Chunky Nautical Nightstand with Red White and Blue Faux Planked Top at The Happy Housie after 6

Faux Planked Top Nautical Nightstand Makeover {with Map Drawer Lining & DIY Sisal Rope Handles}

I love having errands to run on Saturday mornings.  It is garage sale day.  And you just never know what you make find…if only you stop and look. I have made some of my best finds that way.  And when I don’t have time to stop, it pains me…to wonder what I might be missing […]

Hosts_WorkItWednesday

Work it Wednesday {& Features}

Welcome to Work it Wednesday - a fabulous weekly link party where bloggers can share their latest and greatest projects, crafts, and recipes as well as mingle and check out what amazing things others have been up to! Each week I am so A-MAZED with … [Read More...]

Make your own Faux Mercury Glass Potion Bottles how to tutorial at The Happy Housie

Easy Faux Mercury Glass DIY Potion Bottles

I love going to décor shops like Home Sense (Canada's version of Home Goods) and Target and Michaels and checking out all their seasonal décor items. But I have a bit of a problem.  Not with buying … [Read More...]

25-Fabulous-Fall-Projects-800x800

25 Fabulous Fall Decorating Projects…

The rain pounding outdoors definitely re-affirms that Fall is here. It is feeling chilly and crisp (and darn wet!!) outside these days…but the leaves turning all shades of yellow and orange make the weather worth it. We have started turning on the heat, and the Fall décor is in full force…warming up our home for […]

Spooktacular Halloween House Tour at The Happy Housie

Halloween Mini House Tour {& 14 more Spook-tacular Spaces!!}…

Spook-tacular. I think I just like saying that word. Halloween décor can be pretty Spook-tacular. See, there I go saying it again. Speaking of saying things, I will say that Halloween is one holiday that my boys loved decorating for. They were pretty pumped about adding spiders and flies to Mom’s flowers. There may or […]

Hosts_WorkItWednesday

Work it Wednesday with Features…

Welcome to Work it Wednesday – a fabulous weekly link party where bloggers can share their latest and greatest projects, crafts, and recipes as well as mingle and check out what amazing things others have been up to! Each week I am so A-MAZED with all the talent I have seen the last couple of […]

A quick and easy 5 minute Halloween wreath Three Crows on a Misty Evening

Three Crows on a Misty Evening Five-Minute Halloween Wreath…

I have a confession. My door has been naked lately. No wreath. Can you believe it? After I took my summer wreath down, I never got around to making a Fall Wreath. I think I was having a hard time letting go of summer this year…we had such beautiful sunny weather up until a few […]

DIY Pottery Barn Knock Off Chalkboard Pillow at The Happy Housie 1

Fall Harvest Pottery Barn Knock Off DIY Chalkboard Pillow…

This pillow is perfect for today. Here in Canada, it is Thanksgiving Day. I guess our weather is often cooler up here so we like to celebrate our harvest season a little earlier… And speaking of harvesting, we humans aren’t the only ones I’ve seen doing that lately. The bears around here have been unbelievable! […]

An Autumn Chill Chai-Tea-Ni Martini Recipe at The Happy Housie

Autumn Chill Chai-Tea-Ni Martini {& 9 Festive Fall Drinks}…

Recently some fab Canadian blogger friends asked me to participate in an Autumn Drink Hop. I’m not going to lie. When I think of “Fall” drinks I have a pretty unoriginal image pop into my mind. Probably the same one you have?  {Or maybe you are more original then me.} Hint: it rhymes with bumkin […]

How to make a Thrifty & Easy DIY Black and White Drop Cloth Table Runner at The Happy Housie

Easy DIY Black and White Dropcloth Table Runner {& 8 Fab Black & White Projects}…

Have you done any projects with a dropcloth yet? I mean, aside from covering your floor with it when you paint your walls. It is really effective for that, by the way. Much better then the old sheets I usually cheap out and use. But that’s an aside. Dropcloth is great for so many things… […]

