Monthly Archives: August 2011

Fall Inspired Accessories

1. Photo credit http://www.bhg.com 2.  Pillows, Crate & Barrel 3. Artwork, http://www.etsy.com, Raceytay shop 4.  Vases, http://www.westelm.com 5.  Birchbark candles,  http://www.potterybarn.com 6.  Fall wreath, http://www.potterybarn.com 7.  Artwork, birch trees, http://www.etsy.com, Carla Dyck’s shop 8.  Baskets, Bouclair 9.  Acorn filled vases, … Continue reading

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Fall Pops of Orange

Well, I hate to say it but fall is fast approaching. Injecting rich oranges into your decorating scheme can add a lot of coziness to a your home.  You can add orange with accessories, to one wall or an alcove or get brave … Continue reading

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A Week At The Farm

We just returned from a week of fun at my sister’s farm near Sault Ste Marie, Ontario.  My boys got to feed the chickens, gather eggs, go berry picking and work in the huge vegetable garden. It was a great … Continue reading

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Kitchen Update Can Add To Your Home’s Resale Value

Updating a kitchen can add 87% more to your home resale value.  To keep costs to a minimum try to keep the stove and plumbing in the same places.  Try not to personalize your kitchen too much.  Keep the look … Continue reading

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White Dish Collections

Simple items can make visually arresting collections in a room. These pictures show that the most ordinary items can add a lot of impact and character to your room. Grouping related items together instead of scattered in a room reduces a cluttered look. traditional … Continue reading

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Yellow Painted Furniture = Happiness

I love these yellow furniture pieces.  I might try refinishing and painting  a yellow piece next.  They add a burst of colour to a neutral room but can be changed easily if you grow tired of the colour.       … Continue reading

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Quick Dresser Update

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I purchased this dresser for $40.  As you can see from the before photo, it was in a sad state of disrepair.  The dresser had been partially stripped so I gave it a quick sand and applied two coats of Benjamin … Continue reading

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