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 […]

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!

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 […]

Photo Frames – Before and After

Friday gave me a little inspiration. Nope, not the day… the cat. My cat. My cat, Friday. She was perched in her usual spot on my bedroom window sill. The sunlight was pouring in and she was hiding behind my grasscloth blinds. This is what I saw: Immediately, I imagined her silhouette in a frame, […]

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 […]

Before and After: Slip Cover

With a floorplan like this, you can’t re-vamp one area without it spilling out into the rest of the room. In the on-going attempts to get the home gym in order, this sofa is the first “victim” to conform to the new plan. Sorry little guy, colour palette is changing… time to get with the […]

Home Gym: Paintchips and Fabric!

Choices! Choices! Choices! Yes, once again the home gym is on my mind. So, the dividers are up, and the fabric choices have been made. So what is the right direction with paint? I spent some time staring at these options for a while, trying to figure out just that… Phew! I think I’ve got […]

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 […]

Paint Stories: Feeling Gray-Blue?

As we all move forward with our busy days, and demanding responsibilities, there is an increasing need to be able to come home and feel calm, nestled, and relaxed. Today, we’re going to take a peek at two fantastic colours, that may promote the calm and relaxation in your world. First up, Benjamin Moore, OC-49 […]

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… […]

Fresh Crush joins Facebook!

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]