You asked, we answered (how cheese-y is that line?). But really, for simplicity, we’ve put some of our most asked questions here:

Where We Got It


    • Hooks, coat rack and shoe shelves (actually a tv media stand): all Ikea


    • White Shag Area Rug: Home Depot
    • Couch and Chair: Leon’s from years ago
    • Coffee table: Crafter’s Marketplace but refinished by us (added beadboard and repainted to hide heart cutouts)
    • End tables: Ikea
    • Armoire: from a friend, painted by us, hardware from Lee Valley Tools
    • Ottoman: DIY by us
    • Slipper Chairs: The Brick
    • Ceiling light: Home Depot
    • Table lamps: Homesense and Goodwill (which we spray painted)
    • Bookshelf lights: Ikea
    • Curtains: George by Walmart. We customized some to make them longer.
    • Artwork: Banner from Funkyshique. Book page art, me.


    • The window trim and baseboards were here. The faux board and batten we put up – it adds so much to the space and it was so easy and inexpensive!
    • The floors in the dining and living room are from Lumber Liquidators – Dream Home – St. James  12mm Burnet Road Russet Laminate. There is no quarter round in this room yet, but you can’t tell in pics unless you shoot straight down at the wall. icon smile FAQs
    • Desk: Dean and a coworker (for the welding) built
    • French desk chair: Kijiji
    • Dining table: Dean built from legs from an old table and wood from a pallet. I painted and refinished it.
    • Chairs: originally from Idomo, refinished by me.
    • Buffet and hutch: Hutch was from a coworker of Dean’s (originally Sears), buffet was dresser from Kijiji. All refinished by us.
    • Banquette: Dean built, I painted and finished.
    • Ceiling light: Kijiji. But it can be purchased at Home Depot for twice what we paid on Kijiji.
    • Desk light: Ikea
    • Accessories: Various places including Homesense, Bouclair, thrift stores, IKEA, online shops.
    • Artwork: Mostly me. The family canvas was from a Homesav daily sale.


    • There is no baseboard yet. The crown moulding is from Home Depot, the window trim is original to the house.
    • Headboard: DIY
    • Dresser: Ikea
    • Blanket Box/Filing cabinet: roadside rescue DIY
    • Stepback cupboard: Dean’s first DIY years ago
    • Beautiful white French chair: Dolled Up Living
    • Clay knobs on stepback: Etsy’s VintageSkye
    • Nightstand: from the now defunct Crafter’s Marketplace
    • Lamps: Home Depot
    • Blinds: Bouclair
    • Sheers: Surefit Outlet, Ajax
    • Accessories: The Pintuck duvet cover and shams are from West Elm – who I must say were darlings and after a simple phone call shipped them to me from the Toronto store overnight. The throw pillows were all made by me. Other accessories – various places like Homesense.
    • Artwork: The banner is from Funkyshique (Etsy shop). The Pottery Barn-esque numbers canvas is a knock-off I painted.


Chez Acheson Paint Colours

Living Room and Dining Room
Walls - Sherwin Williams Analytical Grey
Board & Batten, Trim - Behr Swiss Coffee
Ceiling – CIL ceiling paint   – white

Walls – Behr colour-matched to PPG Scotch Mist
Trim, Ceiling - Behr Swiss Coffee

Front Hallway/Entry
Walls – CIL Wexford Fog
Trim, Doors, Ceiling - Behr Swiss Coffee

Walls – Behr Parisian Taupe
Trim, Doors, Ceiling - Behr Swiss Coffee

Our Son’s Room
Walls -
Trim – Behr Swiss Coffee

Girls’ Room
Walls -
Trim -

Master Bedroom
Walls – Behr colour-matched to PPG Scotch Mist
Trim – Unfinished

More coming soon!


If you have any other questions, please email shannon@akadesign.ca.