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Happy Halloween

1 Nov

Hello Martha’s!

Sorry I have been a bad blogger neglecting you all lately! I was focusing every spare crafting and DIY time these last few months on my own wedding that just happened last month – eek! I have lots of wedding do it yourself tips for up coming brides and grooms coming in the next few posts but first things first. Happy Halloween everyone!!
mini pumpkins



Some people look forward to dressing up or overdosing on copious amounts of mini chocolate bars. Me? ummmm, painting mini pumpkins obviously!

I had a lot of leftover Martha paints from above mentioned wedding as well a new glitter paint I was dying to try out.




It is a pretty simply craft and I must say, I love the Martha Stewart Crafts brand of paints. Compared to others they go on super smooth and wash off hands (and a new manicure I found out) with just soap and water. Helpful tip – get a bunch of used wine bottles without caps to use to stick the pumpkin top into once you are finished painting to dry without smudging your lil’ pumpkin.



This will totally work on big pumpkins too! I however felt the mini’s suited our “urban” sized apartment table a bit better:)




A Den to Dream In

15 Dec

*My personal challenge. Recreate this unused 200 square foot bedroom for under $500. With help from my fav go to furniture store, Craigslist, and some gifted antiques (thanks mom!), fabrics from Fabricland, staple gun, and peonies….the unused Den is now the sought after room in the apartment!

den 3

Footstools - Fabricland fabric and antique stools

Footstools – Fabricland fabric and antique stools
Makes any room a little something special:)

Makes any room a little something special:)


*Sourcing: Chair – purchased secondhand on Craigslist (originally Urban Barn), Curtains – my first purchase at the new West Elm Vancouver, Side Table – vintage hand me down, Footstool  – Vintage hand me down recovered with fabric from Fabricland, Flowers – Kits Market (Yew and 1st).