Why We Chose Vinyl Plank Flooring for Our New Build Home

Why We Chose Vinyl Plank Flooring for Our New Build Home

Here are some of the reasons why we chose vinyl plank flooring for our new house! If the word vinyl still brings you flashbacks of your grandmother’s linoleum floors then today’s post is for you! Vinyl has come a lo00000000ng way since the early days of flooring products. It’s now difficult to tell the difference…

How to Install Vinyl Plank over Concrete (ORC Week 4/5)

How to Install Vinyl Plank over Concrete (ORC Week 4/5)

Today I’m sharing how we installed Golden Select Vinyl Plank flooring right over top of our concrete subfloors in the basement family room the One Room Challenge.   Hello everyone! I’m feeling a bit behind on sharing our basement renovation updates with you all; we’ve had a lot going on behind the scenes lately that I…

Grey & White Kitchen Renovation: Inspiration Board & Plans

Grey & White Kitchen Renovation: Inspiration Board & Plans

Today I’m really excited to be sharing the details about our grey and white kitchen renovation including an inspiration board and all the products we are using in the kitchen makeover. Whew! These kitchen posts are so exciting for me to write.  I’m really over-the-moon about how this renovation has turned out and the reveal is coming…

DIY Modern Geometric Vases with Rust-Oleum Universal Metallic Spray Paint

DIY Modern Geometric Vases with Rust-Oleum Universal Metallic Spray Paint

Today I’m sharing a quick and easy DIY project turning simple dollar store vases into modern geometric vases using Rust-Oleum Universal Metallic spray paint in Gilded Bronze and Pure Gold. Do you ever comb the aisles of the dollar store checking out all the affordable little finds and thinking about creative ways that you could…

Fresh & Modern Main Bathroom Renovation on a Big-Box Store Budget

Fresh & Modern Main Bathroom Renovation on a Big-Box Store Budget

Today I’m sharing all the details on our major main bathroom renovation in which we created a modern and stylish new bathroom  with a double vanity and separate tub and shower on a big-box store budget. This one is a long time coming, friends! I shared the beginning of this bathroom renovation project with you…

Main Bathroom Before & Renovation Plans: Modern Boho Farmhouse Bathroom

Main Bathroom Before & Renovation Plans: Modern Boho Farmhouse Bathroom

Here are my main bathroom renovation plans, with a modern boho farmhouse feel! Whew! It’s been a hectic few weeks. I’ve planned some pretty big renovations before, but it’s been awhile since we tackled one quite as detailed (and messy!) as this double bathroom renovation. The drywallers were here for their final day of sanding…

How to Flock a Christmas Tree

How to Flock a Christmas Tree

Today I’m sharing how I gave an inexpensive fake Christmas tree a totally new look with Sno Flock Powder; learn how to flock a Christmas Tree. You know those projects that you put off because you just aren’t quite sure how it’s going to go? Like, it looks easy and all but for some reason…

DIY Summer Planters for Shade

DIY Summer Planters for Shade

Today I’m sharing a DIY summer planter for shade. I know you’ll love these beautiful summer pots for the shady spots on your deck or porch. You guys! I’m so excited to be sharing my first SUMMER garden project of the season! It may be early May (no pun intended), but summer is just around…

Photowall Wallpaper Mural Review

Photowall Wallpaper Mural Review

Tips for installing a DIY large scale wallpaper mural to create a wallpaper feature wall on your walls. When I was a little girl, I lived in the middle of a forest. Okay. Not literally. But I was surrounded by Aspen trees in huge wall mural format. Wallpaper Mural We had several of these huge…

Pea Gravel Fire Pit Patio Reveal

Pea Gravel Fire Pit Patio Reveal

Oh, fall. How I love thee. Some days. Not on those cloudy, raining-sideways kind of days. But on those crisp, clear, sunny days when you show your true colours. Leaves fluttering down in a light breeze. The sun more subdued, somehow. And the day’s blue sky slowing fading into a peaceful twilight. Can we please enjoy…

10 Fab Farmhouse Kitchen Makeovers {where they painted the existing cabinets}

10 Fab Farmhouse Kitchen Makeovers {where they painted the existing cabinets}

Some of the most exciting times in my life have involved renovating a house. Stressful, too. But definitely exciting. Fun but not always fun, if that makes sense. Seeing an old or dated home refreshed and turned into a light, bright, lovely place to live brings a satisfaction like few other things. At least in…

Refreshing Worn Outdoor Furniture with One Coat Coverage

Refreshing Worn Outdoor Furniture with One Coat Coverage

I am sharing my tips for refreshing outdoor furniture. There is something so symbolic about a picnic table. They just seem to scream summer. Cottage. Relaxation. Watermelon. Ice Cream. Popsicles. Swimming. Camping. The lake. We’ve had this old picnic table for many years now. I think it has traveled with us to three different homes….

