« Back to the list
September 14th, 2012

DIY Workshop

When I look back at my career the one thing I am most proud of is working with Quality Canadian Furniture, a big reason for this is the members. They appreciate craftsmanship, quality and they all have a grass-roots appeal… and did I mention I LOVE their designs?


It’s their hands-on approach to creating that inspires me. I think that all of us have the ability create, sure it might not be a piece of furniture but we can always start small. This is why I love crafting and simple DIY projects. Creating something, anything… is very mentally and esthetically satisfying.


Last weekend I decided I needed some more “custom” accessories for my home. I had a vintage globe I had picked up from a thrift store and I decided it was time to give it an update. I had seen many custom decoupage globes on Pinterest and really liked the look. So I headed to the craft store and picked up some “podge” (a glue-like substance that dries clear), sponge brushes and scrapbooking paper. I pulled one of my favourite quotes about travel and decoupaged it onto my globe! I added a few birds and butterflies cut from the scrapbooking paper and voila! This weekend if you have some spare time try decoupage it’s a fun and easy way to update a home accessory.




Add your comment

Please send me any new comments on this post via email
Janette  Ewen

Janette Ewen has been one of Canada’s leading décor and lifestyle experts for more than a decade, passing on her passion for design and fashion to avid fans through magazines, newspapers and television.

You subscribe.
We keep in touch.

Recent Articles

By Category

By Date