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11  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: My Hand-Me-Down Home on: November 14, 2008 05:39:03 PM
I have the same french taps!!!
We have some on our bath tub as well.
The Rhona on Merivale had both the english and french versions...we are a completely english-speaking family, we just thought french taps were way classy.
Your apartment is lovely.

hahaha i dont speak french either, yet i live in vanier (the non-doddgy end) also if i had taps that said "hot" and "cold" it would make me feel like a moron. like i hadn't been able to make it through 25 years of life without realizing that left is hot and right is cold. french all the way.
12  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / My Hand-Me-Down Home on: November 14, 2008 11:19:56 AM
so unfortunatley my dad passed away recently and my mom had to sell our house so we both went to our own apartments. i, however scored a ton of furniture.  my chanllenge was to make my new apartment feel like MY apartment, not my mothers.  i had a random mix of country pine kitchen table and buffet, 1960's spanish bedroom set, late 80's loveseats and so much randomness. i think i made it work though and i love my new place.  the only things i bought were paint, curtians, a bed set, and some pillows. but onto the massive ammouts of photographs!

so this is the living room. as you can see i had a challenge tying the dark sofas together with the pine furniture. i think the paint is what did the trick. i love this colour! its "grape leaves" by behr.

here's another view

this is the dining room area of the living room. i also snuck a bookcase in along the back wall.

this is the kitchen. i didn't paint in here, as i just couldnt afford the paint/time. i also think kitchens are allowed to be a little chaotic. there wasnt much storage though, so i took two bookcases i had, put them back to back and put a butcher block on top.  now i have lots of counter space and storage.

here's the "pretty" side of the book cases

this is the other side of the book cases. i use the part behind the stove to hold my empty jar boxes.  i do a lot of preserving, so as we eat stuff the empties can go back in the jar for next season. i also have one bin with knives, and another with utenisls like spatulas ans stuff.

i also utilized an old wire bookshelf for a pantry. the cabinents in the kitchen are so high i had to buy a stepladder and i didnt want to have to go on it every time i needed something from the cupbord. i used the bottom shelves for usefull things and put stuff i rarley use on the top shelves.

there's this cool alcove before you go into the bathroom

the bathroom and fixtures were already white so i decided to run with it. the only non-white things in the bathroom are these pretty prints i snagged from my moms house, and the floor which is the same green as the frame, and white, checkerbord

this has nothing to do with me, but i just love my french taps, as i live in a quebecois area of ottawa. (its complicated)

last but not least, my bedroom. i had intended on using the same colour of paint as the living room, but i ran out so i decided to go a shade lighter. its "goblin" by...i think gilden. its not as grey as it looks in the photos. it smore a pistachio colour and i love it. its both energizing and relaxing.

i got this bedset at walmart for $25 because it was missing a bed skirt. i love all the different colours of yellow-green as it allowed me to repeat different shades and tones throughout the room like in the big green chair and my bedside lamp.

some more of my 1960s furniture. this dresser is great. i have the matching highboy too, in my roommates room. note the picture of my grandmother, it was taken by Karsh!

my workspace. i'm a fulltime, online student so it's important i have a good workspace

before my dad died he did an art therapy class. it turns out he was really tallented. i have his art hanging on both sides of my hallway and i love standing there.
13  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: Homemade planter boxes on: October 25, 2008 07:16:31 PM
hey these are awsome!  you should look into the biointensive planting method (the best book is "how to plant more vegetables in less space than you ever though possible" or something like that. by jon jeavons. its a method for planting things really closely togther, and you can apparantly feed a family of four in a growing season with 100 square feet of raised beds.

14  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: roman shade for the powder room on: October 12, 2008 08:56:23 PM
can i ask what brand/colour of paint that is? its exactly what im looking for!
15  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: BEHOLD!!! The Solar Food Dehydrator!(image super heavy) on: October 11, 2008 07:52:31 AM
thats awsome. we have one at the farm i worked at last/this summer but with 5 or 6 trays in it. its awsome! except when your forget that stuff has been in their all winter and is mouldy and gross come spring time  Sad
16  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: flower duvet cover on: October 09, 2008 03:51:06 PM
if you did big fat buttons like the PP suggested, you could also put one in the centre of your flower to tie them in Smiley

oh, and i love it! i want it and im 25.
17  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / 1960's refridgerator green on: October 03, 2008 09:42:47 PM
hey all,
i need paint colour help. i'm trying to find that colour of green that is EVERYWHERE. sort of a yellow-green with some grey in it. think 1960s style appliances.

my apartment has light wood floors, my inherited furniture (table, coffee table, hutch etc) is all pine, and my 2 loveseats are black. i dont want it to be TOO dark either, but something really organic and simple looking. HELP ME!

also, im in canada. i know some paint companies only make certian colours in the states.

18  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Some "scientific" embroidery on: March 27, 2008 07:46:07 AM
so cute! i love the boy/girl law of atraction!
19  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: I got a bit carried away... [img heavy] on: March 21, 2008 03:11:06 PM
i really love the birdnests!
20  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Hoover Baby Blanket Variation 2 on: March 17, 2008 06:31:41 AM
yup the middle section is double knit so it took so long! i started in october although i had times where i didnt work on it, but it would take 20 minutes to do 1 row! i'm really happy with the results and happy with my colour choices. you can see how if you did it in baby green and yellow it wouldnt look as classy. i dont know if id knit it again though. it was pretty boring. by the time i was a 3rd finished i was ready to quit. at least with a baby blanket you have a deadline! otherwise this thing would never have gotten finished.
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