Saturday, March 17, 2018

It has been so long since I Blogged...

Welcome to my little Blog! I have neglected her for over a year and decided to share my latest project.
As some of you know I love thrifting and repurposing vintage pieces to use in both of our homes.
My Sweetie and i found this 42 inch wooden table at one of my favorite stores and then found the four dining can back chairs at another...
I had redone another dining set in 2014 but all the chairs had arms and it took up more room than we had in our 400sq foot winter home in Arizona. This set of four chairs had only chair with the arms. One of the chair backs had damage to the cane so I decided to try my hand at replacing the cane... since I had never done caning before i was a little nervous but thought ....what the heck I can do it! It turned out lovely...thank goodness! 

The fabric we choose really coordinates well with all of our other decor...

Thank goodness we have a large outdoor space to do this type of handiwork!

Below I have changed the decor on our dining cabinet with mostly pieces from Goodwills and other thrift stores... I just love the succulents in the vintage silver tea pot!                                 

I hope you enjoyed a glimpse into our tiny home...thank you for stopping in...


Monday, September 26, 2016

Living Room Changes before & after

Welcome... it has been so long since I posted I forgot to share our before & after photos of the living room furniture we purchased in 2015!
These two are the before shots with the old blinds & curtains...

We chose Lazyboy Furniture in colours that reflect the desert and the mood of Arizona...

The chair is a recliner so great for relaxing and watching television...

Our existing throw pillow goes nicely with the sofa cushions and the wool area rug is also from Lazyboy.
Although the old sofa was a sofa bed we decided to go with a straight sofa and treat our children to a hotel when they come to visit us... 
We are excited to head back to our winter home in late October and I am sure I will find something else to create or update!
Thank you for stopping in...

Sunday, March 1, 2015

One of our outside spaces

Welcome to our home in Arizona... 
I am sharing one of our outdoor spaces with you today.

Above is the card table and chairs I have recovered with a fabric from IKEA. I love the way it turned out and it adds colour and interest to our space.

I hope you enjoyed a small glimpse into our sitting area...
Have a wonderful week ahead...


Friday, February 20, 2015

Chalkboard Pantry

Welcome to sunny Arizona!
As you may have seen in an older post we had replaced the gold leaded glass in our cabinets with clear glass and Brushed nickel pulls. This particular cabinet has another access door on the other side and it is used as our pantry. 
I realized last winter that I did not want to sit on the sofa in the living area and look into the glass pantry. 
Michaels craft store sold this adhesive chalk board panel and instantly I knew this is what I needed to do to fix my problem.
We added a vintage style cabinet pull placing it upside down to hold the chalk and we love the look. 
Now I just have to learn some nice writing skills and write something profound. ;  )

Thank you for stopping in today I hope that I inspired you to be creative as well. 



Sunday, January 25, 2015

We replaced the Mini Blinds

Welcome to another day in sunny Arizona. We have finished with the replacement of all of the metal mini blinds in our winter home. These photos are the after pictures and the before are below. We went with Levolor 2" sandblasted white blinds throughout from Lowes and we are loving the new look. 

As you will notice we removed the side curtains as well and the rooms seem so much brighter.

Below we have the old blinds removed and just waiting for the installer to arrive with the new blinds...

I had leftover fabric from recovering the dining chairs so I was thankful I brought my sewing machine with us so I could make the little valances in the dining room and kitchen area.

These are shots of the before... the mini blinds were looking wore and bent so time for an update.

Here is the same fabric on the dining chairs I had recovered last winter. Of course they are painted with Annie Sloan Old white chalk paint...
Thank you for stopping in!


Friday, January 2, 2015

Changes in the Washroom

Before we left Arizona in May we had removed the glass shower doors and added a curved curtain rod. It provides us more elbow room in the shower/bathtub so we are happy we went ahead and changed it out.

Our taps in the bathroom had fallen apart on my hand when getting a deep cleaning so the taps were changed from a shiny silver finish to a brushed nickel to match the new cabinet handles and hinges.

We added a few pictures and a bamboo blind to smarten up the small area. 

I am not actually minding the wallpaper and the artwork I found seems to coordinate nicely. 

Unfortunately the shower curtain is not presenting very well in photos but it has the blue and taupe colours of the wallpaper as well. We have a skylight in the room and it make the room bright and cheery.

I hope you enjoyed your visit today. Thank you for stopping in. We have replaced all the window blinds in the trailer so I will share that with you in a future post. 


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Changes done the Fall of 2014

Welcome to another post on upgrading our Winter home. 
We came South in October this year so it will be great to spend a full six months in the Arizona sunshine. 
Above is the flooring before we changed it and below you can see we went with a darker flooring. The kitchen, hallway and bathroom needed updating so that is what we have done. The living room and bedroom spaces have laminate flooring and it is in great shape.

Below is a photo from before we got possession so the leaded glass is still in the cabinets and the table & chair set has been changed. 
We chose to replace the standard dining room light that is in every older Park Model.... or that is what it seems... our home was manufactured in 1993.

As you can see below we changed the light and the dining set which I mentioned before. It was purchased at Goodwill and painted with Annie Sloan Old White chalk paint.

I found this charming button shade at Home Sense and loved it right away. We went to the nearest Goodwill outlet and found an iron hanging light. It needed rewiring so I did that and added the shade. When the table is pulled out to seat four chairs the light is centred... I promise! I love the way it turned out! 

Since I forgot to take some before photos of some things I will just be posting some new things in a future post. 
Thank you for stopping in today. 
I hope the sun is shining brightly wherever you may be.