Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Sink Dilemma

Stu and I agree that we want wood counter tops for our kitchen. Where we disagree is at the sink. He wants a white ceramic farm sink and, although I love the look of them, I know that they stain quite easily. Jenn (who has one) has said that you can bleach them to get the "new look" back, but I would prefer not to pour bleach into my septic system. I would prefer and under-mount stainless steel sink that, after a simple abrasive scrub, looks brand new again.

Love this one...  

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

What a Difference a Little Green can Make!

In a feeble attempt to provide some more shade (and greenery) to our deck, Stu and I added 4 x 5' cedar trees to our existing planters. I was shocked to see how much better the deck looks with them. I'm still not sure how much shade they will provide but they do look nice...

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Mix & Match Dining Set?

Stu and I were talking recently and we agreed that neither of us really like our dining chairs. I think it is the black- they look too busy. Stu suggested that we paint the dining chairs a colour that will provide less contrast with the rest of the room- maybe the wall colour? Now I am thinking...

Here is the dining set now.

Now the mix and match- table and chairs inspiration.

If in the end I don't like the way it looks I can always paint them black again!