Take a look at some of our project highlights from 2017 - WOW! Cheers to a beautiful, productive, and happy 2017. Our home and hearts are full - so much love for all of the things we were passionate about this year!
1. Master Bedroom Getaway
I am in love with this bedroom! I am so happy with how well the bedroom, ensuite, and walk-in closet flow together to create a cohesive space. The modern rustic mix shines through in this room with a undertone of farmhouse elegance. When we spend time in this little oasis, we feel like we are on a little hotel getaway! All of the details for this space are over on the blog! We feel like we got everything we dreamed about when we set out to reno our master bedroom, ensuite, and walk-in closet - so many little luxuries!
2. DIY Wainscotting Adds a Wow Factor
I often crush on well-done mouldings and wainscotting treatments that aren't too ornate, but add a simple sophistication to a space. So when Cam and I decided to add some interest to the wall behind the bed in our master bedroom by adding some wainscotting. The final result is everything I was dreaming about and adds an immediate wow factor and oh so much character to our bedroom! And you guys - this moulding feature wall cost less than $100 so we added a DIY how-to post on the blog - take a peek!
3. Master Bedroom Walk-In Closet Refresh
Our walk-in closet got a refresh - new paint, new light, new baskets, and a pretty moroccan-shaped stenciled wall treatment. The whole space now seems much more in line with our style and it flows seamlessly with the rest of the master bedroom retreat. This project had a small price tag, but made an enormous statement ... and we're more organized so that is always nice too! See all of the details over on the blog!
4. Master Bedroom Ensuite
We took on a major bathroom reno this year - we turned one oversized bathroom into an ensuite and a main bathroom. Beautiful greige and cream coloured cement tiles with a moroccan motif on them anchor this bathroom design. The final result is a mix between rustic and elegant. I used a lot of creams, whites, and greiges in this bathroom, with touches of oil rubbed bronze and walnut wood to catch the eye and provide a little contrast and warmth. I also used a couple hints of gold to warm up the space and to provide consistency with the hints of gold that I used in the Master Bedroom. Take a look on the blog for the reveal post and for the post with all of the details!
5. Serene Main Bathroom Reno
The main bathroom features a lot of light, creamy-grey colours with touches of oil-rubbed bronze and the final result is incredibly serene. We used a beautiful wall tap, a new wall colour that I love, and herringbone floor tile and I wouldn't change a thing! Take a look on the blog for the reveal post and for the post with all of the details!
6. Sullivan's Nursery with a Pallet Headboard
Our sweet little guy, Sullivan was born in March of this year and he's the perfect addition to our family - he's just so happy and smiley all of the time! We decided to move Bennett into a big-kid room and tweak the nursery to personalize it for Sullivan and make it feel like his own. We pulled out the safari animal theme with a few new accessories and pieces of art. We just love this room - we find it really calming to just sit in the wingback chair in there and baby cuddle!! Take a look at the full blog post for all of the nursery details. We also wanted to add some interest behind the crib and we loved the idea of a pallet headboard that would add a subtle rustic touch and a whole lot of character and texture to the nursery. This headboard is mega affordable and really easy - see the step by step details on the blog.
7. Bennett's Big-Kid Room with a Handmade Boy Bed
Exciting times around here - Bennett moved down the hall to a big kid room with a big kid bed and everything! Bennett might be into this whole renovation thing that his parents have on the go because he seemed pretty darn proud of his new room! There are a lot of special touches in Bennett's new room and we can't wait to show you all. Take a look at the blog for all of the details! Also, we made Bennett's big kid bed and we have the how-to post on the blog. This bed is made up of two parts - the base and the fort. The base is cute and incredibly sturdy on its own. However, 'the fort' part of the bed really adds the fun element for kids. They can use the top to hang string lights, hang toys, or cover it with blankets to make their bed into a hide-out.
8. A Simple and Elegant Thanksgiving Table Setting
We put together an elegant, but simple table setting for Thanksgiving this year using some tree branches for the centrepiece. This project is incredibly budget friendly and can be tweaked for a fall, winter, or Christmas centrepiece. Take a look at all of the details over on the blog.
9. Refinishing the Living Room Furniture
Over the years, I have refinished a few pieces of furniture by sanding them down, staining them, and applying a sealant. However, I haven't had the chance to try the chalk paint that seems to be taking over the DIY home decor world so I thought I better give it a go! Spending $53 to extend the lives of 3 pieces of our living room furniture sounds like a pretty good deal to me since we're not really interested in buying a new tv bench, coffee table, and side table when we have a busy little boy in the house right now. The white living room furniture makes the whole space look light and fresh. We were happy with the impact we were able to make in the living room with $53 and a few hours of work - I can see why the chalk paint is a hit! Check out the blog post for all of the details!
10. Adding a Little Sparkle to your Outdoor Space
We found a set of string lights to add a little sparkle to our outdoor space and we gave all the details on the type of lights, where you can get them, and how we hung them over on the blog. Take a look here!