Thursday, July 31, 2014

Powder Bath Reveal

So this is one of Our first Projects at the new house.. There wasn't a lot of major Reno's aside from the Master Ensuite bath. SO most things got done pretty quick! Here it was mostly a matter of paint. We painted the walls Benjamin Moore Natural Linen.. One of my Favourite Paint colours!! Then onto the Wood Vanity which we painted Benjamin Moore Thousand Islands. 

We Changed the old chrome and gold towel rack and toilet paper holder hardware to a more simple Chrome set. And added a beveled all mirror. To save money I kept the wall sconces and just painted out the gold with a little BM Cloud white so it flowed better. With just a little paint it changed the whole look and feel of this bathroom. Now you could really appreciate the Rounded wall and how big this bathroom was for only being a powder bath.

I bought this ceramic Bird Container at Homesense and decided to use it in the bathroom to hold the Extra Toilet Paper Rolls Instead of a Basket. Its the Perfect size for 3 rolls.. But I will say Guests have been confused a few times as to where the extra rolls are.. ;(
 The Old Wood Medicine Cabinet was a MUST to go.. I had thought about painting it too, which would of made it look a lot better.. BUT i found this great open shelving unit at Homesense for $40 and just knew it was the perfect fit. The old cabinet was very Heavy and dark looking in the room. This was smaller in size but still big enough to fill the wall space above the toilet.

The corner cabinet was a lucky find at an Antique store near my house. I bought it exactly like this. I just loved the chicken wire doors and vintage crystal knob. When I first brought it home I wasn't sure where it was going.. I just knew I loved it.. So i tested a few spots and the Powder Bath won :)
I just loved how it could fit all my display stuff.. who doesn't like a little Eye Candy while they are going to the bathroom??

 Gotta know I love my Baskets and Shells..  This is a basket full of various soaps and shell balls. I placed the basket on the counter beside the sink and the soaps just made the Bathroom smell amazing.
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Our Backyard Oasis

Since it is Summer after all.. I will share a sneak peek into our current Homes backyard oasis as promised in my Summer Flower Displays Post. So here it is!! Its the reason we MOVED (again!!)
This time we really plan on staying a while ;).. We honestly love this house and the feeling it gives us. From the moment we viewed it online we were in LOVE. The backyard is what sold us!! So I hope you enjoy.. we sure are. 

Gosh I love my shells.. that was one of my daughters first words.. no joke!! We have all different kinds of shells and Coral all over our home for a coastal Nautical look.. so I carried the look outdoors... Here I have a glass and iron lantern with craft shells from the dollarstore and a small candle inside. It looks beautiful at night.
I used a glass bowl and large conch shells from a trip to the Bahamas. Its a great visual under the glass Table top. And It can't get wrecked in the rain etc.
We also use Conch shells placed in the garden 
This is the metal sides of the Arbour Arch from our wedding.. see more wedding pics here
Our white pergola provides a ton of privacy and the lattice with grape vines adds a nice touch. It feels as if you are away on vacation when you are sitting there.
Antique window frame we use as Outdoor wall art against the siding.. breaks up the siding a bit.
White Daisy's ~ Click here to see how we display them in our home. 
Vintage Barn door leaned against the fence adds for some more eye candy in the garden.

Black Iron Arbour leading you to more of the gardens.. A.K.A play space for our daughter to run wild!

Thanks for looking.. Hope you enjoyed.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Vintage chandelier Before & After

Here is a Easy Transformation of a Vintage Chandelier. It was an amazing Thrift store find for only $8!!!! A little spray paint and some time (30mins max!) and it was transformed into a fabulous shabby Chic Antique White Chandelier!  
I lightly sanded the metal to remove any dirt and cleaned the wood with a paper towel to allow for better adhesion of the spray paint. I also covered the tops of the candelabra sticks so no paint would get inside and wreck the electrical. (I have removed them on past projects but these were quite stuck and in great condition... so I left them)

I sprayed it with 1 can of Rust-Oleum Heirloom White . I did in 2-3 light layers.

This was after 2 coats.. so I just touched up where the darker areas were shining through.

All done for $15.. Not bad!! :)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hall Console Table Before & After

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Today I thought I would share a console table I refinished a while ago. I originally purchased it from Target a few years back. I liked the style.. it had simple lines and it was a great price! It served it's purpose in our first 2 homes as a hall entry drop off table.. But when we purchased our New home, it was too long to fit in the entry way.. SO I decided to paint it and change it up a bit to go better with our french country coastal home decor ;) Here are some BEFORE pics...

Before Pics:

I painted the console table in Benjamin Moore Bleeker Beige HC-80 and distressed the edges.  We also changed out the hardware to vintage pulls with a aged patina. Now it goes perfect with our home.. Check out the After Pics below...

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Preview of our Next Home

Here is a little preview of our NEXT home.. 

We fell in love with the space of this house.. Its 2950 sq ft with 3 LARGE bedrooms upstairs. It had a very OPEN layout. The Massive Kitchen, Cathedral ceiling and staircase Sold us on the house. It didn't need any MAJOR work.. aside from a GUT JOB to the Master Ensuite Bathroom :) It had great Bones and we loved the openness But it seemed slightly dated considering it was only 12 years old and some of the finishes didn't flow. So Keep following and see all the Before and Afters up ahead!!!!

Exterior Pics from the Winter
Front Porch:

Front Entry

Great Room:
 Kitchen and Dining Area 

 Laundry Room:
 Powder Bath:
 Stairs and Railings:
Large Separate Family Room:
 Master Bathroom:

 View of Great rm from Above:
 Upper Hall:
 Master Bedroom:


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