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From Junk to Funk | Part 1 DIY Side Table

In a serious effort to de-clutter our house I have been running into, what seem to be at first sight, pieces of junk. It has become a bit of a hobby to upcycle these pieces into meaningful, unique items that get a second chance at life in my house. Today I am sharing the first of these “junk-to-funk” creations.

A few weeks ago, I ventured into the spider-infested crawl space under my front porch (a place I have not dare to go yet since we bought the house 3 years ago). The very dusty treasure I found was a box filled with wooden shims. Imagination sparked, determination fierce, I set to work and created a small, custom side table I had been looking for but not found for our new beach cottage.

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Backyard Reno | Stone and Glass-Top Patio Table

I decided life would not be worth living without a “cocktail” area in my backyard. Since I am so lucky to have a substantial backyard, I can pretty much do whatever I want here without many size limitations. On the flipside, it has become a multi-year project. But in steady-eddie-style I do a few big projects each year, slowly working my way towards the back of the yard – creating my little slice of heaven in the city, bit by bit. Year 1: patio, dining area and garden plots, year 2: sods and flower beds. This year: a second seating area, named “The Cocktail Area” which provides me with a great excuse to drink cocktails at least a few times a week.

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Grass Runner Easter Table Setting | Easter Decor

At Easter, the garden is where it’s at. It’s where bunnies drop eggs and chicks roam free. Bring the garden inside for this festive table setting. This Easter table setting takes minutes to assemble (I opted to outsource to my 2-year old) and will delight all! Just keep your dog off the table.

While Christmas, in my eyes, is always a fine balance between classy and multi-colored tackiness, the traditional Easter colors of white, yellow and grass green can’t go wrong. To add some punch, you could definitely add one more color to this setting. Imagine a tangerine orange or poppy red (very 2013), a hot pink or traditional purple! Up to you. I kept it clean for this one. The key to a nice setting is to stick to your color scheme. Look around in your cupboards and basement and use baskets and bowls that fit the theme in color and texture. Read more