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My goal in life (other than getting rid my constantly ingrown toenail) is to have the perfect coffee table. You know the one. It’s the big square, stylish yet comfortable looking one in all the magazines, loaded with a few casually, yet perfectly placed random objects set beside a stack of art books that make me look like I’m both cultured and smart with a sense of irony. I’m sure you’ve seen it. At the moment my coffee table has a silver bowl and a glass vase. Ehh. It’s so-so. I’ll probably change it tonight in my desperate attempt to fall in love with it. That’s what I do. Move things, change things, screw around with them until I fall in love with them. I do it with furniture arrangements, table settings, bookcases and closets. I do it with stuff I buy and stuff I make. Read on to learn how to make it, move it or repurpose it.


My top 5 Easter posts. Even though I don’t much care for Easter.

First off, thanks to all the men who came out of hiding and commenting on Friday’s post.  It resulted in truly one of the most entertaining comment sections this blog has ever seen. Now … back to the way we […]

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Cheap and Easy Easter decorating. Only really it’s spring decorating.

Before I get into today’s post, just a quick note that my Seed Starting Course: Sow You Wanna be Startin’ Somethin’ only costs $35, and that includes 3 packs of seeds selected just for you from Laura at Cubit’s! As […]

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Screen Printing. I’m learning more so I can teach you more.

One of the most popular posts on The Art of Doing Stuff has always been my How to Screen Print at home post. People are stunned, shocked and amazed that you don’t need a whole workshop or studio to screen […]

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Moving a ceiling fixture

Twice.  That is exactly how many times my house has looked perfect both inside and outside at the very same time.  Twice. Once when Style at Home came to shoot both the inside and outside of my house for their […]

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Copying any Art onto Glass

  That right there is a Mark Ryden.  He’s a Pop Surrealist artist from California whose work is often a little less serene than the Fur Girl  you see above.  But for today’s purposes the Fur Girl is a perfect example […]

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Flameless Candles.
Not just for candleholders.

Orkney Rough Linen duvet cover   I love candles.  The only problem with them is that candles, even the cleanest burning ones, make a mess of your ceiling.  Plus of course, there are certain places burning a candle would be […]

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Valentine’s Day Card DIY.
Not your average Valentine’s card.

      I was out shopping with Betty the other day.  First we went to Costco where I’m sure I spent at least $250 because I always do, yet I cannot remember  a single thing I purchased.  I’m guessing […]

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Making a Gallery Wall

Life is full of compromises.  You want to get more sleep but don’t have the time. So you allow yourself to nod off whenever possible; during a movie, standing in line at the grocery store, in the middle of anyone talking […]

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A New Year’s Eve Napkin Folding idea.

Since I will be abandoning you over the holiday break like a squirrel abandons a rancid nut, now is the time to show you a napkin folding idea I have for your New Year’s Eve table. (yes, I will be […]

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Christmas House Tour 2014.
The Outside.

Have a look here for my Christmas House Tour Inside. Christmas is a time for giving.  We all know that.  It’s also, of course,  a time for receiving.  I myself have already received 2 burns, multiple scratches and a paper cut […]

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Christmas Present Dioramas Up Close

  Yup!  It’s a surprise Tuesday post.   I wanted to give you a close up view of the Christmas wrapping I did this year and if I didn’t do it on a Tuesday (instead of when I regularly post […]

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Christmas House Tour 2014

  Welcome to my home.  Please don’t stay long.  You’ll mess the place up .  It hasn’t been this tidy since last Christmas’ photo shoot.       The foyer.  On the centre hall table is a glass cake pedestal […]

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Although I have remained unscathed, I am not responsible if you hurt yourself while cleaning your gutters or trying to tame a chipmunk.