Upcycled Accent Storage


Back in February while Mike was away visiting his family in Holland, I finally decided to take the time and tackle the makeover of this piece we salvaged from the items in the Mac house makeover πŸ€“

Firstly it got a good scrubbing with some TSP cleaner.
Next it was taken apart and I gave it a light sanding, followed by another wipe down/vacuum.

The entire process ALWAYS takes longer than one first thinks when looking at a potential project, so this was done over two full days with multiple breaks, delays, movies for background noise and nourishment stops πŸ€ͺ

I gave the dresser a coat of primer and while that dried, took the old hardware and gave it a vinegar/baking soda soak and scrub before spray painting it all gold ☺️

Mumsie had dark teal/blue paint in the color I had envisioned so luckily I was able to use that and love how it turned out.

It took multiple coats and I had to first brush the paint in the cracks and then roll it on the remaining surfaces to get full coverage.

After I’d got it all painted, the doors were to thick/tacky to actually close, so I had to shave them down…Β it was a soft wood and I was able to do it using a utility knife.

Thankfully so because I don’t like power tools and that would have meant needing Mike around for completion and I really didn’t want to wait for him to finish this thing that I had started in order to semi surprise him when he returned home πŸ€ͺ

He did have to install some sleek new gold handles and magnetic cupboard latches when he retuned but after that, it was officially and totally transformed!Β The gold handles were purchased from Amazon.

The dried palms displayed are actually from my own palm plant.

When one leaf starts to die, I cut and save it to dry and use for filler… maybe not the most beautiful thing I could find but it is free and I have contemplated being able to spray paint them if I want them to look a little more ‘purchased’.πŸ€ͺ

I’m super pleased with how the dresser itself turned out and am always game for extra storage πŸ€“πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

The decor vibe in the basement is semi different from our upstairs and I’ve struggled a bit with it but I like the sort of ‘eclectic/travel vibe’ that I feel it is now starting to embody, in part to this piece πŸ™‚

Sanded Down Storage Solution


It’s time for another before and after… which seem to easily be my favourite type of thing to post about πŸ€ͺ


I’d spotted this on the Facebook buy and sell page and loved the front panels and felt like they had the dark ish tropical kind of vibe I’m aiming for in our bedroom and we really needed more storage space.

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Some Of The Loveliest Sights To Behold? Sunshine And Gold

Sunday April 30th –

Going upstairs to get the coffee Sunday morning, I was met by sunshine and blue sky’s pouring through the window and it was a lovely sight to behold 🌀

After a morning sermon, Michiel, Mom, Dad and I headed out for a walk through a hiking/skiing area not too far from the house.

Whoever says Sask. doesn’t have hills is wrong ya know.
No it may not have vast, mountain ranges cutting through the sky but it isn’t just flat for days either 😏
It perhaps wasn’t the prettiest time to go explore there but the weather was great so squint and pretend you see green leaves on the trees if that makes it more appealing for youπŸ˜‹

Signs of spring? Pussy willows and wild crocuses 😊

We finally ended the walk and hunger struck, fresh air having done its thing πŸ˜‹
Mom whipped together some soup (using the veggie pulp broth 😎) and then it was an all around, round of couch naps πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•πŸ˜΄

Father departed late that afternoon, having to drive back to his work site.
It feels odd to be home and yet to not see him, so having him back (to his houseπŸ˜‹) for the weekend had been nice 😊

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