Graffiti Painted Leather Bench

Hi, Front Porch Friends! I’ve been MIA a bit here on the blog as I’ve been super busy getting our house ready to sell (can I just tell you downsizing is NOT fun and there will be a few blog posts on that – someone needs to talk me off the ledge lol) and I’ve […]

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A CTV Morning Recap, Resources and Contest

Hi! Did you see our segment on CTV Morning today? Thank you if you did, it’s pretty nerve wrecking doing DIY on LIVE tv. EEK Wow live tv is FAST, 3 mins go like THAT! Phew. Heidi rocked the milk paint – wow – super awesome painter, and the crew at CTV Morning are amazing. […]

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What is Shiplap and Where to Buy it

We are asked a lot “what is shiplap?”   With the popularity of Chip and Joanna Gains of HGTV’s Fixer-Upper shiplap has become super popular and in demand to add character to the interior of homes. They use shiplap on everything! Shiplap adds a lot of character and I personally love it. We always called […]

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DIY by The Sea – February 3-5th – Update

Oh my gosh, you guys, our DIY by the Sea Retreat at white Point Beach Resort in South Shore Nova Scotia is shaping up to be so much fun! Are you coming? We all need a little break by February don’t we? Why not grab your girlfriends (or come alone for a little break) and […]

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Look What THEY Did – Showing off a creative customer

Showing off one of my customers beautifully creativity inspired cottage by the sea, this cottage is filled with love, re loved and re purposed and painted pieces. Its a beautiful seaside cottage.

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Re Loved Cottage Buffet and Hutch

I’m a little late with beach cottage updates. So many of you have asked. There’s good news and bad news. The good news is I painted the cottage buffet and hutch and a few other things. The bad new is I didn’t get all the furniture painted at the beach cottage. Which is funny because […]

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Ending Decorating Overwhelm

I’m sure you’ve heard.  We bought another cottage to renovate. You can read about it here. I’m overwhelmed. Yes we are crazy. Yes its nuts. No I have no idea how I’ll find the time. Truth. I have LOTS of ideas and visions, too many to be honest, my poor hubby just goes along with […]

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How Not To Do It All – A Post From My Heart

This is a little (a lot) out of the norm from my regular posts, probably an odd post to write, however, its from the heart. It’s not about painting or a how to, or decorating. It’s about someone trying to run a creative business and do it all and not taking care of the important […]

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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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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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