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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Before & After: Basement Bathroom

Four years this space sat empty, with nothing more to show than some studs and insulation. It’s finally done and ready for guests. The prize goes to my husband for getting this one scratched off the “to do list”. A lot of effort on his part from tile cutting, grouting and sealing, not to mention […]

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, […]