One Room Challenge Week 4: Choosing the right neutral

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 […]

Dreamhouse Update: Construction Progress Report [Video]

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 […]

DIY Storage Bench - PARA Blog Crew Spring Fever

SPRING FEVER with the PARA Blog Crew

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 […]

Random Acts of Paint: Simple Elegant Family Room Makeover | The Dreamhouse Project

Random Acts of Paint: An Elegant Family Room Makeover

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 Endless Possibilities Image Consulting is one of my closest friends. Friends from childhood we […]

Random Acts of Paint

Random acts of PAINT!

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.

Incredible IKEA kitchen at IDS 2014

IDS 2014 Highlights

It’s Thursday again already and I have no idea where the week went!  Not that I’m complaining. Any time I wake up and realize it’s almost the weekend is a victory in my book!  But I digress… As you’ve probably noticed, the blogosphere has been all a buzz with recaps & highlights from the IDS 2014 […]

IDS 2014 - Jan 23-26 Toronto

Gearing up for IDS 2014!

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.

It’s a dream until you write it down and then it's a goal

New Year, New Goals

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 […]

Project Santa: Laundry Room Reveal

Project Santa: Laundry room reveal

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.

Kes Planning the dry fit space

Project Santa: Laundry room progress + paint

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, […]