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Save the Planet...Compost!

Save the Planet...Compost!March 19, 2017

Throwing food scraps in the garbage is a much bigger deal than you think!
When food scraps sit in the landfill without proper oxygen to decompose, they let off methane gases - these are the gasses you usually see coming from factories...100 times stronger than carbon dioxide.  A 2009 report published by The World Watch Institute proves that Methane traps up to 100 times more heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide within a 5 year period. A scarier statistic is that organic matter is the #1 material in our landfills, making up 30-40% of it! That's the condensed version. Composting doesn't have to be a 'Pintrest worthy' thing to do. It really is as simple as having a container in the kitchen that you fill with scraps and bring to the recycling depot! In B.C., this is the bin you would usually put your yard trimmings in and leave at the curb. Nobody wants to deal with the stinky and slimy mess than composting can be. Good news! There …

King Bedframe From Old Doors

King Bed From Old DoorsJune 20, 2016
A local couple contacted me earlier this year requesting that I upcycle materials into a King bed frame for their new house. I didn't know at the time that King frames weren't made until the 80's. You know, the ones with the bulky posts and weird speckled wood sitting super low to the ground?  I researched alternatives to taking an old frame and refinishing it and my favorite, by far, were old vintage doors. I had never taken on this big of a building project but I was determined, and I can be one stubborn lady! I drew up my plans and I brought them to my uncle, a woodworker for many years (Thanks again uncle Mel!), who helped me edit and add to my plan. I figured before I dealt with all of the structural questions I knew I'd be facing, I should pick up doors and try to figure out exactly what I was working with. After emailing a tonne of local vendors I found an amazing lady in Maple Ridge "Arries Rustic Decor". Seriously, c…