Saturday, January 31, 2015

Neutral Winter Decorating

So I've changed up some of our decor since all the Christmas decorations came down. I am a neutral girl at heart so here are some ways I infused woods, creams and whites in our house.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Fav's Friday!! ~ Kitchen Backsplashes

For today's Fav Friday's I wanted to share some of my favourite Backsplash options of all time.. You can see more Neutral options on my PINTEREST.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

More changes to our Wooden Planter Box

So I found this great planter box a few summers ago while antiquing.. I loved its large size, but I wasn't quite sure how I felt about the natural wood.. I left it for almost a year just to see if it would grow on me.. It didn't!! So around Christmas time I painted it with Annie Sloan chalk paint in Paris Grey. I love the grey paint colour but the one tone was throwing me off.. I left it for the holiday season but it really wasn't the look I had envisioned. Finally last week I couldn't take it anymore, so I took my trusty Annie Sloan Old White chalk paint and started painting. Then I applied a subtle rubbing of Country Grey chalk paint over it to warm it up a bit. Lastly I lightly sanding it for a rustic distressed look. See how it all turned out below...

Friday, January 23, 2015

Fav's Friday - Storage ideas

For today's Fav. Friday I chose some easy industrial storage ideas. Here are some ways to add a industrial style into your existing decor, closets or shelving.

Shannon from AKA Design shared her White washed numbered crates.. Numbered for easy to find items for kids..can't you just see it ..'put your puzzles back in #1', Plus they will look industrial and pottery barn-ish.. what a great afternoon project!
Check out the full tutorial at AKA Design + Life Blog

My Sweet Savannah Blog shared this amazing closet system she made using industrial pipe.. What a great looking idea.. This would be really cool in a boys room or even a finished Garage??
Check out Melaine's Blog to see the FULL Tutorial.

Thanks for looking today! Hope you have a FABULOUS Weekend!!!

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Basement Flooring gets installed

The next thing to go in our basement was the flooring.. This was one of the hardest decisions we had to make during this renovation. It's such a permanent fixture, and an expensive one! We wanted to have a cozy basement but we also have a walkout basement open to the backyard and pool. We knew we wanted an easy, low maintenance material for the entrance and hallway to the bathroom, as kids know no limits when it comes to wet bathing suits and having to use the loo. We finally decided on Coronet Opus II in Scenic Grey for our Rec. room, playroom, bedroom and gym. And non slip, easy maintenance Beaulieu Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring in Elmira Oak for french door entry, bar area and hallway.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Fav's Friday! ~ Kitchen Island Lights

Today for Fav's Friday I thought i'd share some of my recent lighting finds.. I have been helping a friend choose Lights for her Kitchen Island. Here are some of my Fav. Kitchen Island Lights:

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Guest Bedroom ~ Soft Blues & White

This is one of our guest rooms on the upper floor. We currently live in a 4 bedroom home, with only 2 of the bedrooms in use by myself and my husband and the second by our daughter.. But don't kid yourself.. we NEED every bit of space, we live more up north and in the summers our house is packed with guests... you may have guessed it, we have a POOL!! We are like the summer cottage you drive to.. only an hour from the city :) I always try and make all of our rooms beautiful but also livable, I want our guests to feel at home when they come. This bedroom came with california shutters when we moved in which was a nice clean touch.. overall we didn't do too much to this room aside from paint it Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray and replace all the old carpet to fresh new neutral one. Now the room is soft and calming with a white and touches of soft aqua and pastel blue. 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Basement Reno Begins

Here is the beginning of our Basement Reno.. I know it doesn't look like much now.. But trust me it all turns out great! We started our basement reno months ago and I am now finally getting around to revealing it. We bought our house a year ago and the 2 things we LOVED most when we bought was, our backyard and the walkout basement. Even though the basement was completely unfinished, we could see all its potential with its extra large basement windows and doors. So to make the most of the windows and sun we kept the back part of the basement completely open. The Open area consists of a rec room, games area and bar area. We did however create a separate playroom for our daughter and all her toys, a separate guest room, a basement bathroom (more to come on that soon) and a workout room for my hubby. See below for some of our progress. 
I won't bore you with too many construction pics.. But below is how it looked once the basement was framed.
Here is what it looked liked once the drywall was put up.. Its all starting to take shape!
Below is a before and after of the hall leading to the basement Bathroom and Gym...
Or should I say soon to be.. Gallery Wall ;)
Here is a pic of our open rec room and bar area.
I wanted to add some vintage character in our basement so we went with a 5" Square Newell Post.
For the doors we went with a 5 panel, Shaker style door. The doors flow well with the newell post for some added Vintage Flair.
Stay tuned for more on our Basement Renovation...

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Fav's Friday! - How-To TIPS

Here are a few tips and tricks that I found interesting this week along with a easy decor how-to for around the house. Hope you enjoy!!

Creek line house shared this great tip on How to remove Rust stains from Knifes... and the best part is its NATURAL!!!

Remodelando la Casa shared her special secret on how she cleans her stainless steel.. I don't know about you.. But I can never seem to get mine clean enough.. never mind sparkling like here's.. Check out her blog for the full product details
Melissa from The Inspired Room created this unique window shade idea.. Made of fabric and rope.. Check out her blog for her full tutorial on how to make one for yourself!

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Nautical Theme Basement Decor Plan

Here's a little sneak peek on some of our Basement Decor Plans...  In the next few weeks I will be sharing some of our Basement progress.. so stay tuned for lots of Room REVEALS!!

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Saturday, January 3, 2015

Recap of 2014

Wow my first post of 2015!! Can't believe how fast 2014 came and went!! Last year I started this blog in the middle of the year not sure of where it would go.. I wanted to track all the progress of our latest housing adventures :) Here is a Recap of 2014 and how 2Perfection Decor began ;)

First I shared our first house from 2012. You can see more pictures in our House Tour HERE
Next I shared, the latest house we just moved from: House Tour 2 Pics HERE

Next came our latest home adventure.. Our current home ;)
This is our new Kitchen after some tweaks .. first was painting all the cabinetry, adding new thicker crown mouldings, adding beadboard wallpaper as a backsplash, new hardware, and lastly trimming the decorative hood fan. See the FULL transformation HERE.
Our Kitchen Eat-in Area 
 Next we added character to our basic builder built-in niches in the kitchen.
My proudest DIY of 2014 was our Small Space Kitchen Island made from a Vintage desk.
 The laundry room got updated with splashes of blue and white for a subtle nautical theme. 
See more on the full transformation HERE.
 The family Room was brightened by hanging new white drapes, a new rug and furniture.. Check out the full before and after Family Room Reveal HERE
 The builder drywall media built-ins in the Family room were completely overhauled.. We painted them, added beadboard wallpaper as backdrop to each niche, added shelving for more display space and a decorative mantel to complete the fireplace look. See more on the full transformation HERE.
 Our Hall went under a Transformation HERE
 Our Dining room went under a full transformation HERE with the addition of our painted vintage Hutch, see more on the before and after hutch HERE
You can see our Living Room Before and After HERE
My Hubby's office.. See more of our Office Reveal HERE 
Lastly I shared Our Neutral French Country Christmas Home Tour HERE

Thanks for looking today.. I hope you all had a fabulous Holiday and a Happy New Year!! All the best for 2015!!

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