A bright and fresh country kitchen – CDECA Silver award winner

Not a very humble title but I’m a little stoked to have my bright and fresh country kitchen win the Silver award for CDECA’s Decorating and Design Awards.

I thought I’d share the Youtube video showcasing my cottage kitchen.

Very exciting for me! And I’d like to say a big congratulations to all the 2017 winners.

Lisa

Spring has sprung and some news

So after being terribly embarrassed by my yellowing evergreen arrangement at my front door, I finally had some time on Sunday to make it feel like spring.  And with gorgeous temperatures of 22 degrees Celsius (unheard of here at this time of year) it was definitely time.

I went through the large tupperware container I have in the basement full of craft bits and pieces.  I found a square spring wreath that I wasn’t planning on using this year and a bunch of twigs as well.  I picked up a wicker ball and some faux forsythia and pussy willow branches and I was all set.

Here’s how it turned out.

I just placed the square wreath right on the top of the planter, it fit perfectly and with a little dab of hot glue in each corner, it shouldn’t move, I hope….  Then I placed a floral foam rectangle (to hold the twigs in place) into the small planter inside the large planter and pushed the twigs in.  The pussy willow and forsythia branches were added into the twigs and lastly, I wired the wicker ball in place and I was done.

Then, since I was on a roll, I took out the spring wreath I had found in the clearance bin at Pier 1, which I thought would be great at the cottage.

Here’s what I started with.

Pretty but a little sad.

So I gathered my supplies, from another trip to the craft bin and this time I even had a helper come along.

Here’s what we ended up with.

Much better, now it looks happy!

I’ve linked this post up to Rhoda’s Spring Door Decor Party.

Now for my news.   I am working at the Canadian Decorator’s Association (CDECA) booth this week, at their Ask a CDECArator which is held during the Ottawa Home and Garden Show. I’ll be there Thursday and Friday evening and Sunday morning, so if you are in the area, stop by and say hi!

Anyways, my news is that…. I’ll be on the Rogers Daytime Show channel 22 for a short segment during the 2 pm show (airs at 5 pm and 11 pm) to talk design and the latest trends.  Maybe I shouldn’t say anything in case I’m terrible…..ekk!

Wish me luck!