How to Replace Wire Shelves with DIY Custom Wood Shelves

How to Replace Wire Shelves with DIY Custom Wood Shelves

I will show you how replacing your wire shelves with custom wood shelving can make a big difference! Sometimes it’s the little things that make a big difference. Take closet shelving, for example. It’s meant to be functional. To provide a service to you in your daily life of storage needs. But functional or not,…

20 Amazing DIY Wood Projects

20 Amazing DIY Wood Projects

I am sharing 20 amazing and fabulous DIY wood projects that you can make as well! Good Morning Friends!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. 🙂 We recently shared our DIY Wood Projects with all of you and then you shared yours with us. And wow, we are blown away by all the…

Small Walk-in Closet Makeover Reveal {with Ikea Pax & Removable Wallpaper}

Small Walk-in Closet Makeover Reveal {with Ikea Pax & Removable Wallpaper}

When I started out with the One Room Challenge six weeks ago, I originally thought that we would focus on the closet. If you had a chance to check out our bedroom makeover reveal the other day; you may have noticed that the project kind of snowballed to include pretty much our entire bedroom… But…

Coastal, Cottage, & Farmhouse Style Wall Treatment Ideas that aren’t Shiplap

Coastal, Cottage, & Farmhouse Style Wall Treatment Ideas that aren’t Shiplap

Are you a Fixer Upper fan? Loving the shiplap? Shiplapping everything? Well, today I’m taking part in a fun blog hop sharing all kinds of wall treatments that aren’t shiplap. Now, don’t get me wrong. I love me some shiplap. In fact, we have a shiplap feature wall in our boys’ bedroom.  And we added…

Ikea Tarva Dresser Hack: Nautical Style Dresser with Dock Cleat Handles

Ikea Tarva Dresser Hack: Nautical Style Dresser with Dock Cleat Handles

You know how even though a room might be “finished”, it is never really finished? How, after you live in a space for a while, you realize that there are some ways to make it more functional. Like, when I first finished our boys’ bedroom and shared the reveal, the space seemed perfect. But then…

How to Build & Install a Desk Countertop in a Closet

How to Build & Install a Desk Countertop in a Closet

Um, August?!? Seriously?? How did that happen?? I guess spending most of July in Switzerland means that the month kind of passed in an amazing-crazyfun-exploring-adventuring-hiking-cheese-and-bread-eating-and-wine-drinking blur. Which has been completely awesome of course. We actually bid farewell to this stunning country next weekend, and once we head home I know it will be time to start…

6 DIY Shelving Solutions

6 DIY Shelving Solutions

If you have organizational problems then these 6 do it yourself shelving solutions are for you! One of  my biggest goals this year is to get super organized before the back to school rush begins again. I’m hoping to tackle our linen closet, coat closet, and our master bedroom closet over the course of the summer…

10 Fantastic Outdoor DIYS

10 Fantastic Outdoor DIYS

I love the outdoors in the summertime. I mean, who doesn’t, right? Every night we love to spend some time sitting out on our deck; whether it’s for eating a meal, or just sitting and relaxing in the evening. And summer entertaining always seems like the best entertaining. It feels easier; more simple and relaxed….

I’d Love Your Vote for the FrogTape Paintover Challenge!

I’d Love Your Vote for the FrogTape Paintover Challenge!

Good morning friends! As you might already know I recently participated in the FrogTape Paintover Challenge along with five other amazing bloggers and the reveals have been…. well, revealed! It was quite a process to makeover our basement family room on a short timeline and to incorporate all the different elements and ideas I had…

Fresh & Fab Family Room Makeover Reveal {FrogTape Paintover Challenge}

Fresh & Fab Family Room Makeover Reveal {FrogTape Paintover Challenge}

You guys! It’s here! Reveal day!! The reveal. It’s always my very favourite part of a project… the time when you get to stand back and take in all that you have created through your hours of planning, preparing, painting, purchasing, and pillow poufing. I think you are going to be shocked and amazed with…

20 Fun & Colourful DIY Projects

20 Fun & Colourful DIY Projects

Who loves colour? I sure do so I have a roundup of 20 of the most fun and colourful DIY projects. Colour. I really love it. Even when I “do” neutral it seems to have colour in it. So, I guess I really can’t “do” neutral. This month the features from our monthly DIY Challenge…

DIY Painted Piano Makeover

DIY Painted Piano Makeover

Come see how we transformed our piano with a little paint! This wooden piano has quite a history. We bought it from our good friend’s parents and have held onto through a few homes and moves. It’s one of those pieces that I couldn’t quite let go of, yet that we didn’t really have a…

