DIY Restroom Makeover – One Room Challenge – Week One

It is that time of year again — The Fall edition of the “One Room Challenge” has kicked off! I’ve got six weeks to transform my space! If you missed my Spring-time, One Room Challenge, you can check it out here! Now it’s time for week one of my DIY Guest Restroom transformation! Once upon a time […]

Mid-Century Chair Reupholstery Goodness

Remember my excitement when I found this little gem? It’s mid-century, it’s a rocker, it swivels, and it was 50 beans. Check, check, check, and check. Like this post? Sign up for fresh content, and free printables!

Kiddo’s Closet, Part 2 – Reading Nook

Progress is goooood! Last we saw little Miss’ closet we had a plan for a nook, and some drywall up. (Oh, and the wall was still Pepto-Bismal pink). So after framing, building, taping and sanding our fantastic new interior wall, we could break out the primer and paint. Ooooooooh, Ahhhhhhh… look at that Benjamin Moore Barnboard […]

Before and After: Fireplace Vignette

Remember this little guy? Well, he’s found his home. Here was the mantel shortly after we finished it. This was alright. Pretty simple, but not really doing it for me. Time to get a more layered eclectic look. So… Ta-da! See the little greyhound working hard holding up our family albums and books? Going up […]

Before and After: Foyer Cabinet

I love organization, and I hate clutter. Clutter like keys, mail, mitts and change. The problem with a foyer with stairs is everything piles up on the stairs. Like a convenient little shelf. Well, there will be no more of that. My sad little cabinet got a new fresh paint job in Pale Lichen, PPL-79, […]

Before and After: Antique Vanity

It’s been a blast from the past for me this week. This antique vanity used to be in my room as a kid, and once I moved out on my own, it went into storage. Well, it’s time has come to join the world again and get the attention it deserves! Of course, it needed […]

Photo Frames – Before and After

Friday gave me a little inspiration. Nope, not the day… the cat. My cat. My cat, Friday. She was perched in her usual spot on my bedroom window sill. The sunlight was pouring in and she was hiding behind my grasscloth blinds. This is what I saw: Immediately, I imagined her silhouette in a frame, […]

Stencil Success!

You may remember my rug drama from last week. Hey, they can’t all be winners right? I think I’ve managed to save this one though. This round of involved Rit Dye, a dollar store spray bottle, and the same painter’s tape stencil from attempt #1. I followed Rit’s instructions for mixing; 2 cups hot water […]

Fresh Finds: Drawer Pulls

We all know cabinet hardware can add a lot of personality to a piece. And, there are an increasing amount of options to choose from. I’ve been on the hunt, recently, for a project I’ve got on the go, and decided to share some of the options I’ve come across out there… First, for the […]

Shed some light

Sometimes, It’s all about the little things. I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for sometime now, waiting to find the perfect light fixture for the nursery. And then, it appeared… we found this fantastic light for around $40, at Rona. It is brand new stock, so unfortunately, it is currently not listed on their website, […]

Before and After: Patio chairs come inside…

Every once in a while, a steal of a deal disappoints. Such is the case with a $99, 3 piece patio set, we purchased a couple summers ago. The table is still standing, but as you can see, the chairs have not quite held up. They had an imitation wicker effect, but in reality, it […]

DIY: Bulletin Board 2.0

Okay. Bulletin boards. Functional? Yes. Pretty? Not-so-much. In the never-ending saga to improve the home gym, it is clear a bulletin board is a much needed accessory. I like ripping new exercises, tips, bits and bobs out of magazines and keeping them for reference. (I get bored easily). But the thought of throwing an ugly […]

Before and After: Rain Barrel

There has been a lot of rain in our neck of the woods this summer. It’s wonderful for keeping everything nice and green, and the air fresh. We’ve taken the opportunity of harnessing some of that fresh water with a couple of rain barrels. A free resource, rain barrel water is wonderful for the environment, […]

Before and After: Slip Cover

With a floorplan like this, you can’t re-vamp one area without it spilling out into the rest of the room. In the on-going attempts to get the home gym in order, this sofa is the first “victim” to conform to the new plan. Sorry little guy, colour palette is changing… time to get with the […]

Home Gym: Paintchips and Fabric!

Choices! Choices! Choices! Yes, once again the home gym is on my mind. So, the dividers are up, and the fabric choices have been made. So what is the right direction with paint? I spent some time staring at these options for a while, trying to figure out just that… Phew! I think I’ve got […]