Decorating & Design

September 28, 2011

2011 Showhome DIY Event

The second Style Saturday event at the 2011 Princess Margaret Welcome Home Sweepstakes Oakville Showhome took place last weekend. DIY fans packed into the spacious laundry and craft room to see Cameron MacNeil demonstrate a few easy projects with Ikea rep Andrea Mills and H&H style expert Reiko Caron.

They gave a lampshade a new look using colourful ribbon — an easy project that can be changed depending on your room’s colour scheme. (Or, try one of these looks!)

Cameron then gave this stool three different styles using trim, tassels and ribbon — crafty, and very inexpensive!

Cubbies were also given a custom touch: backed with leftover wallpaper, grasscloth and even a map.

The events at this year’s showhome have been extremely popular, and unfortunately registration for the remaining events is closed, but you can still visit this year’s stunner from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, and noon to 5 p.m. on weekends and holidays. It’s worth the trip to Oakville, Ontario to see the October 2011 magazine pages come to life. If it’s too far from where you live, watch our online TV tours. You can also see some of the visitors we’ve had at the showhome in this gallery.

For your chance to win this year’s grand prize showhome, order your tickets now — tickets are already over 50% sold! Plus, if you order your tickets before the early bird ticket deadline, midnight November 3rd, you could win a 2012 Ferrari.

Photo credits:
Lauren Petroff