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.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Let there be light!

I never liked the shades on the light above the sink in the master bedroom.
I was at Michael's today.   I couldn't find what I went for, but I found these shades that look like mason jars and they were on sale.  I thought they would work, so that brought replacing the shades to the top of my to do list.
The hole in the lid didn't fit over the electrical piece that holds the light bulb, so I had to press the metal back a bit to accommodate. 
 and now they are installed. 
It is amazing the difference in the amount of light with a clear shade.
One more 'to do' done :)

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Those wascaly wabbits!!!

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We had a very cold winter.   In the spring I noticed that the rabbits had eaten a lot of my garden, and I've been working to bring it back.

I put in a lovely, lush Purple Sandcherry bush one day and the next morning this is what I was greeted by.   Not just the leaves, but branches gone too.   They eat everything in sight.  My Rubeckia is now 3 inches tall, instead of 24 inches.   They even eat things they aren't supposed to ... day lilies and coneflowers.
 Today it appears more creatures have joined the buffet.   This is usually about 36 inches high with pretty purple flowers, ... but this morning it is about 8 inches high and all the flowers are gone.  Because of the height I don't think it is the rabbits.
I have tried everything.   My latest is blood meal.   I seems to work but has to be re-applied after you water or it rains.

I have at the hairdressers yesterday and she says human hair works.   Work it in just under the top of the ground so it doesn't blow away.   Apparently rabbits don't like the smell of humans.

She gave me a bag of hair (GROSS I know) and I am on my way out to work it in.   Obviously I'll try anything :)

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Happy Canada Day!!

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Never more proud to be a Canadian :)