Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Fall Home Tour 2015

Hello and Happy Fall! 

I finally have the inside of my house decorated for fall but haven't even started on the outside yet. It still feels like summer but I couldn't resist getting the pumpkins and fall decor out. So many of you have been sharing your fall decor and I just had to join in on the fun!

I love orange and aqua together! 

Most of my fall decorations came from the dollar store or craft stores. I painted some of the pumpkins a few years ago and they still look good as new!

I always try to use stuff I already have from previous years. That being said, the Harvest pillow is new. I don't know how but the darn thing just jumped into my cart while I was at Homegoods! Don't you hate when that happens? ; )

One of my favorite spaces to decorate for different seasons and holidays is my Coffee Station.

If you follow me on Instagram you already saw a sneak peek of my turquoise Keurig. Don't you think it would look really nice on some new countertops that oh, you know, aren't dark green! Hopefully...fingers crossed...that will happen sometime in the near furture.

I took the doors off this cabinet earlier this year and now I can display my dishes. We use the pumpkin dishes in September, October and November. There are a few pieces I still want but unfortunately they're no longer available.

So that wraps up my Fall Home Tour! Tell me, have you decorated for fall yet? I'd love to hear from you! You can leave a comment below.

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Junk Chic Cottage Feature

Today I'm guest posting over at Junk Chic Cottage and sharing some interesting facts about me! You can see my post here.

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Dining Area With Painted Chandelier

Hello friends! Do you like the changes I made to the blog? I have thought about changing my blog name for a while. This is also the name of my Etsy Shop and it's a better representation of me and what I love. I decided not to change the blog address for now. It's just easier to leave it as is.

Now let's talk spray paint. I have to say that I'm always amazed at what a little bit of paint can do. Take the chandelier above our dining table. It was looking a bit blah and I wanted to brighten it up. 


White spray paint to the rescue! After a few coats, the chandelier had a whole new look.


I'm not crazy about the look of the painted chain and wire. Would a burlap cord cover be too much? hmmm.....

 I was thinking about getting rid of the burlap shades. So glad I didn't because I really love how they look against the white paint. 

As you can see, I also painted the table and chairs again. The chairs and table base are now dark gray and the top is still creamy white.

Near the table is Benny's eating area.

He usually eats when we sit down for dinner. Silly pup!

So that is our dining area next to the kitchen. I love how bright it feels with the newly painted chandelier.

I would love to get your opinion on the burlap cord cover. Also, do you like the slipcovered parsons chairs in the first photo? Should I bring them back or keep the 4 gray chairs like in the second photo? Leave me a comment below and tell me what you think!


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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Library + Office = My Happy Place!

Hey everyone! Are you all ready for school to start? I can't believe it's that time already. Where did the summer go?

Lately I've been taking updated photos of each room in my house and sharing them with you! Did you see my last post about my daughters shared bathroom? If you missed it you can see it here. I'm also adding the new photos to the Tour My House tab on my main page.

Today we're talking about the Library/Office aka "My Happy Place". I love this room so much and it's a good thing because I spend a lot of time in here! 

Long ago this room was a formal dining room. We used it on maybe two occassions. The rest of the time it sat looking all pretty with its red walls. Our family really didn't have a use for such a formal room. I decided to repurpose it into something we use and enjoy every day. 

One day I was looking at the Maillardville Manor blog (which I really miss, by the way!) and saw this ....

I knew right then what I was going to do with the never-used-dining-room.

Yep, I painted over the red walls and turned the room into a library. Best.decision.ever.

This is what the library looked like back in 2012 for the big reveal.

Since then I've changed a few things around. The biggest change was moving the chevron chairs in from the family room. They really look so much better in here. 

In front of the chairs I wanted a coffee table but didn't want to buy one. I also wasn't sure what to do with the table that was previously there under the chandelier. It was given to me by my grandma so I wanted to keep it. Handyman Hubby came up with the idea to trim the legs down and turn it into a coffee table!

Benny loves to lay on the chair by the window and look outside! He waits for the mail truck to go by and barks like crazy!

This was the first gallery wall I designed and I love how it turned out. 

Here is my desk area on the other side of the room. I seem to spend a lot of time here! 

This room gets a lot of natural light and is the perfect place to relax and read a good book. We really use this room every day and it functions much better as a library/office. 

The only thing I would change in here is the flooring. I'd love to rip out the carpet and put in wood laminate flooring. It would look nice with the wood floors in the adjoining foyer and hallway. Maybe. Someday.

Do you have a formal room that doesn't get a lot of use? Have you repurposed a room to better serve your family? I'd love to hear from you - please leave a comment below.

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