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Paper Mache Deer HeadWant to impress a 6 year old? DIY a Latch Containers Advent CalendarWhite, Gold and Blue Wreath for the HolidaysVinegar Solutions you’ve gotta try on HometalkHalloween Mason JarsCopper Leaf Lamp Makeover just in time for FallDIY Gold Leaf Wall Art + Apartment Therapy ContestMy New DIY Designer Pot and Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree from IKEACrates an easy Toy Storage solutionHomemade Butcher Block CleanerHomemade Foot StoolFabric Covered PlywoodFabric Covered Cork board In Dining AreaBurlap WreathHow to make your Post-It’sHow to give your terra cotta pots an aged lookGold Home Office AccessoriesDIY mini kitchen rolling cartDIY project; a basket to organize my kitchen counterA Homemade Mother’s Day Gift for my Mother-in-lawIKEA bar stools spring makeoverComing up: next DIY projectsDIY personalized birthday mugDIY and organizing a pantry (part II)DIY and organizing a pantry (part I)3 easy Easter projectsLucky Gold ElephantDIY Desktop CarouselValentine Heart WreathDipped Wooden Spoons in paintMy Craft RoomMy Craft Room Organization and Storage ideasHow to install a Pegboard in a craft room DIY projectBonus room; soon to be craft/office room UPDATED STATUS IIEasy Homemade toy for our toddlerDIY projects: How paint makes a differenceIt’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas; Snow and Christmas decorInexpensive home made gifts for the HolidaysDIY Play dough for the HolidaysGift wrapping ideas for the Holidays with brown craft paperDIY Christmas ornamentsHomemade snow globes using mason jarsDecorate your space for the Holidays with these 3 inexpensive DIY projects using burlapAdvent Christmas CalendarDIY projects … slight obsession with RED part IISlight obsession with REDOups! What did I get myself into!IKEA BILLY Bookcase Revamped (simple and small DIY projects)DIY Grow chartDIY ChalkboardReclaimed my old brown IKEA LEKSVIK deskThe Before and After of my old wicker basketsThe “BEFORE” and “AFTER” of my small home office
Paper Mache Deer Head
Want to impress a 6 year old? DIY a Latch Containers Advent Calendar
White, Gold and Blue Wreath for the Holidays
Vinegar Solutions you’ve gotta try on Hometalk
Halloween Mason Jars
Copper Leaf Lamp Makeover just in time for Fall
DIY Gold Leaf Wall Art + Apartment Therapy Contest
My New DIY Designer Pot and Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree from IKEA
Crates an easy Toy Storage solution
Homemade Butcher Block Cleaner
Homemade Foot Stool
Fabric Covered Plywood
Fabric Covered Cork board In Dining Area
Burlap Wreath
How to make your Post-It’s
How to give your terra cotta pots an aged look
Gold Home Office Accessories
DIY mini kitchen rolling cart
DIY project; a basket to organize my kitchen counter
A Homemade Mother’s Day Gift for my Mother-in-law
IKEA bar stools spring makeover
Coming up: next DIY projects
DIY personalized birthday mug
DIY and organizing a pantry (part II)
DIY and organizing a pantry (part I)
3 easy Easter projects
Lucky Gold Elephant
DIY Desktop Carousel
Valentine Heart Wreath
Dipped Wooden Spoons in paint
My Craft Room
My Craft Room Organization and Storage ideas
How to install a Pegboard in a craft room DIY project
Bonus room; soon to be craft/office room UPDATED STATUS II
Easy Homemade toy for our toddler
DIY projects: How paint makes a difference
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas; Snow and Christmas decor
Inexpensive home made gifts for the Holidays
DIY Play dough for the Holidays
Gift wrapping ideas for the Holidays with brown craft paper
DIY Christmas ornaments
Homemade snow globes using mason jars
Decorate your space for the Holidays with these 3 inexpensive DIY projects using burlap
Advent Christmas Calendar
DIY projects … slight obsession with RED part II
Slight obsession with RED
Oups! What did I get myself into!
IKEA BILLY Bookcase Revamped (simple and small DIY projects)
DIY Grow chart
DIY Chalkboard
Reclaimed my old brown IKEA LEKSVIK desk
The Before and After of my old wicker baskets
The “BEFORE” and “AFTER” of my small home office

DIY Christmas ornaments

DIY Christmas ornaments

When Christmas is just around the corner, we start using our crafty skills, we take out our hot glue gun, our miter saw, our tapes, paint brushes and of course our Christmas ornaments. This year, like any other year, I used Christmas time as an excuse to decorate every room of our house with easy DIY Christmas ornaments and

Slight obsession with RED

DIY red vases by nowathomemom

Red is my hubby’s and I favorite color and our one year old boy seems to gravitate to all red things as well (i.e. ELMO). So, this month I might have gone a bit crazy with this color in our eat-in-kitchen by painting some accessories instead of buying.
It all started by the need to add a touch of color to our new eat-in-kitchen and

Choosing a new kitchen backsplash

backsplash

OK, I know, I’ve mentioned this many times before in my tweets, we are having a complete kitchen and living room renovation in our tiny townhouse.
The renovation should be over very soon, I’m at the point, where I can’t wait to see the final result, but we still need to wait a couple of more days to see it. Once, this renovation will be over, I will be sharing my pictures and

DIY Grow chart

DIY grow chart

My son is growing up, I don’t see it because I’m with him 24/7
Last week, I searched Toy’s R’us website (cute designs) and the web for a grow chart to start tracking his growth, there are so many of them and I loved how many moms out there did these projects for their kids.

Reclaimed my old brown IKEA LEKSVIK desk

Reclaimed IKEA desk

After reading and looking at the beautiful pictures on “DOMESTIC SUPERHERO”’s blog : DIY Dresser Refinishing! , I was inspired to reclaim my old brown IKEA LEKSVIK desk into a pretty white desk that sits now in my bedroom as a double-duty desk/night-stand.
On her post, DOMESTIC SUPERHERO provides us with all the details and step-by-step that I followed of how to reclaim a beautiful piece of furniture

The “BEFORE” and “AFTER” of my small home office

 

BEFORE     

We have 3 bedrooms in our house, one is used as our master bedroom, the second is our son’s bedroom and the third one is also used for our son as a play room (where we store a lot of his toys).

Since, I have no space for a dedicated home office, I have used a nook in our basement to create this well-organized and functional home office.

The desk, the shelves, the chair, the magnetic boards, the boxes and the stool are all from IKEA. The pockets are from the Martha Stewart (with Avery-at-Staples)Collection.

The white boxes are very useful because they are used as a storage solution, I was able to organize our papers and our little knickknacks are no longer displayed in our kitchen table.

Because this space is in our basement and I like to keep it light, I choose not to paint this wall, but maybe before winter arrives I might consider a warmer tone of color for this wall and a different lamp.

With a little imagination, a tight budget and some nice accessories found around the house, I am happy to have finally created my pretty little home office and to share it with you.

Please, keep an eye out because soon I will be revealing new DIY projects around the house.