House by the Bay Design

DIY Projects

$100 Laundry Room Makeover – Week 2

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It’s week two of my $100 laundry room makeover and I have to say the room is looking way better! We’ve gone from this: To this! One of our neighbours came over and helped Chris stack the washer and dryer (much easier than he thought it would be), and while you can’t really tell in […] Read more…

Spray Paint Plastic Planters

Last weekend I almost threw away some old (previously cream) plastic planters when I realized I could spray paint them instead! I now recommend to everyone, absolutely use spray paint to make dingy plastic things look sleek and new. For my planters I used Rust-Oleum Ultimate in Oil Rubbed Bronze and I couldn’t be happier about […] Read more…

Ikea chair makeover

I decided to take advantage of the Thanksgiving long weekend and give our kitchen chairs a bit of a makeover. These are our chairs before their transformation: The Byholma chair with the Djupvik cushion from Ikea. First on my makeover to-do list was dyeing the cushion covers. I wanted a darker green-ish brown colour, which […] Read more…

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