Friday, October 17, 2008

Exciting news

You know these two handsome boys don't you , well their Steven and Chris , Steven Sabatos ,well I have been watching on TV since he has been on , I hot glued design onto simple wood frames and painted them as he showed a way back in 1992 I believe if my mind serves me correctly , I actually have learned a lot along the way from him and Chris , well he is just a breath of fresh air , I love him , don't you just want to give him a big hug , gosh I can't explain how much I love these two guys, my husband used to call Steven my boyfriend ??? yes he is gorgeous , but I never crushed on him in that way , I have always said I would just love to work with him , I admire his work . Well I experienced a full circle moment yesterday , since a crew from their show Steven and Chris came to my house , yes this house , and let me give a tour of all the work I have done , this was a proud moment for me . The segment should air on CBC in two weeks , I will keep everyone posted . I worked all week getting the house just right , I wanted to show Sophie's room , so I had to finish the trim work I had started , and touched up all over and added these new pink drapes for her closet , you wouldn't believe how hard it was to find hot pink drapes , these were from Walmart , $16.00 or $20 a panel, can't recall.

I was indulging on beautiful flowers , I don't do this enough , and probably you don't either , treat yourself to some flowers , these are from the grocery store .

I had so much fun getting everything just so , I got the matching white lamp from the grocery store again , $35.00 always just your big box grocery store for goodies you may just surprise yourself .
That's all for now , I have gotta run , I will proof read later , forgive any blunders please.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Blue and white dining room

I have maximized the space given in this dining room area , instead of cramming a big hutch and buffet into this room , I have filled the space with a long harvest table and 6 chairs . Lets face it when we use the formal or semi-formal dining room like this it is for family gatherings, not for every day , that tells me it is more important to seat many people .Keeping the dining area free for just seating allows for maximum capacity. So check your space , is it under 12x8 you may consider re-locating your hutch and buffet to another space in the house , re-purpose.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Long drapes and tall window need not be expensive to deal with , adjusting ready made curtains with an extension of fabric is a cost effective way to finish such a huge focal point , nothing fussy that would only take away from a beautiful feature. Less is more.

*sorry just couldn't move those sleeping dogs, they say let sleeping dogs lie , I agree.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Window seat

I used extra fabric from the dining chair makeover to upholster a small window seat for the living room , creating a lovely sunny spot for kids and pets.
"your home should be your haven, a place of refuge that speaks to who you are "