Shabby Miss Jenn

Monday, April 6, 2009

Princess Margaret Hospital Dream Home Lottery

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In my part of the woods (Ontario, Canada), each year, the Princess Margaret Hospital hosts a "Dream Home Lottery" to support cancer research.

There are a number of homes in the lottery and I had the opportunity to tour one of them. The house that I toured is worth $2.6 million and is located in Vaughan Ontario

As an aside (and this is for those of us who live in Ontario), can I just say that I have not been to Vaughan in ages and was astounded at how much it had grown...whatever happened to Canada's Wonderland being "out in the middle of nowhere"???

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No stone was left unturned in the decorating department. However, what I really enjoyed the most about touring the home was some of the creative decorating ideas that could be used in any home (read CHEAP). I took some pictures of some these ideas and I thought I would share...

Now here is an interesting idea. These photos were on the wall in the children's playroom....
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Now I know that this isn't the best shot of the is photos of children's shoes. Now this may look difficult but really how hard could it possibly be to take a million pictures of your kid's shoes until you get a few that are frame able? (don't answer that part) Then you would just need to Photoshop them (black and white with a touch of sepia)?? All I am saying is that it would be worth a try to find out!!

I like the pears all lined up in the cloches. Don't you just love the glass balls in the lamps!! So nice!!

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The little girl's room looks so opulent.......

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...but really, it is just pink stripes on the wall with some moulding. With a staple gun and some nice fabric, the fabric thing behind her bed would be soooo achievable (I am having a brain freeze and can not think of what it is called.

I just saw these scissors at Home Sense the other week and I am now wishing that I bought them!
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frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Beautiful--I love the ball lamps and the little girl's room is fit for a princess! :) Is it just me though, or does that kitchen not match the house at all...something just seems off about it.

~ Sarah

Jo - To a Pretty Life said...

That looks like quite the house! Good idea to look at the small touches for inspiration, rather than just envying the expensive furniture like I usually do (we're currently in the market for furniture, with a nearly non-existant butget).

I like the horizontal stripes on the wall behind the scissors. And the cute shoe pictures...I might do something like that in my daughter's room, once I get to decorating it.

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Can you imagine living there? Wow is all I have to say! The outside of that home is ....GORGEOUS! We drive through Vaughn when we are heading back home from the States. I like to stop there at Ikea. :)

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Wow that's some little girls room! What a house!


Christina said...

Thanks for taking us on a tour of a beautiful home. What a beautiful little girls room. I love the scissors too.

Anonymous said...

Wow......that's a beautiful home with such neat ideas everywhere.
I think you mean 'canopy' over the ittle girls bed


Ellen said...

hi Jill.. I just came across your blog and was looking at your kitchen remodel. I am working on a remodel also and am hoping to be able to paint laminate cabinets, were your cabinets laminate or wood?! your kitchen looks awesome... thanks for your help!

Xazmin said...

Gorgeous. I love looking at fabulous homes (that are completely out of my price range!) and seeing what kinds of ideas I can re-create on the cheap!


Tara said...

Gosh, Jill, thanks for sharing the tour--I want that bedroom!

henzy said...

the room looks gorgeous. but the stripes are such a pain to do. the prep work takes forever. I just did stripes, horizontal stripes in my tiny hallway and i swear to never do stripes again.

aileen said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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