I had every intention of doing this project on our master bedroom black out blinds. But as luck had it, someone left an old roll of white black out blinds right behind out house yesterday (I love our magical back alley!). So this project is a bit of a tester. Because so much of DIY is trial and error, I’m going to do this project on a throw away set of blinds and if it goes well I’ll redo it on our master bedroom ones later on.
Keeping on our gallery wall theme. Here is how we made the “floating” shelf.What you will need for this project: – 2 plywood storage boxes from the dollar store – 2 planks of wood – Wood glue – Clamps – L shaped brackets and screws – Sander or sandpaper – Jig saw or drywall knife – Circular saw – Electric drill 1. Prep your wood boxes […]
This month is all about making our home more child friendly. I don’t want to say child proofing, cause we aren’t there just yet, but for sure more child friendly. The first thing we wanted to do was contain all the TV, internet, Xbox cords. They are very appealing for baby C and to be […]
Back one day when we didn’t live together and had to do the whose-house-shall-we-stay-at dance (Matt always won because he had a dog). Abby was on her way over one day and stumbled along a long dried out branch on the side of the road. As she does, she brought it inside and waited for […]
Abby here again! Hello! One fine day in the Tall Dork and Matching home, baby C and Matt were taking a nap and I was lazily searching the internet. Until I saw these gems being tossed on a local freebie page on FB and had to have them! I jumped into our bed shocking Matt […]
The first project we did with the DIY chalk paint was create a dip dyed look for our Ikea Backaryd table legs and Slahult table top. We had been looking for a while for a dining room table and couldn’t find anything we liked in any price range. So, as we do, we decided to […]
The best part about our new home is the back alley. Not only does that mean we have back access to our garage, where we do most of our work, but people use it to get rid of old junk (new junk for us!). Because it’s not on a main street, we get first dibs […]
While we were pregnant with baby C we had 3 of our grandparents pass away. Beyond naming her after all 3 of them, we are always looking for ways to instil their memory in C. So when Abby went back home to Vancouver to help pack up her grandma’s home after she passed, she found […]