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Big Beautiful Backsplash

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

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before and after · DIY · Home Depot · home tour · Kitchen · Uncategorized

TaDa! Here’s the Kitchen Before and After (FINALLY)

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)

Bathrooms · before and after · DIY · Home Depot · home tour · Painting

Bathtub Blues ? Perhaps Not.

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.

Bedrooms · before and after · DIY · Home Depot · home tour · Painting

Evolution of a Master Bedroom

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

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Gold and all that Glitters

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