Category: Fusion Mineral Paint

Bright and organized bedroom

I’m always amazed by how much you can change a room in just a couple of hours — no painting walls or replacing linens required. When my friend Lisa asked us to take a look at the bedroom of her eight-year-old daughter, Katie, I…

Nice ‘n’ navy nightstands

A magician always has a favourite trick, and I’ve decided decorators do, too. Mine is a simple one that never fails to amaze my audiences: sawing an end table in half to transform it into two nightstands. How do I love this DIY? Let…

Kitchen chair turned desk chair

Kitchen chair to desk chair {Heather's Handmade Life}

Sometimes it takes a fresh set of eyes to see the things you’ve stopped noticing in your own home. I was recently standing in a client’s foyer, discussing what to pick up for the bedroom I was decorating for her daughter. We needed a…

Paint the damn dresser, already!

Paint the damn dresser, already! {Heather's Handmade Life}

You’ve probably been thinking about it for a while, if you read my newspaper column from time to time. Maybe you’ve even gone so far as to look at colour options and even bought the paint. But still, you’ve hesitated. Is painting a dresser…

Kids’ bookcase makeover

Kids' bookcase makeover {Heather's Handmade Life}

While I usually don’t have a problem painting wooden furniture, I did hesitate at the start of this bookcase makeover when Lila’s mom told me it had been hand-built by her grandfather. He’d done a beautiful job staining and sealing the wood, and even…

Makeup table gets a makeover

As much as I love decorating living rooms and kitchens and even bathrooms, my favourite room to decorate is a child’s room — specifically a really girly room. Pink is my favourite colour, I love glitter, and it’s so much fun to choose fabrics…

No, you’re not a monster for painting old wood

There are plenty of people who think it’s sacrilegious when I paint old wood furniture. I know this because they email me about it. 😉 It’s a personal preference and I get it. I really do. Their argument is that natural wood is beautiful,…

Easy TV cabinet makeover

My new home office is so close to being finished. After painting the walls, redoing furniture, building custom pieces and working on artwork and accessories, I thought I was ready for the big reveal. And then . . . I realized there was a…

Upcycled lockers for toy storage

Upcycled lockers for toy storage {Heather's Handmade Life}

When my husband texted me a photo of dirty, rusted lockers and asked if we wanted them — for free — of course I replied with “Yes! How many can you take???” His lunchroom at work was about to be renovated, and employees were…

Upcycled DIY headboard

Upcycled DIY headboard {Heather's Handmade Life}

We spent $0 making a DIY headboard by reusing what we had Our guests have always slept in our basement playroom, which was possibly the least restful spot in the entire house. I mean, how can you truly feel relaxed when you have dozens…

Easy nightstand makeover

Easy nightstand makeover {Heather's Handmade Life}

We’ve done a lot of nightstand makeovers over the years — this one, this one, and this one for starters — and this one’s been the fastest. Pop off hardware + paint — no messing around. Here’s what we started with: a simple pedestal…

Replace broken drawers with shelves

Replace broken drawers with shelves

Broken drawers? Missing drawers? Not a problem! We’ve all had a cheap dresser at some point, and we all know what that means: The broken drawers suck and they eventually fall apart. That was certainly the case with this one. Remember, a couple of…