Our modern DIY take on the classic Canadian Muskoka Chair. Perfect for evenings by the fire.

Ryobi North – Sitting Fireside for Canada’s 150

There’s just a few short days to go before Canada celebrates it’s 150th birthday and all across the country people are getting ready for the party.  Everywhere you go, businesses & homeowners alike are getting into the Canada Day sprit with displays of national pride, flags & colours.  When RYOBI reached out to us to […]

Pulling all the elements together for a master bedroom makeover | The Dreamhouse Project

Master bedroom makeover – Pulling it all together (ORC Week 5)

Well we’re into the home stretch of the One Room Challenge and though most of the previous weeks were filled with lots of planning & purchasing this week we finally started pulling this master bedroom makeover together. We’re in full execution mode and ready to bring the dream bedroom to life! 

Hardwood for the dream bedroom getting acclimatized

Elements of a Dream Bedroom – (ORC Week 4)

It’s Week 4 of the One Room Challenge and if you’re new here you should probably go back to Week 1 and get yourself up to speed.  But in case you’re lazy like me let me give you the Coles’ Notes version. We’re 4 weeks into a 6 week challenge where we’re creating our Dream Bedroom.  There. That […]

Paint & furniture – Master bedroom update (ORC Week 3)

It’s week 3 of our One Room Challenge and true to form I’m beginning to feel the stress. Every time we decide to tackle a room makeover, Kes and I come up with these huge ideas & plans for multiple DIYs. Week 3 is usually about the time when I take a look back at […]

Our Dream Bedroom before the bedroom makeover | The Dreamhouse Project

Master Bedroom Progress & Setbacks (ORC Week 2)

We made it to week 2 of our One Room Challenge master bedroom makeover. If you missed last week, you can head there now to get up to speed with our vision for the completed space. Today we’ll give you a glimpse inside the bedroom as it is now & fill you in on what […]

Dreamhouse Project One Room Challenge Spring 2017 Dream Bedroom

Back to the bedroom: Master suite inspiration (ORC week 1)

It’s that time of year again! We’re doing another One Room Challenge. If you’ve never heard of the ORC, it’s essentially a huge online event that Linda of Calling It Home hosts twice a year. Hundreds of bloggers join in to makeover a room from start to finish in just 6 weeks. This will be […]

Birthday Milestones – Celebrating 70 | Year of Feasting Pt. 1

Kes and I love to entertain. One of the things we’ve looked forward to most throughout this whole Dreamhouse journey has been finally being able to invite our family and friends into our home. So when my father-in-law turned 70 a few weeks ago, we took the opportunity to host a small gathering of family to celebrate.

DIY Valentine String Art by The Dreamhouse Project

DIY Valentine String Art

Valentine’s Day isn’t usually a holiday we really get into around our house. Sure most years, I make valentine cards for Kash, or bake goodies for his class parties, but Kes and I tend to keep things pretty low key.  Typically we’ll just cook a nice meal for one another or catch a movie. It’s […]