Stone fireplace surround

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Wait till you see what I did yesterday – A DIY fireplace surround in STONE!

I met with Aspect Peel & Stick Tiles when I was at the Haven conference in July and their displays were gorgeous.  I was offered the opportunity to try some out, but could not think of a single place to put them until I mentioned it to my Dad…

turns out he had a fireplace in his […]

October 17th, 2017|DECOR, DIY|0 Comments

Refinished Liquor Cabinet

I worked on a commissioned piece this week – a very ornate liquor cabinet that the owner wanted toned down a bit:

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I can’t help it, but as I was looking at the photos all I could think was;

A little bit of silver in my life,

A little bit of gold by its side.

A little bit of beige in the sun,

A […]

October 14th, 2017|BEFORE & AFTER, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|0 Comments

One Room Challenge – Week 2

This post is a bit of a cheater because I actually did the work over a month ago – but since it is all part of my One Room Challenge makeover, I’m going to share it again today as my efforts for Week 2


Week 1 – the before of our home office

My home office mood board:

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If […]

October 12th, 2017|DECOR|0 Comments

Kari’s Cabinets Re-invented – Painted Entertainment Center

Remember I wrote how I’ve been a painting phenom of late?

One of the (many) projects that was included in the malay of pieces that needed refinishing was a ginormous entertainment unit that belonged to my friend Kari.

I only have one before photo to show off, and it isn’t of the entire unit (sorry about that) – but you’ll get the idea of what I was working with:

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One Room Challenge – Week 1

Have you heard of the “One Room Challenge”?

It’s a twice-a-year challenge where bloggers are given 6 weeks to totally makeover one room in their home.

It started Thursday, October 5th, so I’m a few days late in posting my entry as a guest contributor, but I am certainly in on the action and can’t wait to see what amazing transformations everyone comes up with.

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The room I’ve selected for […]

October 9th, 2017|DECOR|0 Comments

Hot Cocoa Bar

Squeeeaaaallll!  The nights are getting cooler!

Fall is my FAVOURITE season because it’s warm enough during the days to go outside and enjoy the weather, and cool enough at night to snuggle under a cozy throw with a book and hot drink.


This little DIY hot cocoa bar is an easy project that is more about the contents than the build itself, so I’ll cut the work process short.

Directions on how to make an easy ottoman tray can be […]

October 8th, 2017|BUILD IT, DECOR|0 Comments

Fall Yardwork Checklist- prep now for gorgeous results in Spring

Have the leaves started coming down where you live?  I’ve heard that certain parts of Canada have seen their first snow already, so I know that it’s just a matter of time before the deluge begins.

As it stands, we’ve already started round 1 of our Fall yardwork with the pine needles that have dropped from the giant evergreens behind our house.

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October 7th, 2017|CLEAN, DIY|0 Comments

Hallowe’en Fun – You’ve been BOO’D!!

It’s the beginning of October which means it’s time to start the Hallowe’en hijinks – namely the ring-and-run fun of “You’ve been Boo’d!”

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Make up two small bags of Hallowe’en treats, print off these tags and attach – then sneak up to your friends’ doors and …


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October 5th, 2017|HOLIDAYS, KIDS|0 Comments

DIY Christmas Decor – Wooden Horse

I’ve been scrambling over the past week with an exciting project – exciting for me anyways – I’ve recently been interviewed for London’s LifeStyle Magazine!

No, it’s not BHG or Country Living – but it’s local and I’m so excited!

The article is going to revolve around my 100Things2Do before Christmas checklist (which has since been re-designed and edited to be “100Things2Do before the Holidays”) and the editor asked me to provide a head shot with a DIY project specific to […]

October 4th, 2017|DECOR, HOLIDAYS|3 Comments

Make your own decorative metal tray

Remember my Fall tablescape from last week?

I promised I’d show you how we made the super-simple decorative metal tray, and today’s the day!

M-D Building Products sell sheets of metal – aluminum, brushed nickle, copper, gold, black, in solid sheets and patterned ones.  You can find a selection of M-D Building Products at your local Home Depot, or click the (affiliate) image below:

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I first learned about this company […]

October 2nd, 2017|DECOR, DIY|0 Comments