Paint & lighting - these two additions in this week's ORC update have completely transformed our powder room

The bold & the bright: paint & lighting – Spring ORC Week 5

Can you believe it’s week FIVE already?? Friends….we’re in the Endgame now. See what I did there?? LOL, not to worry – this is a spoiler free zone. ūüėČ But seriously….we’re down to the wire with our powder room makeover and with the addition of a little paint & lighting, I don’t think I could […]

Installing modern shiplap using a nail gun to attach the boards to the wall through the dado

Installing modern shiplap – Spring ORC Weeks 3 & 4

Well we’re just past the half way point of our One Room Challenge! We were a little late with our Week 3 update so we decided to combine weeks 3 & 4. Despite the delay though, we’re super excited to finally get our modern shiplap boards up on the walls! Better late than never right?? […]

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 […]