Monday, December 15, 2014

Midnight Blue Dresser

This blue is so dark that it almost reads as black. This dresser has a great amount of storage and the floral ceramic knobs with a hint of gold add an additional touch of character to it. Base colour of the piece is a beautiful bright blue that in certain spots peeks through distressing. This dresser now has its own Easy listing and is waiting for the new home.

Monday, December 1, 2014

One Dresser Two Looks - Triangles Revealed

For a piece that was originally unnoticeable this dresser turned into quite a conversation starter. It took a lot of sanding, taping, painting, peeling off the tape but the effort was well worth it.
Considering it has a rather specific look to it I decided to show you how you can easily incorporate it it in adult and kids' spaces alike. It already has its own Etsy listing and there is enough time still to have it your space before the Holidays kick in. It is also eligible for the 25% Holiday discount.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Sneak Peek Of What Is To Come

The dresser that these drawers belong to may not look like much at the moment. I almost didn't notice it as I walked past it, but then it occurred to me that the fact that it doesn't have any drawer pulls or profiling renders itself to endless possibilities. First two drawers are done, 4 more and the body to go. Aiming for a full reveal on Sunday.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Holiday Sales Event is Now On

By entering promo code Holidays2014 on checkout you will be receiving an automatic 25% discount on every item over $300 in my Etsy store. This discount is not applicable to shipping rates. Please check the store for details.
Happy Holidays

Monday, November 24, 2014

Robin's Egg Painted Desk with Built-In Shelf

Between home improvements (one major one on the go and to be revealed when completed) and custom orders I managed to squeeze in one quick desk makeover. It is painted a perfect shade of robin's egg blue and accessorized with wooden yellow pulls. Listed on Etsy and eligible for the ongoing 25% Holiday sale promo. Check out the Sale details here.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Bedroom Makeovers

This year seems to be the house update year. We have been in our house for 5 years now and besides some repairs and updates that had to be done in the course of the years (like waterproofing the basement, getting a new dryer etc.) we are finally putting some more energy into the interior of the house. It was cute and cozy up until now as well, but as someone who likes change and decorating I seem to have caught the 5 year itch and have decided to redo some spaces. In the past few months the rooms that were given most attention are the bedrooms. As I am eager to start new projects I always forget to take before photos and think of it when I am already half way through. I also want to add that all the rooms are done on a tight budget, partially as a challenge and partially because I know that in another few years I will want to change things around again, and decorating with oodles of cash is no fun (or so I tell myself).
So here it goes:

Max's room:
Max is my husband's 11 year old son. When in his room he mostly plays games on his tablet and is often to be fond sitting in the cozy chair nook.
Besides the essentials which are the bed and the mattress the investment in this room was minimal:

Blue Cabinet: Ikea around $120
Chair: Ikea -we had
Rug: Ikea $30 or so
Bedding: Ikea $30
White Stool: donated
Small Purple Desk: Goodwill $20
Desk Chair: Goodwill $5
Accessories: $30-$40-ish

Gaming nook

I had some leftover drawer pulls and decided to install them as clothes hooks
Emilie's room:
Emilie is Marc's 15 year old daughter that loves to read.
Chandelier: Home Depot $100
Bedding: Ikea - around $40
Blue Dresser: Goodwill $20
Old Night Stand: donated
Accessories: $30

Master Bedroom;

Black Dresser: $17
Lamp: Goodwill $5
Mirror: Piere 1 Imports - spray painted yellow - around $100
Chandelier: Ikea - purchased at Habitat for Humanity for $40 and spray painted yellow
Bedding: Ikea - total around $80
Wooden Dresser: Goodwill - $80
Floor Lamp - Goodwill $10 and lamp shade $5 goodwill sprayed with stripes
Curtains: Ikea - $30
Turquoise Sewing Cart (aka jewelry holder) - $10 - painted turquoise
Accessories: around $30

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Before and After

I am currently in the process of updating the furnishing in our house. This past week on the agenda were two bedrooms on the second floor of our house that belong to my husband's children. We live in an old home that, not unlike other similar ones, has a massive lack of closet space issue. To compound the problem, both rooms have slanted roof feature on two opposite walls which limits the options when it comes to furniture. I saw this cabinet a while ago, but purchased it only last week. It is a sturdy piece but with it's own quirks not really and ideal candidate for resale and that is the main reason I never considered it before. When I saw it again last week it occurred to me that it would make a great addition in my own home. I removed original hardware and updated it with cast-off pulls that I had from some older pieces to add a bit more character.
Next up on the to do list is my own bedroom - I have a gorgeous dresser sitting in my basement already and am crossing my fingers that the dimensions fit, but that will be the subject of another post.