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:)

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

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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

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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

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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

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before/after pillow:

before, carpets from target @20=40$

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Fabricland fabric, for both pillows= $20

Feather inserts from ikea, 2@6=$12

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

Royal design studio stencils

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

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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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A nod to my granny:)

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Now that we are living on the water, i decided that the house needed a few beach elements (p.s still loving for a surfboard).
As a kid i remember my grandma List having many mirrors, frames, furniture ect all covered in seashells ……i was obsessed with them back then and apparently still now:) Since meeting Ry we have been on a few vacations together, all along the way collecting shells from different beaches.  Lets just say that i had a “small” collection that i have been carting around for a few years now.  When we moved into the new house i found them….then also found a mirror that again i’ve had for years (it was collecting dust in the garage) never loved it, it was just really cheap at a garage sale so i bought it.  This project is a collaboration of the 2 combined……….might be my favourite piece yet!!!

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Kitchen hardware=i love lee valley

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Well the kitchen cabinets are 95% done.  Still waiting for the rest of the hardware to be shipped to the house from Lee Valley.  For now here is a sneak peak at the hardware i choose.  Kind-of-in-love with them:)  For those that know me…i don’t do silver or stainless…not sure why, but i’ve always had a love for the gold.  So, when choosing the new handles i picked out an antique brass, $5.10 each from Lee Valley, a little more than the average home depo, but in my opinion, totally worth it:).

Now all we need is to get a new counter top….Ry says we have to wait till spring…..I’m not so sure about that:)!!!!

BEFORE: http://tanyalist.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/painting-my-ass-off/

Dark cherry-wood cabinets with boring stainless hardware:

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AFTER:

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BEFORE:

Stainless deco-inspired lighting from home depo, around $70

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AFTER: a lite coat of gold (of course) spray paint:

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New ceiling, crown moulding and my fave….oh the grass cloth wallpaper!!!

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Muskoka renos:)

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Well, i’m officially back and ready to show off some of our renos!!!  Ry and i have been ridiculously busy painting (yup i would say the cabinets alone took  80-90 hours, hanging curtains, ripping up our yard 150 feet to the water (long story),  painting lite fixtures….many of them…..and of course drinking wine and looking out onto our amazing view the Muskoka river:) Here is the first of many to come:

Chandelier BEFORE:

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AFTER:

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Ry and all the construction workers outside my house were looking at me like i was more than nuts when i had this whole set up going on in the front driveway.  BUT….damn i was right…look at this chandelier….looks like the one i’ve been coveting for years that costs close to $5000.00.  Tanya List Design version $150 chandeliere+2 cans of spray paint $16 (gold/turquois)= $166.

LLOOOVE 🙂

tan

 

 

 

Bye bye Toronto…..Heeellloooooo Muskoka

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Well I’ve been living in the city of Toronto for the last 13 years.  Wow…..can’t believe it….i think that officially makes me a touch older:)   To all of those people who have made me laugh while drinking too much wine, i just wanted to say thanks and i hope we all keep in touch:)

Ry, Reid and I are moving on to what hopefully (after a massive amount of renos) will be our forever dream home.  I can’t begin to tell you how amazing it feels. Don’t worry….tons of reno pics to come!!!  yyaaaaa.  BUT, for now, here are some pics of the  living room renos we did in our Toronto home.

A few tears fell as i drove away today.  Some very beautiful memories were created in that house.  It was the first house i ever called a home after leaving my parents so many years ago………

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