As you take the normal opportunities of your daily life and
create something of beauty and helpfulness, you improve not
only the world around you but also the world within you.
~President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Thursday, March 25, 2010

House becomes Home--the Burrs

Here are some recent pics from my sister Tess's house.
Tess is a great decorator and is one of the most creative people I know!
I still remember when she was probably 9 or 10 and she got to restyle her room.....she went with lime green paint and big polka dots! You can see from these pictures that her taste has maybe matured or calmed a bit, but she still has her own little unique flare!

Here are some highlights of Tess & Bryan's work on their home:

*the chair was found for $10 at the Bissel Centre in Edmonton, and the fabric was from Fabricland. Ma-in-law Bev helped recover it!

*the dressers were bought second hand for $75 for both, and Bryan painted them white, and the handles black.

*the window above the master bedroom bed was found in the shed.......good find! She just washed it and hung it! free ninety free!

*a new light fixture was hung in the kitchen. makes a big difference! she found it at Homesense for $25 bucks in the clearance. It replaced a dirty greasy old black ceiling fan. haha (these are Tess's descriptions)

*kitchen table from liquidation centre for $120! Gotta love that place!

*curtains from ikea, mmhmm.

*coffee table-found in the garage! Don't we all need garages with that kind of stuff just sitting there! free again!

*couches- courtesy of some nice people found on kijiji (can you tell we are related?!) white couches for $300 and black leather couch for $100)

*living room curtains from army and navy




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  1. Such a good job at even better prices!

    It has been real fun looking on here and thinking maybe I could get my act in gear.