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 […]

Living room console table makeover

Well, this is without a doubt the nicest “before”, I’ve ever started out with. It just needs a little change… in the storage direction. You feel me? I’ve always loved our little white Ikea console table. In our last home, it had this great spot in the family room for a little laptop work, or […]

DIY Pendant Light

Remember my candlestick lamps, makeover? Well, I got two-projects-in-one with that little garage sale, gem. Now, its the old dusty shades’ turn to become something new. A DIY Pendant Light, anyone? First, let’s take a look at how my $10 score started out, way back when… Like this post? Sign up for fresh content, and free printables!

Remove Tarnish from Hardware

Guys! I have my hands FULL at the moment! Remember this lovely thing I happened upon at a garage sale this Summer? Such a gorgeous mid-century china cabinet. But, it needs some work… Sanding for days! So, I’m taking a little break from all that wood dust, and I’m moving onto the hardware. And… I […]

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 […]

Upgrade a Ceiling Light with a Drum Shade

I have a thing for these lights… getting rid of them that is. Over the years, I’ve had a few of those “boob” lights as I call them, in my sights a few times. And, they don’t often last long. This one had a immitation red spray-paint looking finish to it. Trying to be bronze […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]

Top Drawer Upgrade

Remember this little beauty? It’s time for upgrade #2. The interior of the drawers were left untouched while I decided what to do. Here’s how they looked to begin with: I was lucky enough to come across these beautiful drawer liners at Home Sense for the grand total of $5.99 for 6 sheets! A much […]