Welcome to the First Maybe Impossible Blog Post!

Helloooo! Welcome to the Maybe Impossible blog, I’m so glad you found us! I’m Nic, a busy working Mom of two amazing kiddos. I’m also a self-professed lover of crafts, baking, crocheting and pretty much any DIY project ever, lol. I’ve been at it for as long as I can remember, I think my Mom played a huge part in starting me on my crafty journey. She was known as the neighborhood craft lady, taught creative programs at the library and was always volunteering at our school. Pretty much every one of my childhood Halloween costumes were handmade with love and growing up our house was always full with a plethora of craft supplies.

Fast forward a few years and lately I’ve been gravitating towards starting this blog. Well, actually it started with my husband and a podcast, but that is a story for another time. Selfishly, I am hoping this will be a really fulfilling way to share some of the projects that I’ve been working on (there are so, so many!) and maybe also as a kick in the pants to actually finish some of them… (Seriously though, my basement is like a shrine to a lifetime of “mostly” finished crafts). A lot of my posts will probably relate to a creative endeavor or sharing a delicious recipe. But, I also hope to use it to share updates and pictures of our family and most importantly, connect with an amazing community (just like you!). So buckle up, please keep your arms and legs inside the blog at all times. Here. We. Go.

Recently I’ve been trying to tidy up and simplify things around the house. This may or may not be the direct result of binge watching Marie Kondo on Netflix. Either way, I felt like this first post is the perfect place to get going on that noble pursuit and also share a DIY project that’s been on the back burner for most of the summer. One area which has really been neglected is our master bedroom. In particular, my husband’s dresser has been screaming for help!

I have to admit, this is a little embarrassing. I definitely let this get out of control…

Despite exhibit A, I’m not a hoarder, quite the opposite actually. So it’s time to tidy up and spark some joy! This super easy mirror project is the result of that plucky can do attitude! Jord (my husband) also asked for a place to empty out his pockets at the end of the day, without having to go on a treasure hunt the next morning to find his keys. When I came across this mirror on a local online buy and sell group for only five dollars, I couldn’t turn it down. I brought it home so excited to get started, and then ended up leaving propped against a wall in my living room for two months, lol!

I love up-cycling items to give them a new life. This mirror was a total steal at five dollars!

One of my specific DIY addictions is mineral paint. It’s so easy to work with and I love the matte look it creates on finished projects. And, bonus yay for it being 100% acrylic and a more natural-ish option than traditional furniture paints. It makes me feel ok about using around the house.

For this project, I used Fushion Mineral Paint in Sterling. Right now, I think I have about 4-5 pieces in my house which have been refinished with various colours of this paint. Random sidebar – check out this throwback to a really cute buffet that I restored last year.

A project I refinished last year using Fushion Mineral Paint in Black and Renfrow Blue.

The real beauty of this particular mineral paint is how easy it is to work with. Give your piece a light sanding and wipe it down. This paint will adhere to almost any surface, is self-leveling and can be finished with a simple wax coating.

It also dries to the touch in two hours and is ready to be re-coated in only four, so it’s a great product to use when you are short on time. And no, this post is not sponsored by Fushion Mineral Paint, I just love the paint that much!

Two coats later, a couple of quick touch ups and ta-da! A super cute and budget friendly, “new to us” mirror, ready to adorn it’s new home in our master bedroom.

Check out these adorable organization accessories too, I picked up the tray and picture frame at Homesense for under $20. I’m so happy with how it all came together! Such an improvement and now I don’t have to avert my eyes anymore when I look over at that side of our bedroom.

How cute is this tray and picture frame? They look like a matching set!
Some small touches I added from around the house. Who doesn’t love a good fern?

Let me know what you think! What are some of your favorite crafts or DIY projects? Make sure to leave me a comment below, I’d love to know what you’re working on too. Also, don’t forget to follow Maybe Impossible on Instagram and Facebook to get notified when new posts go live and stay up to date with the latest updates and news on our family!

Love, Nic.

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