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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Ten fresh headboard ideas

I’ve always been drawn to fabric headboards, but am realizing there are so many original alternatives to try.

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diy marble contact paper back splash

Our kitchen has been a consistent work in progress. First with painting the cupboards, covering the counters and now, the back splash. I still have daydreams about taking a sledge hammer to the cupboards and starting from scratch, but until that day comes…With much contemplation on what type of budget-friendly back splash to install, I […]

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diy branch clothing rack

With the new year, I often feel compelled to de-clutter, redecorate and start fresh. That is exactly what I was thinking with my dressing room. It’s a small bedroom on our second floor that I was using as an office/art studio, but it had really become a clutter catch-all. So, when my husband suggested I […]

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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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DIY: Painted Dining Chairs

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that I’m going through a little furniture-painting kick. Apparently I have something against natural wood color. I have actually been itching to paint my dining chairs for at least few years. We bought them when we moved back home after living in Calgary for a […]

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DIY Chalk Wall

O is obviously more interested in the ukulele than the chalk wall  Ever since we moved into our new house five months ago, I’ve been eyeing a lonely little wall in the corner of the kitchen. I thought to myself: “This wall is just dying to become a chalk board.” I finally got around to […]

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life Lately

                                                                                       Our baby girl Sophie                                                                              Belle on her first day of kindergarten                                                                               Our little Olivier skiing for the first time   Hi there! It’s been a while. Lots has been happening around here in the past year that I’ve been MIA on the blog. First, we […]

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Obsession: teepees

I’m taking a page from the lovely bloggess Saige Wisdom and am posting about one of my many obsessions. Today, it’s little teepees. Every magazine or blog I read seem to showcase a teepee of some kind and I must say I like! We have a circus tent from Ikea that is pretty fantastic, but there’s something […]

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DIY Peppermint-Rose Toner

It doesn’t happen very often, but I have a DIY project that even the laziest of the lazy (i.e. moi) can do. I had a bouquet of roses from my birthday that was ready to bite the dust, so I did a little “pinvestigating” and found a way to make my own rose toner. I decided […]

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