Wednesday, January 30, 2013

the best peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. ever.
Jane @ urbanejane.10:24 PM 23 comments

My husband is nuts over chocolate & peanut butter (ha!). He could hoover peanut butter cups, and chocolate-covered peanut butter candies like they were going out of style, yet he refuses to eat a 'plain' peanut butter sandwich. that guy... (shaking head)
But, when I whipped these chewy, gooey cookies up, there were no complaints from my picky eater (just a lot of satisfyingly silent face-stuffage, which is music to my ears).


from hole to holy moly: a bathroom makeover.
Jane @ urbanejane.5:30 AM 15 comments

I thought I'd share a radical renovation done by one of our closest friends.
After purchasing their new home, they gave their home a lot of TLC, making it liken a lot of pictures you'd see on a magazine cover in the grocery aisle. One section they changed just happened to be the storage area in their basement:

Monday, January 28, 2013

cheeky painted dinner napkins
Jane @ urbanejane.7:50 AM 27 comments

I was tempted to call this post: 'how to insult your dinner guests' (as my husband suggested), or 'how to break awkward dinner party silence', but I guess I'll stick with what I picked. :)


Friday, January 25, 2013

life as of late (pt. 7)
Jane @ urbanejane.10:57 PM 0 comments

Thursday, January 24, 2013

a staircase face-lift: before & sorta-after.
Jane @ urbanejane.11:56 AM 21 comments


Okay, it's a bit anti-climactic to post this after the previous post about the nursery, but it'll have to do due to circumstances that I'll explain.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

the nursery reveal.
Jane @ urbanejane.7:14 AM 70 comments

I thought I could hold off until the end of the week to share the final before & after of the nursery, but let's just say I'm not the most patient of people ;)

Let's jump right in, shall we?
So, when we moved into our new home, this is the room I had to work with:

Monday, January 21, 2013

a spoiled mama.
Jane @ urbanejane.9:12 AM 4 comments


Sunday, January 20, 2013

Pinterest-inspired: my crack at a chipboard canvas
Jane @ urbanejane.4:44 PM 22 comments

I hope you had a great weekend. My hubby got really sick (and really sucky, which I've realized is one of his symptoms), so I was a bit busy squeezing lemons for tea, sifting through our medicine cabinet for un-expired drugs, and keeping my distance lest he makes this preggo sick a week away from pushing. 


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

the ABCs of re-using a frame.
Jane @ urbanejane.8:28 AM 17 comments

Happy Wednesday!!
Remember these little guys I stumbled across in Michaels ages ago?


And how I used them in 2010 for this project for a friend's nursery?

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

my sad pregnancy documentation.
Jane @ urbanejane.10:43 PM 2 comments

This is a bit of a break from a craft project, but I thought I'd share a bit of my preggo process just for fun.
I see so many amazing ways people have documented their growing baby bumps on Pinterest, but I can't say anyone will be rushing to the 'Pin' button with my pitiful collection.

So, here it goes:
moi at 22 weeks:


my free chair debacle.
Jane @ urbanejane.6:30 AM 17 comments

Like every good story, this one begins with a free, worn-down piece of furniture off Craigslist. In this case it is a crusty chair.



This is no ordinary chair, though; It swivels, rocks, and is Crate and Barrel-made. Oh, and did I mention it was for FREE?? That was enough to make me overlook the acid-wash-ish denim that had strange stains on it.

Monday, January 14, 2013

a steal for the nursery.
Jane @ urbanejane.8:24 AM 15 comments

ok, you know me and bamboo (need we revisit the chair & dresser?). Well, the insanity continues...


One night after a heavy meal, I thought I'd take a drive to the local Goodwill (needless to say my new years resolutions do not involve exercising more).

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

easy silhouette art.
Jane @ urbanejane.8:34 PM 10 comments

I just might be the last person in the blogosphere to not have a silhouette cameo machine, so I guess I'm doing this craft 'ye ol' fashioned way: scissors.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

DIY painted curtains
Jane @ urbanejane.9:28 AM 18 comments


For the nursery, I wanted an easy way to get add a bit of pattern and colour to the window coverings without investing in expensive fabric for a custom set or get store-bought packaged ones.

Friday, January 4, 2013

life as of late (pt. 6) + happy weekend!
Jane @ urbanejane.10:38 PM 1 comments


what are your plans for this weekend?
For me, it's the last weekend before school begins again (and it just might be my last week or two before I go on maternity leave... yay & yikes at the same time!).

Thursday, January 3, 2013

diy nursery closet organizers
Jane @ urbanejane.8:43 AM 6 comments

this is seriously the easiest and cutest way to organize a baby's closet (especially if you're like me and have been going a bit crazy with all of the holiday sales, and can clothe your unborn kid until they're like, 4 years old ;)


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

diy copycat baby bedding
Jane @ urbanejane.7:08 PM 25 comments

Happy New Year!!

okay, let me start 2013 with a project that I can't take any credit for... well, if you count picking the bedding out as something praiseworthy, I'll settle for that, but the REAL applause goes to my ever-so-talented mother-in-law.