Our New In-Store Kitchen Design

Our Calgary South showroom kitchen has been finished to perfection.  Jenn-Air appliances have been featured in a beautifully customized kitchen designed and fitted by Alberta-based home improvement company Ultimate Renovations.  It’s dark cabinetry is complimented with a burst of colour that highlights the smooth modern sleek appliances featured from our Jenn-Air appliance range. Call in to…

Reclaimed Decor Workshop

A few weeks ago, a group of Trail Appliances employees got together for a crafty class. If, like me, you see ideas on Pinterest but aren’t quite sure of the process, this is a great way to actually learn how to do it with all the resources on hand. Ancora Reclaimed Decor is located in…

Mirror Mirror On The Wall….

Many houses are built with a standard flat mirror the width of the sink with lighting above it.  There are so many beautiful framed mirrors available now but it’s a lot of work to take a fitted mirror out, re-paint or tile and then hang a new framed mirror.  Well there is a quick solution!…

Can we get away with fake plants & flowers?

You may have seen from my past posts I’m not what you would call an avid gardener!  I do, however, love flowers and up until a few years ago would buy a fresh bunch of pink lilies every two weeks – just replacing the old bunch.  They were pretty inexpensive at the time but these…

Distressed Furniture – Indonesia

My sister was away in Bali a few months ago.  Instead of sending me pictures of her sipping her Sangria with her feet in an infinity pool, she sent me a few of some pretty cool Indonesian furniture! I love the mix of colours in this one patio set.  It brings back memories of sanding…

App of the Month – Paint Tester

When you are thinking about redecorating a room, it’s easy to get carried away with paint pot testers and Pinterest pins.  I came across this free app, Paint Tester,  that allows you to test colours using a photo of your room.  You can select just one wall or do the whole room. It’s simple, cost…

Frames aren’t just for photos – Last one!

If you have a child/grandchild that loves to express their creativity on paper, why not frame it?  I personally like to use a frame with an insert like the Ikea one in this photo. Use different frames and create a kids art montage that they’ll be proud of!  Even write they’re name and age on it…

Frames aren’t just for photos – Part 3

Do you have that recipe that you just love and keep going back to?  Why not frame and feature it in your kitchen?  It’s practical as it’s right in front of you whenever you decide to use it. I used Adobe Illustrator for this but even if you only have access to Word, it’s something…

Frames aren’t just for photos – Part 2

In my last post, I talked about framing fabric cuts.  I also mentioned how sometimes really cheap everyday items can really look good in a frame – and nobody will ever guess it’s cheap! Napkins: “Napkins?” I hear you say!  There are so many designs out there at a super affordable prices.  You can get…

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

It feels like Mother’s Day is just over and all of a sudden Father’s Day is upon us.  If you found my Mother’s Day gift ideas useful, maybe I can help you again with a few idea’s for your Dad (or partner if you have kids too young to buy). Personalized Handmade Gift: Last year I…