House by the Bay Design

DIY Projects

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…

Half bath makeover


Last Saturday I woke up with nothing on my to do list except for doing some laundry and watch the entire first season of Orange is the new Black. Of course, as soon as I went downstairs and talked to my mother an opportunity arose for a weekend project – makeover the half bath on […] Read more…

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