How To Affordably Cover Acoustic Tile Ceiling

  What to do about ugly acoustic tile on the ceiling? Many of you know we are moving super soon to our tiny cottage by the sea. We’ve sold our home and we’re making the big move. It was a romantic idea at first. As a cottage, it is simple and lovely. To live full time, […]

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10 Ways to Update Your Front Porch for Under $30

Does your front porch need a little Spring refresh 10 Ways to update your front porch for under $30! We were excited to be invited again to CTV Morning Live to talk about sprucing up your front porch with upcycling and painting. We wanted to bring ALL our ideas but only had time for a […]

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Seaside Cottage Renovation – Main Floor

Wow, ok guys, my seaside cottage master bedroom post went a little nuts. Seriously. Thank you. I posted a living room picture on Instagram and everyone asked for more, so here is the before and after of our cottage living room, kitchen and dining room. Our fixer upper by the sea was completely renovated on […]

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Easily Update Wicker Baskets

Did you see my cottage pantry updated? The pantry had a couple of baskets that I updated with a painted stripe. I thought I would show you just how easy it is to paint and update wicker baskets. Seriously guys. This is a 5 minute update. For real. What you need to update your wicker […]

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Cottage Pantry Organized On an Itty Bitty Budget

Guys, I really needed to get my cottage pantry organized. Like really really needed to get it cleaned up. When I told Mr. FPM we were going to work on it while we were on our March vacation break at the cottage he said “what pantry?” I had to remind him that the dark, messy, […]

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TOP 10 POSTS OF THE YEAR

TOP 10 POSTS OF THE YEAR Hi Everyone! I hope you had a lovely holiday. We were blessed with out first grandchild on Dec 23rd, what a gift! I will admit, with the holidays and with sweet new Ava Rose to love, I have not been doing a lot of painting. But I’m itching to […]

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How to Plank and Paint a Wall on a Budget

Sixty bucks. $60. One hour buying the ship lap. One afternoon with hubby and his saw. One evening painting while watching 3 episodes of Fixer Upper. (I LOVE Joanna and Chip) And….done. Easy. Peasy. For real, this is a great way to add a bit of something-something to your space. You know I love a […]

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How to Transform A Family Heirloom

Ok. Maybe “heirloom” is not a great choice of words, but “a piece of furniture you love that was handed down” seemed wordy. Do you have a piece of furniture that is special to you but is tucked away in the basement? As we were planning pieces for our cottage renovation, I remembered we had […]

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Easy Front Entry Update

It still surprises me how a coat of paint can make such a big impact. You would think I would be used to it but it still always surprises me how happy I get when a coat of paint is applied. We are still working on our little Fixer Upper in Nova Scotia, today I’m […]

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Easy Affordable Closet Door Solution

    Our cottage is tiny. It matches our renovation budget. But we needed “something” to hide the ugly closets. I ignored the situation until the final days of reno. I thought “hey, maybe I should tackle this”? What to do? We thought about bifold closet doors but there was very little clearance in the […]

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