How to keep an area rug from moving around

February 20th, 2018|CLEAN, DECOR|

Have you fallen in with the trend of adding an area rug over carpeting?  It’s sharp – I admit I love the look – but what do you do when your area rug won’t stop bunching and wrinkling?  How do you keep an area rug from moving around?

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Painting bathroom cabinets

February 16th, 2018|BEFORE & AFTER, DECOR, DIY|

I was provided with Rust-Oleum Krud Kutter and Bullseye 1-2-3 primer for this “Painting bathroom cabinets” post.

My bathroom has bugged me for a little while now.  Our cabinets are 13 years old and are showing the wear and tear of the years everywhere.  Hubby doesn’t seem to notice, but they are glaring to me.

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Come on!  How can you NOT notice?!  (On the upside, if […]

Master Bedroom Makeover – Theirs $6,773 vs. mine $1,144

February 13th, 2018|BEFORE & AFTER, DECOR|

This master bedroom makeover has been WEEKS in the making, and you’ve caught bits and pieces as I’ve finished each DIY – but today I want to share it with you in its entirety – budget and all!

You’ve seen in magazines the sections “Theirs vs. Ours” right?  I’m going to go with that idea and break it all down as best I can.

I’ll start by showing you the Modsy design that I was basing this master bedroom makeover on:

Repurposed Lightbulb to Twine Pear

February 6th, 2018|CRAFTS, DECOR|

These repurposed lightbulb twine pears are actually from a post I wrote back in 2013.  The article itself was one of my earlier blog posts with no keywords or SEO, so I doubt anyone except my parents have ever seen it.  To that end, I decided it was worth revisiting – especially given that these non-coil lightbulbs are quickly becoming extinct.

I’m using a black-light bulb in these photos, because that’s what was available at the dollar store, but clear glass […]

Painted Vases for Home Decor

February 4th, 2018|DECOR, DIY, REPURPOSE|

Do you have a cupboard or a shelf somewhere that is holding a plethora of glass vases?  Perhaps from birthdays over the years?

I do – or rather I did until I saw this image from the cover of FrontGate Magazine (Feb.2017 issue)

Frontgate Magazine, cover February 2017

I hang on to pages from magazines and keep them tucked away in a binder – I call it my “I can do that” stash.

Those […]

Modsy-Inspired Dresser Makeover

January 21st, 2018|BEFORE & AFTER, DECOR, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|

*This post contains affiliate links and sponsored product.

If you’ve followed along, you’ll know that I’ve been working with some Modsy designs to makeover my master bedroom.  Part of that makeover included new furniture – or rather, “new to me” furniture.

This Modsy rendering shows the Sausalito extra-wide dresser from Pottery Barn:

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It’s gorgeous, […]

Prolonging the life of your tulips

January 11th, 2018|DECOR, For me, GIFT IDEAS|

It’s tulip season! (Wahoo!)  At least it is in the flower shops.
While not my favourite flower, they are certainly in the running because they bring to mind Spring and sunshine and bring colour back into my oh-so-white, winter world.
I hesitate to buy tulips however because their lifespan seems so fleeting, and who wants to waste money on something that will only make you smile for a day?

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Simple, rustic wood frames

January 6th, 2018|BUILD IT, DECOR, DIY|

One of my Christmas gifts this year (or last year I guess) were some laser-cut wood letters from a small company called Details 2 Enjoy.

I wanted to purchase their pre-made signs, but shipping from the US to Canada ended up being more than the signs themselves, so I opted for a smaller shipping package, and charge, and decided I would make my own, simple, rustic wood frames myself.

I started out by setting my letters out on a wood board […]

Affordable interior design – with Modsy

January 4th, 2018|DECOR|

Have you heard of Modsy?

I learned about Modsy through another blogger who had used the service and was offering her readers a discount to try out their affordable design service….

and I was HOOKED!

Seriously hooked.

In fact, I’m in the midst of having my 6th room professionally designed – and while this post contains affiliate links and a discount code – I want you to know that I paid for my room designs prior to approaching the company about partnering.

Let […]

Christmas Tablescape

November 22nd, 2017|DECOR, HOLIDAYS|

I know it’s early for a Christmas tablescape, but as a blogger I have to get ideas and inspiration out there way before you ever need it so you can (hopefully) pin away.

If you saw my Christmas tree post of last weekend, then you know I’ve had a bee in my bonnet for navy and gold this year, and my Christmas tablescape did not escape my reach.

I only purchased one item (one set) for my Christmas tablescape and it was […]