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Kim's place...some progress

Like Jo, I have been so busy the last week or so trying to get some work done in my house. There are some exciting things coming up that involve my place and Jo's that we'll tell you about when we can. But in the meantime instead of doing a regular post (since I am lacking in time) I thought I'd post what I've been working on, and purchasing, lately.

For starters, I spent a few hours yesterday (with some help...thanks Jeff!!) putting up a forest mural in my living room. It was painstaking, and worrisome because we ended up with alot of bubbling, but this morning when I went downstairs, I was relieved to find out they pretty much all flattened out once it dried. PHEW. I love the result. It's kind of wacky, and that's my style. The cat on the couch is a pillow I bought on Etsy. Nah, just kidding, that's Jo's favourite cat Lucky.

Now for the office. Last weekend I painted the office floor-to-ceiling white. I finally said buh bye to pale blue walls, and ugly light oak hardwood. The room is SO MUCH BRIGHTER now. It gets alot of sunlight throughout the day, and with everything white, it's just such a nice room to spend time in, as I do...ALOT. My desk was super long, so I cut it down and covered it in some eBay fabric I've had for a while. Jo suggested I paint the door leading to the back deck yellow, and it looks awesome. I have a ton more work to do in there but it's a good start.



I've gone a little nuts lately on eBay and Etsy (and local shops) looking for trinkets and furniture to finish off some rooms with. Today I received 3 parcels, and am waiting for a bunch more. They included the pincushion chair, the resin grapes and the metal tray. The lamp I bought yesterday at a mid-century modern store here, and the table I bought last week at Value Village. It really needs a coat of paint, and I'm not sure what to do with it. I also have 2 chair cushions at an upholsterer so more photos to come hopefully later in the week.



Jo's place

Thought I'd share a quick photo of my weekend project. I've been rearranging one of my walls in my dining area (would love to say "room" but as a lot of you know 2 bedroom apartments don't normally stretch to a separate dining room). Happy with this for the moment. On to the next project.


Lena's fabulous family home part 2

More photos from Lena Hyde featuring her beautiful home. You'll find Lena's details in the post below . Double sigh. Stylish home and great photographer to boot. Oh and mother and wife and she has that wonderful daybed (above) as her sitting area in her master bedroom ....


Lena Hyde

It's official. I'm jealous. Lena Hyde sent us photos of her home, gorgeous photos of her gorgeous home. So many beautiful images that I hope you don't mind if I do two posts on Lena. Before we all die of feelings of inadequacy I must point out that Lena is an extremely talented photographer who captures children in all their joy and beauty. She blogs (you'll find the link on her website) and is also the force behind Design Aglow, an online resource for information and products directed at professional wedding and portrait photographers. Love how Lena uses photography in her home! (Don't forget to click on the images to see them in their glory.)


Flickr finds - books