DIY Nautical gift

As I was rummaging through a local dollar store I came upon some wooden anchors. I had no idea what I would do with them, but that didn't stop me from buying three. Yesterday was the day I decided upon this project. I painted the entire anchor black. This was just a base coat, though…


Nautical Christmas tree?

This year I decided to decorate my tree in a nautical theme...after all I live by the sea! Notice the baubles, buoys, starfish, and lobster crates? Ok, owls aren't nautical, but they are native to Nova Scotia, right?

Rustic buoy ornaments

I was contemplating having someone trim some dowels into the shape of buoys, but then I noticed this! Yup, old styrofoam packaging material. I realized I could trim this into buoys without having to use power tools. I held the piece firmly with one hand, and sliced the rest with just a bread knife. I…

BELIEVE Christmas sign

I finished this little runner today. I bought the wooden flags at Walmart for less than $7.00 dollars! The other side of the flags say the word 'Autumn'. Two projects with one purchase! The following photo shows the priming stage. Next came the colour stage... Finally the stencilling stage was finished and the pretty runner…

Rustic Crate Decor

This table needed a makeover. I decided to paint it a nice beachy blue.  I sewed a nice accent piece (to combine all the colours of the room together) and placed it atop the table. Here comes the old crate with lots of character! Add a few Frenchy finds and ta-dah!