How to Add Trim to Plain Doors

The “new” doors were one of the most commented on and asked about elements in the laundry room makeover. And, subtle as their redo was, they really did deserve the attention! Although I was hopeful dressing them up with a bit of trim would inject fresh character, I was genuinely surprised by the impact they...…READ MORE

A Budget-Friendly Laundry Room Refresh

Well, hello there! Remember me? Sorry I disappeared for a few weeks. I know it probably seems like I was doing little more than enjoying the summer sun, however, amidst sipping rosé and splashing in the ocean waves (which, let’s face it, are obligatory tasks), some serious decorating has actually been going on! Just prior...…READ MORE

Refreshing a Dated Lead-Light Door

Thanks so much for all the lovely comments about the room makeover at my parent’s house. Before I share all of the source and project info, I wanted to chime in with a quick post about one of the most mentioned elements – the “new” grey door. It’s one of my favourite things about the...…READ MORE

Living-Dining Room Makeover | The Final Reveal!

It’s done. Finally! If I hadn’t initially proclaimed it would likely take me forever to finish this room re-do, I might be feeling even more sheepish than I currently do sharing the reveal over a WHOLE YEAR from when it commenced. Yikes! Am I really that sluggish? Wait, don’t answer that. Anyhoo, I got there...…READ MORE

Easy DIY Mudcloth Pillow | Ikea Hack

Has anyone else been crushing on mudcloth lately? Well, just in case you’ve missed seeing it (absolutely everywhere!), and are yet to learn about its origin, mudcloth (also know as bogolanfini or bogolan) is a traditional African textile characterised by relaxed geometric symbols in predominantly neutral tones. It has a thick nubby texture and its...…READ MORE

How to Turn a Photo into a “Vintage” Portrait Painting

I’ve been slightly obsessed with vintage portrait paintings for a while now. Whether a solo artwork resting casually atop a hutch or a striking gallery which consumes an entire wall, they seem to impart such a lovely sense of depth, interest and character. Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source...…READ MORE

A Super Easy Lamp Update

One of the elements I was struggling to decide on for the living-dining room makeover at my parent’s house was the lamp. I know it seems like a simple enough item, though everything appropriate I came across was just soooo expensive. I think the main problem was my aversion to anything super trendy. Not that...…READ MORE

Painting & Stenciling a Floor

This project has been on my “to do” list for waaaaay too long. Over three years ago now we ripped up the terrible old carpet in my parent’s retreat (“retreat” sounds super fancy though it’s really just a modest sitting room adjoining their master bedroom) then pondered what we could do to cheaply and easily...…READ MORE

How to Create a Vintage Industrial Look on Furniture…using Chalk Paint & Black Wax

I love it when the launch of a new product provides the perfect excuse to tackle a well over-due project. Such was the case with the release of Black Wax by Annie Sloan. Teamed with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in “Antibes Green” it seemed like the perfect way to jazz-up some blah file drawers I bought...…READ MORE

How to Create a “Vintage” Wire Basket from a Plastic Coated Caddy

I have a thing for old wire baskets. You? Well, if you do too it seems we’re not alone. Have you noticed how pricey they can be at old-wares stores and antique markets nowadays? Man! Anyhoo, after I shared this pic of Charlotte’s new bedroom shelves a few weeks back… …I received quite a few...…READ MORE