Dressers = Sanity.

  Remember I gave you a sneak peek at the dressers we finally found on Kijiji – their sizes, detailing & quality were absolutely perfect. With the exception of the boards between the drawers, they are solid maple & I have several pulled muscles that are very angry about their weight. Here's the requisite … [Read more...]

Halfway

  And what I mean by ‘halfway’, is that I have no completed & gorgeous dressers to show you, accompanied by riveting & informative tutorials. No, I do not, but I am halfway done. So, given the fail on this timeline, I thought we’d just share some time together this week, sorta just hang, look at some pretty, maybe chat about your … [Read more...]

Why yes, That is crazy

  Here's how this particular episode of crazy began.....recall my post about our “New-ish” Night stands necessitating “New-ish” dressers? Leading to round the clock surveillance of Kijiji to find the perfect pieces? Well, we brought the new dressers home Tuesday – it is possible that they are the heaviest dressers ever made in the … [Read more...]

New (ish) Night Stands

We needed night stands. With a king size bed, the night stands needed some heft, some size, some scale.  Not being a fan of the ‘matchy’ bedroom sets, the world was our oyster in selecting bed side tables...it only took about 3-4 weeks of obsessive Kijiji & CraigsList stalking to find these beauties: Finding 2 tables/stands that were at … [Read more...]

….And Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas….

Even though I do this for a living, I think it’s easy to become overwhelmed with design ideas on how to Holiday Up your house....I follow so many amazing blogs with such talented & creative decorators/DIY-ers, the inspiration is endless. Between my blog pals and Pinterest, it could be noon before I’m even dressed. Don't ever tell anyone … [Read more...]

Cape Cod Stylin’

[facebooksimplelike] Last week I mentioned my special client who wanted to create Cape Cod spaces in her home.  The 2 ‘spare’ bedrooms (not the Master) were to be transformed into a cottage bedroom and a TV room/lounge space. My client Laurie spent most of her childhood summers in Cape Cod, at 445 Turnip Field Rd....for her, to have rooms that … [Read more...]

Bathroom MakeOver

  I recently had a very special client with a vision for re-designing 2 bedrooms in her home; one was to be an actual bedroom, the other a TV room/lounge area.   Her wish was to create spaces that felt sort of 'cottage-y’ -  pretty & fresh, with a Cape Cod vibe.  She holds very special memories of summers there as a child, and wanted to … [Read more...]

Ladders & Ottomans, Oh My.

[facebooksimplelike] Last week I told you about the old ladder turned blanket rack that I was going to be working on....I scored the old ladder on Kijiji.   I sanded off the ugly brown paint (well, most of it.  I tend to lose interest in these steps quickly). Then I just brushed on some very watered down white paint and wiped it off... It’s … [Read more...]

DIY Art – Pears

First, a big shout out to Cassity at Remodelaholic who featured the Living Room Wainscot  Post – I’m loving that people are as rocked about this product as I am! Last week I mentioned that empty wooden frame hanging on my dining room wall. It was destined for greatness. And when you’re contemplating greatness, drywall mud almost always comes to … [Read more...]

Dining Room Project

First of all, a GINORMOUS  thank you for all the visits, love & comments....the design blog community rocks.  Stephanie (cre8tivedesignsinc) & Kate (CentsationalGirl) – you’re just really pretty darn awesome. Now then. When the Mister & I chose this house, one of the selling factors of it was space....generous room sizes, and lots of … [Read more...]