Hosts_WorkItWednesday

Work it Wednesday with Features {& $500 Cash Giveaway!}…

Welcome to Work it Wednesday – a fabulous weekly link party where bloggers can share their latest and greatest projects, crafts, and recipes as well as mingle and check out what amazing things others have been up to! Each week I am so A-MAZED with all the talent I have seen the last couple of […]

DIY envelope pillows made from vintage french linen tea towels by Living Vintage at The Happy Housie

DIY Envelope Pillows from Vintage French Linen Tea Towels…

Hello, everyone.  My name is Kim Gaynor.  I blog over at Living Vintage.  As my blog name implies, I live and breathe anything that has a vintage element to it, whether that be decorating my home with salvaged materials, sharing a beautiful abandoned house, preparing a home cooked meal, or sharing a vintage image with […]

Dollar Store Skull Transformation at The Happy Housie-10

Get Your DIY On Challenge: Fall Projects!!…

Thank you so much for joining us for this month’s edition of Get Your DIY On! Each month we host a link party with a new theme and ask you to show off your best posts, old and new! If you missed our features from last month’s “Pinterest-Inspired” theme, you can check them out here: […]

DIY Pottery Barn Knockoff Dollar Store Skull Transformation at The Happy Housie

Pottery Barn Knockoff Dollar Store Skull Transformation…

I love pouring through the online “page” of Pottery Barn and ogling over their holiday décor… so many beautiful vignettes and stunning cozy spaces.  Last year I spotted this beautiful Mercury Glass Skull and I knew I wanted to give it a DIY try.  To make this you will need: A plastic skull (mine is […]

DIY Dropcloth Halloween Sharpie Pillow at The Happy Housie

DIY Dropcloth Sharpie Pillow for Halloween…

I’m a cheap pillow fan. When you love to switch them out as often as I do, they can’t be too expensive. Or take to long to make. And this little pillow is both thrifty and simple: perfect for the “Halloween” season…an Easy DIY Dropcloth Sharpie Pillow for Halloween. To make this you will need: a […]

Hosts_WorkItWednesday

Work it Wednesday with Features {& $500 Cash Giveaway!}…

Welcome to Work it Wednesday – a fabulous weekly link party where bloggers can share their latest and greatest projects, crafts, and recipes as well as mingle and check out what amazing things others have been up to! Each week I am so A-MAZED with all the talent I have seen the last couple of […]

20 Elegant Halloween Decor Ideas at The Happy Housie

20 Spooktacularly Elegant DIY Halloween Decor Ideas…

Halloween. The spooky holiday. Ghosts and witches.  Crows and owls. Oh, and don’t forget the pumpkins. But just because Halloween lends itself to the gruesome and spooky doesn’t mean that your décor has to go that way. There are lots of ways to add an elegant twist to your Halloween décor. And today I am sharing some […]

Thrifted Gentlemen Spy Halloween Costume at The Happy Housiejpg

Thrifted Gentleman Spy DIY Halloween Costume…

Do you love Halloween? I have mixed feelings about dressing up myself, but my boys LOVE to dress up. They don’t wait for Halloween- costumes and dress-up and make believe are a regular activity around here.  Half the toys in the playroom involve imaginary play of some kind…and the costumes and costume accessories are usually […]

Fall Home Tour at The Happy Housie

Fall Home Tour {including the stuff that’s ripped apart}…

It’s official. The first week of Fall is upon us. We finished off the summer with a beautiful warm sunny weekend and then the rains began within the next day. Right on schedule. But at least it put me in the mood for a little Fall decorating…. Pumpkins, Mums, that sort of thing. I’m taking it a […]

Hosts_WorkItWednesday

Work it Wednesday {with Features}…

Welcome to Work it Wednesday – a fabulous weekly link party where bloggers can share their latest and greatest projects, crafts, and recipes as well as mingle and check out what amazing things others have been up to! Each week I am so A-MAZED with all the talent I have seen the last couple of […]

kitchen renovation progress wrong size windows

That time the new windows were too small & the countertop company went bankrupt……

