Showing posts with label decor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label decor. Show all posts

December 6, 2015

Organizing using Chalkboard Tape

chalkboard tape
I enjoyed using removable chalkboard tape and organizing. This is an easy and practical way to organize anything we want. I usually use this drawer to put different things, so I like having this removable chalkboard tape on the drawers. This allows me to write what is inside the drawers, erase and rewrite when I change the content.

December 3, 2015

Use a Variety of Scotch Tape to Add Festive Flare

These four tips and techniques by design and lifestyle expert Amanda Forrest and Scotch Canada helps us add festive flare to our home décor, gift styling, and DIY holiday projects. 

November 15, 2015

Fusion Mineral Paint: Dresser Project

We are excited to be using the Fusion Mineral Paint to do a variety of projects! Fusion Mineral Paint is an innovative product that is easy to apply, self-leveling, and requires minimal prep work. We like how the end projects have a durable matte finish that lasts for a long time. There are 24 custom-blended colours that we can choose from, which are rich in colour, depth, and hue. The paint is perfect for any of our home décor projects small or large, inside or out. We chose three colours, Upper Canada green, Fort York red, and Champness blue to do a few projects that we are excited about. 

October 25, 2015

William Ashley Warehouse Sale Celebrates 40 Years

Since I was a teenager I have been going to the annual William Ashley’s Warehouse Sale every year with my mom, and now continue the tradition with my family. The Warehouse Sale located at 111 Creditview Road, Vaughan, ON, L4L 9T1 is more spacious and has an ample amount of free parking. This year William Ashley celebrates its 40th annual Warehouse Sale, where shoppers across the GTA gather to take advantage of the fabulous prices on quality products.

October 15, 2015

Win Your Own Welcome Mat from Carpet One

I am excited to partner with Carpet One Floor and Home Welcome Mat to bring awareness to the importance of cancer research. For the past decade, Carpet One Floor Home has raised almost a million dollars to support breast cancer research. 25 percent of the proceeds of each Welcome Mat goes towards the research.

October 7, 2015

Detailed Papercut Lantern

I was inspired by the Paper Craft DK book to do this detailed papercut lantern project. This book has 50 fun and exciting projects that involves card making, gift wrapping, scrapbooking, and beautiful paper flowers. I love that the book includes templates that we can use to recreate the projects. I used the template for lanterns from this book, and scanned it on my Brother ScanNCut machine, which cut this intricate lantern design for me within minutes.

October 3, 2015

Craft Books: Homemade Interiors and Let's Knit

I love getting inspiration for crafts from colourful books. The DK Craft Boutique has lots of fabulous books that are inspiring to get us started. Since I love to do a variety of different crafts and always challenge myself to learn new one, I enjoy books that are easy to follow with step-by-step pictures and instructions. I also encourage my children to not only use their imagination to be creative, but also be observant on the variety of different material that they can incorporate for their arts and craft projects.

September 22, 2015

Stained Glass Art

I had lots of fun using glass stain on its own to repurpose a bottle and decorate it to use as a vase. However, I really found the beauty of glass stain only after I used it with the Glass Stain Leading. I used the black Glass Stain Leading to outline the designs and create custom, ornate, stained glass art. It was easy to use the leading similar to a pen because of its tip, so I had fun doing the design on each side of this somewhat square glass container that I bought. The different coloured glass stain I used really shows through this thick glass once it is filled within the leading, and is confined to each section. I love how the project turned out. I am looking forward to do more glass stain projects using both glass and clear plastic.

August 29, 2015

Portable Inflatable Solar Lights from MPOWERD for Travel or Home Decor

We have been using the Luci Aura and Luci Lux lights from MPOWERD Inc. in a variety of occasions. We can enjoy these bright solar powered lights for 6 to 12 hours after charging them in direct sunlight for 8 hours. It is fully waterproof with a IP67 waterproof rating. I like that we can easily inflate these shatterproof lights by mouth. The portable lights weigh 4 oz. and has a 150 square feet lighting area so we can use it in a variety of situations such as boating, camping, barbequing, as night lights, at pool parties or special occasions, entertainment, and more.

August 11, 2015

Vote for Our #LoveYourWood Convertible Gaming Storage Cart and Win

convertible gaming storage cart rustoleum
We are very excited to be part of the Rust-Oleum and Varathane #LoveYourWood Challenge. For this challenge, we were provided with a gift card to purchase our choice of wood and any other material we needed for the project. Our surprise package included a Varathane Top Coat, a Varathane Wood Stain, glass pebbles, cabinet door handle, hook, wire, and rope.

