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refinishing a eureka silk spool cabinet

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015

Sometimes, social media surprises you.  I had a new Twitter follower, renoback, in the Fall and I clicked to see what they were about and found a jewel of a cabinet just waiting for me to bring it home on their site. This Eureka Silk spool cabinet is from the early 1900’s and was probably used in a store to display and house spools of thread.  I...

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making over a vintage dresser

Posted by on Sep 6, 2014

I have been busy all summer with various projects around my home.  Some pretty and some, like touching up the fence stain, that are just necessary when you’re a homeowner.  I spent a good chunk of August making over my bedroom and while it isn’t quite finished, I thought it was time to at least share one new addition. I really wanted to add a...

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buy my chairs…

Posted by on Apr 1, 2013

…. so I can buy new ones. I decided to sell my living room chairs through the Consignment Gallery.  They looked great in my old home but my new house doesn’t have a formal living room. I’m also working with some different patterns in my new place and these chairs could be reupholstered but they are in perfect condition, so I felt it would...

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loving the new sofa

Posted by on Feb 17, 2013

My new sofa was delivered this week (on Valentine’s Day – a little gift to myself) and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. I ordered the Reverie Apartment Sofa from EQ3.  The front of my house is very wide but I’ve split the space into a family/living room and an office so I needed something with a slightly smaller scale....

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whimsical animal chairs

Posted by on Dec 28, 2012

Maximo Riera has created a collection of extremely unique and extremely life-like animal chairs.  They are made of high-density polyurethane and cost between $50,000 and $100,000.   The chairs depict an octopus, rhino, walrus, elephant, and a whale.  I like how each style of chair is reminiscent of the animal that it is created from.  I think my favourite...

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happy chair –

Posted by on Jan 22, 2012

The latest from has some fantastic chairs.  Shawna Robinson takes one-of-a-kind chairs and updates them with contemporary prints and colours.  I love how she uses a range of fabrics to create something truly unique while still retaining the shape of these classic chairs.  Check out her site Happy Chair for more galleries and where you can find her...

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