So renovations aren’t easy. A kitchen renovation is no different. It doesn’t always go smoothly. Things always cost more then you expected. Mistakes can be made that can be stressful and expensive. And then there are some things that are simply beyond your control. I’ve heard all these things a million times. We have even lived through […]

20-Projects-to-Inspire

20 Fabulous Pinterest Pin-spired Projects {that you can DIY}…

Do you love Pinterest?  It is a favourite source of “down” time for me… strolling through my Pinterest Feed and checking out all the amazing things that people have been trying, doing, and creating.  From crafts, and recipes to DIY projects; it is the perfect source of housie Pin-spiration for me.  It is so much […]

Easy DIY Gold Crackle Pumpkins at The Happy Housie main

Easy DIY Gold Crackle Pumpkins {from Dollar Store Finds}…

So I am finally beginning to relent that Autumn is nearly upon us. Crisp, sunny, fall days; beautiful red and yellow leaves all about; warm pumpkin curry soup and pumpkin spiced lattes; chrysanthemums and decorative kale in the flower pots… there are so many wonderful things about fall. Not the least of which is getting […]

WIW collage September 17

Work it Wednesday with Features…

Welcome back to Work it Wednesday –  I can’t wait to see what you have been up to this week.  There have been so many fabulous Fall projects lately and I haven’t even gotten out my “Fall” totes yet… I have been soaking up the last days of summery sunshine around here… and distracted by the […]

Our Kitchen Before at The Happy Housie-7

Our Kitchen: THE Before…

If you have been following along for a while, or follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you may know that we are currently undertaking a major kitchen renovation. A brand new white kitchen that I can’t wait to share all my plans for…. But at first glance, you may think “but you have a white […]

Quick and Healthy Cranberry Maple Breakfast Cookies at The Happy Housie 1

Quick & Healthy Cranberry Maple No Bake Breakfast Cookies…

Are mornings a little haywire around your house? They definitely can be around here. For some reason I always feel like I have infinite amounts of time in the mornings…. Then somehow it suddenly becomes 7:45 and we have to all be making some serious moves to get out of the house on time. I […]

Coral distressed nightstand with gold hardware at The Happy Housie in master bedroom main

Tone-on-Tone Coral & Gold Distressed Nightstand Makeover…

So I only promised that I would share the details about this nightstand about three months ago. That’s not too far behind, is it? Maybe ridiculously behind? Ya, okay.  That’s fair. The truth is that I almost forgot about them…until I was repainting our bedroom the other day and I remembered that I haven’t even […]

Hosts_WorkItWednesday

Work it Wednesday {& $500 PayPal Cash Giveaway}…

Welcome to Work it Wednesday – a fabulous weekly link party where bloggers can share their latest and greatest projects, crafts, and recipes as well as mingle and check out what amazing things others have been up to! Each week I am so A-MAZED with all the talent I have seen the last couple of […]

Lightening Up the Master Bedroom at the happy housie

Lightening Up the Master Bedroom with Paint {& How to Paint Like a Pro}…

Nothing changes a room quite like a fresh coat of paint….and I am super excited that I finally got around to finishing up the changes in our Master Bedroom by freshening up the walls and trim work with a fabulous new paint job.  I can’t wait to share my process including some awesome tips for […]

Get Your DIY On Challenge Pinterest Inspired Projects

Get Your DIY On Challenge: Pinterest Inspired Projects {& Outdoor Trunk Giveaway}…

Hello party people!! Are you ready to get down?  This month’s challenge is all about what’s made you stop pinning and start making!! It’s time to share your favourite Pinterest Inspired Projects! If you missed last month’s features from our “Room Revamps” theme, you can see them here: Now for some amazing pinterest-inspired projects… Here’s […]

DIY Decorative Clipboards Using Wrapping Paper at The Happy Housie

DIY Decorative Clipboards using Wrapping Paper {& Season in a Trunk Giveaway!}…

This fall is about getting organized. Back to school season always motivates me to purge and organize. And this year, I want to come up with a system to keep up with the crazy daily onslaught of paperwork. For reals this time. Actually, I don’t want to just keep up with it. I want to MASTER […]

