stump love

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Ry and our friend Alex from Life Images Photography, cut down a GIANT (not-so-heathy) tree a few weeks back.  As soon as it was down, Tiff (Alex’s wife and my favourite design dreamer) started coming up with a million decor ideas that we could make out of the tree:)

This is the first of many to come (hopefully a whole outdoor living room will be crafted in the summer)………:)


This is super easy, all you need is a stump, drill, 3 wheels and some muscle:

stump=$no charge

wheels, 3@4.99(home depo)=$14.97

carpet, ecarpetgallery (a must visit for the decor obsessed)=$170.00

brightening up the basement bedroom

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Until Ry and I figure out exactly what we are doing with adding a new garage/addition to our little house….we are stuck sleeping in the basement.  We gave Reid the one bedroom upstairs and my workspace (studio) took over what was supposed to be our bedroom:)  So i figured since we are down in the basement for a least another 6 months- year we needed a little colour infused into our space.

I still need to paint the walls and the side tables, but to start, i updated the headboard and pillows.

Pillow problem

Before/after headboard:

before: grey boring headboard that i’ve had for years= $30 at the furniture bank toronto

after: fabricland to-die-for floral fabric=$60 for 3 meters


before/after pillow:

before, carpets from target @20=40$


Fabricland fabric, for both pillows= $20

Feather inserts from ikea, 2@6=$12

The painted stencil (just a sample i made….still have the whole wall to make):

Royal design studio stencils

Carpet ikea= around 200ish (i’ve had it for a while, i can’t remember)

full room shot.  Notice the Hudson’s Bay blanket….it started the whole makeover…..thanks to my bestie Miranda for the amazing house warming:)

….thinking about painting the side tables yellow??!!??


Professional pics from Scott Turnbull Photography

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Well, lets just get it out there…..Scott Turnbull was my grade 3 boyfriend….i think he passed me a note with the words “do you want to be my girlfriend” and i had to check a box “yes” or “no”, and that was it…we became boyfriend/girlfriend:)  Since then Scott professionally has become one of the best photographers that i’ve ever worked with.  Personally remains to be one hell-of-a-guy to his friends, and to his gorgeous wife Miranda and 2 little peanuts:)

Scott came to take a few pics of the 1/2 renovated house a few weeks back for the article in Muskoka Magazine.  Please take a peek: kidsbedrooms,, Muskoka.interiordesign

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