Friday, 24 April 2015

Spring Garden: Teknion helps!

This week, Teknion reps dropped by our office with this years 'garden in a bag'.

Last year it was Mint, and it was wonderful.

This year's bag is oregano! Woot!

Even though there were a few snow flakes in the air today, I am heartened by the hope this one little bag brings me.

Thanks Teknion!

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Product Testing: New Use for Olive Oil

You might have heard of using olive oil for a wide variety of uses from polishing stainless steel to conditioning leather to (and this might be the weirdest,) cooking!

Well, I might have come up with a new use...

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Curbside Shopping: Radio Teaser


I was leaving for work, and saw one of my neighbours put this beautiful little creature out on the curb.

What I love most about items like this, is it is just the right amount of 'busted' to let me put my own stamp on it, and not feel obligated to restore it. In fact, I doubt neither the radio nor the record player work still. Truly perfect.

Stay tuned to what ends up happening with this Addison Standard Broadcast cabinet,

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Real Estate: Mill Conversion

Gorgeous... and for sale. Check it out on their website!

Since Lanark County has a lot of old grist mills, it is pretty common to see them converted into residential apartments. I love it. This one is from the 1820s.

This is a great example of adaptive reuse.

Friday, 3 April 2015

Product Testing: Bissel Little Green Machine

Spring Cleaning has begun!
I bought this little green machine about 3 years ago, and so far have only ever used it on carpets. Today, I am trying it out on upholstery for the first time.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Real Estate: Good Bones

This gorgeous home for sale in my neighbourhood is fabulous. Oh, what I would do with the decor on this one. Having said that, they did a great job making this 1890 brick Victorian a blank slate for its new owners but kept all of the magically things that make it unique.

Check it out, Click here!

With a little light landscaping, the curb appeal of this gorgeous facade went up ten-fold.

Monday, 2 February 2015

Mission Chair: Reversible Reveal

The sneak peak for this project was 3 weeks ago. I finally put the finishing touches on this Mission style chair. To check out its sad story, check out the blog post, Chairpalooza.

Before it was in pretty rough shape, but the bones of it were still in great condition.

After, it turned out pretty fantastic. Grey-dog agrees.
So, how did I get from the sad chair to this gem?