Mod Podge Magic – My 2015 Inspiration Board

It’s been 2 months and I haven’t actually created anything.. Oh I forgot, I made this for a friend on her birthday. But anyways, I just felt like since I went back to work, I haven’t had much time to “make” something, so I decided to work on my inspiration board! Finally! It was due last month! Remember the Christmas Board I made? It was made up of a board panel of some sort and the other side of it is blank.. So I just used that side to mod podge all these inspirational words and phrases.. And Read more […]

Mod Podge Magic, The Recycled Box

  Does it ever happen to you where you got a box you couldn’t just throw away? Like it’s trying to tell you.. “Hey, make something out of me!”.. It happens to me very often, not just with boxes but with other stuff too, like this Ice box I turned into an umbrella holder.  You can see on this post how I used it in a photo shoot.  But I have to be very careful at not hoarding.  I have to make sure I make something out of them as quickly as possible as I can, or else it just becomes Read more […]

Holiday Window Painting

I’ve mentioned on the blog before that a year ago, we moved to The Heights. This Christmas season, this area in North Burnaby looks quite busy and festive. If you’ve driven along Hastings in the Burnaby Heights area, you’ll see quite a lot of the merchants and restaurants and their holiday window paintings. What caught my eye the most are the happy, colourful window paintings to greet you this season. This one is at Fortuna Bakery . Pardon the poorly captured photo with my iphone. But these Read more […]

Christmas Sign Board

Back in November, I listed a few Holiday decor I wanted to do this year and one of them is a Christmas sign board! And I did! It’s not perfect but at least I get to try some free-hand lettering. What a learning experience! And fun to have a sign board with the exact message I want on it! The board I used is a spare shelving piece we have in our closet. We have quite a few and I’ve been wanting so make a sign board out of it! It is painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in Paris Grey. I Read more […]

Christmas at the Shetty’s, (a corner of our) Home Tour

The title actually sounds funny.. I wanted to call it a home tour, but in reality I actually just decorated a specific corner in our living room.. lol.. but it’s fun to put it on the blog for us to remember Christmas 2014.  Lately, I’ve been following a series of Holiday House Walks from different bloggers hosted by artist and designer Jennifer Rizzo.  One (as far as I know..) Canadian and a BC local is part of the tour, Jamie of Sew Much Better with Age and you can check her beautiful home and Read more […]

Reclaiming Our Bedroom – The Photo Gallery Wall Art

It took me almost more than a year after we moved to our home for me to decorate the master’s bedroom!! It took me that long?! When in the process, it only took one evening while the children were sleeping! Yikes! I delayed it for too long! But I am happy now.. At least, now it looked like OUR bedroom.  The walls are no longer bare! And the baby bassinet is gone!! Not that the kids are in their own room.. I will admit, we are co-sleepers.. 🙂 The master’s bedroom is still is not our own bedroom.. Read more […]

Inspiration – Calligraphy And Hand Lettering

For the past weeks I’ve been wanting to try calligraphy or at least in a less formal way, hand lettering.  But instead of a calligraphy pen, I want to use a paint brush.. for now.  I am not dismissing the idea of learning calligraphy at its finest.  It’s fun and easier in a way because all you need is a pen, ink, and paper.  I also find it very relaxing since I have to really slow down as I do the strokes. I’ve stumbled upon people in person and on Instagram (gotta love social media, right?) Read more […]

Upholstery for Beginners – The French Bench

Hooray! I actually completed my first upholstery project and I want more!! Seriously! It wasn’t easy.. but it sure is rewarding! I decided to strip it off completely that’s why it’s a bit more difficult than just wrapping new fabric to it.  By doing this, I feel that it is cleaner and I know that the inside is all new and not just covered up.  You can see all the not so glamorous job of stripping old upholstery here.  Upholstery for Beginners This one is simple and straightforward Read more […]

DIY Olaf Costume & A Happy Frozen Halloween!

My daughter wanted to be Queen Elsa and she wanted her little brother to be Olaf! But.. I just couldn’t.. I couldn’t spend 40$+ on a costume that will only be worn once! So I quickly whipped up an Olaf Costume at 1/3 of the cost of buying one! Hooray! Thanks to crafty moms on the web! I’m so grateful for you sharing your talents and ideas.. Now, my lil son will be so cute and my daughter will be the happiest.  I wish I could use some magical powers like Elsa to create a costume in a second! DIY Read more […]