Let’s Love Wood Again….

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  I think you know by now I’m a fan of painting furniture.  If you’re new here, and maybe you don’t know, check out here & here.  Trust - I’m a fan.  I love DIY, I support anyone being inspired to create their version of beauty in their home. BUT Ready?  I think wood furniture is beautiful.  Let me clarify: I think beautiful wood … [Read more...]

A Gorgeous Bathroom Design & Renovation – Elegant Neutrals

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Happy New Year! I hope 2013 is off to a wonderful start for you.  Mine definitely is - January will be a very busy month for me with design projects – LOVE that. This story is about a standard issue mid-90’s builder design Master bathroom.  You know the one - huge space sucking corner tub, and an itty bitty closed in shower … [Read more...]

From Square to Groovy Baby

Master Bath Renovation

  Have you added HomeTalk to your list of time sucking addictive websites for all things Home?  Go spend some time over there, it’s full of inspiring and creative ideas – you can find me here.   Waaay back in April I mentioned an upcoming client project - a master bath renovation - and promised ‘Before’ pictures that would blow … [Read more...]

Guest Bedroom MakeOver

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  [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...]

Elevating the Ordinary

Crystal candy dish as soap dish

[facebooksimplelike] Do you have a china cabinet full of items that almost never actually get used? A cupboard with crystal from your wedding that’s maybe pulled out at Christmas dinner? These are my favorite places to raid in homes I’m helping prepare to sell. Using these pieces in an unexpected place or way is Elevating the … [Read more...]

I LOVE Accomplishment

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[facebooksimplelike] The planets have definitely aligned lately, The Mister & I have been able to complete quite a few of the quick-ish projects for the Master Bedroom.  I’m walking you through several all in one post, either A) because the Tutorial is very brief, or B) because I followed someone elses … [Read more...]

Halfway

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  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...]

Indoor Christmas Decorating

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  It’s time for some Christmas decorating at my house, and I’m looking for creative inspiration – ways to use what I have in new or different ways. Here’s some Pretty I rounded up for you: First, some twists on the traditional.... source Love the idea of ribbon and wreaths instead of garland on banisters.  Or instead of wreaths, use … [Read more...]

Bathroom MakeOver

DIY Crates Project

  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.

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[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...]