Old thrift store painting turned giant chalkboard with Martha Stewart Chalkboard Paint at the happy housie

DIY Giant Chalkboard from an Old Painting…

I have always wanted to make a giant chalkboard. But the whole process seemed so onerous. And expensive. Chalkboard paint is a great resource, but… how was I supposed to get a giant frame?!? And what would be the background for the frame? Then one day I was driving along {a story that may sound […]

kitchen

Work it Wednesday with features {and a $500 Giveaway}…

Hello there! If you follow me on Instagram you might have caught this snapshot yesterday… We have officially plunged ourself into chaos and started our big kitchen renovation.  I’m super excited but I know we have a long road ahead… I will be back with a special post next week all about the Kitchen BEFORE…including […]

100 fall project ideas

Fabulous Fall Projects {& Blog Hop}…

It’s official. September has arrived. Which means that fall is just around the corner. I could feel it in the air this weekend. And I felt like heading out to pick up some pots of Mums to update the porch… And switching out my cushions and décor for something a little cozier…   So today […]

20 Fabulous Command Centers to Get Your Life Completely Organized at The Happy Housie

20 Fabulous Command Centers to Get Your Life Completely Organized…

Back to school is nearly upon us. This weekend is the Labour Day weekend…kind of the unofficial “last” weekend of summer around these parts. Kids will be piling into their brand new skinny jeans and high tops (oh wait, is it still ’88??) and heading to school come Tuesday morning. Which means that I need […]

Hosts_WorkItWednesday

Work it Wednesday {with features & $500 in Giveaways!}…

Welcome to Work it Wednesday – a fabulous weekly link party where bloggers can share their latest and greatest projects, crafts, and recipes as well as mingle and check out what amazing things others have been up to! Each week I am so A-MAZED with all the talent I have seen the last couple of […]

Easy DIY Nautical Chart Art at The Happy Housie

DIY Nautical Chart Art {& my Easy Thrifty Ways to Decorate with Maps}…

I love maps… I could spend hours looking at them, trying to figure out exactly where various places are in relation to other places and imagining where I would like to go and visit.  Do you ever do that? Maps and charts have so much character to them.  I have used them for all kinds of projects around here from […]

300 TARGET GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY

“Back to School” $300 Target Gift Card Giveaway!!…

I am a little sad. It is almost time for my kiddos to go back to school.  Well, one goes to school.  My big guy is starting Grade 2.  And our little guy still has one more year of preschool. Which means it is also almost time for me to go back to work {at least […]

Beachy Style Summer Lake House Tour at The Happy Housie living room 8

Lake Cottage Late-Summer Beachy Decor House Tour…

Good morning! If you follow me on Facebook you may already have heard of the Canadian Blogger’s Home Tour Series that is going on this week with a few talented Canadian Home Décor Bloggers sharing their house tours each day.  I was super excited when Shannon and Christina invited me to be part of this tour … […]

200amazon

Work it Wednesday {with $200 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway}…

Welcome to Work it Wednesday – a fabulous weekly link party where bloggers can share their latest and greatest projects, crafts, and recipes as well as mingle and check out what amazing things others have been up to! Each week I am so A-MAZED with all the talent I have seen the last couple of […]

Distressed Chalky Painted Stool

“Do Not Sell” Wet Distressed Chalky Painted Stools…

Whenever I am driving down the road there is a little part of my brain that is dedicated to watching for thrifty furniture finds.  I love free ones the best, of course. But today’s stools did cost me a few bucks.  I think that they were well worth it since I absolutely love how they turned out. Those great spindly […]

25-Amazing-Room-Revamps

25 Amazing Room Revamps! {Get Your DIY On Features}…

Hi Friends! Are you ready to be inspired? Our theme for August’s Get Your DIY On party was “Room Revamps”, and I seriously think this is the hardest time we’ve ever had choosing features! There were so many amazing spaces shared!! Enjoy! {We know these projects are incredibly inspiring, so when you go to pin […]

