The weekend is here!

And that means me trying to cram in my usual house chores, cleaning, groceries etc and my interior projects. Ahhh never enough time in one day!!

A fellow Mom friend of mine, cackled hysterically one day while visiting my home, warning me of my impending birth and telling me that I should complete as many projects as possible before the little peanut arrives. She’s probably right, so I have taken her words of wisdom and pushed ahead, big belly and all.

So last weekend the legs of this footstool were sanded, primed and painted. This was what it looked like when I bought it. Yes it’s ugly fugly, but that will change soon!

Today I gave it another coat of paint and I’ll do one more shot before letting it all dry and reupholstering. Yesterday I hit the fabric shop and found a mauve-ish looking fabric for $2.50!!

It’s a bit girly, but oh well, I”m the one who will be resting my tired feet on it the most 🙂

Now the big question is about the piping.

Years ago my sister was kind enough to try to show me how to use the sewing machine. Despite her best efforts, it was something that I had trouble with and everytime she left the room I would call her back again for help!! Needless to say she got sick of my antics and ended up doing the job herself.

Now her little tutorial is coming back to haunt me as I”m faced with the issue of the piping. All the blogs online say to sew the piping. But I don’t even own a sewing machine! Luckily I have some no-sew fusing tape lying around so I”m going to attempt that. More on this later.

First of all I need to figure out if I want piping that is different in colour than the upholstery fabric. I do have some grey fabric lying around from my cork board project which might work. Contrasting piping looks very professional if done well. Kinda like these.

Ana Antunes

I know this is a coat, but you get the idea. Plus I loved the colour!


Or I can stick with one tone piping.

I am hoping I can get this sucker completed by tonight. The hubster went to watch football which means I can enjoy all my girly shows while he’s gone! Wish me luck!



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I started painting the short legs on my footstool. I figure that with this baby coming, it will be nice to put my feet up when I’m holding him. And now I”m anxious to get this project complete so I can even rest up before he arrives!!

After work I’ll make a pit stop at a large fabric warehouse and hopefully find something bold. I figure why not do something dramatic since it’s such a small piece of furniture.

What do you think of some of these patterns?



Trina Turk

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There’s something about brass and glass that screams class. Yes, yes, cheesey I know. But tell me you don’t agree!

This is a Craigslist find, for $60 I might add. Soooo unbelievably tempting to buy it. If only I had a van. *Sigh*

I can just picture it replacing my current Ikea shelving. It would liven up my office junk and make it look so pretty!

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Happy New Year to all of you!!

2011 went so fast and had a few bumps along the way, but I”m looking forward to an even better 2012!

I have updated the Glam in my Home, Frumpy to Fab and About sections. So take a look when you get a chance.

I am looking to take on new clients this year, so let me know if you have any rooms that need some glam factor! Together we can dream up a room that fits your personality and style. Clients from across North America are welcome!

And I am taking my love for colour and style to a new level with my dessert buffets! I don’t claim to be a baker, but I can find the right sweets for your event and create a unique buffet that reflects your party!

The latest was for a little girl’s one year party. Her Mom wanted a princess theme. Pink and blue rock candy, mini vanilla and strawberry doughnuts and oreos will be up for grabs.

I hope you like it!


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Sorry for the lonnnngggg delay!! The holidays were so busy with get togethers!

But I did manage to sneak in few little decor related adventures.

I have been on the hunt for a chandelier for the office, but I am still out of luck.

But atleast I came across this previously dusty looking number at a local shop. I walked past it a few times, despite the $6 price tag. I was trying to figure out how it would look with a shade, since it didn’t have one at the time.

Then the lightbulb went off in my head and I realised it looked pretty chinoiserie to me and would benefit from a black pagoda style shade.

I like the way it looks in my office.

And it reminded me how much I love the chinoiserie look!


Now if only I could find a chandy like this to complete the office look, I would be in heaven!


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It’s been a year since we moved into our new home and I think we have been able to get quite a lot done. Still there are many projects that are on the list for completion.

One was this chandelier. I picked it up for $10 at a resale shop.

The goal was to make it look like a million bucks on a budget! Chandeliers are expensive! Step one was to paint this white. Since it’s a neutral I felt the chandelier could be used in any room. Still for the last year, we have been eating in what seemed like the dark. So I was itching to get this thing up over the dining table, so I could actually see my food!

Step two was to find some beads or crystals that I could add to glam up this chandy. That search took me to Arton Beads on Queen Street in Toronto. Luckily for me, my clever little sister remembered that this places was chok full of nice stuff since our childhood days of making bracelets.

After burning my fingers a few times with the glue gun, I was able to get all these beads onto the curves of the light fixture.

Et Voila!

I know it’s pretty girly, but I’m so glad my husband was excited about having more light too!


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This week I decided it was time to hit a few of my favourite thrift shops. But I guess since it is holiday time, there were slim pickings!

Still I managed to find a few little tid bits that I would have liked to buy, if the prices were a bit more reasonable.

These footstools looked pretty shabby, but all they needed was a coat of paint and a fresh colour.

I would go for a bright blue. Problem is they were selling as a set and I didn’t want all three.

I also liked these shiney tea cups.

I could just picture them in a pretty tea party.

This coral chandelier was huge! But so was the pricetag.

Still it would give a crazy wow factor in any room.

And I spotted this vintage looking napkin holder. Or you could even use something this pretty to stash mail.

And these old phones were oozing old Hollywood glamour!


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