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A Time To Transform

I’m back!  My apologies for falling off the blog wagon before the holidays.  I had big plans on sharing all of my Christmas ‘hall decking’, but got swept away in the actual doing and, despite my best laid plans, it was like Silent Night on my blog!

So in the spirit of the New Year, it’s time to get back on track.  2017 is here and all the talk is about creating change in all the different areas of our lives that supposedly require transformation.  It’s time to transform your body, your bank account, your career, your love life…and the list goes on!  In our pressure-filled quest for “perfect” sometimes all we need is a little pick-me-up to create a turnaround.  It works for me and I’ve seen it work for others…a new point of view, a new focal point or even a new colour in the spaces where we spend the most time can help to transform our outlook on life in general.  That’s why the treadmill is sitting sadly in the corner right now.  I’d rather break a sweat with a few transformation projects around the house (or my client’s homes) to kick-off my new year!

Here are a few little transformations that I completed over the holidays.  I’ll share more as the new year unravels!  Hopefully you’ll be inspired to recreate around the house too…and be sure to share your work with our Home Lovers too!

Mid Century Mod Waterfall Dresser Duo Re-Make



Benjamin Moore “Baby Boy Blue” Oil – original hardware – In person, this colour was better described as “Tiffany Blue”, just like the famous Tiffany Ring Box colour.  It was exactly what our client wanted to modernize this vintage piece.

Bluestone House “True Black” – Chalky Patina with Antique Clear Wax – original hardware – This piece is good mix of a nostalgic and a little bit of rock ‘n’ roll cool factor!

Pier 1 Pick-Me-Up



Rust-oleum Metallic Spray Paint “Antique Brass” – Classic Houndstooth Upholstery Fabric in driftwood and ivory – A Christmas gift surprise for my cousin who once loved these little red wicker stools!  Now there’s a whole lot more life and more lovin’ with this mini makeover!

Cane-Back Come-Back




















Bluestone House “True Black” Chalky Patina with Antique Dark Wax – This little transformation was for my own home.  I spotted just 2 of these gorgeous cane-backed Canadian made chairs at a little ‘junk shop’ on the side of the road back in the summer.  I knew I’d find a way to incorporate them into the mix around the house.  I just loved them!  In my minds’ eye, I always saw them transformed into these black beauties!

Thermostat Cover-Up


Bad picture, but you can see what an eye-sore this is!















This proposed ‘fix’?  Some gaudy wall sconces?















The back plate on the thermostat still needs to be painted out the wall colour, but you get the idea.  Sure, we could’ve opted to hang a canvas over the dial, but this would be a strange spot for art, so the transformed sconces win!

I’ll be continuing to work on some other home transformations over the next few weeks.  I always find that de-decorating after the holidays leads me down a path to re-do all sorts of things this time of year.  So to all my Home Lover’s out there, let’s refresh, regroup, and create change in our lives together.  Send your transformation project pics to me at mary@amaryllishomes.com or post on our Facebook page.

Happy New Year Home Lovers!  Here’s to a beautifully designed 2017!

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