Category Archives: decorating: before and afters

When Color Panic Sets In

Our red barn doors were sagging, they didn’t close properly (a cinder block held them shut), they weighed a ton, they were starting to rot, and a broken board at the bottom served as a cat entrance. It was time … Continue reading

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Found: A Printer Table (with a quick makeover)

In my last post, I showed the computer desk that I had refinished and then talked about getting some kind of printer table to put next to it. I wanted something that would contrast with the desk (not something wood … Continue reading

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Desk Makeover

This desk makeover is special. After my mom immigrated to Canada at the age of 19, this was the first piece of furniture that she bought with her hard-earned money. Since its purchase, many people in our family have used … Continue reading

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Jumping on a Trend: Pallet Wood Sign

I know that rustic signs made of pallet wood are a popular trend right now and that in a couple of years they might be “out”.  But I like them (when they are meaningful and used sparingly) and they match … Continue reading

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New Use for an Old Picture

It’s amazing what one little change can trigger.  A few months ago, I had to replace our comforter in our bedroom.  By the simple act of purchasing a new one, I was suddenly thrust into painting the walls (and ceiling), … Continue reading

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Curtain Calamity

Quick comment before I launch into my dilemma: although I’d love to blog more, my work schedule and other commitments this year are not giving me a lot of free time to complete projects or to blog.  So I’ll try … Continue reading

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Family Room Update

My family room has slowly evolved over the past four years as I discovered which direction I wanted to head in.  I don’t really care that white and light is “in” right now, although I do like it in some … Continue reading

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