Painting Wood Cabinets – One Room Challenge – Week 3

Time for another week of the One Room Challenge, where bloggers have six weeks to completely transform a room in their home. Let’s see where where my main bathroom is at this week. Paint might just be the best thing ever. Amiright? It’s cheap, it’s impactful, it’s usually pretty easy to do, and even if […]

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 […]

Saving a Beauty

Oops, I did it again… I may have found myself at a local garage sale this weekend. And, I may of come home with truck full of gems. I may have… I did. But look… how pretty is she?! I’ve been waiting for a great mid-century modern china cabinet to cross my path. Like this […]

Dresser to a media cabinet

This may be the only makeover in history (my history anyway), where the only tool necessary –– was a hammer. Remember this dresser? Yeah. The Kiddo’s first. It had a pretty big makeover back in the day. As I remember, this dresser had been through 4 little kids before Miss O (a hand-me-down)… and it […]

Office Space … Mmmk?

Was that movie reference obvious enough? Maybe I should of asked if you’ve seen my stapler? … Onward! I’ve finally found my little dedicated “office space” in the house. In the family room downstairs, right by the window (that may prove distracting in the Summer). It started out like this, well, almost… I’ve got all […]

Teal and Navy, I love it baby!

So, I found the cutest little filing cabinet at Home Sense the other day. Price tag: 100 smackers. A bit steep, but one of those rare occasions when I found EXACTLY what I needed and was looking for. It had a pretty big ding in the back so I asked for a discount, got 10%. […]

Yard sales and night stands.

Remember that yard sale (when I ran into the husband)? Ya, it was a good one. Not only did we come home with this incredible wood locker… But, we also scored a solid wood side table! A cute shape, and totally functional with 2 open shelves. This guy is getting a little makeover to become […]

Painting Day!

So today is a big day. The colour in our little piece of the world is changing. I love this part!! Alright, so the living room is getting the “Soft Chamois” OC13, and the dining room / kitchen is getting the “Dexbury Gray” HC163. (The yellow tone is there to help me represent the kitchen […]

Kitchen Desk Clean-Up and Inspiration!

Finally cleaned up the desk in our dining room… ahhhhhh… It started out something like this (this, would be the “Keeping it Real” part of the post) … OY! This was the dumping ground for all the things we’ve been needing, and using the first couple weeks in the new digs. And, all the things […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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… […]

DIY: Vinyl Decal Decor

So, what bathroom doesn’t seem to need additional storage? Floor plans often don’t allow for additional cabinets — so its time to look up. Waaaaay up. I decided, for my own, that a wall mounted cabinet was the way to go. I found a great, very affordable cabinet at Ikea. The Brimnes wall cabinet, with sliding […]

Before & After: Basement Bathroom

Four years this space sat empty, with nothing more to show than some studs and insulation. It’s finally done and ready for guests. The prize goes to my husband for getting this one scratched off the “to do list”. A lot of effort on his part from tile cutting, grouting and sealing, not to mention […]