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[22 Jan 2013 | 13 Comments | ]
The Sister’s House–Kitchen Backsplash

I haven’t been as active on the blog in January as I thought I would have been.  Truth be told,  I haven’t really done much in the DIY arena since before Christmas.
Until this past weekend.   I headed to my sister’s house with big backsplash laying plans!  A project that neither her nor I had ever done before, but were confident we could pull of.  I don’t know where this confidence came from but our instincts were right.  The tile laying moved along quickly, the grouting was easier than expected and …

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[17 Jul 2012 | 11 Comments | ]
The Sister’s House–Kitchen Progress

We spent the weekend at my Sister’s house!  She is making great progress on her whole house but her kitchen in particular is plugging right along.  Check out what it looked like when she first closed.And take a look at how far it has come.  The cabinets have been removed, the wall to the right has been taken down, the tile has been ripped up and a new plywood subfloor has been installed!And as you can see there is a box of tile and a few trim pieces just waiting …

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[2 Jul 2012 | 7 Comments | ]
My Sister’s Kitchen

On Canada Day we did what any good Canadian DIYers do.  We went to Home Depot.  And we spent some of our hard earned money.  Well I didn’t.  My Sister did.  If there is one thing I admire about her it’s that she isn’t afraid to pull the trigger.  She saw some tile that she liked for her kitchen floor and backsplash and before I knew it we were loading up the cart.  Simple. As. That.  Of course the prices helped make the decision pretty easy.  The porcelain floor tile …

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[20 Jun 2012 | 10 Comments | ]
Progress At My Sister’s House!

My sister closed on her house at the end of May.  Since then I’ve been there to visit for two weekends and we’ve made some progress.  The first real project we tackled was cleaning, priming and painting the walls in the master bedroom.  I think the results are pretty fantastic.  I love the paint colour (Aspen Gray – Valspar) and the floor colour seems so much more alive now that the baseboards are slathered in white semi-gloss. Check out how the room looked to begin with – too much wood!And …

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[7 Jun 2012 | 6 Comments | ]
A Second House To Decorate? Ok!

My sister just bought a new house!  It’s under an hour away from me and it needs loads of work.  She’s  not exactly into interior décor and has basically given me the go ahead to choose colours and finishes for her her – under two circumstances – they fit within her budget and she gets veto power.  Fair enough.  I know you guys,  you want to see pictures don’t you? Here are a few of the interior.  I told you it needs loads of work.  You’ll agree I’m sure.I …