I've hit it

See this wall
I've hit it and hit it hard.

I've had other things on my mind lately and have been sick but I really need to back on the bloggin' train.

Mikey and I are having a small garage sale this weekend, that's if it does rain (which it has been doing EVERY weekend!)

My job this week is to find a job that needs to be done and finish it and post on the weekend, now I just have to figure out what I wanna do.

Hope everyone is having a great week so far! 


Trials of a door

Here's my door, I got it from a lady that renovated her 1904 home. This door was on a small shed original to the building. It's been beaten by the elements which gives the door even more character. I just gave it a light coat of watered down paint.

The door was originally light blue, but I wanted it white
This is where the door hangs now

And here's a pic of Magnum enjoying the outside


Todays Treasures

The day started out bright and early at Homesense. We were one of those dorks parked outside waiting for the place to open, but luckily we weren't the only ones.
I'm on the search for the perfect pillows for the couch,
I did find 1 I liked but they didn't have another one :(
Who does need a giant green gnome candle!
Ohhh shiny!
So soft! This rug was also the biggest rug I've ever seen.

After Homesense we went and saw Shrek 3 then on the way home made a lil detour at The Brick.
Never make eye contact with the sales people, they are hardcore!
We walked right to the back to the warehouse clearance section, it's the only place to go.
This lil server caught my eye and ended up buying it.
It was originally $799 and guess the price we paid for it?
Yep, you read that right. There's not even anything wrong with it!
It's solid wood, stay tunned to see how this lil beauty ends up in our bathroom!
It's aged ever so slighty.
We were just about to pay when I wondered away from Mike and I saw this table out the corner of my eye.
No chairs, but that didn't stop me.
This piece is solid walnut.
And you won't believe the price
We even bought Magnum home a lil toy.
Also picked up these little birds for $4.00

The weather may be crappy but at least I found some deals.
Have a good weekend everyone!

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Spring eh?!

So it's May 27 and there's a snow fall warning. Seriously. It's just not fair.
There is no point to this post other than to whine.

Here's a few pics

Keys Please

Here's a super cheap project and anyone can do. The frames were from a garage sale for a whopping $0.50 for both, the background paper was free (work in a print shop) and the keys are actually scrapbooking 3D stickers for $3.00.


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My long weekend project

So finally I can share the pictures of Mikey and I's long weekend project. We did something a lil different, instead of working on our place we decided to do a lil makeover at my work.
So we got to my work at bright and early Saturday morning and went to work. You don't realize how much prep work there is, especially in a business, we had a LOT of stuff on the walls and had to cover all the finished customer jobs.

It might be hard to see, but the old shop had a lovely shade of beige (and in a certain light looked almost like a beautiful shade of dusty rose, sorry Kim!), there was no shortage of oak, and there was no hiding the ugly but functional cables.

Here's a few before pics (sorry, it was the end of a busy day, lil messy)

So we decided to paint it a soft grey and paint out all the oak white.
Here's some progress and after pics, enjoy!!

Counter shelves were covered, painted white
We still need to put stuff up on the walls, but you get the idea
And this is what my pants looks liked at the end of the weekend (don't mind the mismatching socks!)

So a lil background on the shop, it's called Crowfoot Sure Print ( NW Calgary, AB), it's a small
print and copy center that does everything from graphic design, business cards, flyers to helping out people that are not sure what they want.
My boss (who is awsome btw and had no idea we were doing this) has owned the shop for 16 years, and I have had the chance to work to work with some great, talented people the last 4 years being there.

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