Chloe's Cottage

Cactus Canvas DIY

So Stephanie (from Taste of the Tumbleweed) recently had a birthday. Every year we seem to go with a theme for each other when thinking of gifts. Since she’s been absolutely obsessed with all things cacti, I decided to make cacti this years theme. Steph has also recently moved to a new apartment and has totally redone the place. So with her gifts I tried to incorporate her new apartments colors as well.

I looked around on Pinterest and decided to make her a canvas painting of a cactus in a planter. I found an easy, almost cartoon-like, step-by-step drawing of a cactus. After a lot of practice drawing the cactus I felt like it was time to draw it on the canvas. I drew the outline of the painting and then came along with a paintbrush and black acrylic paint and completed the outline:


After this dried I mixed some pink acrylic paint with some white acrylic paint. With this blush pink I painted the background of the canvas.


Next I mixed a light green acrylic paint with the white to get a lighter, more muted green:


After this all dried I had to touch up on the black outline again, then it was on to the planter and painting the lines of the cactus:


I decided to do a bit of a design on the planter since it looked bare and finished up the lines of the cactus:


Once the lines dried it was on to paining the ‘spikes:’


Finally I painted two yellow flowers and then it was completed:

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I gave it to Steph when we celebrated her birthday with family and she loved it! I see more crafts like this in the near future!





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Cottage Flooring Part 1

The day after the tiny house (which I will now refer to as the cottage) my Dad started on the flooring. He went out and bought a floor sealer and paint combo in a light grey color. Not only does the 2 in 1 sealer/paint save time, it saves money as well. Win win!

Dad started doing the first coat on the back part of the cottage while I was at work. I came home and saw this:

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So today I started painting some more of the floor. This is what it looks like now:


I actually painted a bit more, but I forgot to take another picture. There is a small patch of flooring that needs it’s first coat before we move on to the next step!


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Chloe’ Mae’s Cottage Is Here!

Big news everyone! Chloe’ Mae’s Cottage is officially here! Two years into the making (and this blog) and my home is here (and the blog title makes sense)! The cottage arrived Friday morning and it is even more amazing in person!

It was exciting to look down the highway and see the house off in the distant. When I was watching the house come towards it’s little spot I could only grin and try not to jump up and down. It’s my house! My cottage!

After having the house set up my family and I walked around inside for the first time. Dad immediately started talking about where the kitchen will go, how big the bathroom can be, and where to build the couch/daybed he’s going to make. Mum had many good ideas for the bathroom and kitchen, as well as having some cute decorative ideas for the house. I picked my bedroom loft out (I have two lofts) and which loft will be used to hold my sewing things and the like.

There is going to be a lot of work before I’m able to move in, but in the end it’ll be worth it. I’m excited for this change in life and can’t wait to share every minute of it with all of you.

Until next time friends!