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melissa commented on Danielle Nicosia's blog post Restaurant Review - Frankly Eatery
"And don't forget they're open LATE now for nibbles and drinks (fully licensed!) woo - another evening watering hole!  Great post Danielle!"
Aug 17, 2011
melissa commented on melissa's blog post The Power of Paint!
"Thanks Avery!  Yes, we had to quickly remind ourselves that our slightly-falling-apart garage was somewhat of a blessing in Leslieville!  We'll bring it up to speed eventually.  Thanks for reading....hey aren't you supposed…"
Aug 12, 2011
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Aug 10, 2011
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The Power of Paint!

A few weekends ago, Christian and I decided that it was time. It was time to deal with the unfortunate disaster that is commonly referred to as "the garage". Now, let me fill you in on something: in downtown Toronto, if you have a garage, that is pretty awesome.  When our area was built in the 30s, the houses were made to back onto a laneway, and little free-standing garages face said laneway.  Over the years, some…See More
Aug 9, 2011
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The Power of Paint!

A few weekends ago, Christian and I decided that it was time. It was time to deal with the unfortunate disaster that is commonly referred to as "the garage". Now, let me fill you in on something: in downtown Toronto, if you have a garage, that is pretty awesome.  When our area was built in the 30s, the houses were made to back onto a laneway, and little free-standing garages face said laneway.  Over the years, some…See More
Aug 9, 2011
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Aug 3, 2011
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"so excited about this place!"
Aug 3, 2011
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Inspiration all around us!

Sometimes, it's hard to get started on a project.  You just aren't sure what colour to work into a room, and walking into decor stores or even big-box stores can be extremely overwhelming, and cause you to spend 45 minutes considering the life and times of mailboxes (yes, I've done this...more on that another time).So, where do we find inspiration for a room, design, or project?  Well, everywhere. Start taking notes of things that make you go "Hey, I really like that!"  If you see something you…See More
Jul 30, 2011
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Inspiration all around us!

Sometimes, it's hard to get started on a project.  You just aren't sure what colour to work into a room, and walking into decor stores or even big-box stores can be extremely overwhelming, and cause you to spend 45 minutes considering the life and times of mailboxes (yes, I've done this...more on that another time).So, where do we find inspiration for a room, design, or project?  Well, everywhere. Start taking notes of things that make you go "Hey, I really like that!"  If you see something you…See More
Jul 30, 2011
melissa commented on melissa's blog post Starting small: a little bit of DIY inspiration
"Thanks Pat for the suggestion!  I am in L-O-V-E with MacFab and went there even when it was out on Queen West - I think I will be paying them a visit for my next project as they have such wonderful mod prints! Thanks also for the gilding idea -…"
Jul 26, 2011
Pat commented on melissa's blog post Starting small: a little bit of DIY inspiration
"You might want to check out https://www.macfabfabrics.com/ for some of their remnants, too! Another fun project: gilding furniture (I confess, I used the artificial gold sheets, not the real thing). Makes for a great finish on a special piece."
Jul 22, 2011
melissa commented on melissa's blog post Starting small: a little bit of DIY inspiration
"Thanks for reading and thanks for the comment, Evelyn!  Yes, I've already purchased the fabric for the headboard project, plus we have two friends who want to tackle this one as well.  So I think we're going to have a DIY soiree…"
Jul 22, 2011
Evelyn commented on melissa's blog post Starting small: a little bit of DIY inspiration
"Awesome work Melissa. Thanks for sharing. I've been leaning toward upholstering my headboard as well so I look forward to that post! Thanks for the inspirations!"
Jul 22, 2011
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Starting small: a little bit of DIY inspiration

My husband and I are often asked: "How do you learn the ways of DIY?", and for those of you who are well-versed in this past-time, you will know that it is purely trial and error.  Christian is Mr. Handy, and was fortunate enough to learn many of the tricks of the trade from working with his dad growing up.  Me on the other hand, well, my mother likes to shop at Ethan Allan and Restoration Hardware - HA!  Yeah, not in the budget for us. The problem: "I want pretty things in my home, but should…See More
Jul 20, 2011
melissa commented on melissa's blog post To enclose, or not to enclose: PART 2, the Grand Finale!
"ah, the Dremel....on the tool wish-list!  Such a do-it-all companion!"
Jul 7, 2011
melissa commented on melissa's blog post To enclose, or not to enclose: PART 2, the Grand Finale!
"thanks Greig - yes, I love rockin' the safety crocs. Good questions: 1) Thank you very much for your comments on the landing!  We're really happy with it too - hard to see in the picture, but we the stairs we left as natural cedar and…"
Jul 6, 2011

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The Power of Paint!

Posted on August 9, 2011 at 10:35pm 2 Comments

A few weekends ago, Christian and I decided that it was time. It was time to deal with the unfortunate disaster that is commonly referred to as "the garage". 

Now, let me fill you in on something: in downtown Toronto, if you have a garage, that is pretty awesome.  When our area was built in the 30s, the houses were made to back onto a laneway, and little…

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Inspiration all around us!

Posted on July 30, 2011 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Sometimes, it's hard to get started on a project.  You just aren't sure what colour to work into a room, and walking into decor stores or even big-box stores can be extremely overwhelming, and cause you to spend 45 minutes considering the life and times of mailboxes (yes, I've done this...more on that another time).

So, where do we find inspiration for a room, design, or project?  Well, everywhere. Start taking notes of things that make you go "Hey, I really like that!"  If you see…

Continue

Starting small: a little bit of DIY inspiration

Posted on July 20, 2011 at 9:58pm 4 Comments

My husband and I are often asked: "How do you learn the ways of DIY?", and for those of you who are well-versed in this past-time, you will know that it is purely trial and error.  Christian is Mr. Handy, and was fortunate enough to learn many of the tricks of the trade from working with his dad growing up.  Me on the other hand, well, my mother likes to shop at Ethan Allan and Restoration Hardware - HA!  Yeah, not in the budget for us.

 

The problem: "I want pretty things in…

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To enclose, or not to enclose: PART 2, the Grand Finale!

Posted on July 5, 2011 at 10:00pm 6 Comments

For those of you who had the chance to read my recent blog on our flip-flopping decision relating to our porch enclosure, you will be pleased to know that it's time for the grand reveal.  There are, of course, several tweaks, finishing touches and final projects to be completed (it's the renovation that keeps on giving, remember?), but you will get the overall gist of our latest renovation…

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At 3:51pm on June 9, 2011, paxtonwatson said…
Reeeeeal nice to be here. Now I just need a profile pic!
 
 
 

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