August 6, 2015

PC® Back-to-school and Fall Collections

I enjoyed checking out the colourful PC® Back-to-school and Fall Collections. The colour choices in their Life at Home and Everyday Essentials collection are really attractive. Adding these colourful pieces will quickly and pleasantly change the decor of any room suitable for upcoming entertainments and celebrations.

August 4, 2015

Papaya Juice & Colourful Entertaining Products from Trudeau

I love the new wave of bright colours and cool shapes of kitchen items for the table from Trudeau. These products with the beautiful timeless appeal and functionality truly celebrates colour. My family and I love using these products everyday, and I am glad they have used organically coloured glass and sustainable wood, which is also good for the environment. I love how we can match our decor with these vibrant hues and bring excitement to our summer entertainment.

July 13, 2015

Making a Trellis DIY Project

how to build diy trellis
In spring, we made a v-shaped Trellis for our Clematis. It is cheaper to make a trellis with only a few materials compared to buying one. For this project, I haven't provided exact measurements because you can adjust the length of the wood according to where you want to place the trellis for example in a deep pot or against the fence etc. The measurements also depend on what type of plant you want to use the trellis for such as Clematis, Jasmine etc. Hope the pictures and the instructions below will inspire you to make your own trellis and save some money.

July 10, 2015

Decorative Vase Using DecoArt Glass Paint Marker

I love using DecoArt Glass Paint Markers. With some imagination these smooth flowing, quality fine-tip markers can be used for a variety of things. It is easy to use the markers to personalize gifts,  decorate, and create unique pieces of art. The markers have a glossy finish and it is available in 14 vibrant colours. I tried the Black, Fuchsia, Brown, Green, Gold, Silver, and Turquoise. It is simple to use the markers, all we have to do is shake it up, remove the cap, and initially press down on the tip for the ink to flow to the tip before decorating.

April 12, 2015

DIY Ceiling Project with Fasade

We loved using Fasade ceiling tiles to personalize our space. This is a stylish, and a practical solution for our ceilings, walls, and back splash in any room of our home. We used the Fasade 2X2 glue up ceiling tile in the Cyclone pattern to transform our dining room ceiling. It was easy to glue the tiles up on the ceiling, which immediately brightened the space. The project only took a few hours. The beautiful interconnected swirls are punctured into a dynamic pattern, and this white series of tile designs are paintable. We left the original white it came in, to give the space a crisp and clean feel. 

April 9, 2015

DohVinci Eggs

DohVinci decorated Eggs
My children enjoy using DohVinci to decorate. They decorated eggshells with DohVinci. It is a wonderful activity to do during spring and talk about nature, birds, different types of eggs, and more. To do this fun project we used...

April 5, 2015

Express Yourself By Winning Scotch Expressions Prize Pack

Scotch Brand’s Expressions Tapes are a fun, affordable tool to help add bright and glam colours to our home, and event décor. Expressions Tapes offer us creative, and easy ways to decorate our home whether it is used to create DIY centrepieces for a party, to add colour to glasses or planters, to do crafting with our children, or to update plain walls with a splash of colour. These Spring Planters are an awesome idea from Scotch to add some creative fun in our home. To make these, you will need... 

March 21, 2015

Using Washi Tape as Frames

We recently painted our children's room, and to personalize the space we wanted to display art work that my children did on the wall. I used Washi tape to frame around the canvas. This way we can remove and switch the painting as we want and update the wall display without a hassle.

March 13, 2015

Welcome Spring By Winning a Cure Pink Ribbon Mat

Spring is in the air, and if you’re looking to brighten up your entry way, deal with all that mud from melting snow, or want to make a statement for a good cause, Carpet One's Welcome a Cure Pink Ribbon Mats will give you a chance do something nice for your home while you do some good to others. These mats are tough, functional and, depending on your choice, fun, whimsical, or stylish. The company has partnered with 12 well-known interior design experts, all of whom have added their flare for colour and home fashion to the mix of beautifully designed and durable indoor-outdoor mats.

January 24, 2015

Designer Cure Pink Ribbon Mat

We can gift our doorway with style and heart, with a Welcome a Cure Pink Ribbon Mat, that helps raise money for Breast Cancer research. Carpet One has partnered with 12 interior design experts who have added their flare for color and home fashion to the mix of beautifully designed and durable indoor-outdoor mats.