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Getting the HighSchool out of your Home

I have a client, (who will remain anonymous as I will be posting pics and she would be mortified) whom I have known for a while. She has 4 wonderful children, 3 of which no longer live at home. When she hired me to start restyling her home I started to see a pattern, high school everywhere!!! For almost a decade the kids clothes, toys and books sat in plastic bins, tucked away in the corner of their basement and/or bedrooms in a pile that doubled in size as each of them moved out. It was time for some tough love! It's easier for me as I have no attachment to these items so - CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! Find the perfect home for everything Pick out your most important possessions. Only keep what’s u

DYI Pallet Furniture

Summer in Ontario is short but sweet! We love to sit outside with the family and relax, roast some marshmallows and count the stars. Our yard is fairly large and I'm always looking for ways to be creative and budget friendly, so about 4 years ago with the help of my capable husband we made a family gathering spot out of pallets! This picture was taken a few years ago when Our Homes magazine featured our humble home. It has changed a few times since then LOL! same structure but of course I have recovered the cushions at least 5 times. As you can see our dog "Teddy" loves it too! This is extremely easy to make, first you will need to find some pallets they are pretty available these days. Some

$5 Wall Art?? What???

Why go to a big box store and buy a piece of mass-produced wall art? With a few simple household staples and some thrift store baskets, you can quickly transform your space. It’s so much easier than you think to create a unique basket wall in any room of your home and give it a one-of-a-kind new look I got these baskets from a variety of #local thrift stores. They’re a dime a dozen at the thrift, and come in all shapes, shades, and sizes. In fact, this entire basket wall cost just $5!! Some baskets will come loops for hanging. However, if the baskets you have don’t have any, just use some string, ribbon or rope you probably already have at home and just make your own hanging loop by simpl

$10 Art? What???

Don’t want go to a big box store and settle for a piece of mass-produced wall art? With a few simple materials and some inexpensive baskets you can quickly transform your space. It’s so much easier than you think to create a unique basket wall in your home! Thrift store Shopping... All of these baskets came from various thrift stores.  They’re a dime a dozen, and come in all shapes, shades, and sizes.  In fact, this entire basket wall cost under $10!!!! You can even get fancy and overlap them; it adds interest. I used these push pin with picture hangers on them - also purchased at the restore! They are easy to install and also have limited damage when removed . Here is what you need... If

 

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