18 February 2013

guest bedroom and upcycled side tables

No side tables + slim budget = find cheap tables to upcycle. Right?

upcycled side tables DIY

That's exactly what I did for the empty beige guest bedroom in my townhome rental that begged for some sophistication. I had only a bed (which I re-upholstered here), and therefore needed furnishings and decor, but with very (and I mean VERY) little budget!

A little sustainable DIY design was in order...

I found two unfinished side tables on Kijijji for $20 and painted them black and then cut leftover wallpaper to go under the glass tops that came with them.  

I then painted over an old yard sale picture for home made "art" in coordinating colours. 

Curtains re-purposed from my previous home added some luxury.

Now it can be called a proper guest room. All for $25. Calling all friends to come for a visit! 

16 February 2013

townhome rental

I thought it was about time I shared a glimpse of the new townhome that I am renting in Ancaster, Ontario.  It took a little while after moving to figure out the space and how I wanted to use it. It's a beautiful open plan with upgraded lighting, hardwood floors and granite counters. The space is perfect for entertaining, and I've been switching things around to get a good feel for it. I recommend doing that when you are in a new spot before committing to things on the walls, new furniture, etc. 

Still some things to do, but it feels like home now! 

13 February 2013

room of the week: bold colour

Normally I don't go for bold pattern or colour, but this room has awakened me from my winter slumber. Hope it makes you feel all warm and fuzzy too! 

via DesignLoveFest