Category: House of Dreams

Modern console table makeover

There once was a low console table that lived in the front hall of my mom’s house. It had a woollen hat and mittens on the drawers and three kids sledding across the top along with a few whimsical snowdrifts. It became one of… Continue Reading “Modern console table makeover”

Making a point to Power Hour

When I redid my entire Google calendar schedule — which is a beautifully organized symphony of colour and alarms and recurring events — I added in two Power Hours a week: one on Tuesday morning, one on Thursday morning. Both from 8:30 to 9:30… Continue Reading “Making a point to Power Hour”

Current obsession: our DIY kitchen stools

I’m starting to figure out that for each season of parenthood, there is a piece of furniture you will toss and later regret. When our son was a baby, we scrapped our glass (potentially deadly) coffee table. When he turned one, we realized we… Continue Reading “Current obsession: our DIY kitchen stools”

The messy kitchen sink solution

One of my “must-haves” when we bought our house was a window over the kitchen sink. I’d spent years staring straight into cabinet doors in our apartment and our condo, and I wanted a VIEW! I wanted to see something while I was stuck… Continue Reading “The messy kitchen sink solution”

Windsor chair makeover

Believe it or not, this was a project three years in the making — and the results aren’t even that impressive! A family friend gifted us their old dining room table, chairs and hutch when we moved into our house four years ago. It… Continue Reading “Windsor chair makeover”