Category archives: Decor

  • Bathroom Mirror Update

  • Remember the fabulous mirror I found on the side of the road last weekend? I knew as soon as I found it I had found my bathroom mirror, so I couldn't wait to get going. I finally found the time today, and I'm super pleased. This is the bathroom the way it was before I swapped the mirror out. I love the old claw foot tub with its gold claws, and of course the original 1898 hardwood floors.[...]
  • Packing an easy picnic and what plumbing had to do with it

  • Last week we experienced some adventures in plumbing. As I've mentioned before, this is an old house....but, let's start at the beginning. A few weeks ago our kitchen sink decided to stop draining - well, it went really slowly and it left the sink a mess after doing the dishes. So...we called a plumber. It's amazing how exciting this was to me, mostly because I got a fancy new faucet for m[...]
  • Fiestaware obsessed

  • I have an obsession with dishes. This may be putting it mildly. There is more than one complete set in our house, and I'm guessing I have enough plates to serve 70 people+. So, yes, a mild obsession. Other people get to stock their cupboards with sippy cups, I get the fun stuff:) Some of my favourites are my Fiestaware. It's the bright colours, the way they mix and match, the way a [...]
  • The Evolving Hallway

  • Our hallway evolved a bit more this weekend. A beautiful sunny afternoon, a few hours to myself, and some paint generally mean change is afoot. Such was the case Saturday afternoon. Let's back track a bit though. When we first moved in, the only item in the hallway was a painting. Then we inherited this fabulous sewing table, so it landed there. Once I painted the hallway, I moved the [...]
  • Project Staircase (also why I love blogs)

  • Last winter I painted the hallway. And by hallway I mean the entire first floor main entrance, the staircase up to the second floor, and the entire second floor hallway. Basically, every ‘common’ area that isn’t a room. I’ll share some pics of that project later, because it was quite the process. I’m a bit pressed for time this week because I leave for Japan on Saturday! JAPAN! So excited. More to[...]
  • Home Office Refresh

  • We spend a lot of time in our home office. We have plans to build a nice big desk that we can both work at simultaneously, but for now it gets the job done. Just like the rest of the house, this room was also ‘sell my house beige’. It annoyed me. It seemed so gungy and never really felt clean. So a few weekends ago I did something about it. I busted out the white paint. I love white paint. White p[...]