Front Door Landing Strip

We need a landing strip. You know those handy little spots you throw your keys and mail down when you come home after a long day? It has to keep you organized. It’s the worst when you’re running late and have NO IDEA where your keys are! Everybody’s been there right? So, if we can […]

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 […]

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 […]

DIY Purse Organizer

Ever wonder how to make your own DIY Purse Organizer? If you’re like me, maybe you have a purse or two of the slouchy variety? You know, that bag that seemed so casual, and fun in the store — and then you get it home, start using it, and realize that it is a deep […]

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 […]

Home Gym: Storage

Today marks the next step toward having a better-functioning, better-looking home gym. As you may remember, we’ve got the room divider complete to help hide a bit of that clutter that comes along with a home gym. Now, it’s on to storage! I picked up a small Maui storage bench at Jysk. But I also found […]

Fresh Reveal – Guest Bedroom

After a few final touches recently, I figured it was time to take a little peek in our guest bedroom. This room has a great mix of hand-me-down furniture, pieces that have moved with us a few times, and some new finds from our favourite haunts. The goal was cozy comfort (on a budget!) and […]

Fresh Find: Quilt Home

Beautiful fabrics like these are at your fingertips my friends! If you have a project on the go, but are at a standstill for lack of finding that perfect fabric, your waiting days are over! Quilt Home has a fabric for everyone. The prices are fantastic, the people are friendly, and the delivery is fast. […]

DIY: Room Divider

Remember that little home gym tease last week? Well, its got a long way to go, but one task is officially off the “to do list”. So just what was all of that fabric for? Custom room dividers! Here’s how it all went down: Most of my time was actually research (to DIY or not […]

Fresh Find: Ever After Antiques

Those of you in new construction homes, know the challenge of adding character, or a sense of history to your home, while still honouring its young age. Antiques, like those found at Ever After Antiques, may just be the trick you need to do just that. Just because you enjoy antiques doesn’t mean that’s all […]

Fresh Tease: Home Gym

What does 7 metres of this beautiful fabric have to do with our old movie room turned home gym? Hmmm? This room looks like it has a split personality. Could it be makeover time? Time to bring in some pretty. Stay tuned… Like this post? Sign up for fresh content, and free printables!

New House Tour Coming Up!

I was lucky enough to have photographer, and friend, Teresa Bolinski come out and photograph my house recently. Maybe you have that perfect paint colour in your bedroom that puts a smile on your face first thing in the morning, or a cozy nook that you can’t wait to grab your favourite magazine and a […]

Change Table – Before and After

Another tick off the “to-do list” today. The nursery change table, also given to us by neighbours, is ready to go. Time to remove the last remnants of our home office out to make room for this new piece. I guess I’d better get on a change pad too! Here’s a look at the before… […]