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My Home Style Before and After: Modern Boho Country Living Room

My Home Style Before and After: Modern Boho Country Living Room

Did you know that it’s totally OK for your home decor style (and skill level!) to slowly evolve over time? I think everyone’s does as they grow and change. My home decor style has certainly evolved over the last few years as we’ve settled into the new home that we built and I’ve become better…

How to Create a Cohesive Look with Thrifty Finds: The Brick Tent Sale Traditional Glam Bedroom

How to Create a Cohesive Look with Thrifty Finds: The Brick Tent Sale Traditional Glam Bedroom

When you’re decorating your home on a budget, you have to be creative about how and where you shop. That’s why I love hitting up antique stores, thrift stores, garage sales and events like The Brick’s Tent Sale for low cost decor items for our house. At sales like this, you can often find really…

Easy Strawberry Jam with Printable Vinyl Labels #12MonthsofDIY
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Easy Strawberry Jam with Printable Vinyl Labels #12MonthsofDIY

I’ve wanted to try making jam for a really long time, so when our strawberry patch in our front flower bed was loaded with berries this past week, I knew I had my chance. There was just enough berries to make a small jar of homemade jam, and it turned out super-yummy. I didn’t have…

Make a Floral Felt Tic-Tac-Toe Game #12MonthsofDIY (Video)
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Make a Floral Felt Tic-Tac-Toe Game #12MonthsofDIY (Video)

We’re planning on a couple of road trips this summer, and I’m trying to come up with some interesting things to bring along to keep my girls occupied. I love “busy bags” with handmade games inside, so I’ve made this simple felt flower tic-tac-toe game that will be easy to transport and fun to play while…

Our Guest Cottage Bedroom: A Small Space on a Budget in Black & White
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Our Guest Cottage Bedroom: A Small Space on a Budget in Black & White

There’s something just so classic and beautiful about using black and white together in decor, isn’t there? I’ve always loved the combo, and I’m really thrilled with how this scheme is turning out in our guest cottage renovation. (In case you missed it, you can read more about how we’re turning the old “garage house” we…

A Pink, White & Gold Shabby Chic Glam Girls’ Bedroom Reveal (Little C’s Room Makeover for the ORC)
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A Pink, White & Gold Shabby Chic Glam Girls’ Bedroom Reveal (Little C’s Room Makeover for the ORC)

It’s here, it’s here! It’s room reveal day for the makeover we gave my 7 year old daughter, Little C, as part of the One Room Challenge. We are both so thrilled with how her room makeover turned out, and I’m so excited to share it here with all of you today! We went for…

Make Shabby Chic Glam Kids’ Bedding (+ Little C’s Bedroom Makeover Progress for the ORC)
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Make Shabby Chic Glam Kids’ Bedding (+ Little C’s Bedroom Makeover Progress for the ORC)

Our pink and shabby chic inspired bedroom makeover for my Little C has almost come to a close. Next Thursday, I’ll share with you the final reveal of the room as part of the One Room Challenge hosted by Calling it Home! I’ve really enjoyed making over my 7 year old’s room, and I think…

A Thrifted Shabby Chic Gallery Wall and Lamp Makeover #12MonthsofDIY
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A Thrifted Shabby Chic Gallery Wall and Lamp Makeover #12MonthsofDIY

Doesn’t it feel good to make someone else’s trash into your own treasure? I love upcycling projects. There’s something so rewarding about reusing items and breathing new life into them. Not only are you being kind to our earth by saving things from the dumpster, but you’re able to get really creative by imagining a…

DIY Room Painting Tips (+ Little C’s Bedroom Makeover Progress for the ORC)

DIY Room Painting Tips (+ Little C’s Bedroom Makeover Progress for the ORC)

Just like knowing how to make throw pillow covers and drapes, I think that knowing how to paint a room is a really good essential tool that a DIY decorator should have in their arsenal. A fresh coat of paint makes a world of difference in how a room looks and feels. Do you have…

2016 Spring Home Tour: Nature Inspired Vintage Farmhouse Decor
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2016 Spring Home Tour: Nature Inspired Vintage Farmhouse Decor

Welcome to Our DIY House in the Spring! To me, springtime is all about new beginnings and the addition of exciting new bursts of colour and life, so I really wanted to portray that in our home’s decor this year. Today I’m giving you a virtual tour of a few rooms in our house that…

How to Make Realistic Fabric Peonies with Stems (Video)
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How to Make Realistic Fabric Peonies with Stems (Video)

I’m a flower-a-holic. I totally admit it. And when Spring is coming soon, I go into full fledged flower mode and want to add flowers to absolutely everything – flower pillows, flower arrangements, flower art… it’s a disease. Last year, one of my favourite projects was making this video for the DIY fabric flowers we…

How to Style a Sofa in a Statement Colour for Spring (Video)
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How to Style a Sofa in a Statement Colour for Spring (Video)

One of the trends I’m absolutely loving this Spring is the use of muted pastel colours in home decor. I’m seeing a lot of blush pinks, seafoam greens and periwinkle blues in both furniture and accessories and it’s so pretty and fresh. I’ve even seen blush pink coloured walls and they’re just so gorgeous! If…

Make a Fabric Covered Bulletin Board #12MonthsofDIY
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Make a Fabric Covered Bulletin Board #12MonthsofDIY

Bulletin boards are such a handy thing to have around the home – especially in a home office! I had a boring old bulletin board in my craft room office that was begging for a makeover. With the help of some gorgeous fabric from OnlineFabricStore.net, some paint and some brass upholstery tacks, I easily turned…

2015 Christmas Home Tour: A Canadian Prairie Christmas
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2015 Christmas Home Tour: A Canadian Prairie Christmas

Christmas is my favourite time of year and I adore decorating our home for the season. This year, I’ve teamed up once again with a fantastic group of Canadian bloggers to share with you our Holiday home tours. Scroll to the bottom of this post to see the line-up for the week – you’ll be…

Vintage Industrial Furniture Favourites (+ Some Exciting News!)

Vintage Industrial Furniture Favourites (+ Some Exciting News!)

When I was pouring over Pinterest and design magazines as we were building Our DIY House, the style that spoke to me the most was vintage industrial. It’s mix of a cultural and historical elements, lots of pieces that look or are salvaged, and lots of mixed textures like metal, glass and rustic wood. My…

Fall 2015 Home Tour: Simple Woodland-Inspired Country Decor
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Fall 2015 Home Tour: Simple Woodland-Inspired Country Decor

Welcome to Our DIY House on this fine Fall day. Why don’t you come in and I’ll make you a vanilla latte? Or… wait! You simply must take a walk with us outside first. It’s just too gorgeous out here in the autumn. We fell in love with our country acreage exactly 9 years ago…

2014 Christmas Home Tour: A Teal & Green Vintage Inspired Christmas
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2014 Christmas Home Tour: A Teal & Green Vintage Inspired Christmas

Christmas is a month away. Can you believe it?! This will be our second Christmas in Our DIY House, and we’re all very excited about it. This year, I had the pleasure of decorating our home early for the season as a part of the Canadian Bloggers Home Tour – Christmas Edition! Shannon of AKA…

Make Black Cat Velvet Pumpkins (+ 8 More DIY Halloween Ideas!)
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Make Black Cat Velvet Pumpkins (+ 8 More DIY Halloween Ideas!)

These silly little pumpkins make fun decorations for Fall and Halloween… and for some reason my girls just LOVE to play with them! I’ve seen velvet pumpkins, but I’ve never seen velvet pumpkins with cat ears. I thought it would be fun to make these DIY black cat velvet pumpkins for a cute and simple decoration this…