Prepare to swoon over H&H style editor Michael Penney's Maine-inspired, decorative living room, dining room and pretty pale blue French-country kitchen. (Then, steal his affordable decorating tips!) Michael and his wife, Sara, gave up their downtown Toronto apartment for a house of their own in Oshawa, Ont. See how they renovated and redecorated the 90-year-old, classically detailed home with gallons of paint, Craigslist antiques, updated built-ins and mix-and-match patterns for chairs, drapery and rugs that lend a casual feel to the space. They also refreshed the small-space kitchen without a big-reno price tag by painting old cabinets and only investing in Carrara marble counters, a white subway tile backsplash, a farmhouse faucet and new stainless steel appliances. Plus, H&H style expert Reiko Caron demonstrates how to convert a boxy Ikea table into a colourful showpiece with wallpaper. You'll want to bookmark this budget-chic Online TV episode!
Stove, fridge, dishwasher, Frigidaire, call 1-800-668-4606 or visit Frigidairecanada.ca; marble countertop, York Marble, Toronto (416) 235-0161 or visit Yorkmarble.com; floor and wall tiles, Olympia Tile & Stone, call 1-800-268-1613 or visit Olympiatile.com; faucet, American Standard, call 1-800-387-0369 or visit Americanstandard.ca for retailers across Canada; cabinet hardware, Lee Valley Tools, call 1-800-267-8767 or visit Leevalley.com; cabinet colour, Martha Stewart Living Salt Glaze (MSL141), The Home Depot, call 1-800-628-0525 or visit Homedepot.ca for locations across Canada; tile installation, Elvin Luga, CL Ceramic Tile, Toronto (647) 280-5254; wall colour, Martha Stewart Living Whetstone Gray (MSL258), The Home Depot, as above; pot rack, step stool, Ikea, Vancouver (604) 273- 2051, Coquitlam, B.C. (604) 636-1000, Calgary (403) 273-4338, Edmonton (780) 433-6000, Burlington, Ont. (905) 681-IKEA, Toronto (416) 222-IKEA, (416) 646-IKEA, Vaughan, Ont. (905) 695-5075, Ottawa (613) 829-4530, Montreal (514) 738-2167, Boucherville, Que. (450) 449-6755, 1-866-866-IKEA or visit Ikea.ca; copper pots, HomeSense, visit Homesense.ca for locations across Canada, and Value Village, visit Valuevillage.com.