Wallpaper Drawers


What a great way to tweak an old piece. Painted a fun colour and embellished with a fun wallpaper. This desk would work in a bedroom, entry, kitchen or family room. How refreshing!


Wallpaper Drawers


Every time I turn around I see another beautiful wallpaper. I do not want wallpaper in every room of my house on the wall but it would be nice to use it. I saw it being used on the front of this chest of drawers and fell in love. Simply gorgeous!!!

Pretty Knob


To be honest I never thought I would see those words in the same sentence… Pretty Knob!!!

I think the knob shown above is super pretty. It has just the right amount of metal to sparkly stone. I would happily use this in my kitchen if I could have a girly space, however the men in my family would not be impressed!

I think this hardware will have to be used in my ensuite bathroom. Then I will only have one man to contend with. Sorry honey.

Yay for bling!

Kitchen Knobs and Pulls cont’d…


Here are a couple styles I like.

I do know that I want a stainless steel finish on my hardware. Maybe even a brushed nickel finish. No brushed brass even though it is becoming super trendy again. I like the cupped style handles shown in the bottom right. But then again like the clean lines on the handle to the upper right is nice too.

I will keep you posted on my final decision.

Kitchen Hardware


The debate between knobs or pulls(handles) is still going strong in my household. In our last home we had a combination like the photo above and we may just be heading that way again.

Often it’s easy to get swept up in the process of choosing the knobs and pulls for your kitchen cabinets, particularly with all the style choices available. What gets overlooked are some of the more practical considerations that go along with those

Before you make any final decisions on which cabinet knobs and pulls to buy consider the following points. They may help you refine your ultimate choice.

Knobs vs. Pulls – Cabinet knobs are harder to grasp and pull than cabinet pulls (handles). That’s because they utilize finger strength to ‘clutch’ the knob in order to pull it. Cabinet pulls are easier to open because they allow for the hand or most of the fingers to grasp the handle. This may be important for people who have difficulty using their fingers and hands such as arthritics, disabled or elderly people.

The Feel Is Important –
How a knob or pull feels in your hand is important — you’ll be using some of them numerous times a day. Make a point to actually feel the knobs and pulls you’re considering. If you’re ordering online, purchase some samples first. You’d be surprised by the number of knobs that look benign that turn out to feel uncomfortable every time you grasp them.

So knobs or pulls? I want to hear from you about your preferences.

Sportspal On the waters edge


I do not know the true name of this painting but mine seems to fit!

I saw this painting and had to blog it. In the middle of winter it was a happy site to see.

I am still on the hunt for the perfect painting for our family room. This option has too much green for my taste. I would prefer more water in the painting.

I am trying to find the ideal painting which will have lots of lake, a weathered dock and maybe even a canoe. The best choice I have found was at Urban Barn. I will post it next.