From Door Trim To Shelves


Hey folks! I have wanted to share this post with you for some time now! I am so excited about it but there was a bit of a delay and only because these shelves were a real nightmare to hang…

You’re probably confused, right? Well let’s get right into this DIY and you will soon see what I am talking about!

First off, if you don’t know, we have a store in Thamesford called Gracie’s Place. It is in a super old building right in the heart of Thamesford. My uncle bought it and we are totally gutting and renovating the whole building. At the back of the building is a turn of the century home that is filled with tons of character that is also getting a bit of a face lift.

Why am I telling you all this? Well, cause my uncle ripped out this trim that was over some of the doorways.


Now before you go getting all “why would he do that!!??” It’s because those doorways don’t exist anymore. The building is getting a full overhaul. So these beautiful pieces were no longer needed.


I thought that these pieces of trim would make some really beautiful shelves for my powder room and I was right!

I had to add a bit of depth to them because they were’t quite wide enough to make a decent shelf.




I measured and cut a piece of 2×6 wood from my uncle’s scrap pile to fit the same length of the shelf.

To attach it to the door trim, I made my own triangular braces from 2×6 scrap wood. This was super easy to do with my Ryobi Mtire Saw. I LOVE this saw!

Just turn it to 45 degrees and start cutting.


I had the hubby’s help for this one!

I used my Ryobi Palm sander to give this wood a quick sanding.


Time to attach the extra piece of wood to the trim! To do this we used a Ryobi drill with screws.


This is what is looks like from the back.


This seems like it might be difficult, but it’s actually quite easy! I didn’t bother including measurements because you would have to have the exact same piece of trim as me and the odds of that are slim to nil.

BUT … you could totally recreate this project with any piece of wood.

I wanted to paint my shelves since they were two different colours.

You will also notice that I had to cut the trim. My powder room is very tiny, so the whole piece wouldn’t fit. Cutting it left me with one straight edge cut. Although this wasn’t ideal, it is what it is and it doesn’t bother me. I actually kind of like it like this. I nestled it right up against the wall (as you will see in the after pic) and you can barely notice.


For the paint, I chose Sunday Tea from Country Chic Paint. This is probably my new favourite colour right now!! I LOVE IT!!



After the paint had dried, I went over the whole piece with Grey Wax — another one of my favourites from Country Chic Paint.

I have to apologize… I do not have any pictures of us hanging the shelves. Remember how I said earlier it was a nightmare… well, it was a NIGHTMARE.

These shelves actually ended up being super super heavy. It was quite the ordeal to hang them so taking pictures didn’t even cross my mind. Sorry!

But here they are!


What do you think?? I personally, am in LOVE!

They have totally transformed my tiny little powder room!


The front half of the powder room will be getting it’s own little makeover soon so make sure that you come back and check for that — or subscribe to my mailing list so that you don’t miss out!

If you love this, make sure you pin this image to your DIY board!

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If you guys love this DIY, don’t be shy! Share it with a friend!!

Keep on makin' stuff!


Friday Feature – Liz Marie Blog

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Happy Friday, everyone! I wanted to try out something new on my blog — Friday Feature.

Every Friday, (or at least I am gonna try lol) I am going to feature another blogger or social media influencer that I follow and think that you should, too!

This is the thing with social media and blogging — it’s all about sharing. The more we share the more we see. So I thought it would be nice to shed some light on someone else for a change.

The first up for our Friday Feature is Liz Marie from Liz Marie Blog


source – Instagram / @lizmariegalvan

I have been following this woman for quite sometime and she is one of my favorites. Her design and style in impeccable and if you love farmhouse style and you’re not following her, you’re crazy.


source – Instagram / @lizmariegalvan

A quick peek at her Instagram and you’ll be sucked in for hours.


source – Instagram / @lizmariegalvan


source – Instagram / @lizmariegalvan

But even more than her superior interior designs skills, Liz Marie shares her tough journey of infertility on her blog.

This woman has had six miscarriages and has seven babies in heaven — I couldn’t even imagine what that must be like. She shares her stories and it’s great to know that others who may be going through the same thing can come to her blog and find a little bit of hope and comfort.

I really admire her for this.

source – Liz Marie Blog

To top it off, Liz Maire has the most adorable house guest I have ever seen!

This is Grace


Grace is a sheep that Liz Marie and her husband took in because she was rejected by her mother.

