Bookcase Makeover On A Budget

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Do you ever buy a piece of furniture for your home, stare at it every day and then wonder, “why did I do that?”.  Well, I did this for months after I brought this beat up bookcase into my home.  What I loved about it was: the size (it fits perfectly in my small hallway), the shelves which provide additional storage and the clean lines of the piece.  But no matter how I styled it, it just wasn’t working for me:

bookcase makeover, loveonsunday

Not sure why it took me so long to paint it.  I guess I couldn’t settle on a colour I could live with…so very Libra of me.  It takes me forever to make a decision!

After a quick trip to Home Depot I realized the only colours I wished to use were in the wall paint section. I took the leap and bought 2 samples of Behr Marquee in Frosted Silver.  The best part: total cost was $8! (sample cans!)

The result was incredible. Not only did it cover the bookcase evenly, the paint was flawless after it settled with barely any prep. And I have to add, this is not a sponsored post, I am simply a fan of the product because it worked so well!

bookcase makeover, loveonsunday

The bookcase has a laminate top and brown legs which we left unpainted.  I love how the lighter colour takes up less visual space and complements the items so nicely.

Have you worked on any Spring project or DIY’s lately?

 

Design Sponge Home Tour

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Today is one of those “pinch me, I’m dreaming” days.  Design*Sponge has always been one of my go-to’s for design inspiration and today my home is featured on their site.  What?!

It took me several years to turn our cookie-cutter condo into a home and it’s great to have these photos to remind us of the transformation and love that went into styling our space.  I wanted to take an approach that wasn’t overly decorated or fit into a specific style.  Because I love many styles!  I simply wanted to be surrounded by the things we love most.

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It’s a little bittersweet actually because as this post goes up, we are listing our condo.  We’ve decided to sell and hopefully find a bigger space that includes some outdoor space and an extra bedroom.  But more on that later.

Head on over to Design*Sponge to see the full tour of my home!

A huge thank you to Design*Sponge, Grace Bonney and contributor Sabrina Smelko for including me on your site.  It’s truly an honour!

A + D | Our Wedding Day

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I’m so excited to finally share some photos from our wedding day, I’ve been meaning to do it for months now!  The weeks leading up to the big day were truly memorable.  Late nights putting invitations together and creating succulent centrepieces…all with my favourite people.  I feel so blessed to have such handy and resourceful parents who helped me build everything from the custom centrepieces (which my dad built by hand from scrap pallet wood) to my Mom creating all the flower arrangements.

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Hands down, best day of my life.  I have never felt so much love in one room – it was awesome!

Thank you to our amazing photographer, Tara McMullen.  You can check out more of our wedding day photos on her blog, here.

Happy New Year Everyone! xo

 

Merry Magazine and A Holiday Centrepiece

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Happy Monday!  Today I am SO excited to share with you the launch of Merry.  An online holiday magazine created by Melissa of The Sweet Escape.  Whether you’re into traditional or modern decor, handmade or vintage, we’re hoping these pages will inspire you to try something new or encourage you to get crafty this holiday season.  Myself and 15 other bloggers have been busy creating, styling and photographing our projects and we hope you love what you see.  Check out the Merry Mag here.

This holiday season, I wanted to create a centrepiece that combined organic textures with geometric design.  During a walk one afternoon, I picked up some branches which I thought were so beautiful.  They were so worn out and weathered but the texture really caught my eye.

Merry Magazine Holiday Centrepiece, Loveonsunday

I placed them in a glass vase and held them in place with some rocks.  And since I love white, I decided to fold several origami gems (I used these templates from minieco) and hung them from the branches.

Merry Magazine Holiday Centrepiece, Loveonsunday

Since my table is a 6-seater, I’ve always had a difficult time trying to find the right centrepiece to fill the space.  I love how large it is, it’s the perfect focal point for my dining room.

Merry Magazine Holiday Centrepiece, Loveonsunday

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Don’t forget to check out the other projects in the magazine to get you inspired for the holiday season —->  #merrymag 

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My name is Amy and this is my blog.
I am a full-time graphic designer & creative enthusiast. My ramblings include: decor, design, thrifting, photography & fashion.

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