How-Tos and Inspiration
Have you ever acquired a piece of furniture that you didn't know what to do with, but you just couldn't say goodbye to? That's the story with this desk... we've had it since the early days of starting our company, Under The Roof Decorating. Although it's all scratched up, and damaged, we've never wanted to part with it because it's part of our story. So, we decided to give it a makeover, and we're so glad we did because we've fallen in love with it all over again.
Since transforming a desk chair into this funky little stool, we’ve been using it every single day at the office.
When we're at our cottage, we literally live outside. Rain or shine we eat and entertain outside because that's what cottaging is all about. Since our deck is the most used room in the house (or out), my husband and I decided it was time to invest in new patio furniture.
This bedroom is very spacious, but it was also very dated. After 17 years of enjoying the old cottage, my husband and I finally bit the bullet and renovated. New flooring, a fresh coat of paint and different furniture placement that's all that was needed to transform this master into a peaceful retreat.
Let's face it - if you're renting, you're probably hesitant to put too many holes in the walls for fear of not getting your damage deposit back, right? So how do you temporarily spruce up an apartment without sacrificing style? Do it with art! In my case, I did it with Rudolph. (He's become quite the fixture - in my blog posts, and on my wall)!
Last year, I held a quick poll on Facebook and asked whether or not I should paint my bronze equine bookends, white. Most of you said "NO". Well, that was then and this is now. I ended up painting them knowing they would be much more versatile with a fresh coat of white paint (sorry to disappoint you poll-takers)! What a difference!
The other day I was hanging some picture frames in a bathroom and despite all my careful calculations, my frames didn't line up. I couldn't believe it! What happened?
You buy the perfect size of frames to frame pictures of your family, vacation or pets. When the time comes to hang them, you're feeling confused because you don't know where to begin.
I bought these chairs over 12 years ago. After renovating and changing our wall color, the chairs' dated fabric clashed with our new décor, so I retired them to the basement a few years ago
If you hate hanging pictures, you'll LOVE these frames. Meet our brand new picture frames called Place&Push. At first glance they may look like any other frames but they're not. The big difference is in the way you hang them - you simply push the frames into the wall to hang them.
My original plan was to hang these frames in a gallery style on the wall behind my green and white striped sofa. But after propping them on the window sill, I fell in love with the trendy look of the layered frames, so I decided not to mess with something that's already perfect.
Hard to believe it's the same room, isn't it? Same bunk beds, same window, same layout but it looks completely different. Check out the before and after pictures of this small cottage bedroom décor.
Empty frames are such a creative and chic way to dress up your walls, all without spending any money on actual artwork. Once the frames are painted they become art themselves — think of it as instant Wall Art.