Beauty is as Beauty Does

  Sometime bad kitchens happen to good people.  It’s an all too common, sad but true, fact. Such was the case for my clients.  They longed for simple things - cabinets that matched, floor tiles that actually looked clean when they were, maybe a bit more cooking space - nothing lofty.   The original, white melamine … [Read more...]

Powder Room Pretty

  Let’s talk Powder Rooms.  And I mean gorgeous and fabulous powder rooms.  Powder Rooms are pretty much purely functional spaces...I think that just means it’s even more important to make sure they’re pretty....kind of a distraction from all that, um...function.  Plus, powder rooms are intended for guests, so it’s kind of the … [Read more...]

My Christmas Home

  [facebooksimplelike] Welcome – I’m so glad you’re here!  YOU are the very best kind of Christmas visitor – I can only offer you virtual drinks and snacks (requiring minimal effort), AND I can host you while in my fuzzy pj pants, ghastly hair and no makeup. I'm not even kidding, it's Perfect.  Blog Hosting is the shizz. The Christmas … [Read more...]

Guest Bedroom MakeOver

  [facebooksimplelike] This is the story of how a dreary & sad guest bedroom (that clearly didn’t even deserve sheets, poor dear) became brilliant and dazzling.  It was actually even drearier than this ‘Before’ pic, because before ‘Before’, it was still Builder Beige with bad carpet.           And now....  New carpet & … [Read more...]

Summer Happy – Outdoor Decorating Inspiration

[facebooksimplelike] FINALLY I SAY! I have thawed, the sun is warm and wonderful and the time is here for living outdoors! We’re in the midst of "re-creating" our outdoor spaces a bit, I’ll show you what we’ve been doing around here soon. It involves spray paint, re-purposing, and color....just a few of my very favorite … [Read more...]

Mirror, Mirror (or Door) on the Wall

[facebooksimplelike] Look at all these beautiful old doors: Flickr All the carved details, weathered finishes, and architectural elements are amazing:                     You don’t even need to do anything with them – just lean them against the … [Read more...]

Updates, Thoughts, Kijiji….and some crying

[facebooksimplelike] Well, the only thing that’s been going on around here lately is work....that bathroom reno I told you about last week is headed to the finish line, and I’ve been Staging like crazy. And did you ever read my post on Manly Decorating?  Well, that milkshake is bringing the boys to my yard because I’ve had 2 projects decorating … [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 history of … [Read more...]

Inspirations & Reflections

[facebooksimplelike] Happy 2012!  Being a new year and all, the Mister & I decided we’d make a Project List for 2012.  Which sounds all proactive & organized, but in reality it just makes you feel tired. And broke.  So, don’t do it.  Fly by the seat of your pants and tackle projects as you’re inspired.  Or as you Pin.  Or whatever your … [Read more...]