Hanging our HUGE Mirror

The other day I gave you all a little update on some of the projects that I have been keeping busy with. Within those few project was a huge mirror (4 x 8 foot)(or for us metric people, 1.2 m by 2.4 m). These mirrors came out of a ‘partly standing-partly demolished’ house. It was…


Just thought you’d need a new introduction!! … My name is XandrΓ©, and I am obviously terrible at keeping up with a blog!! πŸ™‚ So, I was just in the mood to give you a SUPER quick update of some glimpses into what we’ve been doing! (I’ve been updating my instagram stories periodically – and…

Our Quicky Walk-in Closet

This was never supposed to be a decent permanent upgrade, just temporary!! Oh, by the way, this change happened in way back in February 2014!! A LOT has changed over here!!

Main Bathroom Update

Our Main Bathroom Update was done probably about 18 months ago (I know… WAY overdue post!!). We are SO busy updating our house (and doing life), that sometimes I just don’t get around to blogging about it… and then, when I do get time, I’m so overwhelmed by the HUGE amount of things that I…

DIY World Map Stain Art

I want to show you guys what I am working on at the moment – a world map stain art piece!! I did this on a 4’x 8′ sheet of plywood with Minwax English Chestnut stain. Since the study is mostly my hubby’s domain, this is what he had in mind for one of our…

Painting our Dining Room

Way back in February 2014, we started the process of changing our new house… One of the first things that we did, was paint our Dining Room area (today, we no longer use this as our dining room area). I say dining room AREA, because technically we have no designated dining room. When we just…

DIY Key Holder

Way back in 2013 one of my first little projects was making a key holder for our keys. I was inspired by the yarn art projects on pinterest and missing home something viciously… and so our key holder was born!!

Foyer Progress #3

In my mind this foyer wall has changed so many times. I wanted to make this a gallery wall, Then fell in love with the prettiest wallpaper, and I was sold!

Foyer Progress #2

Update #2 for the foyer was a something small that made a huge difference – light. It does not have to involve contractors or hours of labour!

Foyer Progress #1

Our little home is a work in progress, and nothing was different when it came to the foyer updates. Here is part #1 of our Foyer updates.

Kitchen Succulents

I LOVE how the succulents & little birds transformed my dreary kitchen display to absolutely gorgeous!! I have been getting really excited about succulents!

Painting our Office

Paint Office – This was the first step in updating our office. As previously mentioned, ALL the walls in our house was a slightly different shade of white. Although this might please some people, we really are colour-type people.

Wood Storage Rack

DIY wood storage rack! So easy to DIY (basically just 2×4’s – Such a simple upgrade… and definitely one of our more worthwhile ones!!

How to create your own Stain Art

I wanted to create something simple to display. A stain art Kudu (woodland antelope found in eastern and southern Africa) was just what we needed.