Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Holiday Season Begins |


This is my husband and I. We had our first Christmas party the other night with my husband's work.

I was a lot of fun. It was at a hotel downtown and the food was yummy. They also had a 'casino theme' to the night which I was originally not to thrilled about (being that I don't gamble or know how to play any of the games). But it turned out to be a lot of fun since we were all given a $500 coupon for chips and any of the money made over and above (via people paying to play) was given to the food bank.

I got the hang of Roulette and Craps! Good thing I was playing with fake money though ;D

When I took my first bite of food I declared "the Christmas Season has begun"!!
We are looking forward to all of the events and parties over this holiday season, and are looking forward to being with family and friends.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Dishwasher Clean Up |

My dishwasher is black and my other appliances are cream coloured. So when I came across this idea on 'The Yellow House' blog I fell in love with it!

I was originally thinking of putting bead board on the front of my dishwasher, but I really like this idea too.

She simply used paintable wallpaper (that you can get at Home Depot) that looks like old ceiling tile.

She then painted it the same colour as her cabinets. Click HERE for her full post about the process.

I think this would look great as it would make my dishwasher the same colour as my cabinets and would match the 'tin tile' that I will be using for my back splash.

She did mention that she wasn't 100% sure if it would stay on (due to the steam/heat the dishwasher admits). So that is definitely something to consider.

A very inexpensive and easy way to give your dishwasher a new CLEAN look! :D

Kitchen Facelift |

Photos of our new kichen reno - 75% complete!

Thanks dad and mom with all your help with the kitchen reno!

BEFORE: (image taken on the day we inspected the house before purchasing it)


MIDDLE:AFTER:

White and Yellow Flower Knobs on the two middle doors. I found them at Michale's and they match the wall paper that will be going up on the opposite wall! They add a unique touch to the cabinets! Some of the honey tins that were used as centre pieces at our wedding. And a cute little yellow glass jar purchased by my mom for $2 at a local rustic furniture shop!Retro Popcorn machine from my brother New Faucet New School House Light

Now all that is left to do is to put up the 'tin tile' back splash and the wallpaper and bead board wainscoting up on the other side of the room.
More Pictures of the other side of the room and the new faux tin back splash to come!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Mustard Seed Love |

I just came across the 'Miss Mustard Seed' blog and it is fabulous! Miss Mustard seed is so talented and has so many great ideas. This image below of her barn door mantel display is one of my favourties so far!
Check out more of her holiday ideas!!

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