Stencil Success!

You may remember my rug drama from last week. Hey, they can’t all be winners right? I think I’ve managed to save this one though. This round of involved Rit Dye, a dollar store spray bottle, and the same painter’s tape stencil from attempt #1. I followed Rit’s instructions for mixing; 2 cups hot water […]

Living Room Fireplace Makeover

Hallelujah! The Living Room Fireplace Makeover is complete! You may remember some of the work we’ve been up to in recent weeks. I’m so pleased to add that we couldn’t be happier with the results. It’s surprising what you can accomplish with a little imagination, and a lot of good old fashioned DIY handy-work. Here is […]

Nursery Dresser – Before and After

I’ve mentioned how awesome our neighbours are before… and they’ve come through again. We got this great hand-me-down and I decided to refinish it while I have the time (since everyone keeps telling us we’ll have none when we have a family). Here’s how she started out: I wanted to get the top down to […]

Fresh Tease – Living Room Reno

At long last, it’s time to share what we’ve been up to in that living room of ours! This was a big one for us. As I mentioned in our laundry reno, we wanted all our components out of the Living Room (ie: receiver, dvd player, sat box). This is what sparked the laundry room […]

Moroccan Stencil Download

Some of you have been interested in the Moroccan inspired Laundry Room Stencil from an earlier post. Feel free to download a PDF here! Be sure to resize as you see fit to suit the pattern for your wall. The laundry room pattern was actually larger than an 8.5 x 11 sheet. So you may […]

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 […]

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 […]

Before & After: Buffet Cabinet

Ooooh this is an oldie, but we turned her into a goodie. This little gem was hiding under my stairs, possibly ashamed of its paint job from days gone past… but we turned that around! New paint, hardware, glass inserts, added moulding and lots (LOTS) of elbow grease, has her standing proud, front and centre, […]