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Basement update – ikea

16 Feb

Our basement Reno is well on it’s way!!! All the main parts are DONE!!! The paint turned out great, I am loving Benjamin Moore’s Gray Owl. The ceiling, pot lights, flooring and trim are also done and turned out amazing. My poor husband has been working so hard, but it is totally paying off!!!!

Here are some updates:






Now we still need to do ALOT of cleaning. The floors will need to be mopped a few more times to get all the drywall dust and everything up. We also need to finish the second coat paint in the stairwell, install a light at the top of the stairs and paint the wooden cold cellar door.

Now there is lots still to do and get, so here is our IKEA shopping list for today!! 🙂

1. We need a gray slipcover for our old plaid couch downstairs $200

3(8)2. We need a new white slipcover for our big comfy chair $79


3. My parents gave us money for Christmas to get a ikea futon for the basement for when we have guests over!

<<My parents bought this futon for the trailer, and it is UNBELIEVABLY comfortable!!!!>>


And then of course a few accessories! picture frames, area rug etc….

  1. EIVOR Throw, black/white $29
  2. BJÖRNLOKA Duvet cover and pillowcase(s), black $44
  3. Ribba Frame X3 – $19 each
  4. FICUS LYRATA Potted plant, fiddle-leaf fig $14

Can’t wait to share the finish product with you guys!!!

Hopefully soon 🙂



Our New Sectional :)

12 Feb

So after a long day of renting a uhaul, driving to Ikea, unpacking the couch, driving the uhaul back and then finally putting the couch together… We are exhausted lol. However, I am loving the sectional. We are sooo happy!! (Even Adam because it has met his comfort standards :))

So here is what we were working with before….

And here is what our family room looks like now!

Okay so I really need an area rug, so gonna use my pottery barn gift card and get on that this week!! I think it will really tie the room together. And then the coffee table won’t blend into the floor…

Now in the picture below you will see I have the slip-covered Chair & the wicker chair… one of the two is going to go. I have a matching wicker chair so might have them both there… Or I have this old vintage chair I would love to get slip-covered and then have a little more mismatch in the room? Just gonna have to toy with the idea and see!!

And here are a couple pictures from our day! Griffy loved riding shotgun in the Uhaul…

Well, there you have it! I am one happy girl now…. Hope you are having a good Sunday!


Gotta Love Ikea!

9 Dec

I ALWAYS look forward to the Ikea catalogue coming in the mail…. It is always filled with amazing room inspirations that can be re-created in your home on the cheap! And I always like doing my research before heading to their crazy packed store! Here is a little Ikea Room Inspiration for you!


Ikea’s slipcovered EKTORP Furniture is by far my favorite, I definitely need some new couches & chairs from there!

Check them out: http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/categories/series/07488/

This Daybed is perfect for a guest room or in a kids Playroom, it be used as both a comfy couch & bed for sleepovers!

Almost Friday Everybody!!! Thank goodness, because this has been a LONG week!