Roncesvalles Victorian Reno Diary
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- Published on Monday, 25 June 2012
Authors: KyleIn my second post ever, i wrote the following, "We've budgeted about $135,000, and i plan on doing much of the work myself. SO...Do we think we'll be able to get all of our money back out one day? We're not sure, but we plan on starting a family and staying put for a while. My wife and I have had a chance to check out some of the...
Backyard Makeover Reveal
- Published on Monday, 18 June 2012
Authors: Roncy VicIn the last post i revealed the finale to the Cheap and Cheerful Garage makeover, so today i thought i'd share the finale of the rest of the backyard makeover. Last fall i showed the rebuilt deck and rebuilt covered basement walkout in the backyard. Like the garage makeover, Gerry our painter ((416)...
From Gar-ughh to Garrrrrr-geous!
- Published on Sunday, 17 June 2012
Authors: Roncy VicContinuing where i left off last fall, we hired Gerry the painter ( (416) 727-9089) to work his magic on the back deck, the structure over the basement walk-out and the garage. Ordinarily i would have done this myself, but have been a bit pre-occupied with other things. We used Benjamin Moore's Arborcoat...
Back With Another IKEA Hack
- Published on Saturday, 11 February 2012
Authors: Roncy VicWe used to have a walk-in closet attached to our master bedroom, which seemed a bit of a waste of space in our little house. So we decided it would make more sense to turn it into an office instead, that is until we found out we were pregnant again. Then it made more sense to turn it into another nursery (which i'll...
Wanna be on HGTV Canada?
- Published on Monday, 16 January 2012
Authors: Roncy VicMay The Best House Win is the ultimate lifestyle game show that sees the owners of some of Canada's most interesting and unusual homes compete against each other in a bid to win a cash prize.
In every episode, four homeowners go head-to-head preparing their properties to impress their fellow competitors in the categories of...
Toronto Real Estate Predictions
- Published on Tuesday, 10 January 2012
Authors: Roncy VicOver on the right there is a tag cloud. One of those tags is Real Estate. And frankly if you click on it, there isn't much to see there. I haven't really talked much about real estate on this blog, but one of my hobbies obsessions is following the Toronto real estate market. So today i thought i'd take a break from talking about...
- Published on Monday, 09 January 2012
Authors: Roncy VicIt was fun moonlighting as a designer, but my project has ended so it's time for me to retire my paint swatches and go back to designing just for myself. As promised i wanted to show the finish photos and do a round up of products and costs.
Here's a breakdown of costs (amounts include HST) and sources:
4 x 16 ceramic...
DIY Christmas Gifts
- Published on Tuesday, 27 December 2011
Authors: Roncy VicHope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Between all the meals, visits, parties and gifts, our holiday just flew by. I mentioned in a previous blog post that this year i was going to make Christmas gifts. If you'll recall i started with some dirty old slabs of rough cut wood that i bought off of some guys on Kijiji:
Covet Of The Week: Wine Cellars
- Published on Friday, 09 December 2011
Authors: Roncy VicNow that the Holiday season is here, there is one thing i really covet - a wine cellar. Every year around this time, it feels like a never-ending LCBO run. If i'm not drinking it, i'm serving it. If i'm not serving it, i'm giving it. It would be nice to just have a big stash in the basement. I'm by no means a connoisseur, but i...
- Published on Tuesday, 06 December 2011
Authors: Roncy VicLast week i talked about how i was moonlighting as a designer on my brother's bathroom. Well, the bathroom is almost complete, all that remains are some minor touch ups, the baseboards, the glass shower wall (that shower curtain rod is only temporary) and accessories like towel bars and toilet paper holders (which i still need to...