Category archives: Decor

  • Project: Master Bedroom Part 2 {side tables}

  • The master bedroom project is coming along swimmingly.  The painting is all done, the curtain rods have been hung, and a few pieces of art have been hung.  I have yet to make the curtains, and figure out a closet 'door-type' situation.  But it definitely coming along! In the meantime, I am so pleased with our re-made side tables.  I picked the warmest gooey-ist white called Melted Marshmallow[...]
  • Project: Master Bedroom Part 1

  • Excellent news! The attic voyage was a success. I was crazy nervous, but successfully went where no Heather has gone before.  And I'm delighted to report, there was nothing interesting to find.  Any homeowner knows the sweet relief that comes with this discovery. I strapped a video camera to my head and made a video to bring you along on my adventure. And after discovering the attic had [...]
  • Fiestaware inspired bar stools

  • From boring bar stools to a fabulous FIESTA! This project combined my love of many things: spray paint, new to me treasures from the #ReStore, my staple gun, and Fiestaware. Such a great combination! I make a point of stopping in at my local ReStore on a regular basis.  You never know what you'll find, and I have a long mental list of things I could easily pick up.  One such item on my list [...]
  • How to paint your floors w @ParaPaints

  • Oh those purple floors.  So fabulous.  And honestly, very easy to do.  The hardest part was waiting for it to dry! I put one of the dog gates at the door to stop the dogs...oh who I am kidding, ME! I was stopping myself from going in too soon! I love putting check marks beside things, getting 'er done as they say.  So I stood at that gate like a depressed pooch and just 'dressed' the room in my mi[...]
  • Perfectly pretty prints from @Minted

  • Did you see the full DIY den reveal? I am just in heaven.  It's perfectly pretty without being too over the top girly.  But what really brings the entire room together is the art.  Three perfectly pretty prints from Minted. When I saw the Peony print, I knew instantly it was for me.  One, I love peonies.  Two, the shades of purple and pink coordinate PERFECTLY with the room (I love when thi[...]
  • DIY Den: The BIG Reveal! with @ParaPaints

  • Three cheers for paint! Seriously.  It's amazing what paint can do to transform a space.  Going from boring beige walls and a brown (and chipped) floor, to fresh barely pink walls, fresh white trim, and those supercalifragilisticexpialidocious purple floors just make ALL the difference. Other than being a long project, it was rather simple and done very much on the cheap frugal.  Let's just rem[...]
  • How to paint your kitchen cupboards (w/ @ParaPaints)

  • The moment I settled on a lovely shade of white for the kitchen walls, I knew I would have to try and paint the island.  I wanted something to anchor the entire double room, and now that it's done I am patting myself on the back.  It's SUCH a lovely anchor:) Getting there was a bit nerve wracking though..... I really didn't know how well the cupboards would take to paint.  I didn't know if I[...]
  • A bright white kitchen reveal with @PARAPaints

  • Yes. I painted my kitchen AGAIN.  Don't judge me.  Here's the thing....I loved that bright yellow.  I really did.  But it didn't love me.  Or the cupboards.  Or the counter tops. It's a glorious bright, cheery colour.  It's not the paint's fault.  It's mine.  When I picked the colour, I had delusions of grandeur.  If you know me, this shouldn't come as a surprise.  Anyhoo....I picked the colour[...]
  • Gorgeous green chairs with @ParaPaints

  • I might have a problem.  I re-painted our dining room chairs....literally one year to the day after the last time. *she smiles a big toothy grin* That problem? I'm totally okay with it.  Because the chairs look fabulous....again! I loved their first incarnation, I loved their second, and this third is perfection. The fabulous fret fabric from Tonic Living really POPS against the deep [...]
  • Light & bright hallway entrance

  •   I just love it when the world delivers to me exactly what I didn't know I needed.  For free.  This happened to me late Friday afternoon driving home with two very muddy dogs from a delightful Spring hike.  I found {another, yes! remember this one?} mirror on the side of the road. #score Now, let me back track for a minute.  I've mentioned before that our hallway is basically in a [...]
  • Dear 2015, Let's Do This!

  • I greeted 2015 eagerly and optimistically, and I'm reading to go:) Which is a good thing, there's lots to do! It felt so good to take almost a month away from the online world.  I was even  entirely offline for eight glorious sun filled days in Cuba #heaven.  A digital detox of sorts.  The time away fueled me, gave me time to think, reflect, and focus on what this new year will bring. I[...]
  • DIY Diva Den: Project Update #SeasonsTweetings

  • With just a few Christmas gifts left to purchase, I took some time on Saturday morning just for me to focus on moving my den project along. On the list of things to do were finding lampshades and an area rug. And I couldn't have picked a better day! I love it when things just work out nicely:) I discovered when I got to Target that all the area rugs where on sale! #lovesales Since this woul[...]