I love living on Vancouver Island. After being in Southern Alberta for 12 years, I am really enjoying being close to the ocean…not to mention the much milder winters! Being in a city so close to the ocean, I feel a pull towards a more “beachy” decor. I still love farmhouse, so I try to… Continue reading Creating a Seaside Finish
Furniture is surprisingly more sentimental than we often expect. In a world where we buy a lot of particle-board filled, disposable furniture, we can tend to forget that furniture can carry so much sentiment.It is part of why I love the most about refinishing older furniture. I have pieces that had stayed in families for… Continue reading How to Update Furniture with Custom Colour
From Dark and Dramatic to Bright and Barnwood!*This post was sponsored by Country Chic Paint, and a blog post is also on their website featuring this project. Although they sent me the product, all opinions are 100% my own.* I love a major transformation! When my friend sent me this picture of the dresser she… Continue reading Lighten Up: Transforming Dark Furniture
Our coffee table. It was one of our first non-Ikea furniture purchases, but by no means high-end. But I really expected it to hold up better against scratches to things like…dust. Then there was the time Colin cut something and gouged the new table top. Or the time I put a hot dish on it and… Continue reading Refinishing the coffee table – my lesson in trial and error
Welcome to Luscious and Lively! I am Aubrey – creative, hungry, and a bit quirky. I love to decorate my home, no matter how small it is. I feel that any house can become a home with a little money and a lot of heart. Refinishing furniture, searching through estate sales, auctions and thrift stores… Continue reading Welcome!