From doorknobs to broomsticks

A Mudroom makeover…again. Unfortunately, it couldn’t be helped and I had to give the mudroom another update so that I could actually see things. Seeing things is important you know. As much as I love dark colours and interiors my eyesight (for those of you who don’t know, I have Retinitis Pigmentosa) just can’t adjust…

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Interior Design trends of 2022: How to add them without breaking the bank.

We are almost through the first month of 2022 and countless articles, blogs and design mags are relentlessly telling us what the “Top trends of 2022” or “Trends to follow in 2022” are. It’s not a bad thing to know what is upcoming and trendy for the year : what’s bad is feeling any pressure…

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The art of saving a buck or two

The addition of various furs (faux and real) in your space can really up your coziness game during the colder months. Born of necessity in ancient times to keep a body and bed warm, these days it is more aesthetic than need. You can’t deny the opulance that furs and animal skins add to a…

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Five design mysteries…demystified

1- Dark colours make a room smaller Nope! No. Uh-Uh, this is not true. Dark walls can actually trick the eye into thinking the space is larger than it actually is. The reason for this is when the walls are dark they will look as if they are receding, giving the illusion of an infinite…

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Adding a dash of old world charm to a basic builder home…

Anyone who has ever bought a brand new home knows it can be a challenge to add character to a blank, architecturally bland space. Most new homes these days lack the character that older and/or custom homes have, so it’s something we add ourselves. The design and architectural details in a new home are not…

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Drop your drawers here…A Mudroom makeover!

After nearly two years of trying to make our mudroom work, it finally got what it needed. . A makeover! I love me a makeover. Never having had a mudroom before, I clearly underestimated just how much it would be used. This room actually serves as the primary entrance to our house- it wasn’t meant…

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DIY: Tree stump side table

Most of my DIY projects are a two person job as they often involve power tools. I’m not allowed (according to the Beard) to use most power tools unless there is “adult” supervision. Something about me being legally blind and clumsy… However, this DIY I did all by myself and I am pretty chuffed with…

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That one time I fancied myself an upholsterer…

Every single time I’ve had a piece of furniture that I thought would look great in another fabric and searched professional upholsterers I have been gobsmacked at the prices for the service. $700 to recover a side chair? I may as well go out a buy a new side chair…so I did (for cheaper). Now…

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We all gotta eat…

We all gotta eat, so we may as well eat in a spot that we enjoy, am I right? Our second make-over to our new (builder grade) home was the Dining room. We have an open concept kitchen/dining room and the dining area is seen from almost every angle of the house! It’s the first…

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