Saturday, 10 December 2011

Festive Weiner Dawgz

You may remember Sophie & Buddy?
My weiner dawgz - Well, they were not impressed with their Christmas photoshoot this year.
Here they are showing off  almost crying - very sad really....


I must say thanks!
To all of the hard working blog party hostesses! 
My Sleeman Bedside Tables were featured this week by Meg & Moms.
I am so happy that they recently started to host a blog party.
Cheers girls!

Go check out their wonderful blog.

Carpet Tile Makeover

I work in a tile/flooring place. I see lots of cool things, and I want, I want, I want!  I have a hard time making up my mind.  Carpet tile was always in the back of my head, as something I wanted to put in my front porch. The commercial type of carpet tiles we primarily install in large office type areas.

The attraction:  It is durable, easy to clean, it will NEVER unravel, it is spillproof, has a heavy rubber backing, does not require underpad, office chairs roll over it with ease, it will not squish down in heavy traffic areas, and can handle dampness & soiled shoes. Due to the heavy rubber backing, the soil will not seep through the carpet, so when you vacuum it, it really does get clean!  Best of all, if a tile gets damaged, just make sure you have an extra few, and you pull 1 up, and replace it!
Installation:  It comes in a box, (tiles are around 20"x20") not a roll so it is easy to transport. It can be loose laid in smaller areas, glued down with a tacky glue,  (for ease of replacing a tile), or you can apply tape to attach the 4 corners of 4 adjacent tiles together.  Due to the fact it is so easy to handle, it makes it a dream for a DIY'er!
 Design:  It is completley customizable!  You can do 2 colors in a checkerboard pattern, linear stripes down a room, a striped carpet tile can be laid all in the same direction, or alternate directions.  the perimiter of a room can have a border.  The possibilities are endless!

My Porch:  So, my front porch has seen better days.  It has its tidy moments, it has its untidy moments.  It is the room where everyone comes in, and "drops" things.  I was tired of the 1960's "pebble look" flooring.  The porch currently has 1980's "hunter green" paint, which covers the panelling, & ceiling.  (The paint stays till spring)  I have a beautiful church pew in there somewhere! 

The view @ 7 pm

I am so happy!

The view @ 10 pm




& I installed it myself!  Without screwing up!

I, me, moi! I did it!
I have never installed tile, or carpet...ever.  It was so easy, any chump can do it!
I am WoMaN!  Hear me roar. 
A very proud moment for me. 
My husband is very impressed. (& I am sure he is happy that he does not have to do it!)

And, it only took 3 hours!  
Sharing here:
Mod Vintage Life

Sunday, 4 December 2011

The Sleeman Nightstands

A steal of a deal of $20 bucks a piece for these babys! Solid oak, and cool carvings made them fun pieces to work with. The original was outdated, and a little heavy. (dark)  Be prepared for lots of photos - I am in love with these.


The after is softer, feminine, and classy.

Mmmmmmmm, creamy goodness.


I used my new favourite paint - Homemade chalk paint!   - the grout version - (More on that later)

I really didn't want to keep the original hardware, they were brass and also big & heavy.  My strict budget determined that they were staying, and just getting some ORB paint.  Maybe I will change them in the future.




I was so excited to get started on these, it only took 24 hours to finish them, from the time I picked them up!

I am a PaRtY GiRl - Linking up here:

Momma Hens Coop
Beyond The Picket Fence

Saturday, 3 December 2011


Once again i am honored and humbled to have been featured!
Red & Retro has made it in the spotlight, where it belongs!  lol
(i couldn't get the featured button to work, but here is the link to the blog)
Thank you Good Time Charlie! xoxoxox

Friday, 2 December 2011

Recycled & ready to decorate.

Old white wreath that had yellowed + Green spraypaint= Awesome fresh new wreath ready to decorate!

My Boss came into work with an old, yellowed (not in a good way) wreath.
She asked me what she should do with it..(because I think she thinks I am crafty)
I quickly said spraypaint it & re-decorate it
The next day she came in with the paint and instructed me to go outside & paint it!
I sooooo wish we had thought of taking a "before" picture...but here it is after.
You can see a bit of white poking through, and I like it!  Kinda like snow!
Recycled & Ready to decorate.