Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Changes in the Master Bedroom

Hello friends!

A couple of weeks ago it rained almost everyday here in Ontario.  I was feeling a cooped up and did some retail therapy to get me through it.

It all started during a trip to Winners where I saw this sign...

I loved the deep dark navy background with the gold lettering and the saying...well let's just say I needed an adventure after feeling cooped up with the rain!

Here's the before...

Not terrible...I still very much LOVE this quilt set and it will be kept to change out for a different look down the road, or go into a spare room.  But it didn't look quite right with the new navy sign.

Our son had given me a very generous gift card at Christmas.  I had been holding off using it in case I found something BIG that I wanted.  Then on a trip to Homesense I found just what I was looking for...

It was just what I was looking for!  And I only used a portion of my gift card!

I added some navy blackout curtains that I purchased at Walmart.  I also stole two lamps from the family room to pick up on the gold in the print above the bed.

Here's a closer look...this is the table on McG's side of the bed.

It makes a big difference in the feel of the room.  I find that it feels more masculine without the flowery quilt.  And it gives off a cozier vibe in our room.

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Lighting up the Night!

A few weeks back McG installed a new dining room light for his sister.  When he was finished they said that they were just going to throw the old one away.  He knew that I would most likely be able to find somewhere for it to go and so he hauled it home for me.  I tell you that man knows me so well!!

I had him cut out the wiring.

He drilled holes in the cups so that they wouldn't hold water.

I purchased five solar lights from the local Dollarama - a total cost of $15.  He then cut down the posts to cover the white electrical stems on each arm of the light.

They were a little bigger in diameter, so he first covered them in a few turns of electrical tape.

 He cut the posts to length with a hack saw and added them to the fixture.

Then we hung it from a shepherd's hook by the patio in the back garden.

It's the perfect compliment to our yard and light's up the night with soft white light, and....

adds some elegance to our backyard for very little money!