Chicks at Home: a Houzz feature and a DIY
I was recently approached by the lovely Megan Buchanan, of Cedar + Gray, to showcase my home as a feature property on Houzz. Super stoked to open my home to her, and of course extremely flattered at the suggestion, I realized that I had a few fun things I wanted to get done to my space before Megan (and her camera) arrived. So in true Chicks fashion, the girls got to work, put our creative minds together, and came up with some fresh and fun ways to add that "little extra" to the house. Our fave finishing touch is the stair risers - I had originally painted them a bright apple green to match the surrounding wallpaper, but it had quickly begun to look dull and the one colour paint wasn't wearing the year of scuff marks very well. I didn't want to simply sand it down and return the risers to the original wood, so we used scraps of old wallpaper to recover and "fab up" the stairs! Not quite done, I hit up my usual go-to spot for cool treasures, Space Lab, and found vintage brass numbers that were originally door markers on the VGH Nurse's residences; I repurposed them, numbered the stairs and ended up with a colourful and interactive staircase. Check out Megan's full Houzz feature, and if you want to try this out for yourself, here's our DIY photo guide.