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...]

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...]

Oversize Dining Room Lantern

[facebooksimplelike] Our love affair began in a parking lot. Not the most romantic of beginnings, seedy & cheap almost. Fitting, because I could see she had 'A Past' - sitting there in all her brassy boldness. But it was like a magnetic energy that pulled us together.  You know that feeling when all your nerve endings go on high alert and … [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...]

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...]

DIY WHY

[facebooksimplelike] I don’t know WHY I DIY the projects I do.  I realize that sounds a little “Seussical”, but here’s what I mean. I know I could find lamps for my living room at any number of retail sources, but when this pair of fantastically ugly ones entered my world, I knew they were the ones.  It was as though we were meant to be … [Read more...]