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November 7th, 2013 | The Craft Room

Do you ever take a look through your draft folder, and realize that you have so many hidden & unpublished blog posts that you never finished? Yeah well I just did hah! And this was one of them! I can’t believe I actually started this one towards the end of  last November! Yikes!! So I’ve started to sort through them, and will slowly be putting them up in between recent posts. A new twist on throw back thursday, huh? ;)

My craft space is a little different since these photos were taken since so much time has passed. I’ve moved a few items into my room, (ones that it was never my intention to keep in  this space to begin with and new things have appeared.) so I may do an updated version in a few month. The room used to be my sister’s bedroom before she moved out, so  since it doesn’t have any furniture in it really it’s become the perfect craft space and photography studio for my mom’s pet photography. She picked this colour when it was still her bedroom and its been it since day one and I still absolutely love it to this day!

Anyways, I just thought I’d share my little creative space with you guys. I always love seeing other blogger’s post their creative areas. It’s weird how sometimes seeing someone else’s craft space can inspire you to get crafting. Or is that just me hah!

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August 12th, 2013 | Bathroom Reno

Paint: Flapper’s Fringe c/o Para Paints
Shower curtain: Pottery Barn via eBay
Shower curtain rings: target
Shelves: Homesense, repainted
Mirror: Antique, repainted
Mason jars: vintage
Misc decor: Target, Chapters, Antique Stores

I know, this post is really image heavy (sorry not sorry). But I love my new bathroom. It’s been fully decorated for maybe about a month or two now (I know, bad blogger here) and it just makes me so happy every day. I’m thrilled with how it turned out and am so glad I waited until I had every little detail bought and planned out before I actually put it all together. I’m doing the same for my room, it just made it so much nicer to be able to paint it and set everything up then have it completely done.

I’m pretty proud of the outcome, especially the mirror. I found it at an antique store in Toronto about a year ago and got a wicked deal on it because it had a tiny chip in the corner. It originally had a solid gold finish but I chose to paint over it and distress it.

I feel like the colour is such an unusual colour choice for me too but I’m so happy I went with something different. I’m a smitten kitten with my bathroom hah! Oh, and lets just take moment to appreciate my tea light night light. Best. Find. Ever. Okay I’m done swooning over my bathroom now.

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March 1st, 2013 | Vintage Kantha Quilt

I was originally going to wait until my room re-do was finished to share this, but then my duvet was arriving late, so I put of painting and a bunch of stuff. But I just love my quilt so much I caved and just had to share it now. Kantha quilts are made from old sari’s and are hand-stitched together. They’re really quite beautiful and each one is so unique. I’m absolutely in love with this quilt. I’ve wanted a kantha quilt for a while. I received this one c/o HomeSav.

If you’re not sure what HomeSav is, they offer high end home-related products at severely discounted prices! (Kantha quilts normally run around $200+ and right now they have a showcase on with them for $88. I kinda want another.) I’ve had some disappointing shopping experiences online recently, but HomeSav blew me away with their service.

They provide amazing customer service (Shout out to Amanda!), and even though they said it could take up to 3 weeks for my items to arrive it only took  about 5 business days. Gold stars all around! I’m so happy with my quilt.. and I think I’m starting to become addicted to sites like HomeSav. Just what my bank account needs ;).

My duvet did arrive yesterday though, (finally! But that’s a whole different story…) so I’m really excited to start my room now that I have everything for it. I have to re-finish an antique desk, my dresser and paint still but I’m going to be sharing all of that as I do it :)

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August 6th, 2012 | A Little Bit of Room Inspiration

Welp. I had a bunch of recipes I wanted to try out and share, as well as some new outfits. And then I kinda broke my face. So I’ve been in bed all week. Last Wed I fainted at work and landed face first into a metal stand, a plastic box, then the floor and ended up in emergency for the day. Classy. So I’ve been eating mushy food all week and have been dopped up pain killers.

I’ve started to plan out all the rooms I want to re-decorate though, so I thought I’d share some of that. I planned out my bedroom a little while ago and have started making some things for it so here’s some of my inspiration that.

I’ve bought all the stuff to make a dream catcher, but I read that it’s actually bad luck to make yourself or buy yourself a pre made one. You should receive it as a gift, or have some one make it for you. So I’m forcing my crafty friends to make it hahaa. I got a wood K from Michaels for under a dollar, and I’m just going to stain it a little darker. I’ve been collecting frames from Value Village and repainting them. I’m also planning to make some textile heavy pillow covers.

Beth made a really cool skull and antlers out of masking tape and wire, so I want to make some of them too. Though I’m sure hers is going to put mine to shame. I have loads of  work to do (including actually repainting my room) but I’m getting really excited. I hope to have it finished by the end of Sept.

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September 1st, 2011 | Mug Love

Okay, anyone who knows me knows that I have a mug problem. Yeah, you heard me right. Mugs, tea cups, tea pots, dish-ware… it’s a weakness. Just thought I would share some mug eye-candy. Siigh, I want them all.

1. take me homeware – etsy, 2 collemoki – etsy, 3. mccheek’s – etsy 4. kitsch cafe – etsy 5. two geek’s antiques – etsy, 6 &
9. anthropologie, 7. Oh Leander – etsy, 8. ruche, 10. mod cloth, 11. urban outfitters, 12. recycle ceramics – etsy

Does anyone else have a really weird material weakness? What is it?

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