I built a chair! Ikea Stocksund style.

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I don’t photograph my living room often, because I am avoiding select furniture. Do you have any idea how hard it is to tell a decor story with all the wrong components in the background? Our sofa is about 20 years old. I can make it look ok with pillows and such, and I do […]

An old sign toolbox side table to store all those remotes

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It’s been said I don’t ‘do colour’ in my house. And I’d have to agree. Between my monotone’d salvage farmhouse styled bathroom and rustic bedroom, there’s virtually no colour. Well, adding colour is pretty easy AND painless with just a little paint! And I’m happy to say, making this old sign toolbox side table to store […]

1. The secret to a more productive space

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Over Christmas, I did a really gutsy move. And I’m now convinced this is the secret to a more productive space. I ditched my coffee table. GASP.   We all need coffee tables, right? I mean, what about when company comes? You need a place to set your coffee. Or so I thought.  I guess […]

Playing with fall hydrangeas and a (very) blue chair

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 One of the reasons I love fall so much is because it’s time to harvest hydrangeas once again. We have two fairly big bushes, so we’re never at a loss for new stock. Except if you leave them on the bush a little too long after they get crispy… whoops! I lost one good batch […]

A funky tool box side table with hidden junk storage

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This funky little side table has a secret. Actually, two! #1. It’s a toolbox on wheels.  #2. Wait till you see what it can store… You saw it here first…  official remote storage! YAHTZEE! (bustin! this is what we say in Your Funky Junk to something pretty spectacular) When I went on my little weekend trip […]

A funky old trunk and bean sack ottoman

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 I’m feeling a little proud of me. We finally ditched the granny styled ottoman we’ve had for several years, and created a funky old trunk and bean sack ottoman that is much more… funky! And this creation couldn’t have been simpler. It’s rustic in all the right places. And fits right in with the hydrangea […]

Livingroom whites with new junk storage

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  Remember my 6 room plan? #3 – the livingroom Being that the palette office stayed as is, I needed more office type storage.  And since upstairs is all open floor plan, the livingroom got hit next. Want list: I wanted more whites. I wanted more ‘hidden’ storage. I wanted cleaner fresher spaces. So I […]

Livingroom update 2010

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Welcome to my living room! Once upon a time when we first moved in, this is what it looked like. Ripped out carpets and a fresh coat of paint served us well for a few years, until we could do it right. Today the room is a warm eclectic mix of everything you see here, […]

Pottery Barn Bingo – for SYTYCD Week 2

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     A new imposter resides in my house, thanks to Something I’ve collected for awhile are antique board games. So when this week’s assignment for SYTYCD was to be catalogue inspired, I knew right then that Pottery Barn’s bingo sign would fit in well with my existing decorating theme. But to create wall decor? Something else? I didn’t quite know yet. […]

Livingroom reveal! (for today)

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Welcome to my living room! I have a confession. I change my rooms alot. One new thing brought in a room can transform the entire space. Because I will fluff and puff until it feels right. So let’s just see how long this room will stay put as you see it today, shall we? Ripped […]