to reclaim the dining room and I am proud to say that I still manage to have my table clutter free with a centrepiece on it one day per week – YAY!

Since it is summer and I enjoy being outside and I enjoy decorating my outdoor spaces, it was easy to decide on Challenge #14 Welcome Home. This is about what your front door says to you when you walk up to it each day, it should make you smile and say “welcome home”.   Continue reading Summer Wreath – Simple and Inexpensive

Whimsical Repurposed Flower Containers

I am sure I am not alone when I say I buy things with good intentions of doing something with them.

This was true when I purchased flowers and plants in pots from my local greenhouse and Costco that I intended on putting in a flower bed.  

As you can see there were lots of plants to choose from.IMG_1478

These found their way in my cart!!!

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Needless to say, time got away from me and I didn’t get that flower bed dug and I was at that point of do something now or lose the plants… Continue reading Whimsical Repurposed Flower Containers