May 4, 2014

Farm Life

We have been on the hunt for an acreage for a while now, and we have found a place we are very serious about. Have we bought it?  Not yet. Have we ever seen the inside of the house? Not yet. Have I been thinking of how to decorate it? Constantly.

Very difficult to mentally furnish a house you have never seen (truth be told, we don't even know how many bedrooms/bathrooms it has), but when it comes to furnishing my dream farmhouse - I know what I want it to look like. 

Rona $54.99















Fabric.com $8.45



















Home Depot $98.00

Rona $21.99 (painted light aqua)
Fabric.com $7.45
Fabric.com $7.45
Fabric.com $9.20
Fabric.com $9.20
Home Depot $6.49 (yeah, I still need marble)
Home Depot $9.97
Home Depot $599.00
Rona $39.99

January 24, 2014

Welcome Back to MorganDesignInc!

After a much needed break from blogging, we are back!  Maybe.  Well, let's try and see how it goes.

So much has happened at MorganHouse in the past year and a half (and so little at the same time).  We have been busy with painting, little projects, stencilling, furniture redos, staircase reno, and are currently wrapping up the upper hallway and railing reno. Oh, you want railings and posts that are actually attached to the house?!  That'll cost you extra.













Hubby and I also shifted our focus to growing a lot of our own food, and the first year was very successful.  It has been a fun change of pace for us as a family, and the change of scenery is usually appreciated.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


We also shifted our renovations to more self sufficient items; like installing a firewood place insert. This has made a huge change for our house and how it works, and it is nice to know that we can take care of ourselves, especially in the event that we lose power.

 

And also this happened. 
 

















I am looking forward to catching up with all of you and everything we've been up to! What has everyone else been doing since the last post? Anyone refinish a dining room table? Stencil a laundry room wall? Remove carpeting? Get chickens? Just me, huh.

October 30, 2012

Blog Ch-ch-ch-changes!


Hello all!  Since having baby, I seem to have even less time than before (curious.)

I am still doing as many projects and renos as before, but time for blogging about them seems to have vanished.

Instead of letting the blog completely vanish, I've decided to keep my Facebook presence current!  I will be posting ideas, project photos with details, and renovation updates! This doesn't mean that this blog will never be reinstated, just for now this works better for our family.

I would love to see you on Facebook following what we are up to at CasaMorgan!  Please follow us at:  http://www.facebook.com/morgandesign

Hoping to see you all on Facebook, and I would love to hear from you as well!  Feel free to write us at: morgandesigninc@hotmail.com

Love you all!!

August 21, 2012

Let's Go Up to the Bedroom...

I have been getting requests for some time to sneak a peek at our bedroom.  See my bedroom?  But I hardly know you!

What the heck - welcome to our safe haven.  A 100% dog free and 99% baby free sanctuary.





















The prints above the bed are from Costco.ca ($3.49 each - whoop) and framed in an Ikea frame ($14.99 each).  And the bed frame is from Ikea as well (see a pattern) and I have owned it for close to 3 thousand years.












Here is another side of the room - featuring an art project of paint chips (thanks to an idea from YoungHouseLove). 









Well, what do you thing of our little slice of heaven?  Anyone else secretly working on a dining room redo?  Anyone getting really angry with the dining chairs they are re upholstering?

August 14, 2012

Family Bathroom - A Completed Tale

 When we last showed you what our family bathroom reno looked like (back in March), this is the visual we left you with



There was no drywall, toilet or sink.  And I was 9 months pregnant.  Although it was definitely some progress (sweet sweet progress), it wasn't exactly the show piece I envisioned.  Then things got crazy, thanks to this kid
















Well, I am pleased, nope, AMAZED to announce that our upper family bathroom reno is now....*drumroll*..... donesville!  We buckled down, and thanks to some well placed naps on Haely's part, we were able to accomplish everything we wanted to on the project.  Now, my bathroom looks like this
















That is a photos of our vanity (which I got for free and repainted/replaced the knobs here), complete with new sink and faucet (which I blabbed about here).  And after 2 years without even having a sink upstairs, let me tell you, it is really nice to brush your teeth so close to your bed.

Here is a photo of the tiled shower stall (which you saw mostly done here)

Close up of the counter corner







And the print I purchased from Costco.ca's photo gallery ($2.99 - yes please!)


Here is a view of the back wall, complete with Hubby's amazing trim work (man, that guy can trim a window)


And finally the stunning pendents that I am slightly (fairly) obsessed with 























Hubby and I are so pleased with the finally product!  It always amazes me what we can accomplish with a little mula and a lot of sweat equity (and a little bad language). 

Because I am a ridiculous person, I am already working on a small (hah) dining room update, which I will share soon.  In the meantime, tell me what you think of the bathroom reno!  Have we inspired anyone to bash out some ugly sponge-painted tiles?  I'm not joking.  They were actually sponge-painted.  Ick.

August 7, 2012

Oh, Hello There!

Why, hello there!  It has obviously been way too long since our last post (having a baby - kind of a full time job!)
This just in: Pears are delicious












This past long weekend, Hubby let me stop at an antique mall that we pass every time we go up island but never stop at.  It was a-mas-ing!  I can't believe we haven't been there before.  Not only was it huge, but well priced to.  Here are some fabulous chairs that I couldn't stop petting.



And I love me some pretty cups and saucers - this store had litterly 100's of singles.  I was tempted to get a ton of unmatching ones, since I think that would be so charming for an outdoor tea party.  Must start having outdoor tea parties, though.


They also had thousands of old magazine advertisements.  I went googoo gaga for them.  I was super over whelmed by all the selection and didn't know where to even start.  There were car ads, motor oil, movies, liquor, fruit and vegetable ads, and sooo much more.  I thought I would focus on liquor ads.  Here is my $13 worth of ads.










Here is a Hunter Whiskey ad from 1948.  Equstrian chic, anyone? 




But my favorite has to be this SouthernComfort ad from 1957.  It is so badass, it makes me want to pour myself a glass right now.  Hmm, not a bad idea...
























Are you obsessed with 1950's liquor advertisements also? Did your spouse make fun of you as you skipped back to the truck with a stupid grin on your face?  No?



June 4, 2012

Bathroom Choices

With the never ending bathroom reno still,... well... never ending - I have at least finally decided on and ordered the sink and faucet ("What's that Erin?  You didn't already order those?!") 

I decided on the sink a very long time ago, so this was an easy order.  BOXE by AmericanStandard.


The faucet took a little more thought.  I finally found what I wanted, only to find out it was discontinued.  So, instead I found this faucet.  It was above our original price range - but we said to heck with it.  We will be using this faucet forever, so it might as well be exactly what we want.  So I ordered SERIN by AmericanStandard.

 
They should be here this week sometime, and I can't wait to get things rolling.  Hopefully these will inspire us to wrap this reno up (and start a new one?  Ahem.)