HAPPY NEW YEAR!! And I hope you had a Blessed Christmas too. After traveling for a month through some of Australia, New Zealand and Vanuatu I wondered what would you, the readers, want to see? I did not want to give you the typical holiday pics, and I did no DIY to speak of except… Continue reading No DIY, but still Interesting??
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)
Unlike me, Pepsi, our partner in crime has finally settled in. Or she’s reminiscing her former life where moving and upheaval do not exist. First off, my apologies to all those fab bloggers I follow whom I have neglected in recent times, I will play catch up on all your posts ASAP. We actually just… Continue reading “Close Your Eyes and Tap Your Heels Three Times…”
Ta Da! Check out the new drapes. “What’s so special about these drapes?” you ask. Well, I’ll tell you. If you venture on Pinterest at all, you will have seen countless examples of paint drop cloths transformed into art. I tried to do that. The Pinterest inspiration for me was the pink fork and knife… Continue reading Drop the Cloth and Back Away…
I almost did this post without any words, just a photo progression of step one to the finished product, but I just couldn’t do it. With the pics, I could leave you thinking how genius I am and how my project went off without a hitch. HA! By now you know that’s not what happened. I’m… Continue reading Blinged-up Bar Stools
Ok, I exaggerate, it’s not GREAT, but it’s pretty good! The wall before was ok, but lacked in any visual punch. My brother made the large blue plate back in the day, and it’s been on many a wall. Still loving it. I always thought I’d put artwork or paint a feature colour to help… Continue reading Great Wall of China
See what I did there? TIME…CLOCK, well you get it. Here’s the Before wall, Chartreuse green with a series of international times on the clocks: And how I got to the After: First I painted the wall Peppertree by ICI, Dulux or Glidden; it’s all the same company, or you can use Piedmont Grey… Continue reading Hit me baby one more TIME…
My most favourite magazine has to be House Beautiful. They get me. Or maybe I get them. Either way, I’m hooked but good. So when I came upon this juicy page, I had to copy it. But where? you ask. About 15 years ago, I stumbled onto this table at an architectural salvage place. I’m… Continue reading Hello? House Beautiful?
Once again, here’s my found-on-the -curbside recycling box. Lovely! Only I can’t seem to leave well enough alone. Is that a flaw? An adventurous spirit? A creative bent? Stupid? Well, regardless, I wanted to try this technique and so darn it, you’re coming along for the ride, like it or not. I purchased 5… Continue reading Tack Attack