Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Christmas around the House

I don't go all glitzy for Christmas.  My decorating is much more subtle, but you definitely know it is the Christmas season.

The Kitchen is decked ..



The Living Room and Dining Room



The Mantel in the Family Room

A little Christmas on the shelf above my desk in the Office/Craft Room

The beds get festive red and white quilts


And I am one of those that has all her Christmas shopping done before December 1.  Everything is wrapped and ready for a happy day with the family.

Monday, December 3, 2018

New Chandelier

I have been walking down the stairs for year looking at my ugly chandelier.  When the electrician was in doing the wiring in the new laundry room I took that opportunity to replace the light with a new bronze iron lantern.

Old Light

New Light

Way more me!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Total Update of the Laundry Room

I have been in this house for 11 years now.   The laundry room has always been an unfinished space in the basement.   Not really condusive to washing your clothes :)
I finally had a construction crew in to finish the room.   Framing, wall board, laminate flooring, lighting and everything.   This is the finished room.
 Even has room for my workbench.   An area under the stairs (that you don't see in any of the pictures) was sectioned off with a door and I use that for tool storage.
 The solid door leads into the hot water/furnace area.   The louvered door is next to the furnace to allow ventilation.

The rest of the basement was already finished so I am happy to have this area complete.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

New and improved doors

It is a little thing; but the closet doors have always bugged me.   They were floor to ceiling, builder basic sliders.   You could only access half the closet at a time.
When I had the hardwood floors put in earlier this year I had them remove the doors.

I am currently having my laundry room finished, so had the doors updated at the same time.  It was more labour intensive than I thought.   They had to build a bulk head and side extension to fit the new bi-folds I wanted.  Seemed to take ages to complete, the construction, the painting and I had the craft room painted at the same time.  Finally after two weeks of all the contents of my closets laying on the bed in the guest room they are done.
Craft Room

 Two closets between the Master Bedroom and Bath

Love the two large panels.  Another great update done.


Monday, September 10, 2018

A Good Day for Antiquing

Saturday was the Christie Antique Show.  It was the perfect crisp fall day for it, and I attended the show with my Brother and Niece.  We arrived at 7:50AM and it was already jammed.  We walked and walked, looking at all the booths for 5 hours.
 Does this remind you of the Netflix program "Lords and Ladles"?
 Beautiful furniture
 A whimsical herd of goats
A quick stop at the airstream ice cream shop 
 and more walking ....
 Bags of amazing finds
 A great day
 Allison's haul:  moulds and rolling pins for her kitchen wall 
Decanter for bar cart
My buys:   a tin for a plant
and a small box
What a great way to spend a beautiful fall day!!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Vintage Wooden Crates

I had a friend from out of province visit for a week recently.

I'm always looking for new places to take her and had seen a place on-line that was interesting to me.  She loves vintage ... so we made a trip.
They had rooms of boxes.   I was so carried away with the choices I forgot to take pictures in the back rooms where the boxes were piled a couple deep and to the rafters.
I really wanted this one as I just retired from IBM after a 38 year career.   But it was price prohibitive. 
I did find one to bring home.   I put a coat of varathane on it, and sanded it out.    Gorgeous!
I'm using it to store some quilt books. You can see the logo on the top and on the end when you enter the room.