So adorable! 

source – Instagram / @lizmariegalvan


source – Instagram / @lizmariegalvan

If you want to hear more about Grace, it’s best to read it straight from the source! Liz Marie has a FAQ page on her blog just for Grace!

This is just a little peek into her blog, though. I highly encourage you to check out her site and her IG! It’s just so  lovely!


Glow Stick Bath

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My poor little nephew has been having a rough go of it lately. Little Logan hasn’t been feeling the greatest.

He has been bogged down with an ear infection and fevers over the last couple of days.

My sister wanted to to do something special for him to help him feel a little better and I have to say that this little parenting hack is gold.

It’s so easy and cheap to do, too!

Kids need to have a bath, right? Make their bath time extra fun every once in a while by turning of the lights and tossing in a couple of glow sticks.


My sister said that Logan LOVED it! — “he was in there for like half an hr and would have stayed longer but past bed time and water got cold”.


He loved lining up all the glow sticks like they were his dinky cars LOL

So the next time you give your kids a bath, give this a try! You can even pick up glow sticks for super cheap from the dollar store!

If you try this, let me know if your kids liked it!

Share this with a parent that you know would totally do this! 


Linktree has totally changed my IG game!

Hey guys! Have you heard of linktree?

If you haven’t, then keep reading and even if you have, keep reading because this site is gonna change your Instagram game.

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If you are a regular user of Instagram, you know how annoying it is that you can only include one link in your Instagram bio.

This site changes all that. linktree is summed up exactly by it’s name — a “tree” of links that you can make so that you can include more that just one link in your Instagram bio.

Here just take a look. When you click the link in my IG bio, this is where you will be taken:


From that screen, you can click anyone of those links to go to the respective sites.

No more just being able to link to just one site! So cool, right?

This website is also super easy and user friendly, too — meaning that you don’t have to be a total computer scientist to figure it out.

When you go to linktree, you will be asked to log in with your Instagram


After logging in, you’ll be asked to select a plan. For what I need, the free plan is just fine for me — you can make the selection that suits what you need, though.



After selecting your plan, you need to enter your name and email.


So far so easy, right?

Now comes the fun part — entering in your links. Simply click the button that says “+ADD NEW BUTTON/LINK”


Then you add the title of what you want the link to be and the URL.


Continue to add as many links as you want until you get a fabulous full link tree — just like mine lol


Up in the top right corner of the screen is the link to your linktree.


This is the URL that you will put in your Instagram bio.

To do this all you have to do is go to Instagram, click on your profile…


Then click on “Edit Profile”


You put your linktree link in the website spot.


Make sure you hit “Submit” down at the bottom, refresh your screen and then go back to your profile and click the link in your bio. You should now be redirected to your brand new linktree.

Easy Peasy! Now your IG followers can get so much more when they visit your IG!

There is always room for a Barbara Jean gif… any Reba fans here?

Anyway — I highly suggest that you use linktree in your IG bio… you want to take every chance to get a click to your website, Facebook or anything else you want to link up!

Share this with a friend who could benefit from using linktree!

Don’t forget to pin this to Pinterest as well — that way you’ll have this tutorial when you need it!

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Oh boy! Laundry Woes

Oh boy!

So if you follow my blog, you know that at the end of August we added another member to our family — our little Zoey.

Zoey is a rambunctious but lovable little pup. She’s 1/4 french bulldog and 3/4 pug. She has brought so much joy to our family and my daughter is totally taken by her.

I thought that I would get really bothered by all the hair but it hasn’t been as bad as I would have thought.

That is until my sister took it upon herself to welcome me to the club of dog owners with this picture…


That is the filter from inside my sister’s front load washing machine.

And this is everything that she pulled out of that filter.


Really gross, right? I am sorry that I had to share these images with you but I am blown away that this is even a thing — I had no idea that washing machines have filters.

My sister told me that she thought her washing machine was broken because she was getting an error message when in fact, all she needed to do was clean the filter.

My sister has a Samsung washing machine. Here it is and the arrow is pointing to the little door where the filter hides.


She sent me this pics with this message…


She’s funny, isn’t she? LOL

I have a top loader at home, but you better believe that as soon as I get home I am gonna see if I have a filter that needs to be cleaned — especially now that we have Zoey.

I keep all the manuals for my major appliances so I am going to go home and check. If you don’t have your washing machine manual, I would suggest doing a Google search to see if you can find it.

Do you know if your washing machine has a filter? Share in the comments below if you knew about this and be sure and share this with a friend so that they can go home and check their washing machine, too!

Pin this image to Pinterest and help spread the word!

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