When writing my Blog 'Grandma's Dumbwaiter' it stirred other memories of life at Grandpa and Grandma's. My Grandparents farmed, a mixed farm, with both grain and livestock. They had cows, and pigs, and chickens, and horses; not sure if there was other animals. I did not like the chickens...'cause they pecked you. I definitely did… Continue reading Grandma’s Garden
What a pleasure today was! I had the utter privilege of spending time with my lovely cousin Linda, and her sweet hubby, Gerry. They were visiting Gerry's daughter in Vancouver; well no, actually they were helping her move, and I'm sure some visiting occurred as well. It was quite funny when I was waiting for them,… Continue reading Grandma’s Dumbwaiter
All I really had left to finish was to hang the cupboard doors which required new hinges, in black, and some lovely white knobs for contrast. Then...the mirror. I believe I saw on Pinterest where someone used wainscoting as trim, with some really pretty cornice squares for the corners, and glued it - with No… Continue reading Last of the Bathroom Upgrades!!!
Ready to tackle the clear coat! But first, I had to re-sponge the areas I had to re-prime, after my sanding fiasco on Day 2. That took 10 minutes and then I let it dry 2 full hours. I applied the first coat of Clear Coat, and as I mentioned on Day 1 of 'Bathroom… Continue reading Bathroom Upgrade Day 3, 4, 5 and 6!
Because it was so late in the day on Day 1, I did not start sponging until Day 2. Giani supplies you with a sea sponge which you cut to different sizes and use to apply the 3 different colours of paint. The Bombay Black kit comes with 3 colours, as I said, besides the… Continue reading Bathroom Upgrade…Day 2
DAY 1: I'm going to share with you a recent 'upgrade' I did to our main bath. Now, I am no carpenter. In fact, I'm sure my Grandpa would be shaking his head if he saw some of the things I did! This is the 'before' photo: Now it's not a horrible bathroom...it's just kinda...boring. … Continue reading Bathroom Upgrade!
View from the 'Promenade' at White Rock, BC In my 'About' page, I talked a little about our move to British Columbia. We moved in May of 2015 and so far have experienced some 'not normal' weather. The summer of 2015 was unseasonably hot. We moved May 9 and I don't think we had any… Continue reading Beautiful British Columbia