Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Paint Colour Options

If you've ever been to the paint store to choose a colour then you know it can be overwhelming.  
I mean, how many shades of white can there BE?  
So to take the mystery out of which gray is the perfect gray, I make a note every time I see a colour I like in a magazine or at someone's house, and then I go get the swatch and keep it on hand.  That way, when I need a shade I have a more narrow field to choose from.

Here's a little selection of some colours I've liked lately.
All are Benjamin Moore.


Clockwise from the top:
Buckhorn CC 510
Unteal We Meet Again 739
Sag Harbour Gray HC95
Intrigue 1580
Gray Owl OC52
Pine Barrens 437
and in the middle,
Aurora Borealis 565

I loved that green so much I bought a sample can.  I'm still deciding what project might need a blast of Aurora Borealis!


Monday, March 2, 2015

Fresh Coat of Paint

Paint is such an easy, inexpensive way to make a big impact.
Recently I got to help choose a new colour scheme for a sweet family.  
They wanted a lighter, brighter look.  

In the living and dining room we chose Stone Harbour.

After
Before



Before
After


Before
After


And Natural Linen for the kitchen.

Before
After


Next time I'll share a few of my favourite 
colour swatches in case you're in the market for a new look!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

TIDNL ~ Day 8

And what, you might ask, did she save for her grand finale of non love??

"Sales"

Not to be confused with SALES.  Now a SALE I love.
But a "Sale" makes me mad.

Check it out.


2 bucks!!!  Except...it's, well, dead.

Ooo!  An ugly duck with a massive chip but you could SAVE a whole $1.49!!




Oh here's a steal.  A table with no top.  And not a normal shape either...a nice semi circle which I'm guessing had a mirror in it.  But folks...you could SAVE $22.99.  It shouldn't be any trouble to put in a new top for 23 bucks now should it?  Totally worth while!  



Um.  Not.

This is my favourite.  Apparently this poor boy's antler is only worth $3.99.  
Don't tell him.





















WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO WITH AN ANTLER-LESS DEER FOR $31.50??????

If you're going to have a sale...please make it worth my while.  
And that brings an end to TIDNL for yet another year.  
Thanks for reading along!!

Monday, February 23, 2015

TIDNL ~ Day 7

Actually, this is more TIDNG.  
Cause I do love numbers on stuff.  I think it's cute and quirky and fun.
Usually they're random numbers with no real meaning...thus the quirk and fun.

But this one I just don't get.


It's a Christmas pot.
So...why 24?  Why not 25?  I don't get it.  
And I don't love things I do not get.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

TIDNL ~ Day 6

Ugh.
Is it me or do those pillows remind you of something you 
put in your living room some time around 1994?  

House and Home October 2014
I'm really good with tights and long shirts coming back, but please, please, please save us from those pastelly, shiny, icky styles.

Monday, February 16, 2015

TIDNL ~ Day 5

Apparently they're called Staffordshire dogs.  
See him down there on the hall table?
Why. 

Style at Home June 2014
Why does nearly every house in a magazine happen to have one of these odd porcelain dogs???

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Things I DO Love

In wonderful news my dad is home again.  He is recovering well...still in need of a lot of rest but happy to be out of hospital.  My mom is relieved to have him back.  His prognosis is unsure at this point but we are praying for a full recovery.  We are very thankful!!


I'm super in love with my siblings who have been so fabulous during our family crisis.  And I sure DO love my sweet husband and kiddies who have been such a great support.   Thank-you my lovely and amazing friends who have texted and emailed and brought meals and been so kind and helpful!!

Happy Love Day to you ALL!