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Has anyone taken on a renovation ( large or small)? I LOOVEE renovating ( probably too much ahah) and have done a few on the house since we moved in about 3 years ago.


This is her! nothing too fancy and it needed work, but thats what we wanted, a project!


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our very first project was the backyard. It had NOOOO style at all!


here is the before:


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Then I tore it apart ahaha


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built a new deck, put some grass in, gardens and a fence !


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that project took my husband and I about 3 months, it was a realllly long process :S but I love the end result!


The project that were still working on is the basement/ laundry room. Its basically done- just a few little thigns left to do ( touch up painting and adding a few decor elements)


heres the before:


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the during:


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the after



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and after we put up some pictures and got our new couch!


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We're still on the hunt for some things to really finish the room off.  Firstly I need to piant that cupboard on the wall on the right. I built it to cover up the electrical box and im going to do it the same colour as the wall to help it blend in more. We also need an ottoman and some storage beside the tv. And once we have our wedding pictures back theyre going to be put up on the wall where that vaccum is :)


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what do you guys think?? any suggestions for decor accents?

Posted on January 18, 2011 at 6:51 am
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Ooooh- I love what you've done to the yard, it looks like a totally different space!! 


And I love how clean the new couch looks in the basement, and the one purple wall!!


I cannot wait to own a home so we can actually paint something!! :)


I see some fun/funky mirrors on the walls behind your couch.


Imperia 3 Piece Wall Mirror with Sconces Set


http://www.touchofclass.com/product/wall+decor/wall+mirrors/imperia+wall+mirror+set.do?sortby=bestSellers


And maybe an few super tall vases to go in the corner with a bench and some throw pillows...


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Or something like this...


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http://raftersokanagan.ca/site-images/products/torzido.jpg

Posted on January 18, 2011 at 7:09 am
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Awesome job!!  I love home DIY projects...feels rewarding especially since I am so girlie & people cannot believe I have laid hardwood floors!!  Well, I don't have any before pics at work, but we laid hardwood in our entryway, powder room, dining room, kitchen & laundry room.  The entryway & powder room are on concrete, so we had to level out the concrete, lay a subfloor, then lay the hardwood.  I loved using the saw & the nailer...I felt powerful :)  Here is the dining room (baseboards weren't back up yet):


Floors


I have also painted nearly every room in the house :/  We also ripped out a bottom cabinet in the kitchen & added a "built in" wine fridge (it looks so good...you would never know we added it!).


DH also ripped out the old countertop in the powder room & installed this granite & vessel sink.  I had no part in this reno though, besides picking the sink/faucet!!


Sink


Oh...we also ripped out the builder grade mirrors (that they just glue on the wall) in 2 out of 3 bathrooms, repaired the dry wall & put up nice framed mirrors instead.  What a difference it made :)


We also replaced ALL the hardware in our house with satin nickel.  Door knobs, closet hardware, towel racks, door hinges, faucets, bathroom light fixtures...everything!  It was kind of expensive, but made such a difference over the "builder grade" materials.

Posted on January 18, 2011 at 7:22 am
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Your floors look amazing, Mel... and that sink is soooo cool!! And I HATE those glue on mirrors, good call on ripping them out... I really like the new one!

Posted on January 18, 2011 at 7:28 am
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I love tall vases! i actually have one upstairs that Im looking to move down here I just have to get somethign to put in it. I havent found the perfect thing for it yet.

Posted on January 18, 2011 at 7:39 am
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Thank you!!  That oval mirror is nice, but the one's we put in our master are even better!!


http://www.simplymirrors.com/wall-mirrors/modern-wall-mirrors/satinebonyblackmirror.cfm?RNtt=Satin%20Ebony%20Black%20Mirror


With this light fixture in between the 2 mirrors...love it!


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Posted on January 18, 2011 at 7:40 am
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They have some really great tall branchy things at craft stores, and I saw some at Target last time I was there! :)

Posted on January 18, 2011 at 7:41 am
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Ooooh- love those Mel... and that light fixture is so fun, you have a great contemporary style!!  Have you been to Roche-Bobois?  It is like contemporary design HEAVEN!!


And did you know we are getting an Ikea this Fall??  So psyched!!  :)

Posted on January 18, 2011 at 7:43 am
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we dont have target! :( well not yet, theyre buying out about 95% of a canadian retailer  (zellers) and they should start moving in by next year i think.


Im going to do some house shopping today actually and Ill see if i can find anything good :)

Posted on January 18, 2011 at 7:44 am
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Awesome- post pics if you find anything!! :)  Can't wait to see!

Posted on January 18, 2011 at 8:10 am
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These are great motivators as we are in the planning phases of finishing our basement!  A little nervous of the project, I will admit that we bought a new house so that we wouldn't have to renovate...I really admire everyone's work!!

Posted on January 18, 2011 at 8:51 am
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@Going2BMrsP-we actually bought new as well, but I still wanted to renovate because everything (though new) was builder grade & I wanted to make things even nicer.  We really have done a ton & are no where near being done :)

Posted on January 18, 2011 at 9:01 am
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Oooh! I love all of the pictures on your wall, lynus!


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Posted on January 18, 2011 at 9:04 am

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