Here’s a little reminder of how the kitchen looked when we moved in. Note in the first picture there is an upper cabinet beside the window. To the left of it, above the fridge is another, shorter cabinet, slightly useless since it’s so far back. You know the type, you may even own one yourself.… Continue reading Big Beautiful Backsplash
The BEFORE – Photos from the staged townhouse, our first and only visit before we put in an offer. If you haven’t heard or wouldn’t have heard, houses are flying off the market here in British Columbia, Canada. The phrase you snooze you lose is super applicable here. No inspection. Just BUY IT HUURRRY BEFORE… Continue reading TaDa! Here’s the Kitchen Before and After (FINALLY)
Here we go! First project completed. I have about 5 on the go, including painting “planets” for Village Church’s summer camp. So fun, but daunting – they still need to look excellent, even if they are for kids. (kids come with judging parents, you know.) But more on that later. The first project I speak… Continue reading Bathtub Blues ? Perhaps Not.
Since I am just weeks away from the new frontier of townhouse living, I thought I’d wander down memory lane and look at how I got where I am going. You get to see my sometimes odd decision making from the beginning, and along with me can say “what were you thinking!??” I promise not… Continue reading Evolution of a Master Bedroom
This tray/table always seemed too high to me. I’m sure it would make a great little statement somewhere, like a fabulous little bar or something, but where we need it to be, it’s just ridiculously proportioned. A resting cup of coffee often got knocked before it actually got to the resting spot and that led… Continue reading Gold and all that Glitters
Here you go! Two! Count them, two quick and simple transformations for you patient followers. I do still have followers…right? Ok, excuse the before pic of my door, I did not have the foresight to take a before picture of my whole door like a professional blogger would (that’s my excuse and I’m sticking… Continue reading Quick Change Artist
Here’s a pic of the unlovely little deck around the hot tub. I never wanted a hot tub. I even asked the seller to remove it to bring the price of the house down (she was going on and on about it and it’s virtues – I had to put a stop to it). But… Continue reading All Hands On Deck!
I made this headboard a few years ago. The fabric was an attempt to just get the darn thing done, and I never liked it. I covered over it a few times with this and that, but none of them seemed quite right either. I thought I might tackle it again, and on a trip… Continue reading The Writing’s on the Wall
If you’ve ever done cross stitch in any form, you’ll understand how fun it can be, how relaxing and mind numbingly TEDIOUS! I saw these : I thought to myself, how do I do these in giant form in less time?? Ceiling grid tiles came to mind, but they are plastic and… Continue reading Cross Stitch on Steroids
Nice enough wall, but starting to feel insipid to me. And this one, well, sad and pale. Time to give them a punch in the gut. But how do you do that? you ask. Taking a inspirational cue from this blogger’s post Making Progress (about his fabulous dining room), I saw black as my answer. To make… Continue reading Does This Wall Make Me Look Fat?