If you are an apartment dweller come moi, you know that apartment bathrooms are ALWAYS minuscule and severely lacking in storage. My current bathroom has a single cupboard under the sink. That's it. NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE. Not when you share with boyfriend who has five old containers of hair product at any given moment in time. I could have spent fifty dollars or more on one of those mdf white painted or metal contraptions that stand over the toilet and offer a few shelves. However, I HATE THEM, so that option was out. I had some plain knotty pine pre-cut into 2 foot long and 6 inch wide pieces from a different project that never got done. However, did I want plain pine? No sir. I wanted this kind of pine from nimidesign
Friday, April 13, 2012
My dream came true. Boyfriend said "why don't we just buy this tiny, boring, kitchen cart from Ikea for 70 dollars more?". Okay that's not verbatim what he said. I told him to stop crushing my dreams, and then I got my gorgeous dressers. I found them on craigslist for 125 dollars each, which for Toronto craigslist was a great price. These are them in the ad:
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
We all love Anthropologie. Just try to deny it! You can't! But Anthro has a dark side of knock offs and pricey items that sometimes make me hate it. Other bloggers have commented on the love/hate relationship we all experience from Anthropologie, this is not a new phenomenon. But don't worry, this is your new how-to shop-at-Anthropologie-without-despising-yourself-and-it guide.
1. DO buy cute kitchen trinkets and bowls you might not be able to live without while not breaking the bank.
Sunday, March 04, 2012
I love my vintage teal mason jars. I do. But other than making various twinkle lights out of them, they've mostly been adorning my kitchen as purely decorative.
Friday, February 10, 2012
I am NEVER EVER buying regular bread from the store AGAIN. NEVER. This bread is so effing delicious and simple to make you'll die that you didn't spend your adult life making your own bread before this.
All Purpose White Flour
Canola Oil (or another light kind of oil)
Quick Rise Yeast
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
I made a new twinkle light. The subsequent photos of it exemplify how desperately I need a camera for my birthday HINT. Back to the twinkle. Who DOESN'T have that Ikea lantern in some colour lying around the house. Put it to good use for once and cram some twinkles in it. Plus, they already have a handle, so stringing them together and hanging them on your porch in the summer would be easy easy. Henceforth I am putting out a call for twinkle light jars/bottles/crates/vessles/pails/carafes that you have made. Share away via email, please! I would simply die to see your lovely contributions and I will dedicate a special post to all you twinklers...