A little before & after: side table edition

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Well it’s officially wedding season and the new business is in bloom:)  Not quite as much time to squeeze in home reno projects but here is a little one to tide you over:)  If you missed my earlier “bedroom makeover” please check out the rest.

before: grey ikea side tables that i’ve had for years, cute but boring:)

photo copy

after: gorgeous “nacho cheese” from the amazing Bracebridge Benjamin Moore

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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??!!??



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