How to decide if you should paint wooden furniture {& a sofa table makeover}

How to decide if you should paint wooden furniture {& a sofa table makeover}

To paint or not to paint. It can be a tough question. Painting walls are an easier decision. Yes, it’s a ton of work. But it is fairly easily reversed if you aren’t happy with the results. Painting furniture, on the other hand, is a bit more of a commitment. If you have ever had…

DIY Chalk Painted Entry Table

DIY Chalk Painted Entry Table

It’s been a while since I worked with chalk paint. When I first starting blogging I was chalk painting everything. Left. Right. Center. I almost chalk painted my dog one day. But then it seemed that I’d managed to paint pretty much every piece of paintable furniture in the house and I ran out of…

How to Achieve a Super Smooth Finish When Painting Old Kitchen Cabinets

How to Achieve a Super Smooth Finish When Painting Old Kitchen Cabinets

I am sharing my best tips for creating the smoothest finish possible when painting your kitchen cabinets. I’m actually a big fan of a dated kitchen. Simply because they provide so much potential. And inspiration. I love pouring over real estate listings for homes with ugly dated kitchens and envisioning how amazing they could look…

DIY Faux Vintage Pulldown Map

DIY Faux Vintage Pulldown Map

This cute DIY project that I created is a faux vintage pulldown map and I will show you exactly how I made it! Did you get a chance to check out our Main Bathroom Makeover Reveal last week? Well if you did then you may have noticed the “pulldown map” that I had on the…

3 Easy DIY Holiday Signs

3 Easy DIY Holiday Signs

Are you starting to get excited about the holidays? I am getting ridiculously excited. Like, already-plotting-my-Christmas-decor excited. I think I might even break into the “bins” this weekend just to refresh my memory about what I already have before I start crafting up a Christmas-storm. Some of my favourite DIY Christmas projects have to be…

20 Amazingly Inspiring Up-cycled and Repurposed Projects

20 Amazingly Inspiring Up-cycled and Repurposed Projects

Happy Sunday, friends! I’m thrilled to be back today sharing some amazingly inspiring up-cycled and repurposed projects that we found through our latest DIY Challenge. I always love a good up-cycled project. Seeing something repurposed into a whole new amazing piece. I think there is something sentimental in me that loves being able to re-use…

Decorating with Thrifted & Upcycled Pieces: Our Living Room Coffee Table

Decorating with Thrifted & Upcycled Pieces: Our Living Room Coffee Table

I love a good thrift store find. A garage sale treasure. An upcycled project. And I’ve added these types of items throughout our entire home. I love decorating with thrifted & upcycled pieces. Some of them I have already shared with you, but several of them I have never really talked about. And with this…

20 Fab DIY Fall Decor Projects

20 Fab DIY Fall Decor Projects

I am sharing easy DIY fall decor projects that will ease you into the upcoming season! Good Morning! Is it feeling like Fall around your neck’o’the woods? It certainly is around here. It was so cool and rainy this week that I even resorted to wearing long pants and my rain boots! I guess it…

Our Coastal Style White Shaker Kitchen Makeover {the Reveal!!}

Our Coastal Style White Shaker Kitchen Makeover {the Reveal!!}

Come see my beautiful new coastal style white shaker kitchen! Can you believe this day is finally here? I’ve been promising to “reveal” our finished kitchen for sooooo loooong. And then that big renovation got in the way of my whole life. And as I finally started pulling together this post, I realized that I…

15 Fabulous Outdoor Decor Projects {DIY Challenge Features}

15 Fabulous Outdoor Decor Projects {DIY Challenge Features}

Summertime. And the livin’ is easy… And there is no better time to enjoy the great outdoors. We had some amazing projects shared at our recent DIY Challenge party: Outdoor Projects. And today we are sharing 15 of our faves… Built in Bench from The Coconuthead’s Survival Guide {Mandy’s Pick} Lake House Boat Oar Address…

DIY Giant Floor Pillows

DIY Giant Floor Pillows

I will show you how to make these comfy giant floor pillows with my easy and quick DIY sewing tutorial! Goodness knows that my two boys can’t sit still on the couch for very long. They always seems to end up on the floor when they are watching TV. But the problem is that our…

A Big New Reno Project

A Big New Reno Project

I have a big project to announce and I am very excited about it! I have a big announcement for you today. You may not quite believe this news. But it’s true. We bought another house. An investment. And a project. A. Big. Project. Ready to see what we’ve gotten ourselves into this time??!! Come…

A Little More Kitchen Drama: DIY Planked Peninsula with Corbels

A Little More Kitchen Drama: DIY Planked Peninsula with Corbels

Oh sweet corbels, how the kitchen would be lost without you. Last week I shared the huge improvement that adding corbels made to our DIY wooden hood fan. Like, HUGE improvement. And today I can’t wait to share how a little MDF planking and two more of our beautiful corbels from Osborne Wood Products totally…