Chalk painting furniture

Chalk painting furniture

Who else is going stir-crazy while we all keep our distance during Covid-19?  And who is also tired of their furniture and want a refresh? Raise your hands people! Well when I need a refresh it usually involves a bit of paint.  And in this…

Home staging in seven steps

Home staging in seven steps

In this world of HGTV and instagram, your home HAS to make a good first impression when viewed online.  Or else no one will come to view it which makes it pretty darn hard to sell.  Staging does what it says, it sets the stage…

What is eDesign?

What is eDesign?

Have you heard this term and aren’t quite sure what is eDesign?  Simply, it’s working with an interior designer online rather than in person. Here are the typical steps of working with an e-designer step one: pick a package You’ll be asked to pick a…

Coastal Influenced Valentines Decor

Coastal Influenced Valentines Decor

I’m one of those people who decorate for just about every holiday and season.  Although, I’m not a big fan of green so I tend to skip St. Patrick’s Day which is shameful given my Irish heritage. I fancy myself a crafty person, so easily…

How to outfit your short term rental

How to outfit your short term rental

As the saying goes, it is truly the small details that matter when it comes to outfitting your property for short term rental.  Ensuring that there are two plates for every guest, hooks on the back’s of the doors to hang a robe or a…

2019 Cottage Gift Guide

2019 Cottage Gift Guide

If you’re lucky enough to own a cottage or know someone who regularly invites you to theirs, this 2019 Cottage Gift Guide should give you some great inspiration!  1. Stemless Wine Cup Take it from someone who has an earned reputation for knocking over wine…

Do you know what a bunkie is?

Do you know what a bunkie is?

It seems that the term “bunkie” is more widely used in Eastern Canada rather than out here west of the Rockies.  Essentially, it is a bunk house used for overflow sleeping at the cottage or cabin.  Historically, it was used to house working cowboys on…

Coastal Autumn Decor

Coastal Autumn Decor

Autumn is my very favourite time of year.  Warm days, cool nights, sweaters, pumpkins, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin patches…. do you sense a theme?  And then the coast is my very favourite place to be so combining them together results in me being I’m in a…

How to make a burlap TV cord cover in a snap

How to make a burlap TV cord cover in a snap

With our clean white shiplap walls, I hated the various electrical cords hanging down from our wall mounted TV at the cottage.  Pottery Barn has a great burlap cord cover listed for $34 on their website but I am five hours away from the closest…

Installing a new septic system at the cottage

Installing a new septic system at the cottage

We bought “the cabbage” three summers ago.  Like all diligent home purchasers, we had the septic inspected.  But in hindsight, it was actually the sellers who paid for the inspection and the small repair that needed to be done so we never did receive a…

Painting a fireplace

Painting a fireplace

We are so lucky and fortunate to have two homes.  One is a vacation lakefront cottage I have previously posted about and one is a dark and dreary log “chalet” on the ocean.  We hope one day to remove the log home, repurpose it somewhere…