Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Back Room - New Sits

When we last looked at the back room it was January and we'd framed in the fire place,

painted the walls,

hung curtains and moved in the sort of crappy, not at all matching, one piece of a sectional couch.

Since then we've come a looooooooong way and have nearly finished the room.  All that's left to do are a few finishing decorating touches and maybe some furniture reorganization.

First up on the list, new furniture and a rug!

We knew that out space was fairly limited so we went out looking for a couch and 2 chairs.  Ideally we wanted some sort of slipper chair and spent a bit of time shopping around.  Eventually we decided on this sofa, the matching arm chair and coordinating accent chair from The Brick.

I wasn't 100% sold on the pattern on the slipper chair, but that can always be covered/changed in the future.  The colour of the sofa and arm chair is called Graphite and is a really great grey/brown mix that falls nearly perfectly between the colour of our floors, curtains and walls.

Around the same time we also picked up a laaaarrrrrggeeee shag rug from Home Sense. 

Here are Derek and Chloe modeling the new additions.

Next was finishing up the fire place!

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Um, wow, it's been a while since I've updated here, nearly 9 months. That's long enough to grow a person!

Speaking of growing a person, that's the biggest thing on the DIY list at the blue house on the corner right now. Yup, I'm knocked up. 17 weeks and counting.

the little one at 12 weeks

So, as you can imagine, we've got quite the deadline for the many many many projects we've got on the go. I'll try my best to stay more up to date with the blog, as we should be getting a lot of work done over the next 23 weeks. The next few posts will be a lot of catch up from where we last left off with finishing the floors.

So, in the coming days look forward to posts about:

- the backroom/fireplace
- adding faux wainscotting to the dining room

- painting stripes on the walls in the smaller guest room
- replacing the giant window in the old sitting room with a smaller counter height window for the kitchen
- kitchen plans
- how not to hang frames on a photo wall
- tiling the kitchen
- building cabinets

and much much more as we work our way through the house!

I can't guarantee they'll come in order, and I can't promise I won't throw in a post or two about what's happening in the house right now, but, I will try to be better!