Real Homes: Guest Room

I’ve shown pictures of our guest room before, but we’ve changed it quite a bit. It’s definitely our most colourful room. It’s probably also one of our more ‘done’ rooms. The only things really left to do are add trim, replace the window and closet doors, the light fixture and get a table and lamp for beside the bed. We’ve painted (after plastering a million holes), changed out the electrical sockets, put up new curtains (twice now, the first set proved too tricky for guests to tie up), painted an old dresser, and hung stuff on the walls.

Try to ignore the plastic on the windows (it’s still regularly going below minus 15 here). Also don’t mind the Homer’s green tunnel and scratching triangle, he uses the room way more than anyone else so he get’s first priority).




Real Homes: Simple Bathroom

A few months ago I decided to re-do our downstairs half bath. It was a fairly dark room with not much excited going on and I figured it was a simple place to start since it’s such a small room.

Here a before picture from before we moved in:


I was inspired by this picture. I really liked the half and half paint separated by a thin piece of trim. I decided though, to do the colour on the bottom since it’s much easier to paint white near the ceiling!

I also changed out the light fixture, hung a new mirror, changed the toilet paper and towel hanger and hang a plant up. I was really happy with how it turned out.



Real Homes- Guest Room

The first room for my Real Homes series that I would like to share with you is our guest room. This is probably my favourite room in the house, not because we use it the most, but because I’ve put the most thought and care into it.



It isn’t a big room, so there are only two pictures. The quilt (though in the picture above it is flipped over so that the back is showing) and curtains I made myself. The dresser was something I bought on kijiji and then sanded down and painted. The photo heart wall was another of my creations. The pictures on the dresser (though hard to see) are something Kurt drew for me for a project in school.

We haven’t done anything with the floors (stay tuned…) or the paint. We really love the colour so we will keep it for now, even though there are holes and other problems with the walls.

Anyways, I really love this room and I love when people come so that they can stay in it and enjoy all of the handmade goodness!

Remember, if you have a room that you would like to share just send me an email at