Still not sure what the Creating With the Stars competition is? This post should give you a quick overview. But if you have been following us along, you’ll recall we placed third out of 12 in round 1 (knockoff theme) and second out of nine in round two (paint theme), earning us one of the six spots … Read more

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If you have been following us along in the Creating With the Stars competition, you’ll know that we placed third in round 1 and were one of nine to advance to round 2 (for an explanation of the contest, see here). Well voting closed for round 2 and we got second place (and are one … Read more


We always try to inject a bit of our own lives and personality into the house. A prime example is the art for the living room. With the back wall spanning over 15 feet, we wanted something unique that really made a statement. Inspired by our own professions (radiology resident and photographer), we decided to create … Read more

DIY: Crate Table

October 10th, 2013 | Posted by Becki Peckham in DIY | Home Renovation | Office - (7 Comments)

Chris and I were pondering what we were going to do about the coffee table/ottoman situation in his office. The space is small so a normal table would be far too big, but not having anything would leave the space looking bare. After hunting on Pinterest I found a few tutorials on making a table out … Read more

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We get a lot of people asking: “How much of your house is done? What do you have left?” For some reason it makes me think of this video. Don’t ask. Anyway, it’s hard to give an exact answer to those questions because we have a bunch of rooms that are only missing small things … Read more


The drywall stage is taking FOR-EV-ER. A few weeks ago we had a pipe burst in our wall TWICE and because of this, our project has been set back. In the meantime, we have decided to replace all the copper pipes in our house, most of which had recently been drywalled over in the basement. … Read more


Two years ago if you walked up to our house it would have been evident that old people lived there (no offence if you’re reading this, former owners). White, turquoise and rust red were the colours used on the exterior of the house. Now normally I am a fan of turquoise, but in this case … Read more


When we started the basement process, we came up with a day-by-day schedule to keep us on track. But as with most projects, we grossly under estimated the length some of the steps would take. We are in to the end of our second week and we just put up our first sheet of drywall. … Read more


In Part 1 of the basement series, I mentioned that we were removing the existing wall between the finished and unfinished part of the basement and moving it over to create a larger main studio space with a smaller laundry room and workshop. To get an idea of the feel of the space, here are … Read more

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It’s time to finally start the basement renovation! Well that’s not quite the truth; we attempted to start it last year and hired a friend to frame up a few of the walls. We were juggling so many other projects at the time though and never really followed up after that. Anyway, Chris had some … Read more