Saturday, September 17, 2011

Renovations and New Beginnings

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.  Vincent van Gogh

We recently renovated our bedroom and en suite bathroom. In the midden or the hottest summer ever to hit Ontario we decided to start renovations. Our bedroom was done on impulse over 12 years ago after we had a house fire. My husband was seriously injured in the fire and was not expected  to live and was transported miles from home. So while he was in the hospital (over 5 months) I would come home and work with contractors and try to rebuild our home. Most of the second floor had to be redone, walls have to be rebuilt, fixtures, sinks, showers, carpets, curtains, furniture, colors had to be chosen, and all done while under stress. Everything was rushed! While it all looked good, it always reminded me of that horrible time in my life. We started with pulling up the dark blue carpets, that I don’t even remember picking and then things just snowballed after that. One thing lead to another  and before you know it the bathroom was getting done. All the walls are white in the bedroom now with bright color accents and the bathroom is white and turquoise. The comfort set and curtains are from most of the other furniture is from

The one thing I wanted was the room to be light and happy. Now every time I walk into our room my heart sings, I cannot believe what a change this has been for me. I was finally letting go of the past and ready for a new beginning. And the most wonderful thing was my husband did everything for me for our anniversary gift. Years ago he was not expected to live with 78% of his body burnt and now he is renovating our home, life is an amazing thing!!!!

Boo on his princess bed


  1. Love the vintage vanity in the bathroom! We did a similar thing in our old house with a washstand kinda thing with an above counter sink. It was so nice! I miss it!

  2. I completely love everything you've done to your room! Amazing! It seems such a perfect expression of you! Definately a happy place!
    Were your wood floors under the carpet or did you have them installed this summer? They're gorgeous!

  3. the wood floors are new, my husband installed them this summer, and I'm so happy with them, so much cleaner! Can't wait to see your renovations!

  4. Amazing Linda, I have total design envy. I love it!

    Thanks for sharing such a wonderful story.

  5. Very beautiful interior. I like the turquoise color of the walls and a blanket on the bed.