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...]

Dressers & Baking….

  [facebooksimplelike] 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 therefore, … [Read more...]

Mirror Top DIY

[facebooksimplelike]   Mirror topped furniture is like instant pizzazz....it’s glam, it’s elegant. It works in just about any decorating style. Here’s more proof that a bit o’ sparkle adds awesome to anything.... You can mirror your toes....... You can chrome up your car, ala The Beebs.... Told you. I’ll be honest though, … [Read more...]

Oh Just Spray Paint It…..

  [facebooksimplelike] 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 … [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...]

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...]

Vanity, Serendipity, & Anaglypta

[facebooksimplelike] 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 … [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...]