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June 2017

Dining Room

The Dreaded Dining Room-that’s what I used to call it! It’s been almost 6 years that I’ve lived in this home and I have to say that there have been many changes. When I bought the house in 2011 it was basically “move in ready”-or so I thought.  The walls were all painted in neutral […]

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May 2017

Doors and Bookcases

One would think that I am obsessed with doors but the truth is that the doors end up finding me! Somehow, someway I ended up with a few doors and I don’t need any more doors in my house. Since chucking them wasn’t an option, repurposing them was the next and most viable one. When […]

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May 2017

Ikea Hack

Is was the perfect size for the space but it needed a little updating! I love IKEA-I really do. They have trendy home decor without breaking the bank but their stuff has its limits and too often people just end up chucking it out with the rubbish. When I started upcycling, a long time ago, […]

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April 2017

The Two Door Cupboard

Salvaged pride. I just need 1 thing to inspire me.  Couple that with giving me the challenge of making it either the cheapest (money wise) possible or entirely with reclaimed wood and I’m off. Sometimes I need to regroup and I need to go back in my bubble so I challenge myself with something new. […]

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April 2017

Laundry Room Over Haul

It was an unorganized laundry room begging for a makeover.  User unfriendly for vertically challenged people. The poor layout made things hard to reach unless you were 6 feet tall (I’m 5’2).  There was also a lot of wasted space due to the cramming of everything against the back wall and because this first floor […]

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March 2017

Salvaged Storage

Salvaged piece becomes handy storage. I notice everything-especially when an antique shop is having a “Closing Sale”. After I inspect what is left for sale, I move to the basement to see if there are any good deals on old windows or doors.  Nope nothing. Then I sneak into the work shop and BAM, there […]

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February 2017

Doors, Doors, and more Doors

It often happens, in my line of work, that I either find stuff, stuff is offered to me, or I buy stuff cheap that I feel could be useful and inspirational. That’s why I ended up with a few doors despite the fact that I try to manage the flow of stuff in my garage. […]