Monday, 30 March 2015

Bathroom mini reno and DIY Mirror


                              A sneak peak of our master bathroom





Since moving in 5 years ago we have been updating and renovating our home.
Room by room.

Our house consisted of many colours .

So we had a painter come in and paint the entire main floor all the same colour
till we could decide on which rooms should be what ........

Benjamin Moore is a favourite paint of mine and we went with the colour
of Muslin throughout.

The ceilings were painted Cloud White......

I found that this colour Muslin was very calming and it made our home appear
much larger.

We downsized from a 2500 sq. ft home to 1800 sq. ft.

I am still very happy with our choice of colour.

The master bath was a priority.......the previous owners had painted it s bright strawberry pink.....

So that room was also painted in Muslin.......

You see the fixtures are gray.  At first I wanted to renovate and pull it all apart.........

I wanted a spa ...just like I had in our previous home.......

Well over time this layout has grown on me.........you see we have a laundry closet in this bathroom.



The gray fixtures have also grown on me ........

but.....there is always a but.........

Now's the time to paint .....new vanity.....counter top and faucet.......

I have put together paints.....






I love this vanity.....and of course a marble top more like this picture........





still checking out faucets......

But in the meantime while I'm deciding on the colours and the vanity.......

We made a few changes........

Mr. White Weathered Hutch framed our mirror.......

I know ...it's nothing new...right.....but.......

We didn't frame the outside of the mirror...
nor did we attach  it  with adhesive .........

Hubby came up with a better idea........

He hung the frame right on the mirror so we could take it down when we are ready to
paint.....
                                      "   CLEVER "


Here's how.......

First he measured the mirror then with 3" American Poplar floor trim
he made the frame......








then painted in Raven black semi gloss....












 cut out where the clips are on the mirror....see here.....






Then out of metal sheeting he made an  L shaped  bracket.......
to hang on  the mirror........




Added this clip to the bottom to hold frame tightly to the mirror.









Hung the frame on the mirror.....



I changed up the accessories to white....

Just this little mini makeover makes a big impact.....

Don't you agree?

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Saturday, 28 March 2015

Watercolours




Saturday painting....
                                               

Thought I would just jump right in and paint.......

I haven't used watercolours since I was a kid......

You know the kind that comes in a long strip with a red handle paintbrush.....

and maybe it was attached to a colouring book.........

Well I purchased a set of watercolour paints at Michaels ...........

and a book of watercolour paper..............paint brushes for watercolours........


I have seen on Craftberry Bush her beautiful paintings done in watercolours......

Now  I paint with acrylic paints....but I had to try watercolours.......

Oh I envy Lucy ....her watercolour paintings are so pretty ..........

It's not that easy......you know......but I gave it my best...........


                                        Sunflower




                                   Maybe Lucy gives lessons.............

                  Does anyone else love to paint on a Saturday?




Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Spring Home Tour Kitchen


                                              Welcome to our Kitchen!




                                             
A few years ago we renovated the kitchen here

                    Mainly on a budget.....
The cupboards were sound ...so just the doors were replaced....one thing led to another.....etc......

                       

Looking into the eating area.....
That table and chairs are over 100 .....
We purchased them from a friend close to 40 years ago and they were
in great shape and sturdy.
We had them refinished by a professional and now we need to 
have the table top redone......

After all these years I have never tired of this set.

The buffet and hutch were purchased only a few years ago and 
I refinished them ...

That's where White Weathered Hutch originated.


Spring touches on the hutch.....
Love my wee bunny...
I purchased him at Homesense..
The burlap bags are a DIY and can be found here



Nothing says spring like Yellow Tulips!








Or cloth carrots....find DIY here









Had to show my cute Chalkboard that was made with leftover trim from the
Added a piece of masonite and painted it with chalk paint... 

Hope you enjoyed this mini tour!

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Monday, 23 March 2015

White Dishes with What Chargers......



            Which one would you choose???

                                                 





Moss or Grass !! 














Grass.......it's very affordable......



I couldn't resist when I saw this faux grass at the dollar store......
Wondered what I would use it for......

Then when putting together my Easter Brunch setting I thought how 
cute this looked as a charger.....
Very affordable and clean.....
Kinda cute...don't you think...

I have also seen this faux grass used in the entry way or mud room  

as a boot tray......

Cute!!



While looking through my stash I came upon my round disk that I glued  sheet moss to
last spring and thought how cute this would be as a charger......















Easy DIY!

I used wood. but heavy cardboard would work.

Cut out a round circle of cardboard..
large enough  to accommodate your plate,,,,,,

Sheet Moss...
I purchased mine in Wal Mart


roll it out and lay your round disk on the top and cut to size....
Then I hot glued it in place.....

That easy......


Here are two examples of the use of faux grass and moss....
or do you use the everyday chargers to decorate your table with......



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Saturday, 21 March 2015

8 DIY Spring Ideas



It's time to start thinking of Easter!
It's just a few weeks away...

I put together 8 posts of
DIY's to help you plan
for Easter....

Have some fun!


                                                    

Click on the hi lighted area to take you to the tutorials...





1.  Here's a fun DIY just in time for Easter............carrots......







They look so real !!!!!



                   
                        2.       Peeps and Nests

  Now these are so cute and easy to assemble..........




                          So cute and Yummy!!!!


                    3.      DIY Easter Bags!!

    Fill them up with treats.......



                                 


                           4.         Or what about a Hostess Gift!

                                           

                                    These were so easy and fun to make!!

                                     I gave them out at our last  Easter to my married children!


                                         
                                       5.     DIY Birds nest with Eggs

                                                We all love Nests!!!




                                          



                               

                              6.    Here's a fast easy tutorial........

                                     Love Glitter Eggs!


                                   


                                       7.         Tablescapes for Easter

                                                      Easy, Fun!      
                                                      


                         


                                       8.    DIY Bunny Weather Vane


                                       Keep him on display year round!
                                                 



               

                                 I hope these posts will give you some inspiration!
                          


                                      Now's the time to be planning for Easter!


                                                   


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Thursday, 19 March 2015

Spring Has Arrived !

Some Changes in the Foyer!

The addition of the white and blue ginger jar........
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