After we left our first SouthernAbbey home, I was too saddened to post anything further about it. Until now. Looking forward to our next home is allowing me to look backwards with a fond remembrance instead of regret. For the most part. So without further ado, welcome to the rest of SouthernAbbey’s first home. You […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This is where it all happens…the family dinners, the special occasions, the memories. How I wish I had kept the before pictures. We bought this house from a couple that were in their 80s. There was a lot of green carpet, a lot of wallpaper with matching drapery, and a teeny, tiny kitchen with “vintage” […]Continue Reading... 13 Comments.
It has been a long few weeks from prepping our house for sale, to moving the family out while showings were ongoing. Fortunately, our house sold quickly and without incident. All the hard work certainly paid off! The only downside is that the buyer’s requested closing date is three weeks from today and I have […]Continue Reading... 10 Comments.
The entrance to my home is very narrow and unassuming. It is not a grand foyer or hall but it does function well with the storage solutions we have employed and it welcomes you with open arms, into our home. The hardwood flooring runs all the way to the front door which is why a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I have been working hard at the home of SouthernAbbey to get ready for sale next week…I never realized the amount of prep work that goes into selling a house! After some prep work and a bunch of chair makeovers, here is my latest dining room incarnation: As some of you may recall, a client […]Continue Reading... 8 Comments.
To be fair, my bathroom was already mostly refinished. This week has been spent adding a few more touches to pull it all together and make it complete, all for under $50. Here’s what the bathroom looked like last week: I made a list of 6 things to change in the bathroom as seen […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
Welcome to my dining room! We’re all ready for Christmas at SouthernAbbey, if only it would get cold enough for a roaring fire… My new (to me) cane back chairs turned out beautifully. I started working on them a little while back and you can see the before and after here. I originally reupholstered the […]Continue Reading... 14 Comments.
As SouthernAbbey is relocating from the Greater Toronto Area all the way to Austin, Texas, a master bedroom makeover was in order. The great room and master bedroom were painted in Benjamin Moore’s Florentine Plaster. It was a colour suggested by our real estate agent and when I saw it on the paint chip, I […]Continue Reading... 6 Comments.