Small Space Solutions and Fall Decorating

Sit awhile

Hi Guys! Still trying to catch up from my bloggy glitch where I lost most of my content (grrrr).  As you may know, we moved from an 1,110 sq. ft. townhouse to a 650 sq. ft. beach cottage (you can read about that here), so it's a continuous process finding places to put everything where … Continue reading Small Space Solutions and Fall Decorating

Ikea Hack: Patio Dining Set Makeover – Beachy, Greek Island Look

Hello everyone! Spring has been slow to arrive here in Vancouver ... and she still seems to be having a bit of a problem, but we are at least getting sunshine every other day (or so), which is nothing to sneeze at. It means that we can spend more and more time in our very-small-mostly-deck backyard. … Continue reading Ikea Hack: Patio Dining Set Makeover – Beachy, Greek Island Look

Table Makeover – Before & After

Dining Table Makeover - Before & After

Hello everyone! Over the last week or so, Hubby has been very busy refinishing our dining room table. We bought this table and five chairs at a thrift store about three years ago. This is what it looked like when we brought it home. Not very interesting, right? We sanded it and stained it a … Continue reading Table Makeover – Before & After

Chair Makeover in an Afternoon

Hello all. I love turning stuff nobody wants into something beautiful - or repurposing my own stuff. A few months ago we found this chair sitting next to a dumpster outside a thrift store. We had been looking for a chair for our bedroom and when I saw this one, looking sad and rejected, I … Continue reading Chair Makeover in an Afternoon

Weekend Project – Ikea Hack: Kitchen Island to Drinks Trolley

  Hello Lovely Readers and happy Monday!! It's raining here (again). We actually had a bit of a break on Saturday and we took the opportunity to visit lovely Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver for Good Life Saturdays. You can read about that post here. Over the weekend, my VERY clever husband turned our old Ikea … Continue reading Weekend Project – Ikea Hack: Kitchen Island to Drinks Trolley

A Tablescape & Just Puttering

  Hello Bloglovers! Hubby is sick today so I'm trying to do 'quiet' things, but mainly I'm trying out my new camera. I'm a very beginner photographer, so it's a bit of a learning curve. Aaanyway. We are soon to be freshening up our dining area. We originally bought the dining table and chairs from … Continue reading A Tablescape & Just Puttering

Ikea Loot! A New Love Seat and Dining Room Chairs

Hi Bloggy friends! Have you ever looked at a piece of furniture in a store and thought it would look just perfect in a particular space in your house, only to get it home and realize that you couldn't have been more wrong? Yes? Me too! That's what happened with this love seat that we found at … Continue reading Ikea Loot! A New Love Seat and Dining Room Chairs

Ikea Hack! New Pantry Makeover

Hi everyone! We've been planning out Pantry makeover for a few weeks now and I'm excited to say that we finally got it done this weekend! I found the inspiration for this at Apartment Therapy and wanted to do something similar This is what the original pantry cupboard looked like Not very interesting. Hubby wasn't … Continue reading Ikea Hack! New Pantry Makeover

How I (re) Organized my Powder Room/Laundry Room

Hello everyone. It's mid-week, so not long to go until the weekend. We live in a small townhouse, so I'm always looking for ways to optimize our space while making it functional and pleasing to the eye also. We have a powder room on the first floor that doubles as a laundry room. It didn't … Continue reading How I (re) Organized my Powder Room/Laundry Room

A Dining Room Cabinet Vignette – LOVE!

Hello Bloggie friends! We finally had some sun this weekend - no more snow! Yay! The top of this cabinet seemed to be a place to store empty bottles that didn't have a home yet The plant was originally on the Mantle, but my cat developed a fatal attraction for it, and knocked it off … Continue reading A Dining Room Cabinet Vignette – LOVE!