Thursday, November 20, 2014

DIY Refinished Dining Room Table

Then there was the time that I refinished our second hand dining room set. 
It only took me about a year and a half... in my defense, I did take last winter off of this project due to zero desire to paint in a cold Canadian garage. 

Like any DIYer, I scoured Pinterest for ideas on how to upgrade our set. Found one! The blogger who wrote the tutorial actually specified "Brace yourselves- this is a LOT of work!" But of course, I did it anyway... She was oh so very right, but I love the way it turned out! 

Behold; before, during, and after pictures of said project:

As it turns out, painting chairs is not my gifting...

Voila, the finished project!

For a more detailed tutorial on this project, be sure to visit Hailey's blog!

Monday, September 8, 2014

My first time decorating a fireplace mantel

Have you ever seen the movie Miracle on 34th Street? The 1994 adaptation starring Mara Wilson, that is. It's a Thanksgiving tradition in our home. Do you remember the scene at the end where Santa gives the little girl the house of her dreams? I think watching this movie throughout my childhood began the dream that one day I'd have a fireplace mantel of my own to decorate. Forget the rest of that dream house, I just want the mantel!  (Okay, the rest of the house is nice, too…)

Guess what? We just moved again and this time…I have a fireplace mantel!! This is how I decorated it for summer:

The main thing I want to point out about my mantel is the picture at the top. It's from Crystal Jeanne Paper Co (one my my very favourite Etsy shops) and it reads "All I need to today is a little bit of coffee and a whole lot of Jesus."  Love that.  Be sure to check out Crystals clever designs.

I plan to add more pictures to that frame.  And, of course, I'm going to change everything for fall in a few weeks. 

Saturday, August 30, 2014

21 Love; A Devotional E-Book

Thank you to Julie from for working so hard to put this together! She has allowed me to contribute to the e-book "21 Love; A Devotional." You can find me on p. 48-49, but be sure to show some love to some other authors as well!  Check it out below:
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