Disclosure: I was provided product by BEHR to write this post but the thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. ———– OK, so I know I’ve shared a lot of paint makeovers here over the years, particularly as part of Behr Paint’s DIY Expert team. But, can I just say? It still amazes me how easy it is to transform something with paint…. Read More
Our basement guest bedroom needs a little makeover. (Gosh, I love when that happens!) In addition to making-over the boys’ bedroom (I’ll post on that room tomorrow), I’ve been thinking about how to create a pretty and soothing bedroom for guests. I’ve collected inspiration photos of rooms with blues and corals for awhile now, and the guest room makeover is giving… Read More
Every year at this time, I like to visit our little summer cottage. It’s an old two-story home in a quiet town by the ocean. The front door a pretty shade of pale pink, and the window boxes are overflowing with flowers. From the aqua-painted Adirondack chairs, you can hear the waves crash on the nearby beach. The decor is simple and uncluttered, and the worn bookcases are filled with board games and great reads. At night, the front deck is lit only by tea lights in mason jars filled with shells, beach rocks and urchins we’ve collected.
Haven’t I told you about this place before? Oh, um, that’s right. I haven’t. Well…err…that’s because it’s not actually a *real* place. I just visit it in my dreams. (Hey, don’t judge, lol.) But I’ve been dreaming about it for so long that it feels real. That must count for something, right? You see, over a decade ago, we had our wedding reception in a clapboard-sided, saltbox-style B&B in a small town by the Atlantic Ocean. Ever since, I’ve been imagining a summer get-away a lot like that place.
Want to know what my dream summer cottage looks like inside? Come along and I’ll show you!
Well, for starters, the views are stunning.
A photo taken in Brigus, Newfoundland
A photo taken in Ferryland, Newfoundland.
As soon as you enter, you can hang…READ MORE
You know I love a pretty home decorating project; especially one that’s easy. I guess that’s why I was so taken with this tutorial over at Dear Lillie this week on how to build a pretty window seat without using any power tools – just a screwdriver and a glue gun. I thought I’d share the link in case you missed… Read More
I’ve never been a big lover of yellow. I’m not really sure why. I guess some people are just naturally drawn to warmer colors, while others (like me) are perfectly happy swimming in a sea of cool hues. I could be wrong, but I think I’ve ever only used yellow twice: the exterior of our last home (a siding color… Read More
My “Saturday Swoon” this weekend is seriously GORGEOUS. I came across this stunning South Carolina home yesterday on Houzz.com. It is originally credited to Julia at the blog Pawleys Island Posh. I’m not sure if it’s because we painted our own living room blue and cream this week, but my heart literally skipped a beat when stumbled on this photo. … Read More
Introducing the newest member of my living room… It’s bright, it’s bold, it’s slightly crazy and perhaps even dizzying, but I love it. It ties everything together so nicely. And every room needs a statement chair, yes? My husband, who never complains about anything, isn’t so sure. I knew he wasn’t fussy about it when he said “Maybe it’ll grow… Read More
This tutorial was featured at Tips and Tutes Not to Miss at I’ve been wanting to makeover this little cabinet for awhile now. The only thing that held me back was that it was a custom made piece by one of my favorite local word-working shops, The Barn Loft. Call me craftsman-loyal, I hated to ‘mess’ with something that was… Read More
In my last post, I talked about the chair I was refinishing. Well, here it is… To get this distressed look, I first painted the chair in a fresh blue paint (the colour was Pure Water by SICO), and then I rolled on one very light coat of antique white. Next I sanded it down until the blue began to… Read More