Thrifted Cane Wingback Chair Makeover

Thrifting can be like Christmas, and this next find made we want to sing Fa-la-la-la-la! And, my gem of a find was only made better by the fact that there was two of them! A pair of lovely, though very outdated, cane, wingback chairs. So the obvious next step was, a Thrifted Cane Wingback Chair […]

Cane Wingback Chair Makeover

Hello, my lovelies! Exciting news… you can find me over at Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body today, for my very first contributor post!! This curvy lady needed a makeover, in a big bad way — pop on over to DTLB and check out exactly what happened to her! It’s a ‘Cane Wingback Chair Makeover‘ […]

Make any arm chair, into a swivel rocker

Ok, before I get to this easy and really cool DIY… I gotta back, back, back-it-up … just a little. Remember this little gem? It was so good. And, a fantastic practice in reupholstery, for me. There was just one small problem. The more I sat in it, and reminisced about the good ‘ol days […]

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 […]

Mid-century Goodness (Part 2) – Reupholster an Armchair

So last we saw my mid-century beauty, she was looking about like this… Right. I was feeling pretty good about myself. Oh look at me… those buttons are perfection! Mmm Hmm… then, came the arms. There are two of them, you know. Double trouble. Like this post? Sign up for fresh content, and free printables!

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!

Don’t you love it when…

I love when I stumble onto an unexpected fabric sale! Especially when it’s right after a major garage sale score. Mid-century swivel rocker, meet your new grey upholstery fabric… Like this post? Sign up for fresh content, and free printables!

Oak Dining Table Makeover

Yippee! We finally found a nice big dining table. Thanks to Kijiji, and thanks to the adorable family that had to let it go. They said there were a lot of good memories attached to this table, and they were sad to see it go, but I was happy to inherit the good energy. I […]

Fresh Kijiji Find – Wing Chairs

I love the Edmonton River Valley. Especially this time of year, Autumn leaves, blue skies. It is the best. But, it’s even better when an already beautiful drive nets you 2 gorgeous chairs? I skipped a step. It’s even better when your latest Kijiji hunt found you a couple of gorgeous chairs to help you […]

The Sofa Hunt is Over.

So, new house + excitement of the move + having a sofa that has seen waaaaaaaaay better days (think rips, tears and cat scratches) = new sofa. And, well, it’s a pretty big purchase. I mean this is not earth shattering news, but it’s also not something you get to do everyday. And, of course, […]

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 […]

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 Tour – Small Can Be Good!

Our very first “fresh tour” is thanks to Lisa M., who has been so kind to invite us into her home. Her home is an exercise in how small does not mean you have to sacrifice any function or style. Built in 1954, and only 650 sq. ft., she tells us it’s just perfect for […]

Photo Grouping – Before and After

Photo groupings are such a great idea for filling up a large blank wall space on the cheap! I had a bunch of old family photos passed down to me recently and decided to group them together in our living room. The vaulted ceilings in this room really add to that “blank” feeling. It really […]

Laundry Room – Before and After

Okay, okay… so the laundry room is not the most important room in the house. But, if you’re a laundry nerd like me (ie: you enjoy folding a warm fluffy towel to even perfection), you’ll appreciate this one. No one says it can’t be pretty where the work is done. But before we get to […]