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Chris’ Home Office Reveal

Chris’ new home office/ guest room is finally done! It’s actually been done for a while, but I was waiting for a special gift to arrive to make the space perfect. And then I got lazy and took forever to take and edit the photos. IDK guys, this pandemic is really messing with my motivation. 

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Space Theme Nursery Reveal

It’s finally reveal week and the space-theme nursery for my girlfriend Kaila is DONE! This might be the cutest room I’ve ever designed before. I seriously cannot get over how adorable it is and how perfectly everything turned out. Doing a One Room Challenge makeover (in someone else’s house) during a pandemic lock down was

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An Uneventful Week 7 Update for the One Room Challenge

Imagine, if you will, a very enthusiastic Casey (about 8 weeks ago) saying “Oooh and I can build some bookcase doors with cane webbing for the office – that would be amazing”.  And then imagine that same naive Casey also thinking to herself “Chris’ office will be such an easy One Room Challenge project –

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DIY Cloud Shelves

DIY Cloud Shelves | Beginner Scroll Saw Project

Oh my goodness – there are only two weeks left of my double One Room Challenge makeovers! Since my last update I’ve been working on some small projects for both rooms – cute cloud shelves for my friend’s space-themed nursery and DIY doors for the bookcase in Chris’ office. Today I thought I’d share how

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Installing the Space-Themed Nursery Mural

The nursery mural is INSTALLED! And OMG guys it is sooo cute. With the mural in place and furniture starting to be assembled this room is really starting to come together! This post has been sponsored by Photowall. I only partner with brands I know and trust. All opinions are my own. Yes, I headed

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Chris’ Office Design Plan

Last week I shared the design details of the nursery project I am helping with from a distance as part of the One Room Challenge. This week I’m sharing more details about what we’re going to be doing in Chris’ office.  You may recognize this room as our former guest room. When Chris moved out

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Space Theme Nursery Design Plan

Hey hey! It’s week 2 of the One Room Challenge and today I want to share the nursery design & progress so far for the nursery project (aka room one for this challenge).  Back in February I went to visit Kaila and Andrew to hang out and talk nursery. I took a bunch of measurements

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Kicking off the One Room Challenge

It’s that time of year again! Although, it really doesn’t feel like it, does it? The One Room Challenge is going to be a little different this spring – we’re starting a month late, it’s going to be 8 weeks instead of 6 and, at least here in Ontario, we’re still in lockdown due to

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How to Pick the Best Outdoor Lighting

The right outdoor lighting can increase your home’s curb appeal and the functionality of your outdoor space. Last year Chris and I decided to make some updates to our front porch. We spend a lot of time out there in the summer, enjoying a cup of coffee together in the morning before work or a

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