Geometric feature wall wired with LED tape lights & half lit

Setbacks & Progress (ORC Weeks 4/5)

It’s the final week of this Spring One Room Challenge which means it’s officially crunch time in this 6 week room makeover! With just one week to go, and still a whole lot of big items to check off our to-do list, we’ve got no time to waste, so let’s get right to it.

Creating a Geometric Feature Wall (ORC Week 3)

We’ve made it to week 3 of the One Room Challenge which means we’ve officially hit the half way mark. If you missed the previous two weeks, you can go get caught up on the before of the space and the design inspiration for our “Modern Marvel” Boy’s Bedroom.  This week we’re focusing on the geometric […]

Window trim upgraded with Metrie Option M Vintage Industrial casing

The Dream Kitchen: Racing to the finish (#ORC Week 6)

We’re finally into the home stretch of our dream kitchen makeover. It’s week 6 – which if you’re familiar with the One Room Challenge is typically the day of the big reveal. This round however because of all the hurricanes & flooding that have impacted so many people across the US over the last few […]

The Dream Kitchen: Open shelving – because we really need more storage (#ORC Week 4)

We’re into Week 4 of our 6 week kitchen makeover for the One Room Challenge. This week we’re adding some open shelving. Whenever anyone walks into our kitchen, the first comment we get is usually get is “Wow, that’s a lot of cabinets” and to be fair, they’re not wrong. We do have a lot […]

DIY Modern Muskoka Chair

Ryobi North – Build a Modern Muskoka Chair

When we set out to build seating for our backyard fire pit, Muskoka chairs (or Adirondack chairs for our American friends) seemed like the perfect option.  In true ‘Dreamhouse’ fashion though, we put a bit of a modern spin on the Canadian classic.  Our Modern Muskoka Chair has sleeker, more angular lines than the original, […]

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 […]