Thursday, October 16, 2014

Playroom Reveal



It's complete! At least enough that I can check it off the list ;) I can't wait to add some more personal rustic touches to it throughout the years to come...but for now,  I am so happy with the way this came together and the kids love it. Plus, I feel so much better knowing that they aren't playing on a dirty old floor! Let's take a refresher peak at the before (from the old owners)...



And TADA! Love it....For those of you that are IKEA fans, you will notice that most of the furnishings came from there...What can I say-good quality for a good price, and I love the storage ideas!

 One of my favorite focal points in the room is this mountain chalk board wall...so cool!

The dresser where the TV sits (for my husbands gaming issue, lol) is from Westyn's old room-he had to upgrade to something bigger...

And of course, what kid area isn't complete with somewhere to hang artwork?!

So there you have it, our Playoom! The first finished room in the new house! What do you think?

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Playroom Inspiration & Progress

Originally the first room I wanted to tackle and get finished was the dining room/office space...so I started that, got it painted and then stopped. LOL...everyone kept telling me to do one room at a time-but how boring is that?! I definitely don't have the patience to wait something out! So I started thinking about the playroom-because what other room in the house aside from the kitchen gets used that much?!

Here's a look at the before pic-this was one of the original photos used in the real estate listing-I totally forgot to take a before pic-pregnancy brain! The first thing to go was the horrible smelly carpet...I think that aside from it being the old owners playroom it was also the cat hang out-urgh...it was so nasty! The carpet was ripped out within an hour of us getting possession of the house, which revealed some lovely blue linoleum of some sort-it was gross too, but we scrubbed the crap out of it and have been living with it for the past 3 months.



And this is what things looked like during the process or painting and installing the floors (for those of you that follow on Facebook they will look familiar!)


Some inspiration I used for the kid's playroom...

room by @Emily Schoenfeld Henderson

back of front door



Were almost there...toys are back in place and I just have some finishing touches to add...so stay tuned! Until then, Happy Thanksgiving weekend!

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Fall Front Porch Inspiration


Happy October friends! We've enjoyed a whole week of warm fall-ish type weather and now it's raining...booo....but that hasn't stopped me from dreaming of crisp fall leaves, warm colors, hot teas and cozy spots around the house..i.e I've been on Pinterest a lot, lol!!! The first item to get a fall makeover on our front porch was the door! It was a rather weird shade of hunter/forest green, that looked like it had been spray painted-yuck! So it go a lovely shade of turquoise to brighten it up :)


I'm not lovin' the gold accents in the window part of the door but unfortunately it's not changeable until the door goes...and that's not happening anytime soon! The whole porch actually needs to be repaired and restructured, but that is next Spring's job...until then we are making the most of it.

Some inspiration for our fall decor on the porch came from these 2 pics....



Unfortunately some of my lovely mums and corn stalks got attacked by squirrels...grrr...



The final missing piece to the front porch is to recover our very old and ratty cushions on our love seat. I've been ogling over this fabric for awhile now....

Gorgeous Backyard Makeover


So at this moment I am sitting here staring at a roll of fabric that arrived on my door step yesturday! As soon as I saw it was available at Tonic Living I had to have it! Yippee! It's going to look so good (I hope so anyway-fingers crossed!) I'd also like to add a little glam to the vestibule window with a fancy chandelier...I'm liking this one from Ikea.

So what about you-any plans for decorating or changing things up this fall?

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Recap of Etsy Made in Canada Show

A huge thank you to all that stopped by and enjoyed all the handmade goodness at our local Etsy Made in Canada Show! It was such a great event!! Here's a little peak of my day...










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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Made in Canada-An Etsy Pop Up Market


I hope most of you are familiar with Etsy-an online community of handmade products from around the world...and if your not-SHAME ON YOU! Go as soon as you finish reading this ;)

I have been lucky enough to be invited to join this years Made in Canada Market hosted by Etsy. It's a one day event with Pop Up Markets all across Canada! Yay I know...EXCITING!!! You can find myself, Imprintalish along with 35 other Etsy artisans at the event held in Kitchener ONT....more details are here AND you can also catch a glimpse at all of our goodness in this lookbook:



Keep watching my Facebook page for updates on the lovely items I will be bringing with me!Hope to see some of you there!
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