Thursday, September 15, 2011

A borrowed Idea

I love reading other people's DIY blogs. One in particular showed a utensil crate which I loved and wanted to re-create. I don't however own a mitre saw, though I am sure it could be done with out, and thus had to improvise. (I think the next tool I need is a mitre saw. *hint hint hubby*)
I found a small crate in value village today that would work perfect, I stained it so that it looked a little less dollar-store-esque, and placed 4 mason jars in it. The mason jars hold my knives, forks, spoon and teaspoons. And then I tucked some napkins in the back, which I want to replace with some more colourful ones ( Ikea has some fun napkins!) 

my breakfast nook, now with utensils.

my kettle and yummy cookies
in the oven

I also found this adorable tea kettle at value village. As soon as my husband comes home from work, he's probably going to say something along the lines of "quit buying stuff" But I'm sure you must agree with me that this is a great kettle. Plus we can take it camping.

My husband and I spent the past weekend at a cottage in Grand Bend owned by friends, and every time we go there we make sure to visit the Pineries Flea Market. Last year I found a mirror which I repainted and an ottoman/storagebox (not the one I refurbished in the last post). This year, we found a brass sand timer for $3. I love it!

Now that the warm weather has passed (and my countdown to spring has almost begun) I thought Olive might like a warm spot to lay down. I found a simple wicker doggy basket in VV, which I covered with brown fabric (held down with elastic) and made a bed out of a blanket and some pillow stuffing also from VV. I added a purple flower for a bit of a girly touch and voila, Ollie has a basket. As soon as I finished she hopped into it too, it was really cute.

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