Sunday, 4 May 2014

A buffet before and after

I've been wanting to do this for long time, finally I found the right piece.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Saying good bye.

We are moving to another house, is bittersweet because we have many memories here, this is the house my daughter first came after she was born, we celebrated all her six birthdays here, we started the garden from scratch,  finished the basement and learned a lot in the process and at the same time we are very excited to start all over again in a new place. 

This is the front of the house, the plan was to paint the garage and front doors, never got to do it.

The foyer

Living room, view from the kitchen, the tv unit is a hutch, it actually works perfect to hold the television and the cable box, DVD player, movies, etc.

Another view of the living room.

The floor plan is open concept. Living room-dining combination and the kitchen is open to the living room.

This is our beloved kitchen, where we spend most of the time.

The white subway tile back splash was my first tiling project. I'm very happy with the way it turned out, I think I will do the same in the new house.

Our bedroom

My daughter bedroom, where she doesn't sleep, she wants to sleep with us most of the time, we let her, there is nothing better than sleep and wake up with mom and dad. In a few years she won't want to be that close to us anymore so we might as well enjoy her now that she is still little, besides,  waking up with mom and dad aren't the best childhood memories?

Guest bedroom..

This is another bedroom that we use as an office.

The powder room, I always wanted a red room and this little bathroom was the perfect opportunity, after a few years  I got tired of the color, but I was lazy to paint it in a lighter color. In my next house I want a bold wallpaper in the powder room.

This is the bathroom in the basement, I found an antique dresser, made the hole for the sink, painted it and the plumber installed the sink and faucet, I did all the tilling.

The family room in the basement, I'm keeping these sofas for the next house, I'm thinking to make slipcovers for them. I love the shape of them.

The basement bedroom, as you can see in the picture we use it as a playroom.

The hallway.

We installed a small kitchen in the basement, is tiny but very functional, the idea was to have a self contained apartment in the basement. For thanksgiving I did all the cooking and baking in this kitchen, loved it.

My daughter getting messy when I was working in the garden. She was eleven months.

This was our second summer in the house, and as you can see I was starting some garden beds.

Two years later, and my vegetable garden was already producing  beautiful veggies. The swing set was a birthday gift from grandma and grandpa, she enjoyed it a lot.

Here is another shot of  one side of the garden.

 More veggies.

Not a very good picture, but just want to show my daughter at six and our two year granddaughter having fun in the garden with the sprinkler. There is another granddaughter on the way, so next year there will be three girls playing in the garden and running in the house.

Here is my Japanese maple tree, black eyed susan plants, Anabelle hydrangeas, sedum and peonys.

Another garden bed, there are two mulberry trees in the backyard, I didn't plant them, they just appeared in the garden and they are growing beautifully, in late spring and early summer the berries attract all kinds of birds, this particular tree is right in front of our kitchen, is so nice to see the birds from the kitchen table when we are eating. I have lots of Anabell hydrangeas, hostas, black eyed susans, astillbes and peonies, all of them do very well in our cold Canadian climate.

Another view of the garden.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Valentine cupcakes and some furniture

I baked some cupcakes for my daughter's classmates for Valentines, they look like little hydrangeas one of my favorite flowers.

And these are some pieces of furniture I painted so far this year, all of them are now in their new new homes.
I have been lucky finding good quality dressers with very nice lines.

This little antique dresser needed a lot of work, but I got it for a good price and I just love the size and the curves at the front, it turned out very nice once I sanded it and painted it

Friday, 30 December 2011

Bye, bye 2011

     Wishing everyone a good 2012. This was a good year for us and we are very thankful.
     Here are some pieces of furniture I refinished throughout the year. You will notice most of my furniture is white, I always get the question, why white?, the answer is very simple, white is what people like and so far white has been good to me.