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a boho glam makeover for a picky host | Upgrade My Stay

a boho glam makeover for a picky host | Upgrade My Stay
Oh a flat tire oh my god yeah I know the flat tire welcome to

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my save the show where me Kelsey and me Becky check into vacation rentals with the goal of upgrading to

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experience with some DIY design and decor all before checkout passing like three breweries can we just stop all right tell me about the rental that we're heading to today well the interesting part is that this actually is not yet a rental but that's one of the plans we have to tackle today oh we're turning
a boho glam makeover for a picky host upgrade my stay
it into a rental rental Doug okay so we're headed up to kind of a cool up becoming industrial area northern Toronto okay and that is where Niall is she has this really awesome hard loft space and there she kind of wears so many hats she has a ton of businesses operates out of this loft but she also lives in those nice jewelry she wins a hair salon out of this place well I'm

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events but that's a lot all in one space oh I know but it will wait there's more oh she wants to know
have a squat in this loft for guests to

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over overnight okay we're asking a lot out of this loft we are but I think it's gonna be a really fun challenge okay so it's got a mezzanine yeah upstairs which is where she lives that's her space so we're gonna leave it her space hmm but under the mezzanine is the hair salon okay and then out in the opening is where events other projects sewing jewelry will happen guests

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ing over it's gonna have to happen down there okay I
feel like doing like the curtains or some kind of visual divider is helpful so that people aren't there enjoying events but then like looking at the hair stuff yeah I agree that's a lot of Sun putting up walls and box it in too much as well I like the ability that it could be open concept when you want to me yeah first look she's really nice so there's no better anything downstairs so I think we need to figure that out I'm thinking like either a Murphy bed that can tuck away
or like a futon pullout situations yeah I feel like futon either food hundred pull out is a way to go because then it actually works as a couch for events but if it was a Murphy bed it would just be a giant piece of furniture that's right that's right okay and then from what I could tell in the photo she has a ton of gold accents going on mm-hmm which I think we should work with maybe keep it really

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but with a touch of

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okay down-to-earth at the same time yeah

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so I think
there's a lot to accomplish in this space a lot of things to factor in and make work alright well let's go see Naya all right oh hi oh yeah how are you I'm great you guys look great so do ya are you feeling excited I'm excited and a little bit nervous about giving up my my control to somebody else yeah space I can totally understand that but we will take good care of her thank you for trusting us yeah I do trust you guys okay um well I think if you're ready we'll take
your key and get to it okay thank you so much you're welcome tomorrow Hey Wow oh my goodness these plans this is beautiful a beautiful space there's a lot going on though so much I'm guessing this is the hair salon back here hair salon but like the event space element is like maybe that table kind of not seeing it I feel like I get a good sense of what her vibe is that which is really helpful mm-hmm she's a little bit

