House by the Bay

Ikea chair makeover

I decided to take advantage of the Thanksgiving long weekend and give our kitchen chairs a bit of a makeover. These are our chairs before their transformation: The Byholma chair with the Djupvik cushion from Ikea. First on my makeover to-do list was dyeing the cushion covers. I wanted a darker green-ish brown colour, which […] Read more…

Half bath makeover

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Last Saturday I woke up with nothing on my to do list except for doing some laundry and watch the entire first season of Orange is the new Black. Of course, as soon as I went downstairs and talked to my mother an opportunity arose for a weekend project – makeover the half bath on […] 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…

Our new sectional

The first thing on my to do list after we moved into our new house was to find a new sofa for our living room. The requirements for the new sofa were that it should have enough space for 4 adults to share comfortably and the fabric should be durable enough to withstand spills & […] Read more…

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