I'm a DIY loving stay at home Mum living in Saskatchewan Canada.
I love to cook and bake, decorate my home, repurpose old treasures, and create beautiful birthdays for my 3 beautiful girls!

Retro Dresser Turned Spray Painted TV Stand

French Toast Roll Ups

With Christmas around the corner, I've been thinking about all the yummy foods we'll be eating next month! I remember making these 2 years ago and they were such a huge hit! We did ours in Strawberry Cheesecake and Nutella flavours, but the filling possibilities are endless!

Easy DIY Ruler Growth Chart

My husband and I have been keeping the kids heights on a door frame in our kitchen for the past 5 years. We realized that when we sell this house (hopefully soon!) that we won't be taking that with us. I had seen a "giant ruler" growth chart on a Facebook yard sale page but she was charging $40 for one. I decided I would just try to make one myself instead. It was surprisingly easy and I'm SO happy with the results! I measured the existing heights on our wall and transferred them over to the growth chart. It fits perfectly on the small section of wall beside our patio doors and I love it!

Continue reading to see what you need to make your own ruler growth chart!

Easy, Cheap and Math-Free Chevron Wall!

I was a little nervous to do this and it was a pretty spontaneous decision. After googling all kinds of instructions and blogs, I felt like maybe it wasn't something I wanted to attempt. I would need a ruler, a 6 foot level, math... Then there was the pencil lines (I hate erasing pencil lines!)..the tape etc etc. I had almost let go of the idea..but then I came across one more blog outlining a way to do this project without any of those supplies and without having to do math... It seemed too good to be true, but I jumped in head first and gave it a try. It ended up taking under 5 hours TOTAL from start to finish, and being darn close to free.

Supplies needed:

  • A cardboard square in the size of your choice. The bigger the square, the bigger the stripes. I used a 10"x10" square that I cut out of a box from one of my kids board games... (shhhh!) This was free of course.
  • A piece of chalk. 1 piece should do it. I have an overabundance of chalk. So also free.
  • Painters tape. I used an off brand, cheap kind. I used almost a whole roll. I had half a roll handy, but had to buy more. A new roll was only 3$ and I had lots left.
  • A small quart of paint. I spent 20$ on that and barely put a dent in the can.
  • Small roller. I have a TON of these already, so free.

Old brass lamps made beautiful!

Some of my favourite things to repurpose are lamps. It's so incredibly easy and cheap to do and it makes such a big impact. Trendy and beautiful new lamps are expensive! Old, outdated, brass lamps are not.

I bought this set of lamps for 20$.
One can of spray paint for 5$.
2 new drum shades for 36$.

That's just over 60$ for 2 new lamps in exactly the style and colour I wanted. Perfect!