Bathroom Dreams

Here I sit for the 2nd year in a row with a broken toe. Sigh... So what have I been doing instead of doing what I want to be doing? I've been dreaming of renovating my bathroom and collecting pictures of lovely spaces.  Now I do love my bathroom (except for that hideous orange tile), but it is a bit of a waste of space and the sliver of a window in there just does not do it for me.

Photos 1 and 2 - LOVE.  Photo 3 - needs love...

Puttering





It's almost the middle of August... I haven't spent much time doing anything of consequence.  I wound up having to have a lot of roofing replaced so my budget is gonzo.  I've been doing the jobs that I have materials on had for but they're yukky jobs so I've been putting them off - like laying new poly on the dirt floor in my crawl space (shudder!) and I have to get up in the attic to run new wires for ceiling fixtures (double shudder!).  This past weekend  I restrung my clothesline and then the smoke from all the wildfires began moving into our region. UGH. Not hanging anything outside when it's this smoky!!

DIY Shutter Door Cabinet




Here's my new no-cost laundry room storage cabinet.

I'm still in the process of purging my stash of lumber, doors, windows, etc. My old laundry room storage was created from a particle board shelf tower from a closet organizer that I had repurposed, but after having moved it a few times, it was beginning to fall apart at the seams.

I didn't want to spend any money on this project since my budget was hit hard this summer with all the roofing that needed to be replaced.

This project was going to kill several birds with the same stone!

Summer Project Update

Hello everyone! Here's what I've been up to so far this summer.

Izzy been BRUTAL to my poor cats. They can't even be in the yard without her pouncing on them.  Between that behaviour and the about-to-fall-down fence along one side of my yard, the quick and easy solution was to use up scrap materials to create a courtyard for the cats and a more secure yard for the dog.

I yanked the roof off my potting bench and repurposed it as an arbour.  This gave me a structure that I could attach railings to and a gate.  Easy peasy courtyard!


DIY Shaker Bench

I've been feeling the itch to build something lately.  I moved the furniture around in my bedroom and with the extra space I created, it was time to build a bench for the foot of my bed.



Creating My Dream Dining Room for less than $500


I'm so happy with my newly redecorated dining room! The black and white scheme makes the wood furniture the focal point which is what I wanted.  Now this space fits my cottage decor beautifully and is a look I am happy with.


I began accumulating furniture for the dining room when I first moved in. The furniture I had already was minimal and not really my taste - without a huge budget, I took my time choosing the right pieces for the right prices by buying second hand furniture.