Saturday, October 4, 2014

Apples, DIY & Bob Villa!

Hi everyone!

It's been a busy, busy week in the office and this weekend we're hanging with the kids with zero plans. Okay, well except that we're thinking of going apple picking on Sunday. The last time I was apple picking, our big guy looked like this...
That was 6 years ago, so it's most definitely time to head back with our now 3 minis!

Hey, remember Bob Vila? I grew up watching Bob on Saturday afternoons with my Dad. My Dad was the first Mr. Fix-It in my life and my love for home projects came from Dad. Dad still continues to find regular projects at the cottage! Anyway, Keep It Beautiful Designs' bookshelves are being featured on Bob Vila's website. Cool eh Dad?

So one of my besties, Julie just finished a fresh.fabulous.sophisticated project. She found this cabinet at her local antique store...

Headed into the garage for a little hole filling and sanding...

Voila!! A new home for Julie's tv and storage! Didn't she do such a great job? I'm so proud of her. How great is that gallery wall? Can you see that trunk peaking out from the bottom shelf? Love it!This is a perfect example of using pieces that you already have and reviving treasures.

If you're a reader and ever thought of buying a tablet for books, I had the chance to review the new Kindle Fire HD over on the Ottawa Mommy Club. Head on over if you want some more 411 on this cool tablet and you can enter for a chance to win one!

Happy weekend.

Keep it Beautiful.


  1. That's so great about the Bob Vila site! What a coup! Where are you apple picking? I've been trying to find an orchard nearby?

  2. Looks fantastic Alicia. Amazing what a little paint can do, right? Love your art grouping too.

  3. Love the gallery wall too! Great style.

  4. that looks amazing, where did you get the letter on the wall? did you make it or buy it?

  5. Your friend did a great job refinishing this cabinet! It is simply gorgeous! I should get my other half to refinish some of the dressers we have. I also remember watching Bob Villa on TV as a kid. I loved watching his show on the weekends.


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