Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Cooking Ideas

Lentil Soup
Smoky Beetroot Hummus
Lemony Toasted Quinoa and Cabbage Salad
Mushroom Avocado Pasta

Beetroot Chips with Creamy Guacamole

Even though Summer is still in full swing it is in the evenings that the Fall can be felt and with that the ideas of deliciously rich comfort food emerge. I am sharing here a few meal ideas from my cooking Pinterest board where you can find many more delicious ideas as well as links to all the recipes. Bon Apetit!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Lavender Coloured Tallboy Dresser

Here is one happy piece of furniture to start your weekend. This tallboy is as sturdy and solid as they come. I painted it in pale lavender, a colour I have used for the first time since I started painting furniture. This dresser is now listed on my Etsy page and is definitely eligible for the 20% sale discount.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Sale Sale Sale

By entering promo code "school rocks" at check-out through my Etsy page  you will be receiving an automatic 20% discount on every item in store with a price tag over $300. The discount is not applicable to shipping rates.
Free delivery within Greater Toronto Area. Please contact me with your postal/zip code for shipping rates to other locations. This promotion will expire on Monday, September 1, 2014.

Colourful Friday - Purple and Mustard


The chilliness in the air of the past two days is a reminder of the season to come and the colour combo I am featuring this week is a perfect way to get our minds off the fall chill and on those days that make the season rich, ripe and inviting.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Slate Sideboard

When I first applied the paint to this piece and it was all one solid colour I thought I was done. I was happy with the way the paint transformed the piece. It was late in the day when I finished painting it and I left the finishing touches for next morning. When I saw it the next day it somehow appeared incomplete and as if it was missing something. I looked at what other paint colours I had on hand and selected three that would add enough punch but not overwhelm the base and used them to create the pattern on each of the doors. The pattern gives the piece uniqueness and an added dimension that it wouldn't have otherwise. For more info on the piece, please check the listing in my Etsy store.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Colourful Friday - Blue and Chartreuse




If you haven't heard of chartreuse, it is that colour that is not quite green and not quite yellow either but rather something in-between. It is fresh and zesty and pairs beautifully with almost every other colour. In today's post I am contrasting it with blue for a classy and sophisticated yet playful and unexpected look. I may take it as inspiration for my fall wardrobe pallet.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Before and After

This is the hallway in my house, the one that connects my kitchen with my living and dining room. Every time I walk by I think how plain it is and completely not in keeping with my love of colour. So as I was taking some time to rearrange my inventory I came across some old mirrors that I had taken off  dressers and cabinets. All of them are old and have a speckled mirror surface, so perfect to reflect light. I checked the stock on spray paints and selected grey, deep turquoise and fluorescent pink. One hour of time to tape off the mirrors, spray and "age" the frames and the plain hallway was transformed into a colourful and happy place.