DIY Roman Shade Using Spoonflower Fabric

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When we first moved into our current house more than 10 years ago, I had lofty ambitions to create custom window treatments for every room. I managed to sew drapery for our living room, kitchen, and dining room, and even sewed a roman shade for our bathroom. Then, the busyness of life got in the way and those plans came to a halt. For years, I've wanted a patterned roman shade in my office, but paying the hefty price for a custom one was … [Read more...]

Family-friendly Upholstery Fabrics + Basement Sectional Update

Unique Grey

As soon as we were able to clean and organize everything in the basement after our renovation, I turned my focus on a few other projects around the house. Do you ever get tired of focusing on one area of your home for so long that you're happy to put it on the back burner for a while and tackle something else? That's not to say we haven't enjoyed spending time down there. In fact, our basement family room is used on a daily basis and we're … [Read more...]

Printed Tea Towels {One Item Project Challenge}

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As some of you may remember, way back in May and June, I was part of the Outdoor Extravaganza. I had so much fun collaborating with a few of my blogger friends during the series that I decided to create something similar this fall, but with a new twist.     For the One Item Project Challenge, each blogger was given a specific craft supply to work with per week and had to create or decorate something with it. To kick off this … [Read more...]

Basement Fabric Considerations

WIndsor Smith Home Collection

Over the extended Canada Day weekend, I took a bit of a break to spend some time with family and friends. It has been quite a few years since I've camped in a tent, but I have to admit it was better than I remembered. It was really nice to get away and not think about trim work, paint, tile, lighting and flooring (can you tell I'm ready for our basement renovation to be over!). We're nearing the end and I'm happy to report that the Sarah … [Read more...]

Decorative Pillows On My Mind

Dwell Studio Vintage Blossom

Do you remember disliking Sundays as a kid? My husband and I were just talking about this the other day and my son was "WHAT!" He happens to be a big fan of Sundays and I can say I've grown to love them too. We're not big on sleeping in (and our dog wouldn't let us anyway), but I cherish getting up and having a coffee in front of the fireplace, talking about what's currently going on, what we want to do in the future and anything else that comes … [Read more...]