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a little bit bohemian mm-hmm and that's great
because we're familiar with those things so now it's just organize it and kind of turn it into a rental as well yeah okay first step kind of clearing out a little bit yeah there's like so much more to clear out and then I know we kind of want to rearrange things so at the same time maybe putting this unit under the stairs that makes it much more fun I know she wants a divider so but she doesn't like to see the kitchen yeah what's sure that's fine but I feel like this seal
can feel a little bit bulky here get to moving break another selling machine how many time machines do you think we'll find all right three so far whoa Dom likes both on wheels Wow yes bless hello yeah okay okay make a move wait should you go in first the same oh my gosh Oh a flat tire yeah the flat tire this is a portable washing machine kind of cool kind of interesting no there's no cute way to carry something I really isn't like I wish this was cuter cuz like I won that to have
her stuff like I don't want to get rid of all of her stuff yeah like if this had the other hand on it instead of this but should we just get her a cushion for it like we can potentially put it back under this yeah but shall we say Kolby I realized to seal it anymore okay so the plan here is wallpaper on our little accent jet Oh mm-hmm um this will come back here but we will remove sit apparently I actually like this it's a cool like antique piece yeah all right let's get this out of
our way okay are you gonna catch this give me a try Wow oh my god let's start a sports team we're so coordinated wallpaper dropping we chose this Lily maybe this is a lotus flower it's definitely a lily pad it has this black background which we love I think it's gonna add an extra decor element as well as bring in some black accents because no matter how hard we try there's always black accents in his face just because of like a TV or a pole or something so I like that we can
a boho glam makeover for a picky host upgrade my stay
bring in the black with this wallpaper we were too excited about how easy the first three went up so when I came to the fourth one and it was hard it was like extra you did it oh hi you Thanks yeah I think sure you gonna use this app pose at the photo backdrop honestly cuz it's really cute it looks so good yeah we're gonna break it up with some mirrors onto the curtains we have these giant custom curtains don't get them dirty cause it's all white I know they're gonna do so
much for this space to make it feel tall and huge and bright that's true you didn't think about that part I was just thinking about hiding her like space up there you know yeah it's in say keep her personal space away from the business mm-hmm but yeah these are gonna look beautiful so should we hang hang I'm saying yeah we just hang it instead of students no okay three-two-one oh my goodness that was everything is it everything these are beautiful Wow this just made this space
look so much bigger I feel like what do you feel I feel like you can do it in so many different ways you can have them open you can have them closed you can have them tied up I like them when they're like billowing out - yeah or like here give me two of them and then wow like of this yeah this gives me like beach-club vibes like you know they have the little cabanas with the baker tis yeah did you one hear something I didn't know I needed that's for sure I went over here wow this
just got so grand yeah if there's anything I've learned is if you have a loft with big ceilings you better work them honestly every space make things in your space as big as you can yeah or tall as you can probably his feels big okay you gotta come down and see this oh it's a mood I'm Lindsay Lohan welcome to my beach club okay why Lindsey Lohan and she's like showed to the show but her beats Club and like you know she does our show is gonna be better subscribe okay well now
it um okay next this is something I'm nervous to tackle but I think it's gonna be a big key piece of this and that is this beautiful credenza here mm-hmm this is something that what her grandmother brought her very first piece of furniture she ever brought over here I think it she either brought it here or is the first piece of furniture she bought bought here here in Canada either way it's a major antique and super sentimental and it's in rough shape it is a little bit in rough
shape so I would love to just refinish the top oh just gonna give it a light sand and maybe get some of these plants off of it because I feel like that might be the reason why they're in rough shape some water damage yeah yeah okay we'll gently gently give her a facelift to deal with this yeah all right so to bring this beautiful antique back to life we're gonna hit it with a little bit of light sanding just to remove any of these water stains and dirt marks on it but once it's
all sanded we can clean off the dust and then go over the whole thing with this teak oil which really brings the color and richness back into it this has to dry overnight anyways Tripp I believe it yeah and also I'm tired and also I feel like we're in such a good place that I can sleep easy tonight okay see you tomorrow a little credenza bye loft oh my gosh it is a cold one it is very cold but I feel good because yesterday we got all that cleaning and sorting and organizing done yeah
today we can focus on decorating that's my favorite part oh my gosh this futon is so luxe it's like if you could do

boho

glam

in an item wow this kind of yeah medium look I need like a little wicker so yeah it's definitely balloon it's okay I guess I'd love to bring this in first yeah why not let's do it the unit oh yes oh my god like it was made for the space there's something so satisfying about things fitting nicely into other things I love give it a little test
so soft I don't know velvet is everything we stand all that I could sleep on less could you sleep on that I can dance Irene all right oh we have storage unit for under this okay because this is gonna be the bed for guests so Oh for bedding and pillows and whatnot mmm clever all right what you were hoping for I needed though with her okay hopefully this fit oh my goodness ah what did I just say about things fitting nicely into other things neither I didn't fit where would you put the
pillows and everything you just be sad if that didn't fit oh yeah and it blends into the floor so the one thing is we made this place so open concept which is great mm-hmm but I'd love to give her the option to close areas off mm-hmm because she's using me for so many things and so maybe like a DOI divider start with that now mm-hmm since we moved her storage unit was kind of blocked out her kitchen she does want something to not see her kitchen on the day-to-day so we did is
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pre-built some frames and we're going to paint these and they

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blushing pink color and drink some fabric in front of them to make them these like moveable frames that act as a divider it's still acute all right so we found this bench when we were cleaning out her place and it fits so perfectly in front of her sewing table but the only thing is it's a little bit falling apart a little bit mismatched so it's not getting her a new bench I think it'd be really great just
reupholster her and we talked for the whole thing since it is so perfect for that space so how we're gonna do that is start with a piece of wood cut to be the perfect size for the top of the bench then lay some upholstery foam on top and glue it down then using some nice goal whether we're going to wrap the whole top and staple it underneath once the bench topper is complete we can screw it on some bench don't know what we're doing we're playing a piano Wow so in Nice face
this is like really the only table she has in her crew storing some plants on there now we're on the credenza but she wants me with the snow on her table to

