Guest Bedroom MakeOver

  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 … [Read more...]

Dressers & Baking….

  This story is about dressers.  And baking – Baking & Dressers.  And Sacrifice. So, first, have I ever told you about my friend Dawn’s baking?  As in, her world-class, amazingly delicious baking?  Cobblers, crisps, brownies, blondies, cookies & cakes – that just show up at my door.  I cannot, (and … [Read more...]

Mirror Top DIY

  Mirror topped furniture is like instant pizzazz....it’s glam, it’s elegant. It works in just about any decorating style. I’ll be honest though, I’m kind of over fully mirrored tables  - mainly because almost every single one I've seen in shops was broken or cracked.  So it hadn’t even made it out of the store and it … [Read more...]

Oh Just Spray Paint It…..

  If you’re immersed in the world of design/decorating blogs, an avid DIY-er, an obsessive Pinner, (or all of the above) it's easy to forget that not everyone is. Quite often during Consultations, I will recommend a re-purposing of certain pieces - new area, new use, some altering, and of course, painting or spray painting.  Working … [Read more...]

Vanity, Serendipity, & Anaglypta

  Welcome to this very tiny space between the Master Bedroom & the EnSuite bath. I’m pretty sure that at some point in history this was a regular closet, the ‘his’ side, because it’s opposite the door to the walk in closet.  Some previous owner probably removed sliding doors and created a vanity/dressing area space. This is how it … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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 … [Read more...]