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Re-purposed Bathroom Cabinet

When we moved into our home, we had a very skinny bathroom upstairs. Every time the door opened, it banged into the bathroom, and your knees could knock the sink when you sat on the toilet. We decided to expand the bathroom, making the adjoining office a bit smaller.

The “office,” was previously an old, second-floor kitchen. When we moved in, there was still a big stove outlet and a set of cabinets with a kitchen sink. Now, these cabinets were u-g-l-y, and we just stuffed junk in them — hair accessories in one cupboard, old Yellow Pages in a drawer, a bunch of unused frames under the sink — so it wasn’t too heart-breaking to decide to pull them out and move the wall over the resultant foot-and-a-half. But then we still had the dilemma of what to do for a new bathroom cabinet.

Working with a budget, we couldn’t really afford to pay thousands for a nice big cabinet with a modern counter-top. So I decided to re-work those fugly cabinets. My husband was sceptical, but I knew they had a future.

Submitted by: Jodi

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Bulletin Board

The kids are on a break now, but they’ll soon be back to school. And there are always information sheets, homework, field trip forms, and endless pieces of loose paper when school’s in. Keep them all in one place with your lovely, bespoke bulletin board.

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Weird Science | DIY Experiments for Kids

March Break is almost here, so I dug into the archives to find some fun things to do with the kids! Next week  we’ll return with new projects.

By: Jodi

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“Dinosaur Eggs” | Kid’s Loot Bags

A great idea for a dinosaur-themed birthday party. Use these as party favours on their own, or add them to loot bags!

In Stephanie’s words, “For my son’s third birthday, he really wanted to have a dinosaur birthday party. I needed a few cute dinosaur things to fill the loot bags. I whipped up these easy “dinosaur egg” packages to accompany some dinosaur stickers, plastic mini dinosaur toys and chocolate dinosaur lollipops.”

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