Sunday, September 30, 2007
More great finds
Thursday, September 27, 2007
I have shown many photos of my kitchen , I have done lots of work on it over the years, the cupboards were really ugly oak, which I chose with the intention to paint.This is a photo after I had painted and glazed the cupboards, which left the room dark and dreary, now I love my kitchen white bright and tiled, just as I could've dreamed it up.
I thought it would be fun to show you how it started many years ago.
Years later I added the panelling which has given the stairs a built in feel as opposed to the floating there look that they had, I love old homes especially the stair cases.
These were the stairs before the runner was installed, a good 6 months, I also love the clean bare look of that but it was a bit slippy, and it was hard at times to see where one step started and the other began from the upper floor, one close call for me on those bare stairs. Look at my baby , she wasn't even two in that photo, with her little bob, boy if I could have frozen her at that age....Sophie .
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Have a safe and Happy Halloween.
How I would love to deck out my front porch in the manner as pottery barn kids has, magical.
I have come up with a great idea I can make that web out of electrical tape , as long as it doesn't rain.Won't that be fun.
I especially love these scull candles they are so goolish
Monday, September 24, 2007
I thought it would be good to put all the faucets that I am considering together in a post , if you could be so kind to tell me which you like most.
I have both satin nickle and bronze in my bath so
i can go either way as far as finish ,
..vote 1-4 please.
Thank you for your votes I think its #4 in nickle finish.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Its been another busy weekend
I finally tackled the dining room chairs, after trying black then hand painting one white and not being happy, all it took was 4 cans of spray paint, two different shades of creamy whites and happiness, ok the basement is a disaster, from all the over spray but I will tackle that before the night is gone, well worth the mess, the chairs look near flawless, I love them , what was I waiting for?? Turns out a few simple changes and well a truck load of money and now I love my dining room, lets hope it wins me a place in the Canadian House and Home magazine contest.cross fingers...
This cabinet was handed down by my husbands mom a few years back , I had always thought it would look nice painted,so I did, I think it looks nice but the handles were so yucky, I finally found these cleaner lines bronze pulls and square knobs. I had sanded and distressed one door after it was painted but put off the messy task until yesterday , it was a huge mess but again worth the look. However we will reconfigure it to hold a 37" LCD screen tv when we save up for that of course.
Friday, September 21, 2007
I despise my fridge, the freezer is too small, the fridge magically freezes things on the top shelf, and its butt ugly, the side is scratched , and I hate it.
My stove is fine it works, I love the glass top, I would never use another kind of surface, I am messy , but hubby is even more messy, I love the look of gas but don't like gas in reality , the cleaning the mess. as well I tiled my back splash with a lovely feature set right over the stove with imported handmade tiles, which I love but can not enjoy fully as my stove panel is normally high.
These are the appliances my kitchen deserves, this Jenn Air fridge is less expensive than many stainless ones it also has concealed water dispenser inside and auto ice maker, I want white, if it is stainless it will be so obtrusive in the room, as well they are always black, what's up with that?I think the white version will blend seamlessly with my cupboards, but I would like my feature to be a stainless stove with my tile work and custom hood it will be right in place, as it has smooth top and a short back panel.
Do you have your dream appliances.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
I have been playing today with a touch of free time, see this little table was given to me by my Father , which was given to him by my Mother in the divorce, it was blue and burgundy and it was the first thing I stripped , it was the table my baby Mason coloured at, ate from and talked on the phone to her Daddy so its a touch special to me, so I wanted to find somewhere for it , this is its third place , dining room no good, bedroom too cluttered, now I am trying it here, we'll see ...I think I need a couple of lidded baskets there for storage underneath.
I just wanted to show my dish cupboard ,it shows how I am a blue and green lover through and through, I love all of my dishes and glasses, the amber glasses where my Oma's and are very special to me , even though they might seem out of place they are not.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
I gave up sugar in my coffee years ago, but while I was a sugar user I came across this charming vintage sugar dispenser, it pours out a perfect teaspoon of sugar, don't you love that , why do we have those free pouring kinds, I love this.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Food allergy project
As a mom of a peanut allergic child I am touched to find this new organization , pushing to find a cure. There is a 12 minute video , it is very eye opening.
This is child, my child is sick everyday , because her immune system is not adequate to protect her from one simple food, something that came from the earth , something that should nourish her ,but it can kill her, I do everything I can do to prevent that , I want her to live a full long life, to do what ever it is that she chooses , I don't want anything to be stolen from her because of this challenge.
How can this be? There needs to be a cure.
Monday, September 17, 2007
Oh my aching back.
This is our new pet Mantis, he set up in my brackets right on the front steps and hasn't moved.
this is the after.
The header above the door I had already tackled , I never REALLY liked it , so I ripped it apart and re-built it , now it is better, awkward though as it is shoved up against one wall, not the best thing to start with.