Furniture Makeover Part I & Bathroom re-organization

Hello lovely readers. This weekend we finally got around to starting our furniture painting/repainting projects - and there are quite a few. We want more of a beach house look now that we live in, well, a beach house. Just over a year ago, we bought two kitchen islands from Ikea (love that store). As … Continue reading Furniture Makeover Part I & Bathroom re-organization

Sometimes It’s the Little Things – New Projects, Pantry Re-organization & Coffee Table-scapes

Coffee Tablescape

Hello friends. Yesterday, I had the most lovely Sunday that I've had in a long time. No over-ambitious meal prep for the week (well, I made my lunches, but that was it!), no rushing around trying to squeeze a week's worth of housework into 2 hours, just a "it'll get done when it gets done" attitude … Continue reading Sometimes It’s the Little Things – New Projects, Pantry Re-organization & Coffee Table-scapes

Christmas Decorations are Finally Up!

Christmas tree

Hello all. I hope you've all had a good start to the week. I finally got my Christmas tree up and a few decorations. My house is tiny (I may have mentioned that before - LOL), so it's a bit of squeeze. But, it's only for a few weeks. This year's theme is blue white … Continue reading Christmas Decorations are Finally Up!

Christmas Decorations and Christmas Jam

Hi Guys! Well, I got round to putting up the Christmas tree last weekend, and then made some little tweaks during the week. The first thing was to make a simple wreath and decorate my porch a little. We have lots of fir trees surrounding our house, so I cut a few fronds, grabbed a … Continue reading Christmas Decorations and Christmas Jam

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

Coast Life: Moving to the Sunshine Coast

HellOooo. Well, I had this post on here in September, but I recently had a bloggy glitch and I lost a lot of my content! September was an exciting month! It was the month that we made a bold move from bustling Surrey, a suburb of Vancouver, to a sleepy coastal area known as the … Continue reading Coast Life: Moving to the Sunshine Coast

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 … 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