Bathroom Makeover – ORC Challenge – Week 6

We made it! It’s the finalé of the One Room Challenge, and my bathroom makeover is dunzo! Just six short weeks ago, the bathroom was looking pretty plain. We had white walls, and dinged up cabinets after our big home reno. We were ready for something a little more special, and to bring this neglected […]

Fall Home Room Tour and Blog Hop

Good morning and Happy Fall! I’m so excited to be a part of this big group of Canadian Bloggers that are sharing how they’ve styled their homes for the Fall season. Autumn is my favourite time of year and it’s fun to bring a little inside. For me, Fall always marks the time of year […]

DIY Mirror and Photo Frame from an Old Window

Good morning! Today’s a fun day as it’s “12 Months of DIY” project time! This month we took on spray paint, and I’m creating not only a DIY Mirror, but a DIY Custom Photo Frame too! If you’ve missed our previous “12 Months…” projects, you can find them here: January – DIY Mason Jar Travel […]

Fill up those Gallery Walls

Who says you have to pay a fortune to have interesting and compelling art in your home? I have a couple great tricks up my sleeve, for having dramatic walls, on a budget — and fill up those gallery walls, people! First up, mirrors! Look through the thrift shop, the as-is area of furniture stores, […]

Painted Closet Doors

Ok. Here we go again. If you didn’t know me you’d think I have something against closets! I don’t, I swear… they do great things like, have doors, and… hold stuff. But, this one? Urgh. Another antique, brushed, gold… thing. And — I truly LIKE the whole gold movement… but, this isn’t, that. Old-fashioned, brassy […]

Vintage Octagon Mirror

Look at this little beauty! Once again, I found this vintage octagon mirror, in a stack of old musty frames, and dusty mirrors, at the thrift store. Have I mentioned how much I love the thrift store? She had me at octagon. Didn’t hurt that it was only $10. Home with me, she came. Like […]

Bathroom Makeover

Cel-e-brate good times, c’mon! Yes, today is good. It’s a bathroom makeover y’all! OH! I wanted to change this bathroom (aka: our main bathroom, aka: our only shower bathroom, aka: the guest bathroom) from the day we moved in. Want to see it? Ok, here’s a taste… But wait! Lets start at the beginning… It was […]

Kiddo’s Closet Reno – Part 1

It all begins here (forgive the strange angle, we took this photo during one of our pre-move visits). This big furniture might be gone, but the day we moved in, this closet stayed the same. Three, big, heavy, mirrored doors for a little two year old wasn’t going to work. Plus, she’s so rough and […]

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 […]

DIY: Energy Film Insulator

I don’t know about your neck of the woods… but it has been hot around here! I think it was around the time my make-up was melting off my face, faster than I could apply it, that I brilliantly thought, “I should do something about this!” (Two years later). But nevermind the delay, I got […]

DIY Birch Tree Wall Mural

In the continuing effort to attempt a nursery, I was searching through my many inspirational web saves, jpg’s and clippings… and was reminded of this wonderful gem originally posted on Design Sponge last year. When I first saw Jen’s Bedroom makeover, I immediately wanted to put birch trees in my home somewhere, anywhere! Finally, the time had […]

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 […]

Crushing on – Mum’s

I have said it before, and I’ll say it again, I am no ‘greenthumb’…. but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate a most beautiful bloom. But, unless you’re growing them yourself… flowers can be, well, pricey! Just in time for Mother’s Day, I’ve discovered my love for Mum’s…. the flower, that is (–we all love […]

Mirror – Before and After

I was on the hunt for vintage clothing when I came across this mirror for… wait for it… 2 bucks!! Yes, $2 at the local thrift shop. The frame is actually heavy plastic and the mirror was in fantastic condition. One little fix-up needed. One side had some of the filigree missing, so I grabbed […]

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 […]