Odds and Sods from Woodhaven – And a Video

Here’s a little photo update from Woodhaven and some of what we’ve done these last few months.

I posted way back last summer about these vintage pieces of luggage that I hoped to find a home at our new cottage.

So they ended up in one of the bedrooms.

They make kind of a cute little night table, I think.  I have another large vintage trunk that a neighbour has generously donated to my cottage.  Hmmm….I wonder where it’ll find a home?

Here’s what we did in the master bedroom and ensuite.   I ,  I mean, we stripped off the wallpaper in the bathroom (which took an entire weekend, I have to say).. and I got to painting it, the next weekend ;-/

Here’s the before……

And the after……

And we also put up a new light fixture over the mirror.

Next up, I’d like to change out the sink faucets to black ones and we have to do some shower floor tile repairs.  We holding out to do this during the winter, when there isn’t so much outside to take care of ;-/

On to the master bedroom, it went from pink to Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter.

The befores…

….the window seat and the drapery treatments.

And this is how it looks now, with a new coat of paint and a new window seat, pillows and drapery treatments and a cat 😉

My daughter’s bedroom looked like this before the move…

and now it looks like this….

with new blinds, decorative grill, carpeting, bedding and accessories.  She likes the pink so I think it’s staying.

Stay tuned, next week I’ll post some more updates.

And for those of you who wanted to see my tv debut. I finally got the clip which is below.  Please be kind….. 😉



  1. Anonymous says:

    Wow, we have our own TV star in the family! Lisa, I am so glad you posted this. I can’t get Rogers and so wanted to see your clip. You have lots to be very proud of! Your hard work and natural talents are really shining through! Helen xoxo

  2. You were great on the show Lisa; terrific advise!!
    And your cottage is looking wonderful 🙂

  3. Thanks so much Victoria! It was quite stressful but I managed to breathe through it 😉 The cottage is coming along…some more changes coming soon!

  4. Great feature! You were so articulate, and full of excellent advice! Thank you for sharing this clip. It was nice to ‘hear’ the voice behind the author 🙂

  5. WHat a star! Can I have your autograph?? Loved it! You had amazing tips and advice, I agree with Sheila, nice to get to know the voice behind the author!

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