DIT Kitchen Cabinet Makeover

Change is satisfying. A new fall haircut,  scarf or flowers can make us feel rejuvenated. With recent home changes for Amanda and I, we’ve been busy with new home decor. Besides Pumpkin Spiced Lattes, change is in the air.

Over the past month, I completed a DIY kitchen cabinet reno. The cabinet was a curbside find about a year ago. I was eager to freshin’ it up but life seemed to get in the way.

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The project was completed within a couple of hours. I love the results and it match the grey shades of my new kitchen.

Supplies:

1) Greystone Winter paint (Origins by Benjamin Moore), two coats
2) Two new cast iron knobs Kent Building Supplies)
3) Storage Basket (HomeSense)

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Joe Fresh makes attending weddings easy

Before heading out of the city last Friday, I popped by Joe Fresh to pick up a few last minute items. While in cosmetics,  I came across this ‘nifty’ compact. The compact includes three eye shadows, an eye shadow brush and a sheer gloss. Not to mention a mirror for fast applications. It was no trouble fitting it into a small clutch and quickly turned my look from day-to-night. It retails for $12 but luckily I struck a deal for $5.77 (Halifax locations). Ladies, I suggest picking one up before wedding season comes to an end.

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Flowers, barbequed veggies and denim

What do flower beds, barbequed veggies and denim have in common? COLOUR. At every turn, summer brings out the most wonderful colours. Pairing neutrals with fresh denim is a must in a girl’s summer wardrobe.

With today being ‘Casual Friday,’ what better way to celebrate the end of the workweek then with denim. What’s your favorite summer shade? I’m still on the lookout for a peachy-coral solid or a fun pattern.

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All available at www.gap.com.

 

Fresh paint colours for spring

Spring has hit! We’re ditching the boots, throwing on the flats and reintroducing colour into our closets. So what about sprucing up that room you’ve been neglecting? Last July, I finally picked up a paint brush and got busy. The new colour completely changed the look and feel of the space. Feeling the itch to make some changes again, I’m going to suggest two of my favorite paint choices for 2014.

1. Grey
I chose Monorail Silver for my dinning room and hall. I love this shade with white accents and or dark wood. It’s fresh, trendy and I’ve yet to be sick of this colour. I would highly recommend for a bedroom or bathroom.

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Try: Monorail Silver SW 7663 by Sherwin-Williams

2. Cream
Nothing is more timeless than a neutral cream or better yet, eggshell. Pairing this shade with wood, or a pop of colour is rich and luxurious.
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Try: Cotton White S7104 by Sherwin-Williams

How to re-use your holiday dresses

C’mon ladies, we went out and sported new dresses this holiday. With boxing day sales, we went over board, spent our gift money on sparkles and a new attire for parties. With that in mind, it’s always nice to re-use our dresses by changing our look or toning down our cocktail dresses. Here are a few suggestions to change up your holidays looks:

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1.  Statement Necklace: If your dress was a neutral colour, try adding a bright, chunky necklace.  I bought a gold statement necklace that works with many looks.
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Available online at RW & Co  for $9.99 .

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2.  Scarf: Is a great way to town down an outfit. Winners has great selection of infinity scarfs. I bought a snazzy Calvin Klein infinity that pairs nicely with many items.
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Calvin Klein chevron gold scarf available at Winners or Macy’s for only $29.99.

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3. Blazer: A blazer is always a great option for toning down a look and turning them into business appropriate. Remember to stick to solid colours if pairing with print. Buyers note is to buy a slimmer fit to not add extra bulk to your middle section.

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Available on clearance at Target for $19.99 or $5.00 (boxing week sales).