Category archives: Decor

  • Exciting News!: #12MonthsofDIY

  • I know I get excited easily, but seriously guys...this is really EXCITING! Starting next month I'll be joining eleven other Canadian bloggers in the fun of #12MonthsofDIY. What is #12MonthsofDIY you ask? Well, it's a creative challenge where 12 Canadian bloggers use the same material each month to create a super awesome DIY home decor or craft project. Fun huh!? I am just tickled pink to [...]
  • How to turn old antique windows into mirrors

  • I have a weakness for old windows. Whenever I see them free somewhere, regardless of whether I need it, or have space for it, I stop and pile 'em into the car. One of my favourite things to do with old windows is to turn them into mirrors. And it's super simple to do! Here's how turn your old or antique windows into mirrors: 1) The first step in is to deal with the frame. Give it a vi[...]
  • Project Guest Room #TheSequel REVEAL @Alexanians_Com

  •   The guest room is finally done!  Need to review the previous posts to see where we started? click HERE and HERE . I never really thought of myself as a squealer.  You know, one of those girls who makes annoying noises like some tortured chipmunk?  Not me. Until this week.  I squeal every time I walk past the guest room. Every single time. Yes, the paint looks fabulous.  Yes, [...]
  • Guest Room Update: Progress & Rug Choices

  • I have been one busy little bee! Fueled entirely by mini-eggs:) The guest room painting is DONE! Oh wait.  I lied a bit.  The painting isn't done done.  It's almost done.  I still need one more coat of Jo Jo Whitewash on the door.  But otherwise, it's done:) The green, PARA's Guest List, is puuuurfect.  It's light and bright.  It's cheery but calming and just oh so pretty.  The old ottoman that[...]
  • How to paint & upholster a bench or ottoman

  • I am just tickled pink with how well this project turned out.  And it took me less than an hour. No joke.  Granted there was time waiting for paint to dry, which as you know....is like waiting for paint to dry.  But otherwise, it was a super simple project with awesome results. All you need is an old bench or ottoman, some spray paint, a staple gun, fabric, and quilt batting. Here's the benc[...]
  • Awesome closet update: Ikea PAX wardrobe six years later

  • Picture it. Sicily, 1922.  Sorry...Golden Girls moment.... ...but this post does start with a look back.  A look back six whole years ago.  It was the year 2010.  As a nation, we were barely Beliebers.  It was a long time ago.  It was back when DH and I installed our PAX closet. At the time we were both working full time in office jobs. Shirts, blouses, skirts, pants, suits, and all the othe[...]
  • Life lately: mini projects & Fall prep

  • I feel like it been forever since writing a post! Although I do admit, going from complete master bedroom makeover, to bar cart, to dining room buffet I'm a bit worn out.  Me and my power tools and paint brushes needed a teeny tiny break. Not that I really took a break.... Fall means our winter wood order arrives.....which means I get to move and stack a full face cord of wood:)  Check out m[...]
  • White and gold bar cart makeover

  • Fresh and bright white and gold spray paint... These are a few of my favourite things. This bar cart makeover is definitely up there as one of my faves.  It was very easy, although at times annoying. All. that. hardware.  Ugh. But I survived, and now we have a fancy bar cart to pour our (well deserved) drinks from. I found the cart at a barn sale last summer for only $40.  It's Bombay C[...]
  • How to make pillows from old sweaters

  • Remember the awesome Christmas pillows? (see full post here) Well, I made some more.  This time for fall:) Yet again, it was a trip to Value Village to find four sweaters that worked well together.  Then I picked up some complimenting yarn, little decorations, and the stuffing at Michael's. Making a straight line from armpit to armpit, I cut the 'tops' off each sweater. The nex[...]
  • Top 10 Tips for Garage Sale Success

  • Garage sales, yard sales, barn sales, whatever you want to call them are like cilantro.  You either love them or hate them. I fall squarely into the love them category.  (as an aside, I also LOVE cilantro...) I've found so many fabulous items for our home at garage sales, like the vintage ladder in our powder room, the skis in our kitchen, the bar cart in our dining room, or the fabulous cha[...]