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Living Room Refresh – Planning Stage (Fireplace?)

After 14 years in this house I started to itch for a change in our living room. I think it’s 50% pandemic fatigue and being in the house and 50% just my own personal style changes. Thankfully Aubrey has been patient and encouraging of my need for change, and has been supportive with need for changes. Here is how our living room was as of a few months ago.

As you can see from the top, to the picture below РI took down the gallery wall and, console table.  So far the only thing I have done is repainted the wall and added a new pillow. LOL. The couch and coffee table are staying, as are our built in bookshelves.

I’m debating what to do along this wall, and have been wondering if we could add in a gas fireplace much like the ones below – a full bump out with minimal mantle.

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I’ve also torn apart the dining room and TV room so the whole first floor is pretty much being redecorated. ūüôā (More on those rooms later) I have my feelers out to fireplace shops to see if they could suggest a model based on our space. Stay tuned!


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Basement updates Part 2

Continuing on with the basement changes …. Aubrey built the new wall with plywood. We knew we were going to be installing shiplap (in stock, available at Lowes although go to a bigger Lowes as not all of them have it) so we didn’t worry about needing to add drywall here, which would have been the nicer choice had you just been painting the wall. We also didn’t install it ALL the way to the floor because a cabinet was going in front, and it saved us some money in materials.

We got a BESTA cabinet from Ikea, to act as the built in for the base.

This is in in place, You can see we have extra room on either side, which Aubrey will add in some trim to make it look more built in

The shiplap is starting to be applied and it looks AMAZING.

More to come!

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New roman blinds for the bedroom

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We used to have white romans on our windows in our bedroom.
¬†They were purchased at Lowes when they came to Canada years ago, and were a steal. I can’t recall the exact price, but it was economical enough that when the backs of the blinds¬†yellowed from the sun and made the white blinds white no more – I went back to Lowes and just bought the same set all over again. ¬†However when the second¬†pair discoloured from the sun I wasn’t able to find¬†the same style¬†in-store or, online anywhere. So windows have sat naked for years. (And, potentially why my neighbours may have seen ME naked for years) Continue Reading →