Waves & Sunshine Beachy Tablescape with Pfaltzgraff Dolce Turquoise by The Happy Housie main

Waves & Sunshine Beachy Tablescape {with Pfaltzgraff Dolce Turquoise Giveaway!!}…

Do you love summer entertaining?  We love entertaining all year round and are usually the hosts of all the big family gatherings around here.  Our whole family contributes but we enjoying having everyone in our home, and I love setting a pretty table for our family and friends to enjoy. So in honour of our last […]

bathroom ripout

Work it Wednesday {Trind Giveaway & $500 Summer Dreams Cash!}…

Welcome to Work it Wednesday – a fabulous weekly link party where bloggers can share their latest and greatest projects, crafts, and recipes as well as mingle and check out what amazing things others have been up to! Each week I am so A-MAZED with all the talent I have seen the last couple of […]

Dr. Seuss Quote Map Sign with Silhouette by The Happy Housie DIY

DIY Dr. Seuss Quote Map Sign…

I love Dr. Seuss books. I think my favourite is probably the one about the pale green pants with nobody inside them. I can’t remember the real name of the story because I always just call it “the pale green pants” but it is such a great little story about how we often fear the things […]

Summer House Tour at The Happy Housie Front Porch

Blog Tour & Exciting Projects Ahead…

Happy Monday! I have a bit of a different post for you today.  No DIY projects.  No crafty crafts.  No housie tour.  And very few pictures.  Today’s post is all about sharing a little bit more about myself with my beloved readers; something that I don’t do all that often.  It seems so much easier […]

Turn Nature and Holiday Collections into Canvas Art at The Happy Housie

Turn Nature & Holiday Collections into Nature Canvas Art…

Do you have a bunch of momentos or natural items that you have collected this summer while on holidays? Then you already have half of what you need to create these nature canvas art pieces.  These little canvases are the perfect way to create some personalized meaningful art out of things that you or your […]

Hosts_WorkItWednesday

Work it Wednesday with Features {$500 Summer Dreams Cash and Trind Giveaways}…

Welcome to Work it Wednesday – a fabulous weekly link party where bloggers can share their latest and greatest projects, crafts, and recipes as well as mingle and check out what amazing things others have been up to! Each week I am so A-MAZED with all the talent I have seen the last couple of […]

Trind Nail Care Giveaway

Trind Nail Care Appearance & Giveaway #TrindNailTips…

I just got back from a month of summer fun.  Traveling.  Camping.  Setting up and taking down the tent.  Building campfires.  With my own two bare hands.  Not to mention lots of time on sandy beaches.  And, unbelievably, my fingernails have never looked better.  Do you remember a few weeks ago when I shared with […]

room revamps

Get Your DIY On Challenge: Room Revamps…

Thank you so much for joining us for this month’s edition of Get Your DIY On! Each month we host a link party with a new theme and ask you to show off your best posts, old and new! This month is the Get Your DIY On Challenge: Room Revamps. I LOVE Room Revamps and […]

Little Turning Big Girl Bedroom Reveal at The Happy Housie square collage

Little Turning Big Girl Bedroom Reveal…

You may know that we have been blessed with two little boys.  And they are wonderful and I wouldn’t trade them for the world.  But it means that I don’t get to do a whole lot of ‘girly’ decorating projects.  Which is why I was pumped when my good friend basically handed the reigns over […]

DIY Butterfly Art

Easy Thrifty DIY Butterfly Art…

So I have a bit of a thing for butterflies…. When we got married we had a bit of a butterfly theme to our wedding. My husband chose it.  He is a bit of a butterfly nut too.  {kidding} I even kept the butterfly fabric from our wedding in case we ever had a baby […]

WIW July 30

Work it Wednesday with features {& IPad Mini Giveaway!!}…

Welcome to Work it Wednesday – a fabulous weekly link party where bloggers can share their latest and greatest projects, crafts, and recipes as well as mingle and check out what amazing things others have been up to! Each week I am so A-MAZED with all the talent I have seen the last couple of […]