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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Cottage Master Bedroom Reno Before/After on a budget

Want to see our cottage master bedroom update? It’s a teeny tiny room but its comfy and has an amazing view. It’s totally not fancy pants. But thats how we roll. A lot of you know we renovated the cottage by the sea last Spring.  I guess summer came and went last year and it […]

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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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Beach House Dining Room Roundup

When you think of beach house dining room decor do think calm, cool and breezy? Eclectic? Fun and colourful? I love several different looks for a cottage. Narrowing down a look can be hard for me. I’m in love with so many styles and am very inspired by some of these gorgeous rooms. It’s hard […]

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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 […]

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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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Old Desk Made Cottage Cute

  Quick n inexpensive makeovers? Is there such a thing? Yup. There is. I bought this desk from our friends, I think it was rescued from an old barn. It was in pretty bad shape. Like…I almost threw it out kind of bad shape. It was dirty, full of stickers and in pieces. And HEAVY. […]

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