Sunday, January 24, 2010

Re-do's & Reno's

I'm stoked that my 'PDF photo album turned uploadable JPGs' turned out rather well. I was digging around in my computer and pulled up my original photo album with thoughts of sharing some home projects and reno's here.

When we were city dwellers paying rent, hubs didn't get to explore all of his many hidden talents but we used to talk about how we would buy an older fixer upper and put our own thumbprint on it. Such grand ideas floating about in our heads! I was pretty naive to think it would all get done in the first year or two of landing here. Things don't always turn out that way and I've learned that what appears to be a simple reno involves so much more than just some spackle and paint. Silly me.

I leave you with a few of our completed renovations and one DIY chair re-do. I didn't take any before pictures of the two bedrooms done but I do have a series of pages from a digital photo album of the bathroom makeover which I'll share in my next post. When you see the before images of our bathroom, you'll get a good idea of just how bad the upstairs of our old farmhouse looked... I'm talking original 60's decor complete with green and orange shag carpet in the two bedrooms we converted to our master bedroom. Gag!


  1. That's beautiful work! The renovation and interior design are very nice and the photo layout reminds me of a travel brochure!

  2. Why thank you!

    This past summer I had two cousins and two aunts come to visit from PEI. They wanted a tour and it ended up taking quite some time. I've been collecting vintage 'stuff' for some time and they were taking everything in and ooooo'ing and ahhhhh'ing. It was nice that they appreciated the things of yesteryears as much as I do.

  3. Wow, I am impressed! You guys have done a lot of work and your house looks fantastic. Love the trim work - my husband is doing all the trimwork on our place, too.
    Lovely, lovely.

  4. WOW! great job! I had an upholstery/drapery workroom & int.des. bus. for 15 years! This is great !!!! Good girl to just GO FOR IT! :)