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Good Morning!

I hope you all had a really great long weekend.  As you may have noticed, I have been pretty spotty with posts these days.  Ever since I got back from my trip to BC, things have been pretty busy.  However, now thing are slowing down a little so I’ve had some time to be inspired and get back to writing.  A little break often helps to get me revved up again and I’m excited to share posts that are have been ruminating and which are long overdue to be shared.  Today I’m sharing just a few little things that have been going on behind the scenes.

Firstly, one of the projects that I have been spending a lot of time on recently is a cushion project for a client (and friend) for her outdoor furniture.  I finally delivered the pieces this weekend and here is how they look…

Cushion Project

I really like the fabric my friend choose which she got from Tonic Living  (back cushions – Fretscene in Canary, seats – Sunnyside in Canvas, and throw pillows – Secret Gate, Pewter) and it came together really well in the end.  The most exciting part of this project (other than the results) was finally getting the 8 large cushions out of my 750 sq ft apartment and actually being able to fully clean up my floors which looked like this for the last couple of months….

floor craziness

I’ve never been so happy to clean my apartment in my life.  Also, I recently scored this awesome piece  for my living room from a little antique store on King Street West  that I was able to put in it’s new spot this weekend, after I delivered the cushions.

new mirror

Please excuse the  picture quality, iPhone shot.  (Did I mention I LOST my camera on my way to BC?? Err).  But I love the mirror even more than I thought I would.  It’s crazy how much bigger it makes the room feel!  I have been looking for a large floor mirror ever since I did this post a few months ago.  And this one was much cheaper than any I’d seen of it’s size.  Total score.

And you may recall my crazy living room rug search?  Well, as you may have seen on the Instagram that I finally found a great,  reasonably priced antique persian rug on eBay that had the perfect colours.  Well, like all things you buy online, you just don’t know until you get it home.  I ordered it based on this photo…

ebay picture2

But when opened it up, this is what I got….

what I gpt It’s in great condition and I like the pattern but, it’s totally the wrong colours.  I was annoyed and originally thought I would just sell it and start the search again.  But then I got an idea. The tones in my bedroom are similar to those in the rug as you can see in this picture from my bedroom post.

And as you can see in the picture I have a large black and white cowhide rug in my bedroom.  Sooo, I’m doing a switcheroo!   It’s not a perfect solution but I think it will work well until I come across a great rug that works for my living room.  Done.

I have a bunch of small projects on the go both inside and outside of my place that will be coming up on the blog soon, so stay tuned!


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