Home Decor :: Guest Room Re-modelling Essentials

Guest Room Remodel

Happy Monday! The sun is shining warm and bright today but it’s too bad I’m still battling with my cold! I had big plans to finish up my Guest Room Re-modelling project over the weekend, but it just didn’t happen. Our Guest Room is pretty much the only room left in the house to do any type of drastic make over (though I’m going to continuously update the decor in my house, it’s importantly to keep up to date!).

My vision for the Guest Room was to create an inviting nautical ambiance, think – soft blue hues and anchor/sea side accented decorations. The inspiration came from the set of 6 nautical themed prints (mine are in black outline) I acquired from this shop from Etsy. I then pretty much evolved all the other components around these 6 prints. I decided to pick a cottage style, plaid bedding set accented with powder blue cushions and a throw for the Spring/Summer season. In the Fall/Winter, the plaid bedding set will transform nicely with a fur or knit throw and even reds for the holiday season. A plaid print is extremely versatile.

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DIY :: Cork Conversation Bubble Coasters

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Happy Monday! Last week was full of craziness with deadlines running up my sleeve (working on a super fun project with Wedding Bells Magazine) and Toronto Fashion Week. Though it was a busy one, I had a ton of fun, but unfortunately now been hit with a cold!

Anyhoo! Greeting you today with this super easy and fun project – DIY Conversation Bubble Coasters! I first seen something similar across the web but haven’t been able to find a place to purchase them – so naturally the next alternative is to make my own set! Keep reading for full step by step photos and instructions.

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DIY :: Black & White Wordphrase Art

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Greetings! Another DIY art project to share with you today! I purchased a couple of smaller gallery canvases when I went hunting for a large one during my last DIY painting. I’ve been thinking about what to do with it until I saw this amazing piece ($4,000 which is now sold out) of artwork by Kal Barteski, her work is truly amazing!

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DIY :: Marble {slab} Vanity Tray

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ello! Today, I’m sharing a super easy and chic home decor DIY project with you. I first saw this DIY marble (slab) vanity tray project a month ago on Style at Home and totally wanted to make one myself. Lo and behold when I was randomly browsing in the home section of Winners a few weeks ago, I came across this pastry marble slab and it completely jogged my memory!

It took me a whole 10 minutes (mainly because I was waiting for the glue to dry), and I’m a little bit obsessed with the final product.

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DIY {Expert Series} :: Floral Arrangement

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I had the pleasure to visit Becky at her floral design studio, Blush & Bloom last weekend. I asked Becky (being the floral expert that she is) whether she could show me (and you) how to arrange a gorgeous floral arrangement. I had so much fun at her by appointment only studio and learned plenty about flowers and how she creates such gorgeous pieces. Did I mention, her studio is so fabulous (I’ll share more photos of her studio soon) and I was also thrilled she surprised me with a Valentine’s colour palette.

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Valentine’s DIY :: Heart Shaped Sugar Cubes

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There are just countless Valentine’s Day projects out there that are tremendously cute and simple to try. I decided to kick off Valentine’s Day this year with this simple DIY project – heart shaped sugar cubes, which I had the pleasure to contribute to SheKnows Canada.

I’ve always wanted to make my own sugar cubes and after doing so research, I decided to sweeten up my cup of tea with these super cute, easy, and adorable sugar cubes. You can essentially create any shape and color you want by changing up the mold.

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Valentine’s :: DIY Project Ideas

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To get you geared up and ready for Valentine’s Day, here is a short and sweet round up of my past Valentine’s Heart themed DIY projects. Whether you decide to try one in time for February 14 or save it for another occasion, these Heart themed DIY projects were some of my most popular projects (The DIY Heart Print Denim is my personal favourite).

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DIY :: Large Canvas Art

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As mentioned in a post a did earlier this week, I’ve been scouring for art work to fill the wall by my dining room table. After doing some research, as we all know, unique, original artwork can have a very heavy price tag. Therefore, after contemplating for some time, I decided put my beret on paint a piece of art of my own.

I was thoroughly delighted with the results, but I was even more thrilled about my experience during the process. What I had envisioned to be a SUPER simple piece (I was literally going to paint two colour stripes and call it a day), turned out to be much more than that! I just decided to go with it and see where it landed.

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DIY inspiration :: Large Canvas Art

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I’ve been looking for large canvas art to display on my empty walls. Truth be told, canvas art can be very expensive. Especially when you’re eyeing for original and unique pieces. I’m interested in something that is one-of-a-kind, hand painted and large enough to fill majority of a wall where my dining table is. I’m also to find a colour scheme that works in our space – but nothing too masculine or feminine. More importantly, something that conveys our personality and style.

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