Tuesday, April 21, 2009

My version of drive bys

We have been looking into replacing our windows, so I am thinking about the exterior of our house a lot lately. We have a pretty typical house for the neighbourhood, when we were house hunting we saw our same floor plan several times. I am trying to get some idea of what it might look like with new windows and what type to pick. Here are some cute places in our general area (right by the park). These are the same general layout as ours, but with a fair bit of updating done. Oh the possibilities.

This one was probably originally quite small but they added square footage over and under what was the deck on the right, and then put a carport out in front.
And this cutie patootie is my own place. I was thinking get rid of the shutters, paint the door black, fix the railing up (change it to wood?). What do you think? We are doing the planter around the tree this year for sure, everything else is negotiable. We'll see. Oh and the title. Go over to the Inspired Room and check out her drive by's if you haven't already!

Monday, April 20, 2009

the decorating gene

I am not sure if I got it, especially considering the trouble I have had with my fireplace arrangement. But my Mom definitely has talent. These are scenes from her house from a few months ago.

Dining room buffet

Living room side table

Entry way

Family room entertainment unit

Now tell me what you think, she has a knack for decorating, no?
The best part is that it is always evolving, and changing. Every time you visit there is something new to see!

Snow drops to daffodils

Snow drops by our front door in March
It's been a while. I am back. I am kinda crazy back to work, planning a party and all that kinda stuff. But I am also thinking about the house and all kinds of things that I want to get written down before I loose my train of thought.
Daffodils from my mom from Saturday