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10 Unique Uses for Rustic Barn Board

Modern farmhouse decor has become a powerhouse of a design trend over the last couple of years.  Its charming mix of contemporary finishes and rustic warmth really seems to have struck a cord in many of us.  I am drawn over and over again to the mix of natural materials like barn board with crisp […]

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Sliding Barn Doors – 15 Unique Ways to Love Them

One hot design trend that doesn’t seem to be slowing down, is the sliding barn door.  We just can’t seem to get enough of them!  As this trend’s momentum grows, it is inspiring a greater variation in creative door solutions.  Bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms…the applications for these stylish doors vary almost as much as their […]

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How to Build Your Own No-Sew Valance DIY

Sometimes the success of a design is all in the finishing touches.  Something simple like adding window treatments to your windows can really help to finish off your space.  Having window treatments custom made, however, is expensive!  This has motivated me more than once over the years to make my own.  If you choose the […]

Bathroom Renovation – Tales From the Ensuite

Goodness, it’s been quite the busy week around here!  There’s been dust flying, hammers banging and yes…a few expletives thrown in for good measure there too.  I mean, it is a construction zone after all!  I am super happy to report, however, that we have made some great progress on our ensuite bathroom renovation. In […]

Easy Rustic Bench DIY

This week was a busy one!  Between repeat trips to the tile supplier and running kids back and forth to the hockey rink, there wasn’t time for much else in between.  Thankfully, we are slowly narrowing in on our next set of tile selections needed for our ensuite.  As an added bonus, I can finally […]

How To DIY Beadboard Paneling

Looking to add some character to your home? This article explains how you can, with this beautiful beadboard paneling profile. This easy DIY project can make a big impact to the look of your bathroom or hallway in just 5 simple steps.

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Renovation Planning Guide

Designing or redesigning your space should be fun and exciting.  It’s a chance to make improvements, fix deficiencies and stamp your space with your personal style.  Unfortunately for many of us, renovations usually become more stressful than exciting.  Even the smallest project, if poorly planned, can abruptly change from exciting to demanding to overwhelming.  What we need is a renovation planning guide to help keep things in check and on track.  Not only can your budget quickly disappear, but so can your motivation to finish the project.

A ghostly Halloween treat…a great fall finale.

Look out parents, here comes Halloween!  Another kid centered, overly commercialized, consumer based holiday is nearly upon us.  But who doesn’t love it, all the candy and treats?  Everything else seems to take a backseat this week to the frantic prep work for this holiday, especially if you have kids. Last minute costume prep, school […]

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Girl’s bedroom decor DIY

Hello fellow design lovers!  Despite my best intentions, back to school this year has been CRAZY!  Between work, sports, lessons, parent-teacher conferences…it’s hard to find time for anything else.  My personal short term design goal for the fall was to redecorate my daughter’s bedroom.  It was supposed to be a quick, easy project to update […]

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Fall Decor Ideas and Easy DIY

Admittedly, I am a bit late to the fall decor party.  I’m not one to usually get caught up in the trappings of seasonal decorating…except at Christmas cause Christmas is awesome!  I generally prefer things to be neat and tidy and streamlined…pretty much all the time.  I don’t like all the clutter that seasonal decor […]