First Home Dreams
First Home Dreams documents the restoration, renovation and decoration of a brick farmhouse built in 1899. Things rarely go as planned, and we change our minds about things frequently! We are located in Minesing, Ontario, Canada.
- Published on Monday, 09 July 2012
Authors: AshleyI made a promise I couldn't keep - I said that I'd have an update post today and I don't!
Mike had a ball game on Friday night, and then we went off to a friend's place for his house warming party. Saturday we were helping out at friend's brother's wedding, and we ended up staying pretty late just hanging out with friends after the...
Subway Tile Sneak Peek
- Published on Friday, 06 July 2012
Authors: AshleyOn Wednesday I promised a post with a tile update. Well, we're not as far along as I thought we'd be (does anything ever happen on time in renovations?!), but here's a quick look to give you an idea of what we're going to end up with! Some of you have seen this already on Twitter and Facebook, but...
It's all sorts of glorious, and...
Wedding Wednesday #2
- Published on Wednesday, 04 July 2012
Authors: AshleyWell, not much has happened since the first Wedding Wednesday post.
Things to do in June...
- book officiant
- book photographer
- book DJ
I'm pretty sure we've found our photographer, I just need to find out their fee (but I'm assuming it's reasonable...
- Published on Tuesday, 03 July 2012
Authors: AshleyThe long weekend was far too short. And the short week will probably be way too long.
We managed to get one wall of the shower completely tiled over the weekend - it took us about 6 hours? We have another full wall, a half wall, and the ceiling to do. And then we grout! I'm going to hold off on posting any pictures on here until...
- Published on Friday, 29 June 2012
Authors: AshleyHappy Canada Day long weekend to all my Canadian friends! Does anyone have big plans? We have strawberries. And whipping cream. I might make this.
Source: kraftcanada.com via Ashley on Pinterest
But it will probably turn out nothing like this - Craft Fail style.
Our main plans involve finally tiling the shower (it WILL happen this...
Mint and Red
- Published on Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Authors: AshleyDespite predicting that my plans for the upstairs hall would be promptly forgotten, I've actually managed to get a start on things.
Not much of a start, but still a start.
I've patched holes, but not sanded them.
I've bought sample pots of paint, but only used one of them.
Which brings me to the point of this post. The sample...
Upstairs Hall Unaesthetic
- Published on Friday, 22 June 2012
Authors: AshleyOver the past little while of doing nothing, I've come to the realization that our upstairs hall is really not that bad. While there is admittedly a layer or five of wallpaper, it doesn't appear to actually be structural in nature (in almost every other room the wallpaper is holding the plaster in place). I'm starting to think that...
My 5 Fave Pins This Week
- Published on Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Authors: AshleyI don't feel much like writing these days, so I'll let Pinterest do the talking for me.
- Published on Friday, 15 June 2012
Authors: AshleyYay, Friday!
I'm lightening up my regular 3 days a week posting schedule to just 2 days a week. Heck, I might even go one day a week. Maybe none?! With the warmer weather around, we're doing a lot more socializing and a lot less work around the house.
I`m pretty sure no one cares what the score of Mike`s slo pitch game was, or...
Barn Light Electric B.L.O.G.!
- Published on Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Authors: AshleyB.L.O.G. stands for Barn Light Online Giveaway! So yes, the title of this post is repetitive.
I've been a huge fan of Barn Light Electric ever since I discovered them over a year ago, so I was pretty excited to hear they were doing a huge giveaway. What's up for grabs? Gift certificates for a shopping spree at Barn Light Electric!
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