House by the Bay Design

Inspiration

My One Room Challenge Bathroom Makeover

One Room Challenge Main Bathroom Makeover

It’s One Room Challenge time again and this fall I’m doing a bathroom makeover! This is the main bathroom on our second floor and is primarily used by Chris and I when we’re working in our shared office and by our overnight guests.     It’s a large, bright bathroom but it’s very white and builder-basic-boring.     It also […] Read more…

Kitchen Makeover Inspiration

I have been daydreaming about our kitchen makeover since we moved in…maybe even since we bought the house from plans. Yes, we bought the house from plans and did not have the builder put in our dream kitchen. Why? One word: upgrades. Everything we wanted was an upgrade, and we were not working with a […] Read more…

Ladders Everywhere – My Favourite Tutorials

ladders

It seems like everywhere I look online I’m seeing someone who has beautifully styled a vintage ladder. Maybe as a magazine rack, to hold quilts or just as decoration. I am incredibly jealous. Where is everyone finding these vintage ladders? I love this look, but due to the lack of great antique finds I’ll just have […] Read more…

Shopping for light fixtures

I had no idea that our new dining room would come without a light fixture. I assumed the builder would put in a boring ceiling light that we eventually would replace with something we love. I was wrong. The dining room has been dark for two months. Yup, after searching for two months we have […] Read more…

We have a tree!

Today I got home from work to find that a tree had been planted in my front yard! I’m taking this as a positive sign that grass and a paved driveway will be on their way soon. In honour of our new tree (which I’m fairly sure is a red maple) I thought I would […] Read more…