Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Furniture Window Shopping ( here we go again )


As you know I'm constantly on the look out for pieces of furniture - here's a few items I spotted that stand out as exceptional ( in my little mind lol )
Some I love for the purpose they were built - but some I imagine repurposing altogether.

Isn't this gorgeous ?  I absolutely LOVE the hutch ( I love all of it - but the hutch stands out, doesn't it? )
I don't care what style of home you live in - this would fit !

This next unit was listed for FREE !!!!!!!!!!
I would have turned this into a bathroom vanity - with all that storage - paint it - add a mirror and a sink in the middle and it would be perfect, don't you think?
However, had I known about this in time I would have grabbed it just for the cabinets alone - painted them black - added shelves and put them in my kitchen !

I think this piece would be gorgeous painted black and distressed ! ( so much so that I'm seriously contemplating it ) and filled with books - old books - new books - torn books - just books

I could see this being a really cool bar ( painted of course lol ) circa Mad Men !
Mojita anyone?

A mini hutch - painted - distressed and filled with mason jars ( to hold herbs and spices !!! ) 

An electric fire place - I want to grab this and paint it so bad - which I can because I bit the bullet and bought it !  The seller was kind enough to meet my price.
I think it's beautiful and could so easily look like a built in unit

With a pull out shelf 

It'll either go in the office or dining room - neither of which has been worked on yet - so we'll just have to see.  Knowing me it'll be moved up and down until I get it right LOL

The dining room would be great because I can store dishes in the upper cabinet and use the pull out as a sideboard when having dinners - 
( AND a fireplace in the dining room wouldn't be too shabby ! ) 

It would also be great in the office - to store office supplies - and then I could work on the blog with a little ambience.

Pretty details on the fireplace section

Suzan says - Do you think you could pick up a fireplace for me?
John says - What the hell?  How many fireplaces does one house need? 
Suzan says -  Phhhtttt - you can never have too many fireplaces.................

But secretly maybe he's right this time?

We have this one in the den ( which now has an electric fire in front of it - we still have to insert it )

There's the gas fireplace in the living room

and the " faux " one we built for the bedroom 

So I guess I have to admit that this is borderline obsessive now - 
BUT it's an old cottage - doesn't that lend itself to fireplaces everywhere?
Especially one that can look so old and " stately " ?
For 75.00 ?

Looks like 2015 is going to be pretty much the same as 2014 - 
Let the arguing begin !

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hope your year is filled with Health - Peace - Happiness and Prosperity - in that order
Love you all

I'll be linking up to these fabulous parties - join me !!!

French Country Cottage                          Between Naps on the Porch
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My Romantic Home                                My Turn for Us

I WANNA live there Wednesday # 107

Good Morning everyone !

Back in Westmount ( Montreal ) today - my old neighborhood - I can't stay away lol

This one's a real beauty AND a steal for this area ( for those of you that are new to this series this particular neighborhood is an extremely desirable one in this city - and adjacent to downtown Montreal so the walking score is usually quite high, which is a bonus.

The area is filled to the brim with turn of the century homes on tree lined streets and beautiful parks

Let's go - I'm in love ( again ) and can't wait to show you !
Honestly, this one seems like a steal to me ( and keeping all things in perspective - it really is )

Price 1,295.000
3 beds - 2 baths - 2 half baths
Wood Fireplaces

The foyer is stunning - LOVE that there's a fireplace in it - with built ins yet -  can't you just see that decorated for Christmas?
There's a law here that if you change your fireplace to a gas one you can never go back to wood.
Some of you will remember that ours was a wood one while we lived there - it was such a draw for me - there's nothing like it in the winter.

Another beautiful fireplace ! With a bay window !  Perfection, right?

Double French Doors - with a transom window ( I miss that too )

See that room peaking through the opening?

A gorgeous butler's pantry !  ( I have a pinterest board just for butler's pantries, I love them that much )

Another fireplace - and a balcony off the master -

Master bath

Bedroom - I spy my beloved radiators !!!



No maintenance back yard - it almost looks like a court yard, doesn't it?

I need to double up on the lottery numbers tonight - because I SO wanna live there !

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone !
Much love,


MY TURN FOR US                                               LIFE ON LAKESHORE DRIVE
A STROLL THRU LIFE                                        STONE GABLE
KATHE WITH AN E                                             SAVVY SOUTHERN STYLE

Monday, December 29, 2014

My most viewed posts of 2014 !

Does anyone really care lol ?

But since it seems to be something bloggers do - here you go !
( and actually it was fun to do - I've forgotten so many of them )

My Bedroom makeover ( the first room to be finished when we moved in )
You can see the post Here

Here's the seller's MLS photo

My wallpapered Kitchen Buffet
You can see the post Here

The before

My Painted Stone Fireplace
You can see the post Here

Seller's MLS photo

This little cottage from I WANNA live there Wednesday
You can see the rest of this charmer Here

another Hutch makeover
You can see the post Here

The before

Another furniture makeover ( and this one was a doozy - a real HOMETALK controversy for me - with hundreds of comments over there on whether people should paint furniture or not )
You can see the blog post Here
But if you want to see some killer comments - you can see them at Hometalk Here

My outdoor kitchen ( reusing a piece that the previous owner's had in the " mud room "  )
You can see the post  Here

The before

This dresser makeover
You can see the post Here
( which reminds me the seller's dogs scratched one side apparently - and I'll be making a house call to repair it - I'm like a doctor don't you know ! )

The before

My White Slip covers were a hit !!!
You can see the post Here

My Painted and Stencilled Paisley Floor in the den
You can see the post Here

The before ( these floors were a disastrous nightmare )

Another hutch ( you guys love hutches !!! )
You can see the post Here
( not sure if it was the hutch you loved - or the " ODE " I wrote to go with it - but there were a lot of hits )

The before

An antique door that I repurposed for kitchen storage was popular
You can see the post Here

the before

The post on our last home was written up towards the end of 2013 - but still generated a LOT of views, making it one of the top viewed in 2014 !
( I still live there, secretly, in my heart )
You can see the rest of it Here
And I'm glad I wrote up this post because I forgot about my chandeliers - they still have to be installed in this place !!!!

And the number 1 post of the year?
My humble kitchen makeover !
You can see the post Here

The before ( seller's MLS photo )

Oh and my Before and After's page made it to 45,000 views so technically it was a page that got the most hits - not a project at all !

I just realized it's supposed to be the top 10 - I think I gave you 15 ( over kill - it's always over kill with me)

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone back tomorrow with another I WANNA live there Wednesday - I missed posting one last week
Much love,

I'll be at these fabulous parties - join me !!!

SAVVY SOUTHERN STYLE                                  BEYOND THE PICKET FENCE
THE CHARM OF HOME                                        FRENCH COUNTRY COTTAGE
MY TURN FOR US                                                 MY ROMANTIC HOME
FUNKY JUNK INTERIORS                                   LIFE ON LAKESHORE DRIVE
SAND & SISAL                                               STONE GABLE
KATHE WITH AN E                                               HOMESTORIES A TO Z
CLASSY CLUTTER                                                THE 36TH AVENUE
PIECED PASTIMES                                                I SHOULD BE MOPPING THE FLOOR