Thursday, 23 October 2014

Canadiana: The Nursery

With our wee Millie having been born we decided that perhaps we should find a better place for her to sleep than the bottom drawer of a bureau. :)

SOOOO, we set to turning our storage room into a nursery.
I can't find a single before photo... mostly because I am forgetful.
I think they call that baby brain.


We used a small chalk board for the door, just so Millie knows that this is her 'crib'... ha... get it... crib. It is both gangsta' and accurate at the same time. Thanks to hubby for his fondness of puns.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Proudest DIY Moment

For anyone who follows my blog... (okay, I guess I am really only talking to Alex of Hydrangea Girl then... *wink*) you know that my blogs have been few and far between over the past year. It has been a hectic time in the Wheele house, what with our most incredible DIY project ever!!!

Of course I am speaking specifically about the one project that I laboured on (ha... laboured) the longest.

I am pretty sure my husband would have liked to spend more time on the beginning stage of this project (hehehe) but I think we can both agree that it turned out pretty great.

I present the finished product:


Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Hanging Stuff: The Red Green Influence

Are you pregnant? Expecting guests? Feeling lazy?

Then I have the perfect DIY project for you!!


Behold! A wall with a hole in it. No need to patch and paint it when you can be twice as efficient with your time!



Monday, 11 August 2014

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Blog Hop!

My very first Blog Hop!!

I was nominated by the lovely and talented Alex of Hydrangea Girl. Her quirky love for skulls, graffiti, and all things slightly geeky are right up my alley, so it was only natural that we would end up blog friends. I kind of want to eat her up like a Zombie with a wagon full of brains. Please check out her fantastic DIY projects at Hydrangea Girl, and see her nominating post here.

So, here we go... as best as I can tell, I am to answer 4 questions and then nominate 2 more bloggers. This, I think I can do.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Garden Labels: Cutlery and Copper

I bought a letter punch set last year at Lee Valley, but never got around to using it for anything.

This year, however, I have made some garden labels!

I had an idea to make them using wood but didn't like the results.
I then thought that perhaps aluminum sheet might work...


Thursday, 3 July 2014

Art Deco Hutch - Part 2

So last you heard, things rapidly went downhill from the last post, which you can find HERE.

In the description of this blog, I say "the sometimes disastrous, sometimes fantastic results of D.I.Y.".
This post definitely fits into the "disastrous" category!

the whole finish came off within minutes of putting it on... kind of pilling like an old sweater.
SOOO in for a penny, in for a pound. I began the arduous task of scraping of the sticky, goopy finish.
Gross.
And messy.