The Perfect Gift for the Sweet Tooth – DIY Cake Stand

I couldn’t believe it’s only 10 days before Christmas! Wow! Time went by really fast! I never felt this way when I was younger.. I’m just a bit older now. With the luxury of time I have now, I wanted to make some special gifts to my friends and this idea made me think of my friends who bake and make desserts.  They are the ones who bring their baked goods at parties and the very first thing I try to have a bite of! So delicious and yummy! DIY Cake Stand I first saw this at the DIY section Read more […]

Got Craft? Vancouver Holiday Edition + Giveaway

If you haven’t completed your Christmas shopping, don’t fret! Got Craft? is here! This weekend, Got Craft will showcase over 75 handmade vendors with their amazing products! Got Craft? Vancouver aims to bring together a community that fosters handmade and D.I.Y. culture. Got Craft? is Vancouver’s largest indie craft fair, and is celebrating its 16th show this weekend, Dec. 13 & 14. Established in 2007, Got Craft? aims to bring together a community that fosters handmade and D.I.Y. culture. When:Saturday, 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 […]

The French Bench Makeover Reveal Post

This is my latest accomplishment! I combined upholstery and a new painting technique at the same time! I love it so much! Really! Let me call it.. The French Bench Makeover.. The bench is painted with Annie Sloan’s Decorative Paint, Chalk Paint® in Paris Grey with Dark Wax and then topped with Clear Wax with Old White.  You can see a full post on how I painted it here. But.. also, let me start this post by borrowing these words from Amanda Brown’s book SPRUCE and owner of SPRUCE Read more […]

Trying A New Painting Technique – Colouring Wax with Paint

I noticed that I’ve been very courageous with my painting career (lol.. I want it to be my career!). I always want to try new things, create what I’ve picture in my head.. just something new, new colour, new wax colour, new painting technique, new style, new look.  The best thing about DIY is that it is still original to you! I didn’t create the technique, I followed a project in Annie Sloan’s book, Quick and Easy Paint Transformations (which I reviewed here) and the outcome is exactly how I wanted Read more […]

BOOK REVIEW – Quick and Easy Paint Transformations by Annie Sloan

Feel free to call me a “DIY” bookworm.  I borrow a lot of books on painting furniture and other DIYs like upholstery as well as decorative painting.  I am just so happy we live close to a library I can take my kids where they can play with puzzles and read, while I skim through a new art or craft book! Perfect place for my family! I received Quick and Easy Paint Transformations by Annie Sloan, 50 step-by-step ways to makeover your home for next to nothing, and I was jumping for joy!  This 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 […]

Sneak Peek – My First Upholstery Project

Oh my! I have to write! I can feel it like it’s coming out of me! It’s been a while! It was quite hectic the past couple of weeks and it will be our son Ryan’s first birthday this weekend! Actually, I should be planning his birthday.. lol.. I am, I am! You’ll see.. 🙂 MY FIRST UPHOLSTERY PROJECT Hello! I’m back with some new projects and one of them is a small bench.. My very first upholstery project! I think it was a piano stool/bench.  The size is just perfect for our home. It’s a single-seater Read more […]

DIY Glass Painted Mason Jars as Candle Holders

You may remember my friend Reena Venkatesh, a glass artist, who was featured last month on the blog as well as a workshop on glass painting we were doing. I am so excited to announce that the glass painted mason jar is now published on Scratchmommy.com where I am a DIY contributor. Last Wednesday, Reena taught me how to do it! Thank you, Reena for sharing your art with all of us! You are a true artist willing to teach and share your art to others! To learn more how you can make this on Read more […]