Home & Décor

5 Fun Reno Details

Since first sharing a huge post with the full reveal of our main floor reno, I’ve been busy on Instagram posting about many of the details – which you can now find below! I have to say Instagram is definitely the social media platform where I am the most active – and I actually keep […] Read more…

Jumbo Shells with Cheese Filling

This is a family-favourite dish that I’ve been making since my friend Amanda gave me the recipe back in university…and now Eva is making it too! Ingredients 1 box jumbo shells 2 cups cottage cheese 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese 1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese 2 eggs salt and pepper parsley 1 jar […] Read more…

Our Big Reno: The Full Reveal

It feels like it’s been a long time coming: we started planning this reno in the fall, the action began early in the new year, and I can finally say we are officially done! I had a vision for the space, which my fantastic designer Meredith Kirk quickly identified as “Farmhouse Glam”, and with her […] Read more…

A Special End Table Makeover

This was the first piece of furniture my dad ever built, back in 1978. It has now become the final piece of furniture in our newly renovated home, in our cozy nook by the stairs. A special thank you to my mom who painted it white (Casement – Fusion Mineral Paints) and added the cute […] Read more…

Reno Updates: Our New Pantry

When we started to plan our main floor reno, one of our goals was to maximize space, starting with the area above our stairs to the basement. As you can see in the “before” photo, the old railing was ridiculously long. Placing a buffet in front broke up the space somewhat, but we knew there […] Read more…

Reno Updates: Our New Gallery Wall

Now that the big items are in place, it’s time to accessorize! I knew the space needed some personalization, and fortunately our designer, Meredith Kirk, was on the same page. When I asked her what she was thinking for the large wall above the sectional, her vision was clear: a large mirror to reflect the […] Read more…

Grandma’s Rocking Chair Refinished

I am told that this chair was first considered Grandpa’s. My dad remembers as a teenager finding his father (who had a Grade 8 education) in the rocking chair every evening, cigar going, reading a newspaper, magazine or quite often one of the university English novels that one of his children had left sitting around […] Read more…

Our Refinished Buffet/Hutch by Thistle and Feather

While we’re not ready yet for a full reno reveal, today I am excited to share the before and after of our oak buffet and hutch, which was refinished by Thistle and Feather: Timeless Furnishings Reinvented. When we first built our house I was *really* into natural oak. We chose natural oak cabinetry, hardwood floors, […] Read more…

The Renovations Begin!

We are officially under renovation at the Winn house! I promise I will be sharing reno tips and tricks in the future, as well as lots of details about our decision-making process, the benefits of working with a designer and how we’re surviving without a kitchen, but for now here are a few quick updates! […] Read more…

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