It's week 4 of our One Room Challlenge and we're very behind on our progress. If you read our last post you know all about our
devastatingly huge little setback. Sadly we still don't have an update on that front but we're hoping to find a solution this weekend. Trying not to be discouraged though we're attempting to move forward and this week we're talking paint.
Things have been crazy busy lately - which you've probably gathered from our lack of blog posts in the last month. It's been a bit of a struggle trying to strike the balance between our day jobs, being a parent to a 5 year old (Yes our little guy is FIVE now), working on the house, & staying on top of the blog, but we're working on it. Thankfully though - this time, our silence here hasn't meant things over at the Dreamhouse have ground to a halt. Quite the opposite actually. Things have really progressed since our last update & we're even starting to glimpse that light at the end of the tunnel. So rather than ramble on and on about all of the things that have been happening we thought it might be easier to share a quick video progress report so you can see for yourselves.
Well it's finally here! It's Spring Fever Reveal day & I'm pretty excited to share what Kes & I've been slaving over working on! When I think of spring projects for the home, the first things that tend to come to mind are storage and organization. So when we were tasked with a 'spring paint projects' challenge, we wanted to find an area of the house where we could solve a problem while adding a bit of style. The entryway in my mom's house was the perfect candidate. Home to a broken, non-functioning storage bench and constantly cluttered with shoes, we decided
If you're lucky in life, you're blessed with the kind of friendship that spans decades. Through breakups, triumphs, & crazy vacations; loves, loses, adventures & many many glasses of wine, I've been blessed to have an amazing friend by my side. Angela of Metta in Motion Yoga is one of my closest friends. Friends from childhood we weren't always as close as we are now, but as we grew into womanhood together, I came to realize she's my kindred spirit of sorts. She's my person. My go to when I want to want to 'shop, share, heal, hurt, joke, or
I love the idea that when something good happens you to, you should pay it forward. I feel like if more people tried to live by this one simple philosophy, our world would be a better place. Sometimes just a simple act of human kindness can go a long way. I came across the Suspended Coffees facebook page recently, and this movement really reminded me that there is still some good in a world that at times seems to be filled with negativity & ignorance. I absolutely ADORE this idea & wish it was more widely adopted here in Canada (I'm
Happy Thursday!! Tonight kicks off this year's Interior Design Show in Toronto. If you've never been & you're in any way thinking of renovating, decorating or just in need of some inspiration, I HIGHLY recommend you check out IDS 2014 this weekend. I know what you might be thinking - "ok
Happy New Year! Before I get into today's post, I want to take a moment to thank everyone for the overwhelmingly positive feedback on the Laundry Room Makeover project we did as a gift for my parents. Thanks also to everyone who took the time to enter the giveaway. Of course, there can only be one winner & congratulations to Angela M for winning the gallon of PARA paint as well as the PaintStick EZ-Twist Roller & QuickPainter Pad Edge Painter courtesy of HomeRight. Good luck with your bathroom reno Angela & be sure to send us pics! Now that all
The laundry room is complete. It nearly killed us, but after two weeks, an unthinkable number of late nights, an ice storm, a power outage, a stomach bug, and the final push of nearly 46 hours straight, we were able to pull it off just in time for Christmas. The plan was to capture the whole reveal on video HGTV style to be able to share the look on my parents' faces. But as it turned out, the reveal happened at 6am on Christmas morning, my mom was still in her nightgown, Kes had already passed out from sheer exhaustion &
Happy Friday friends!! Well, Project Santa is well under way and if you've been following our behind the scenes progress on Twitter and Instagram you know that we created a workspace in the basement to stage and dry fit everything. By measuring and taping off the dimensions of the laundry room, it basically it gave us a place to plan, construct, & assemble all the elements to see how things would all fit together before we got into the actual space. It also allowed us to do all that, without forcing my parents to go without a laundry room for 2 weeks while we carry