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guests on her table and I'm assuming on her table so we're gonna swap out this thing bigger and better and more suitable alright let's move this table out of the way and it will got one where all these babies going not back on that side of that okay so my new home running out of homes they'll find a place eventually
just not yet it's not nice Wow she is a true bird this little mini shovel situation the color on this is beautiful let's get the table don't you can see how I don't really know so I'll be how big it is yeah okay let's flip this guy Oh an event hi feels like a cocktail bar at all but also sort of like I had so cuts things easily on it yeah I mean it's it's the most I can do in this little space okay I don't work here alright we can find a new home for those
cabinets mm-hm but we have those beautiful gold barstool tables yeah that can go personal tables barstool height stools bar table height stools all right yes I can go around this table and they're gold which will match all the other beautiful gold things in here if anything is that she likes gold it's perfect what if we didn't want like an angle like a very welcoming oh yeah you know do it come in just sit down yes why don't work when I do this at their chairs no they're not
welcoming welcoming people Wow so that's like the last week furniture piece yeah no I just need to bring it all together we can do that right I think so I think it's really actually gonna come together once we get all the little bits in here again I believe in this let's do it so to bring this whole place together I'm putting some items back on the credenza but I'm making sure that they will not cause water damage and I'm also putting this photo of Marie and her grandma
because this is her grandma's furniture originally sanaya had all this amazing art that she I guess never got around to hanging so we want to give her a gorgeous gallery wall to display all of it in since we are building in a place for somebody to

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over here a nice place the futon turns into a bed and underneath it I'm storing everything that you'd need to turn it into a bed so like betting pillows pick Center so you guys saw us hang these gorgeous curtains up a little bit
earlier and they have so many different uses you can hang them completely down if you want to conceal the hairdressing studio when you have friends over right now we're gonna tie them off into two giant knots to get ready to reveal the Space Center okay I'm not writing but I am I hope that we met the expectations of all the things that the space needed to do yeah it wasn't all asked I think it's gorgeous but our curtains are taller and they're cute Oh so let's bring it
now yeah let's do it okay I think she's right there waiting for us Ania are you ready no yeah ready to come into your new rental and hairdressing and and sewing lab everything come on in remember the credenza before ya got a little bit of a facelift Wow you can't see me like the water stains anymore that's great oh it's me my grandma this is grandma's furniture right me I'm just a little shocked I know it's a lot to take in yeah we did a giant accent wall over
here oh whatever that's cool we brought you a table a bar top table which i think is really great for

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ing events now that is fantastic and I think you need a space to do what sewing projects on yeah I think that'll work perfect for it yeah that looks wonderful and then we have this beautiful velvet futon and then in those wicker baskets is everything for today Oh duvet sheets pillow mm-hmm folds down and then you can have guests a wonderful mystic that's amazing I love that and
then of course he had this art so I was not yet a thing wrong right so well it is thanks and one of the most exciting things I think is these giant curtains we hung which if you undo them they can now separate the salon if you want to have events over and not see into the salon died is cool too I like to iron yeah I think they make it feel really tall in here which is amazing it does it does make the ceiling height look a lot taller because I feel like I tell people I'm like I brag I'm
like I have 15-foot ceilings and they're like oh nice face now it feels like you have 30-foot ceilings yeah I feel even shorter and because we had that gold unit here and I know you wanted a divider to switch the kitchen honest oh yeah this is dope we never PC your bench it used to have oh wow see the questionable seat actually came with the back okay I did it but the questionable door opened it was all me further I was like yet no that looks great you know what I think I'm kind of like
really impressed with is like where you put all my plants cuz that really felt like I had a lot of plans yeah and I was like where are they they're everywhere yeah they're just a little bit more staggered and the big thing is we wanted to keep them off of the credenza hutch just so that if you don't have more water I think that you guys did a good job of like bringing like my aesthetic to a space that is not yours yeah I'm not annoying me at all and not knowing my space and
finding me literally in the middle of like a disarray like what the hell am I gonna do it is I think if you did a great job me yeah I'm happy with the experience well let you enjoy your space now thank you holy crap that I was honestly very nervous I don't know he could tell my face but I was like does she like this I was nervous because she said she would be nervous yeah I think it was just like a little overwhelming for her to see all of it at once but once we started showing her the
different pieces I think she was like very excited about it yeah like everything was coming together and she's like alright alright like I see the vision yeah she loved those gold stools which is so great I love them too and she even mentioned to me at the end that she cannot wait to get her rental listening up for the place now which was the whole goal from the beginning to have her use it as a rental property perfect vacation rental overnight

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visit tomorrow yes swinging mine is
I'm to the next line on to the next time but like first naps yes you