O Canada!


I picked up Canadian House & Home Makeovers magazine the other week because I had already read all the US home magazines and was jonesing for a fix. Man, was it worth every one of my eight US dollars!!! I will keep this issue on file for a long time, I can tell you that. So to save you, my dear readers, the $8, here are scans of some of my favorite articles and pictures- and I saved a good one for tomorrow as well, so tune in then…
Some great images of ways to hang art:

Kitchen ideas galore! Loving the mini-banquette bottom right and the grey cabinets
bottom left:

Fantastic before and after of refinished thrift store finds! I am a big fan of doing this- it’s green and creative and gives you items that no one else will have! That chair fabric is the Premier Prints favorite for $8 a yard!

Gorgeous kitchen with farm table and crystal chandelier (love the play of these two contrasting items) and eating area (loving the large lantern as a chandelier and the bench!)

Bright and happy fireplace and entryway- it’s a great idea to use a large scale wallpaper in little nooks like this!

Some genius renovating ideas- some of which I’ve used myself- painting dark wood white brightens a room and gives it a modern face lift like no one’s business (check out my home’s before and after below!) Tip number 6 is something I’d love to do for my master bath door- fogged glass to add a touch of sleekness and allow some filtered light through rooms.

Just a little white paint does wonders!

This dark grey dining romo with lots of decorative molding is delicious (and reminds me of Prestons room from the Top Design finale). The yellow bathroom wallpaper right makes you just smile, no?

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