Category archives: Decor

  • 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[...]
  • Projects blooming in my beautiful brain

  • There are SO MANY projects I'd like to tackle. So many. Some are totally necessary and part of the bigger list, like rebuilding our front porch. And then there are others that I'd simple just like to do if money, time, and skills weren't a factor. Like say, adding to our kitchen cabinets so they go right to the ceiling. And while we're at it...change the hardware and paint them white. :) I sp[...]
  • Simple cedar Christmas decor

  • Not much progress on the DIY Diva Den this week, other than finding the perfect legs to raise the desk up. What did get done around the house was a little decorating for Christmas. This year I opted for cedar and gold, and I love the simplicity (and the smell!). The pink walls work so nicely with all the green too! (much better than last year's mantle too!) I am so in love with the littl[...]
  • DIY Diva Den: the project begins

  • It's begun! I cleared out all the furniture, books, random stuff, and clutter from the smallest of our four bedrooms...and the project has begun. The room, previously just a cluttered holding ground for 'things' is soon going to be my DIY Diva Den. I like alliteration. The list of projects to do before the room is complete is this: - Find lamp shades for super awesome lamps found at [...]
  • Antiquing Fun & a Fabulous Find

  • I have been on the hunt for a vintage apple picking ladder (at a reasonable price) for a few years now. And last Sunday, it was found:) A delightful, but cold, Sunday morning was spent at the Aberfoyle Antique Market with some of my favourite ladies. Amazing to think we met just a year ago! How pleased am I driving home with this fab find!? The ladder now sits proudly against the [...]
  • Fall Mantle & Witchy Table Centrepiece

  • Maybe it's just me, but I feel like summer never really got here this year...which is why I'm sad to let it go. So this for our fall mantle, I snuck a little summer in with the late season hydrangeas. Last year I LOVED having the witch hat above the mantle, but decided to try something else out this year and put it on the table. And so far so good. It's serves as a nice anchor to the other[...]
  • DIY Reupholstery Project: Louis XV Chair

  • It's going to be no surprise I am fond of tackling projects regardless of my current skill set:) Part of the beauty of a 'can-do' attitude is learning as you go. Learning from both successes and mistakes. And this project was full of both! I have a significantly deeper appreciation for those who reupholster for a living. I had no illusions this would be an easy project. That said, man am I [...]
  • From Drab to Fab: a DIY makeover

  • Finding free stuff on the side of the road is pretty much the best thing ever for a person with a DIY habit. So when I spied this vintage dining room sideboard with a giant sign saying FREE, it was in the car in no time. I knew exactly what it would be transformed into. Our new TV unit. Up until the paint was dry on this sexy beast we used an old coffee table to hold the TV, and our co[...]
  • Dining room chandelier DIY

  • Moving day into this house a little over six years ago was a hectic day. All moving days are hectic yes, but this one was frustratingly hectic. I was given the keys to the house (you know, which means it's yours...) drove an hour from our city house with a car loaded to the tits and poor Hermann-Maier on the front seat. Note: 110 pound dogs don't like the front seat. They don't fit. They have t[...]
  • Vintage addition to main floor powder room

  • We were recently given what the generous gift giver thought was an antique bicycle pump. After some research online, I discovered it was a vintage garden sprayer. My guess is that you would connect a hose from your water basin and then pump the water out through the holes at the end. Kind of a like an old school super soaker. We both think it's quite lovely looking and so I put my brain to figu[...]