Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Romeo, Romeo, Wherefore art thou, Romeo?

A couple of weeks ago, we had the opportunity to go see Romeo and Juliet at the Stratford Festival with my SIL, niece & nephew.
Art, Deanna and I went - it was fantastic!  We really enjoyed it.
And Bethany & Deanna were happy for the opportunity to see each other.
On a school night even!

Best cousin/friends!

Yep, we were there...

Hmm, those musketeers look oddly familiar...

Saturday, August 17, 2013

More Makeovers!!

Deanna's room this time!  We decided it was better to put Natalie in with the twins, and give Deanna her own room.  Now she is starting high school, she will need her own space, and she will be on a totally different schedule than Natalie.  It was really starting to be an issue, Nat would go to bed, and Deanna would decide she needed a shower... Deanna would get up and wake Natalie up before she needed to be...

That room is pretty small, and really a good size for one person.  We had picked up a paint mistint a few weeks ago (when I painted my island!)  and we picked up a new duvet cover at JYSK for pretty cheap.

Thursday we got right to work!  Took the twins' bunkbeds down, moved Deanna and Natalie's bunkbeds into the twins' room with Natalie's new captains bed.

Removed everything from Deanna's walls, spackled, sanded, washed walls.  Then two coats of paint.  Some laundry in between waiting for paint to dry...

I had found a double bed on Kijiji for Tim, so we went and picked that up, moved his single bed up to Deanna's new room, and put the double in Tim's room.  That was about enough work for one day...

Today was finishing touches - we bought her a new mattress, put up window blinds and her mirror, and got a shelving unit for her books etc.  We are still looking for a wrought-iron type headboard, or a nice white wooden bed/headboard.  Wheels on hardwood is a little annoying.. never know where you'll end up in the morning!

Here's the finished product:

Before.  A long time ago, but you get the idea..

After!!  So much more grown-up.  I just love the paint colour

New shelving unit, she can keep her treasures and do her hair!

We need to re-paint the desk, and we also plan to spray paint the chair.  Maybe silver?

She is very, very happy with the end result!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

One-day Makeover Project

I got this portable island from my parents neighbours... minus the butcher block.  Found that on Kijiji

It's a little dated and tired looking...

Until NOW!  Amazing what a couple of coats of paint and some new hardware will do!

Hubby and son were really skeptical of my colour choice, but I think  they'll come around... I like it!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Family Day Fun

We spent the weekend at THIS cottage with my brother and his family.  We had such a great time...

Sledding right off the deck!  What could be better?

Right down to the lake - express route

Lots of snow... and so beautiful 
R & A exploring... they were looking for a helicopter that had flown overhead.  Never did find it..

Natalie being silly... 

Warming up inside!

We went for a walk with Uncle R.

Time to warm up inside again!

Walking on the lake!

Ice fishing hut

Go R!

Uncle R's birthday message for Deanna

Mom & Boys!

Happy 14th Birthday Deanna!!!

Oldest brother reading to youngest brother :)

Oh yes.  Jumbo jawbreakers on a stick...

...can't believe they put those in their mouths!

J's was red.. he looked like his mouth was bleeding!

The neighbour kindly let the men take all the kids for a snowmobile ride!

Waiting for the next turn...

Gillgan's Island - the TV show of choice for the weekend... so funny!