DIY Framing A Canvas

DIY Framing A Canvas

I love hanging art around the house and a lot of it, especially my own paintings, aren’t framed. I think there’s something really classy about framed art, although it definitely depends on the type and style of artwork, not to mention the decor style of the room.

I wanted to hang up my latest teacup painting and as luck would have it, I had a picture frame I wasn’t using that fit the size of the canvas perfectly. So I decided to save a couple hundred bucks and frame the sucker myself. Here’s how I did it!

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Total Bathroom Renovation

Total Bathroom Renovation

It’s hard to put into words just how awful our bathroom was. We had been talking about renovating it more or less since we moved in two summers ago, but we kept putting it off for a number of reasons until winter came rolling around again and the prospect of making the two-storey trek to the basement for showers was too much for me to bear.

As with many houses in Montreal, especially ones that were built 60, 70, 80 years ago, there aren’t very many bathroom options. There’s usually one bathroom in the upstairs, and if you’re lucky and your place got renovated some time in the past 20-30 years, there might be a second bathroom in the basement.

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Well, our upstairs bathroom was kind of a mess. It was a pale beige-y yellow with a purple ceiling and pansy wallpaper trim. Yeah. I have nothing against bright and colourful rooms, on the contrary, I think paint can do wonders for rooms where decor is minimal. It essentially acts as the decor. But not all colours and wallpaper are created equal. Even if they had chosen a canary yellow with white trim in the form of crown moulding or something, well, that would have been scores more attractive.

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The vanity and storage cupboard was all laminate off-white while the floor was a lumpy black tile with white splotches. Good for hiding stains, I guess. The sink glugged and drained slowly, the window frame was just some pieces of wood nailed around the opening and the best part? The tub wasn’t a bathtub. It was a whirlpool tub. With no shower attachment, no way to affix a shower attachment, mirrors instead of tiles or some kind of protective enclosure on the surround walls….And the cold water didn’t work. Needless to say, it was less than ideal.

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Valentines Makeup Tutorial

Valentines Makeup Tutorial

I really thought my love affair with pink-toned makeup would be over by now, but it’s still as strong as ever. This might be more than just a phase, guys. This might be the real deal.

If you’re in the market for a poppin’ date night makeup look (or dancing with the girls, or a cozy night in), in my opinion, you just can’t go wrong with a little rose gold glitter and hot pink lips… Continue reading “Valentines Makeup Tutorial”

DIY Reupholstery

DIY Reupholstery

After a recent excursion to one of my favourite secondhand haunts for used/vintage furniture, we came home with a couple of new dining chairs, one of which had some pretty dated upholstery with several unsightly stains. But it was only $20 and the wood frame was lovely, so we got it anyway with the idea that I would reupholster it.

I’ve never tried reupholstering before, but I think this was a great introduction to it. It was super easy to take the seat off, slap on some new fabric and make it look like a million bucks. Here’s how I did it: Continue reading “DIY Reupholstery”

Winter Favourites

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I’ve decided to start doing something a little different for my “Favourites” series on the blog. In the past, I’ve been featuring my beauty favourites of the moment and while they are never in short supply, sometimes I do find myself going back to basics in terms of simplifying my makeup routine. In short, I don’t really have that many products I’m necessarily obsessed with at any given time.

Moreover, I get pretty obsessed with random stuff for a few months and since it’s my blog and I can do whatever my little heart desires, I decided to include some non-beauty favourites for my winter roundup. If you’re just here for makeup and swatches, don’t worry. I’ve got some of that too! Continue reading “Winter Favourites”