July was pretty productive for us! We wrapped up a few townhouse projects (but still have more) and staged the house for sale. It was hugely satisfying to finally finish the bar cart . . .
and finally see my Hungarian embroidery become the prettiest pillow ever . . .
With my Dad’s help, I also addressed a few cosmetic fixes: hiding a pipe with trim and painting the baseboard heaters.
Our house hasn’t needed much staging, but we took on the arduous task of swapping the bedrooms to their rightful position – moving our King sized bed into the proper master and sliding the Queen guest bed into the secondary bedroom we’ve called home.
I miss the view from the old room, but the swap has the added benefit of letting me show off our headboard better! Our old bedroom didn’t leave much room at the foot of the bed for me and my camera to fit.
The dining room and kitchen weren’t touched for staging, but the living room was decluttered and staged a bit. A huge round mirror replaces a personal (and potentially distracting) Hungarian poem stenciled onto a mirror we antiqued.
I also held a giveaway with Olive Leaf Stencils . . .
. . . and reviewed Annie Sloan’s Colour Recipes book.
With the review, you saw a peek at the colours I’m considering for the turquoise kitchen!
We also made sure we had fun, and we spent a week seeing our favorite bands at an Ottawa musical festival. Zooey Deschanel in person, pinch me!
It was also fun to see Apartment Therapy feature my laundry room curtains out of the blue!!
August will be just as busy! I still have a basement makeover to show you, plus a project that improved the look of every room (and only required some paint and patience), some furniture refinishing, and hopefully even a velvet chair makeover. I’m behind in my Money Talks series – I think chatting about mortgages might be appropriate! And as soon as the townhouse sells, I will share the nitty gritty about that. Soon we’ll start tackling the lakehouse too . . .