Saturday, August 20, 2011

Breakfast Area - Ceiling Light

I needed a light fixture for my city home and absolutely refused to pay full price. 

In fact my goal was to furnish entire home with NICE second-hand finds. 

Here is what I came home with one day: $10.00! 

Of course there was more to it... but I forgot to take a picture before I took it apart for painting.

Sorry :)

I spray painted it dark gray, it was almost silvery and we all love it!

And a close up!

It truly looks nice and classy in our Breakfast Area

That fabric on the chair by the window is the future drapery for that window.  Entire home is done in those creams, soft blues and browns.

Here is the "before" of that same space...

More transformations coming soon!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Our Home in the City ~ Kitchen ~

About three months ago we have purchased a second home in the City.  We live in the country and have been commuting back and forth for about 5 years. 

It wouldn't be a problem, but when you have to get up at 4:30am Monday to Friday... be in the city by 6:00am and stay there till 6-7-8 at night... at some point it gets to you and you simply have enough. 

So the solution presented itself in the form of a home, walking distance (700m) to where my son trains (figure skating - dance) and to his highschool and 3 minutes by car from my work. Could I ask for more? 

Now we (older son & myself) stay in the city Monday to Friday and go home for the weekends.  My husband works on jobs up north most of the time and my younger son is still in Higschool too.  We usually never had time to be together during the week when we all lived together. 

Now, we make a point of spending every weekend doing something fun as a family at our place in the country. 

So this is what the "house in the city" looked like when we bought it:


That will stay the same for awhile... until IKEA has a kitchen sale.  I refuse to go with anything else... I love Ikea pullouts, that's what I have in my other house. Love it!

~Breakfast Area~
Just before the previous owners moved out...

When we got the keys...

There was a nice maple flooring almost everywhere on the main floor, but it was installed wrong and there were gaps between the boards.  We decided to pull it out and install a new, pre-finished wood flooring. 

Here are our sons at work... following in their father's footsteps :)

Not bad ...

You will see the after soon...