DIY Before and After – Ombre Chevron Spray Paint

This is an easy DIY makeover you can apply to pretty much anything you can paint. This trash can has been begging for an update for years for fear of being donated to Goodwill.  So, it got a makeover and a quick paint job.  Not just any paint job ... DIY ombre chevron spray paint makeover!! This is truly an easy beginner DIY project. I used 1/4" tape to tape off the chevron pattern.  I did not measure, I simply eyeballed it and taped away. Make sure the tape is really taped to the surface or you will get some bleeding through (which happened on mine, but that's okay) First, I used Krylon Silver Metallic Spray Paint and covered the whole trash can. Let dry Then, starting at the … [Read more...]

Kids DIY Christmas Tree Project – Use your scrap wood and paint!

DIY Colorful Christmas Trees We have had so many compliments on our DIY trees!!  You can totally as well!!! This project is a cool fun DIY family project that you can do with your children.   Use up a bunch your scrap wood and any paint that you want to use up.  The best part is that you can store these trees away easily in a small stack for the next years to come. You'll need... Scrap pieces of wood of various lengths and widths A thin piece of wood for the back Various paints and decorations (if you choose to decorate) Wood Screws Drill Make the DIY Christmas Trees... Lay out the wood and make some cuts if needed to get the tiered effect. You can either spray paint or … [Read more...]

DIY Con – Live DIY projects with Amazing Women

I'm excited to share this link and event with you, DIY CON and My Fix It Up Life and BLAB are teaming up to present this 4 hour JAM PACKED DIY WORKSHOP! You will need the BLAB APP to view this free DIY workshop. What is BLAB? Blab is an interactive video chat. So you will need a computer with a webcam or an iPhone. You sign up for blab through a twitter account and you can use the blab app or visit blab.im on Google Chrome browser. Join us online for a fully virtual craft summit on December 1st, and enjoy an epic day of FREE D.I.Y. workshops.  Click this link to get you to the DIY workshop on Blab Drop by from 3pm to 7pm EST (12-4pm PST) to hear creative experts share some amazing … [Read more...]

Great DIY Gift Idea + Giveaway Valued at $900

Today I’m over at Skip to My Lou as part of the Bake Craft Sew & Decorate series. I am sharing a Santa Gnome Tutorial, these are quick to whip up for holiday gift giving. In fact, you won’t want to miss all the handmade gift ideas! I have joined over 100 bloggers to share some amazing homemade gift ideas…….. Plus I get to be part of an amazing sewing giveaway too. See Below… This is one is sew AMAZING! She is a gem and her name is Rachel. One lucky winner will receive this beautiful… Baby Lock Sewing Machine ($799 Value) and $100 Worth of Fabric from Riley Blake Designs. Ready to take your sewing to the next level? The Baby Lock Rachel is the star of any sewing class, and … [Read more...]

DIY – Update your Front Door with PAINT

This isn't just any paint!!!  It's Modern Masters Front Door paint that refuses to fade!  Front doors often get hit with substantial sunlight and face all the elements that your home exterior endures.  It is important to use high quality paint on these surfaces because of the beatings it goes through. Our front door was in desperate need of a makeover ... I have been contemplating for over a year on what the color of our home should be.  If you follow me on Instagram, you have watched pictures of different house colors I've posted.  We live in an area which requires approval on house colors by the Home Owners Association (HOA).  It is a huge bummer as they have their approved colors to be … [Read more...]

Bathroom Makeover Ideas

That time you go home and you makeover your mom’s bathroom because you can. We recently made an unexpected trip back home to Canada (my uncle passed away), although a sad reason for travel, I made the most of our time spent there as we don’t get home much these days. I painted my mom’s bathroom about 17 years ago with blue stripes and clouds. It is time for a BATHROOM MAKEOVER! Yes. Yes, I did. And she has loved it ever since. She tells me that she gets compliments on her bathroom all the time (hee hee). Well, I suggested I paint it and update it some. One thing led to another … I re-stained her tired builder’s grade oak cabinets with a beautiful cherry wood stain. I re-caulked her … [Read more...]

A Kid’s DIY Jet Creation

Quickly wanted to share this crazy cool DIY jet creation with you. My son was helping me with a couple wooden signs I made recently.  He was screwing in the screws and stripping them making metal shavings.  So he got one of our magnets to clean up the metal shavings (smart kid, hey!) Well, I was painting, so he was a bit bored so he made this amazingly creative jet out of the screws we were using and the magnet. I'm just so impressed that it completely came from his imagination and nothing else.  Not even sure where he got the inspiration from as there isn't any jet models or pictures in our garage.  It is even more impressive that it came from a 7 year old's mind, just his mind. In … [Read more...]