Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Spring along Lake Erie

Just a couple of pictures of some of  the flowers sprouting in my garden over the past two weeks when the weather was unseasonable warm.  I hope you like them!

I can hardly wait for the tulips :-)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bathroom Redo

We had a couple of coolish rainy days so I couldn't really go out on my motorcycle so I finally got around to redoing our half bath upstairs.  Really it is more like a closet as you really can't fit anything more than the toilet and a sink, but my husband finds it useful in the middle of the night as it is just outside our bedroom door.

There was a water leak in this bathroom when we moved in and the plaster walls were so wet it took them a goods 5 years to dry.  The wall really needs some professional help, but due to financial issues we can't really afford that so I am doing the best I can to shore things up until I can afford to have it repaired properly.

Here are the before and after pictures:

I can't even express how totally shocked I was at how very dark yellow the toilet and sink are.  When the bathroom was the yellow beige colour I thought the toilet and sink were the same colour.

All in all I love this little bathroom now and it doesn't make me feel nearly as claustrophobic anymore.  When I use to go in there I would have to leave the door open and pray we didn't get any company or they would have seen more than I feel comfortable showing as our entrance way is just down the steps from this bathroom.

I hope you like the changes as much as I do and it inspires you to paint a room in honour of spring!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Cookie sheet repurposed into serving tray!

I entered my cookie sheet into a facebook contest to win an iPod2, if you would like to vote for me just click on the link and click on the like button. 

Thanks to everyone who does.  I rarely win anything, but it would be pretty cool if I did!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Couple of small projects

Here are a couple of small projects I've finished recently.

This mirror was in our 2 piece bath.  I think it was the cheapest thing that the previous owner left!  It looked like it was a gold metal frame, but upon closer inspection we realized it was just cheap plastic.  So I decided to paint it.  Sorry I forgot to take a picture of the before.

I've also decided to try my hand at pyrography/woodburning.  I've wanted to try this since I was a teenager, but never did.  This is my first project.  It was really too small to do any type of shading, but I think it is a decent start, and I liked it so I can see many more projects with it in my future!  

I'm not sure how long it will be before I have something else to show as the weather is turning extremely nice now and all I want to do is go and ride my motorcycle.  If we get rainy days I have lots of things I need to work on around here, so I will have things to share, just not sure how often.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Desk shelf turned Garage Dry Erase Board

This didn't turn out like I envisioned, so it's a good thing there are several other pieces for this desk so I can try again. :-)

It isn't so bad that it isn't usable, but I'm glad it is going to be in the garage or I would hide it in one of the unused rooms lol!

So here is my computer desk shelf turned Dry Erase Board for the garage.

Before: this pic is of a different shelf as I forgot to take a pic of the one I was working on but they are from the same desk.

After: I modpodged some motorcycle pictures on it and used some strong double sided tape to add the soup can marker holder. I used the outdoor modpodge to give it some water proofing as snow sometimes enters the garage when the wind comes from certain directions.

I hope this encourages you to give it a try. cost Approx. $2.00

I got the dry erase marker and plastic at Dollarama, the rest I already had for years.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Recycling old cheap faux wood desk!

I have one of those fake wood desks made with wood chips and covered with veneer.  It was my son's computer desk, but didn't stand up very well to the torture he put it through.  To be honest I'm not really sure how it is still standing.

I've decided to turn one of the pieces that fell off into a dry erase board for the garage, It is about 18" x 24".  I forgot to take a before picture of the piece I am working on, but I have a second similar piece that I will take a photo of to show you, then I will share the stages I did to work change it into what I wanted.