Tuesday, April 26, 2011


some photos from the past week/easter

thrifted handmade blouse

making buntings with an onlooker

b.a. johnston on good friday eve. moments after this he lit fireworks and ran off shirtless into the night.

fancy easter treat bags made my mother, filled with "what they had left at the souris pharmasave."

i copied the cherry blossom girl for easter nails

and wore a 75cent yard sale dress

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

a little trick

the thing about my apartment is that it's very, very narrow. exactly 6'11'' wide. at no point does it get any thinner or any wider. i've been willing to let this annoying detail slide because of the other things i love about this place (cheap rent, great location, hardwood floors, good light, etc) but i'm making an effort this year to get the most out of this little space and use it to my advantage. my first example is the bedroom.


i figured that getting my bed on a 90 degree would free up a lot of space. unfortunately that headboard made it about 2 inches too long to fit, and it's a loadbearing headboard. with some help from my mom we managed to take the headboard off, and put blocks under that side of the bed, and turn it around without crushing any fingers.

my second idea for making the space look bigger is one i'm quite proud of. if i put two long curtains on either side of my window, i could create the look of a larger window, which in turn creates the look of a larger room. it's a simple trick with big results.

of course i took this opportunity to do as much i could to redecorate the whole space. i got new new bedding (the floral i had before would have looked so horrible with the curtains) and a new dresser.

(ps thank you to everyone who commented on my last entry/started following my blog/etc. this blog is going to continue to be about diy projects, thrifting, fun stuff like that. all the support inspires me!)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

april 12

i've been half-heartedly looking for a new dresser for months, and as always it took complaining to get any results.

after being OVERWHELMED with respsonses i ended up with one free old dresser! but wait...

i had this can of spraypaint leftover from an experiment to see if i could paint over glazed ceramic (i can't).

(normally i would have a lot more room on the deck to craft on but my neighbours decided to build some kind of bar. ok.)

when the paint dried i took the drawers in and re-painted the knobs white with some acrylic paint.

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