Category: My Handmade Home

DIY faux floating shelves

DIY floating shelves { Perfect for beginner woodworking! } Heather's Handmade Life

I’ll never know if my husband bought me my own mitre saw and drill set for my birthday out of love, or because he no longer wanted to be responsible for executing all of my crazy Pinterest ideas. Either way, I finally have my… Continue Reading “DIY faux floating shelves”

Why you should paint your hutch

Why you should paint your hutch: We painted our hutch white and the difference is AMAZING {Heather's Handmade Life}

The only thing that makes a big painting project even more painful is when you drop a jar of paint and it splatters onto your hardwood floors . . . twice. But let me back up. After deciding I was brave enough to redo… Continue Reading “Why you should paint your hutch”

Chippy furniture finish with milk paint

Curb Giveaway Week is one of my favourite weeks of the year, and last month I managed to get two gorgeous old chairs (and a really cool table that will make an appearance in this column soon, I’m sure). Some people would have left… Continue Reading “Chippy furniture finish with milk paint”

How to layer Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint for an aged effect

Remember these yellow stools in our kitchen? They lasted exactly six months before I was itching to redo them. I love yellow — really love it — but over time it felt like it was getting brighter and bolder. I could barely appreciate the… Continue Reading “How to layer Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint for an aged effect”

DIY crib mattress ottoman

This crib mattress has had quite a long, exciting life so far — and there’s a 95 per cent chance no one is going to pee on it anymore. 😉