budget DIY dressing room

        When we moved into our house over three years ago, there was an extra bedroom upstairs that automatically became an office/catch-all for crafting, etc. It was always a mess so I envisioned converting it into a dressing room, especially since my bedroom closet isn’t the most functional space. I originally thought […]

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10 cool space-themed bedroom ideas

by vanessa gillis My kids’ bedrooms have always been a thorn in my side. For whatever reason, I can’t seem to get it right. I’ve pinned a million images and have an idea in my head, but I can never seem to pull it all together. I know, first world problems…Part of the reason I […]

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10 big girl bedroom decor ideas

I did it. I sold the crib. I didn’t really think about it as I was going through the process of trying to sell it, but as I helped the soon-to-be parents load each piece of baby memories onto the back of their truck, I felt tears start to bubble up. We’ve had that crib […]

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Accent Chair Tips and Tricks

In my house, accent chairs are a must. Whether new or upcycled, they can really finish a room. I still love my dusty rose thrift store mini wingback. It defines the whole living room and is a definite talking piece, especially since my father-in-law picked it up for me from a random person’s online add. […]

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Spring Antiquing

Happy Monday! We’re in the middle of a blizzard around here, so I can’t help but dream about the nice weather to come. With Spring cleaning comes the urge to change things up and part of that for me means antiquing! We don’t have huge antique markets where I live, but a road trip is […]

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A simple guide to antiquing

 Commode found at Recycl’art    Church pew found at flea market    Century-old dining table found on kijiji   Coffee table found on kijiji I was recently invited by the team at invaluable.com to post about my favourite go-to spots for finding antiques and other treasures. I was super excited to learn about their site […]

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10 ways to add cactus to your décor

I always feel like I’m a year too late when it comes to design trends, so forgive me if this is old news to you. I loved the pineapple trend boom, and am still finding spots to squeeze it my home décor, but it now seems that the pineapple’s prickly friend has stolen the show. […]

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Baby Boy’s Nursery :: Before and After

Olivier’s room is finally complete, well mostly. I must say that it took ages for me to wrap my mind around the fact that I was having a boy, and I was baffled as to how the heck I was going to decorate his room. I always pictured myself only having girls, so this really threw a chink in the […]

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A Little Shabby Chic Inspiration

Today is the beginning of my spring break and between feeling like it`s time to do some spring cleaning and getting into mommy nesting mode, I`ve got a list a mile long of things I want to do around the house. Hubby is going to lose his mind if I buy one more basket to […]

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