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Friday, July 31, 2015

Boy Nursery Updates

This is what we have been up to lately over here as we prepare for baby James arrival. We moved the Ikea Hemnes dresser from our Daughters room into his future nursery. In order to make this dresser flow in our sons nursery I changed out the pink knobs to these simple knotted Jute knobs. I kept the RH Baby and Child Marlowe dresser topper, It's certainly not necessary but I really like the look of it and how completes the change pad so it has a nice nestled home. And how all the accessories have a organized spot to the right of the change pad.  
I just love stripes so when I found this nautical inspired navy and white striped change pad cover on Etsy DesignsbyChristyS so I just knew I had to have it for his nursery. 
Another little DIY update is I finally got around to is painting the wooden bookends I found a while back at a thrift shop for $1.. I painted them with BM Cloud White and lightly sanded the edges for a subtle distressed look. Now they flow perfectly with his nursery decor. 
Stay tuned for more nursery updates..

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Girly Dresser Makeover

Our daughter Elle is getting so big so fast.. She turned 2 in April :) So for her big girl room we decided to change things up and get her a more girly dresser.. I found this dresser at our local ReStore a few months ago for $65. Overall it was in great shape, with perfect and clean drawers for our little one. The only thing was the colouring was all wrong, it was the original dated mahogany French provincial style dresser. But with a little paint its now a pretty girly-girl dresser.. She the full details below...

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Our Summer Kitchen

Summer is here, and to make our home fresh and summery I added pops of blue and white throughout our home.. Maybe its because I am pregnant with a baby Boy so I went a little BLUE crazy!!! Take a tour of our Summer Kitchen by clicking below..

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Our Summer Dining Room

I had a ton of fun creating our Summer Dining room.. I got to decorate our newly made over Farm Table. I kept it soft and coastal with touches of light blue. See the full reveal below..

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Our Summer Living Room

The blue theme continued throughout our main floor into our Living room.. not sure if its my little guy growing inside me that's making me go a little BLUE CRAZY! But I like it! I have always loved soft aqua blue's and greens so I ended up using a lot of decor items from our old guest bedroom A.K.A baby James future nursery.. So its nice that my pretty decor items had a new home to go to.  See our full living room reveal below..

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Our Summer Family Room

So here it is our Summer Family Room.. Its nautical surprise, surprise! With more colour than normal for me.. I stuck with a mix of classic tones like navy, beige's, blues and whites on our whole main floor this year.
  

Monday, July 13, 2015

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Summer changes to our Master bedroom

With summer upon us, I felt it was time to change up our bedroom colour scheme a little bit.. shall we say lighter and brighter... So I went with mellow yellow theme. First of all let me say those who follow me know I'm not big on colour, I'm a very neutral girl at heart. But this summer I thought I'd brighten things up and I have to tell you I'm actually loving it! Check out our bedroom below..

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Antique tool box into planter Makeover

I recently purchased this huge antique tool box from an online auction. I think I may have slightly over paid at $31. BUT I just loved that it came with a separate lift out tray and that it was super long 3ft to be exact. I have wanted one for my porch for a while now. So to help protect it from watering. I lined it with foil. then filled it with soil and Asylum flowers. I bought a whole tray of flowers for $12 from local garden centre. They are an annual ground cover, but to be honest I just bought them because they were white and pretty. I just love white if you haven't noticed. I kept the tray out so I can use it for another project down the road.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Outdoor Harvest Table Makeover

This was a fun and FAST transformation.. It took me under 2 hrs to paint everything.. Thanks to my daughter taking an extended nap! First we lightly sanded the wood. I didn't use a primer (Mostly because I am just lazy and impatient!). I just bought a really good exterior paint.. Benjamin Moore Aura exterior in a nice flat finish. I painted one Full coat and then just went around and did some touch ups where ever it needed it. I can't say enough good things about this paint, It went on smooth with superior coverage. 1 coat almost covered everything for me. It dried fairly fast but was still a bit tacky a day later probably due to painting on a humid sunny day or maybe because I applied the paint a little thicker? Take a look below to see the full transformation...

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Farm Table Makeover

I have literally be coveting a Antique Farm table for years now. I was constantly on the lookout for one whether it be antique markets, Kijiji, Craig's list, and honestly you can find them but the price is always out of my range, upwards of $1000+.. So FINALLY I found this amazing Oak farm table with thicker pedestal legs .. and the best part is it was $70!!! OK its not Antique but it is solid wood and it has a ton of character so It will definitely check the box until I can afford a TRUE ANTIQUE table. The top does need some refinishing its in rough shape but the base and drawers are great shape. They were originally painted black. So I painted them in Annie Sloan chalk paint in Old White