DIY: Vintage Lamp Makeover

So. I’m loving the wifi at Starbucks today! Geez… you don’t know how much you rely on your internet connection until it’s gone! Well, it smells good in here, and it’s a nice change of pace, watching people come and go all day. Okay my lovelies… time to get this post up and running! I […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

DIY: Shade upgrade

I have had this lamp for 12 years. It was a gift from my Mom when I moved into my first apartment. It’s made it through a few moves without a single blemish.  Admittedly, the last couple years it’s been hiding in our spare room — not really “fitting in” anywhere. It’s time for a […]

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 […]

Before & After: Master Bedroom

We all know its the most neglected room in the house right? Yep, been there, done that. Enough already! Time to get this show on the road! So we painted it originally with this goldish-green colour. Great colour. But there was no plan and the room ended up being this mish-mash of colours, & objects […]