Sunday, August 31, 2008
While I was there I picked up these stainless steel bar handles , anywhere else they would be $15 a pieces at Ikea they were two for $12 , they are hollow but that is the look for less , and they are great , they tie into the stainless appliances , as well the original location of the handles was the lowest hole and I never bent down to reach , these function much better, after a fresh coat of paint the old island I built is looking like new and refreshed.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
I have made good progress and am now out of wood , which is good because if I had more I wouldn't stop but I need a break , I will continue on in the next week. I got up almost 13 rows yippy , all while catching up on my HGTV programs , well listening to them, I think this will be my favorite detail in the house, I have always love beadboard ceilings.
So what have I learned , it is going to look great , the only hard part was cutting down one board on the left side of the room because the room is not square , and cutting the hole out for the pot light , but that is all done now and it should be smooth sailing from here .
Friday, August 29, 2008
I loved this billowy cape .
The lighting was spectacular .
I will apologize for the poor sound quality as I used my little Kodak easy share camera for these videos, I am so glad I have that feature on there, I can not believe how many videos I was able to get , I assure you the sounds was perfect in real life.
It will be fun to look at these with the kids tomorrow after I have a nice late sleep in to start my four day weekend.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Prime all boards with a shellac based primer to hide all knots from coming through the final paint coat , I used Zinsser B I N , two coats was recommended. This should take a while.
The wood I have used is knotty pine with a V groove design, it comes in 8ft lengths and is priced at about .95 cents a sq ft, that is it covers 12 sq ft and is just over $11.00 a pkg , not bad, it is very thin and light great for easy installation , this product would be great for walls and back splashes , I plan to build a locker area in my basement and I will use this for the walls.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
It is cheery soft and light just how I had wanted it to be , I decided to go with the arrangement on the wall that was working , I did paint the mirror black and add a small textured black star, I do like it now , it was just the drab colour that I didn't like . I need to make some new pillows and I am sure it will make me happy for a long time to come. Click on the photo for a close up look if you like.
I just need to get started on the ceiling work that has yet to begin , first week of school I will tackle that . The added texture will raise the room to a whole new level I am sure of that .
Sunday, August 24, 2008
The Aberfoyle Antique market , it is the oldest outdoor antique market , it is so fun to scour the vendor's wares, lots of great deals , it is never a good idea to go there with out a good deal of storage space , you never know what you will find. This long weekend for us was quite a busy and fun filled one , Friday we went to Canada's Wonderland a big theme park full of roller coasters which the kids are finally brave enough and big enough to ride , it was a great day of trying new things for our children , when darkness came the park was truly magical like a carnival the kids loved it , it really is a different place at night , we will be going back very soon when the weather cools, 90 degrees was a bit hot for big lineups but we had a fun filled day despite my poor choice of foot wear, should have worn the good flip flops.
Off to the market then:
Yard sticks , lots of yard sticks.
Lovely old lounge chairs in need of new covers.
This table has my name written all over it , $35 can see it now after a coat or two of paint.
They had tons of these sea horses , wouldn't they look great painted aqua???
Look a fishing rod holder , isn't that the creepiest thing you have ever seen , its hoofs, yucky yuck yuck.
I really need to take more pictures of our trips , but I like to enjoy them without a camera in my face .
Mason after a 50 minute wait in line , she will not do that again , she said it wasn't worth it , too slow. I had to take a picture of these deserts ,I knew you would want to see them too, I have seen them on blogs but never had one , don't know what they are called , anyone know?? they are great , and so pretty all lined up , they are basically little cake bites with fillings all different flavours, these were from Tracy and Andrew's house warming party , remember the mudroom makeover it was their mudroom , the house is well broken in now and looks great , congrats guys.
Friday, August 22, 2008
Light bright and airy but still warm , I will be looking for something new above the settee there , I think the problem is that I was trying to use the things I have , but they just weren't right , and I need to open up to something new now, flea market here I come.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
This room is ever changing , I can not tell you how happy painting the chair makes me , I tried to work more yellow in for the chair , but now it just looks like it was supposed to , it really makes me happy , the round table was moved in to this living because all the blues in the family were too jarring , but it looks great in here, the square one however does not look good in the family room , so they will go back home after the paint is fixed. Although I would really love big round ottoman for the family room , that would be great, now maybe I could make one of those ? Sure .
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I love this kitchen so pretty , love the grey , a colour like that needs good light .
What a charming home , all that outdoor space to enjoy , the picket fence.
This is a charming kitchen , love every inch.
Again a lovely grey kitchen ,