Remember that secondhand picture frame I found a few weeks ago on @KijijiCanada? I got Cora to paint something peachy especially for it 🍑💞 When I was pregnant with Cora I craved really weird things; two of which were 90's movies and the colour peach. Both stayed with me after she was born (and why you'll almost always see Cora wearing something peach coloured or rose-gold). #KijijiFind #LowerTownApartment #SecondhandFirst #DarkRomanticLuxe
The road works outside our apartment are Jurassic Parking my productivity 🦖 #LowerTownApartment
Today I shared my latest project thanks to @fusionmineralpaint; our secondhand tufted leather chair updated in Coal Black paint! Yes. Paint. I painted a leather chair and it turned out to be as beautiful and mystical as a unicorn. Blog post, details and before and after pictures on the blog today - www.theinteriordiyer.com #Partner
Anyone else deliriously excited about the #MakingIt premier tonight?! It's basically a DIY version of GBBO but with Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman. There is literally nothing else that needs to be written after that sentence. I just hope I can stay awake late enough to watch it 🔨 #MomProblems
Foggy Ottawa morning.
This humidity is making me want to do absolutely nothing. Anyone else struggling to get anything done? Or find it impossible to concentrate in this heat? 🧖🏻 (Candles lit for 40 seconds for purpose of photo. Though it's so humid, I'm surprised they even lit).
From our walk today (more on my stories 👼🏼).
Pink gin > pink eye. Every time.
I started collecting small samples of the colours and fabrics in our home and stashed them all in a black envelope. This way when I’m heading out to look at something for our home I grab my envelope, toss it in my bag and I can easily see if whatever I’m looking at will match what's in our home. It's a trick I've used a few times and figured anyone else out there ( S L O W L Y ) updating their home might also find it helpful 💌
Since when did fortune cookies get so woke? Holy shit 🥠
I have so many projects I want to start, but I'm suffering from a dose of Project Paralysis. Anyone else get that sometimes? If you're looking for a project to work on this weekend, consider repainting a piece of furniture. It's a perfect easy weekend project. Like our dining room hutch I painted in Coal Black paint by @fusionmineralpaint! Two coats of paint and then I lightly distressed the edges. It's now my favourite piece in our dining room. Full update on my blog (just search dining room hutch in the sidebar) if you'd like to see more!
It's Friday and I can't wait for the weekend. I didn't enjoy last weekend because I was an idiot; I overdid it the previous week (in 45°C heat) and gave myself minor heat stroke. Then that elegantly plié-d into a virus, which I still have. I'm still figuring out this whole thing of 'looking after myself' (🙄) because if I don't look after myself, I can't look after others. The moral of the story is SIT THE HELL DOWN AND DON'T BE SO HARD ON YOURSELF 🖤
🇨🇦 Happy Canada Day from the capitol! 🇨🇦
If you're ever searching for something on a secondhand website, always look at every page result in your search. And I mean click all the way through to the last page. I found this 5ft x 4ft mirror advertised for $100 on the last page of a 32 page search for antique mirrors. It had been advertised on @kijijicanada for A YEAR before I contacted the owner. Persistence and patience (mixed with stubbornness) is key to finding treasures 💃🏻 #LowerTownApartment
#TBT to an afternoon delight at the gorgeous @thevanitearoom with the equally gorgeous @morrowsinead a few weeks ago 🥂 We went with the Bottomless Bellinis and that was the best decision we made that day 🥂 More pictures on theinteriordiyer.com! 🥂
When one of your BFFs sends you surprise flowers (as a thank you for travelling to the UK for her gorgeous wedding). I'm not ugly crying, you're ugly crying. #DrunkInteriors3 (@dinki_dots 😘)
There's a lot of brown happening in our kitchen RN so this afternoon I updated a section of our counter with some faux marble contact paper to see how well it works (before committing to recovering the whole kitchen). This is a very renter-friendly update as you can just peel it all off when you move out without damaging the existing counter tops. Swipe to see what this section of our kitchen looked like 15 minutes earlier, or check out my stories from today! (which I'll save to my DIYs tab). #LowerTownApartment p.s. I mentioned her in my stories but forgot to tag @makedoanddiy here! She is the genius behind this idea and did it first. #CopyCat
Happy Father's Day to our scruffy looking nerf herder 💕 I couldn't have asked for a better partner in crime or a more loving and caring father. Cora's favourite part of the day is hearing her Dada at the front door after work; the panic and confusion in her eyes as she tries to deprioritise whatever she's currently doing to instead run to the front door will never not be hilarious.