Rustic Wood Mirror by L. DeVries Designs

I had a plain mirror left from when we redid our laundry that I thought was the perfect size to use above my dresser. All it needed was a frame, but I didn’t have a whole lot of extra time to make one. My friend makes beautiful hand painted signs with rustic wood frames, and…

The To-Do List for Our Third House

This is a list of everything that we have done and would like to do on our house yet: Front hall Replace and paint closet doors Replace front door New front door handle Paint trim Play room Replace patio door Replace laminate floor with hardwood Install trim Paint trim Paint walls Update fireplace Change light…

Third House – Before Pictures

Our third house was a 1990s split level on a 1 acre lot on a quiet street in Ingleside, ON. We bought it in November 2013. When we first saw the house we thought it was dark, dirty and outdated, but it had lots of potential for improvement. We knew we didn’t want to live…

Second House – Downstairs Pictures

Our second house was a brand new 1450 square foot raised bungalow near Winchester, ON. We bought it in August 2011 and it had everything we wanted in a house. We loved the 2 acre lot because it had lots of trees. Most of the projects we did in this house was painting, and a lot of yard…

First House – Living Room

The living room in our first house was a good size, it just needed a bit of TLC. There were bullet holes in the wall, the flooring was laminate and it was bubbling around the front door from water damage. The front window was old and leaking so we also wanted to replace that. We…

First house – before

We bought our first house in November 2007. It was a small fixer upper bungalow in Williamsburg, Ontario that had been possessed by the bank. The house was in very rough shape, but it was a great price. We never even saw the house before be bought it, but my father-in-law was our real estate agent…