Friday, 31 July 2015

Just Chilling!



                           Sometimes we need to just take note of our surroundings!!

                                                    Chill laxing on this hot day!!

                                                        How about you?

                                              Have a great long weekend my friends!


                                                 


Monday, 27 July 2015

Wrought Iron

Hello friends!

Wow how's everyone beating this heat. Keeping cool by the pools or lakes or maybe just
chilling inside. The air conditioners are going full time.
We are in for another blistering day.

I wanted to share with you this cute bench that I picked up.












It's not new, needs some TLC but I couldn't resist. You know Love at first sight.

It's beginning to show some wear so I'll give it a good run over with a wire brush then
a flat black spray should do the trick.

It's just the right size for our new sun room.

It needs a seat cushion and some pillows don't you think!

Something black and cream with some graphics and maybe a stripe in black and
cream for the pillows.







So I'm off to Ikea to see what they might have in the way of fabric.

What's going on in your corner of the world?


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Monday, 20 July 2015

2 Sisters Country Sale



                                    2 Sisters Country Sale!

                                       

We put ads in the local papers, had signs made up to show people where the
sale was.....

Advertised in Kijiji......

Word of mouth.....and Facebook.........


Well the day came or should I say days....

Leading up to the sale we spent days collecting our items then
2 days just listing and pricing our items.

Set up three tents for our booths and many tables to display our items.

Yes the sale was in the country!!  Set up amongst the trees and the grass the
fields of hay ...the sun was shining.....we had beautiful weather......

This was our first 2 Sisters Sale in the Country so we set out to sell just about
everything for everyone`s taste...

Antiques, collectibles, new and old, furniture, linens..Art......


Our sale was on a Friday and a Saturday from 9 to 2....

                     

             

Let`s take a tour..





























Our cash out tables...


Well we are so ready let the sale begin!

And that it did ..got too busy taking sales that I didn`t get any more pictures
of the crowds....

It`s funny though how an ad reads...
Country Sale!

Yet even though we had the odd patrons looking for yard sale items
we gladly directed them to the back of the tent to a tarp loaded with $ sale items.


You can please some of the people some of the time but not all the people all the time!


                             Yes I would say our Country Sale was a success!

                               Will I do it again.......yes.......but...there is always a but.....

                                              Next one will be held at the other sisters!


                                      Have you held Country or yard ....garage sales


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Thursday, 16 July 2015

going from drab to wow!!



                                         Hello Friends!

I guess you thought I was gone AWOL but I have been so busy like most of you that
the time just flies by.

I wanted to share with you my newest addition to our Sun Room.

We desperately needed a new set of stairs leading off the sun room to our lower
deck.

The original set were not at all user friendly. Many stumbled going up and down.
They were made for small children by the previous owners.

Mr. WWH just finished building a new set of stairs and a top landing area to walk out
onto.

                          Here's a before and after ......



What a difference it makes to by adding a landing and new stairs.

                                Love my New Sun Room and Stairs don't you!!!

                                          What a stunning transformation!

Now if the weather co-operates we will finally be able to power wash the larger deck and
stain it.

So what have you been up to these days.


 My Country Sale was a success and I will share
with you my newest find.

 Coming soon.......

Love hearing from you!

Hope you have a glorious weekend!  Bye for now!!!!


                                                 

                                                 

Monday, 6 July 2015

1st Annual 2 Sisters Country Sale



                                               Hope everyone's 4th of July was eventful!

                  I will be in taking a short break to prepare for this upcoming Country Sale!






                         Pricing, painting, sorting, ................wish me luck!


                                    2 Sisters Country Sale !
                      July 10th and July 11th
                                 9 - 2 

                                                           

                              

                          

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Happy Canada Day! DIY




                                        
                                               Happy Canada Day to all my
                                            Canadian Friends!


Thought I would share with you a burlap pillow
I made for my girls.













Supplies needed:

Burlap
Scissors
craft paint, white and red
Maple Leaf stencil
ruler
sewing machine
polyester stuffing
cotton fabric for pillow insert





I cut my fabric 20 x 20 "

4" on each side I painted my red border stripe
in the centre I painted on the white

While that was drying ,
 I cut a 20"x 10" x 2 for my pillow insert
Sewed all the edges leaving an opening to stuff with the polyester stuffing.

Then I stuffed it full and stitched it closed.

Now back to the burlap.

I centred my maple leaf  stencil on the white and proceeded to paint it in with my red paint..
Then while it was drying I cut another piece of 20 x 20" burlap for the backing.
 
I folded the fabric in two and cut , now having two seperate pieces
I did the same with the painted piece of burlap.
Now I have 2 pillows.

Sewed the right sides together leaving an opening at one end and inserted the
pillow form.
Then I folded the ends in and stitched close to the edge......


There you have it I now have two pillows, but in my case I made 4.

                                                   I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!


                       From my home to yours Happy Canada Day!


                                       

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

An ordinary Porch becomes a 3 Season Sunroom


                                                Welcome Friends!

This has been a long project in the making but I can finally share our beautiful
                                            SUNSPACE!

So sit back and enjoy our journey as we transform an ugly duckling into a
beautiful Swan.











When we purchased our home some 6 years ago on the back of the house were
2 decks. An upper that at one time was closed in with screening and a large lower deck.


First let's look at the before pictures.
















A fun porch no walls, beautiful scenery , large posts  very open and a mosquito heaven.

Beware many pictures to follow:


Let the construction begin.

 Mr WWH started removing beams back in April















 Then the railings.......

Then the framing started.....you see the new wood where the railing was. This was to prepare for
the windows.There was quite a lot of prep work prior to the windows being installed.
Next comes the ceiling

Seen in the above picture there was no ceiling just a roof. Mr WWh installed a steel
roof on the porch last year.


Mr WWH has the railings temporarily screwed to keep the dogs from falling off.


Then up went the r12 insulation covered by 6mil. poly(plastic)
I painted the pine tongue and grooved slats and he installed them.













We have a insulated ceiling.....Now to paint the inside white before the windows arrive.




                              
Quite the view!


Then the day came.......




They arrived to do all the capping with aluminum....





Railing  still temporary in place.

The windows have arrived!
This unit is comprised of a frame with 3 windows.

Window 1 goes into place....
 screwed down.



Next # 2 window.....
Again this frame has 3 windows




next window #3

The last frame has 2 windows





Lastly the door gets installed


As you can see on the door the windows stack when they are open .
The wall windows do the same and then it becomes a screened in porch.

Did I happen to mention that the windows are not glass!!
Flex vinyl glazing more durable than glass.



I see Benny!!!




Next Mr.WWH went to work on the floor
installing blue SM styrofoam insulation.




                                             Then he added a sub floor

                                                           

Lastly comes the carpet. He laid gray indoor outdoor.. Made sense..easy clean
up and if the windows are left open and it rains.........



Well the time has come for the upper deck to reveal it's beauty!















                     Cozy even on a rainy day!! Fergus seems to be making himself right at home!




                                    What's great about this room is that the furniture stays...
                                     no lugging it into the barn for over the winter months.
                                         I can see a Christmas tree and decorations
                                                        here can't you!!

                                 You all know me by now that the decor will be changing
                                                  up season to season.......


                                       Hmmmm another chair, a small table....a carpet..
                                             floating shelves for books on the house wall.
                                                      If you happen to come calling you
                                                             know where I'll be.




                              I know we will get many years of enjoyment out of this room.


                                         Next a new look on the lower deck !

                                                Be sure to come back now!


                                                           
                         






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