Shauna Cowley Filtz


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Devon, Alberta, Canada 
About me:
8 month kitchen Reno survivor! Rabid gardener, mom of 1, wife, bean counter, doing the best I can. 
My favorite style:
I like eclectic blend of traditional and modern so probably more transitional? 
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sarabeth2
We installed a beautiful new front door sans a storm door. I really do miss the storm door though! I'm considering having one installed. I would choose a full glass one so that the beauty of the main door still shows though.
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Shauna Cowley Filtz
Or a retractable screen if it's only left open in summertime...
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Shauna Cowley Filtz
Water with a pinch of 20-20-20 fertilizer. Stat!
on Monday at 8:16pm   
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Alison Inge
Aww poor things looks like being under the verandah didn't suit them for the rain you got...
on Tuesday at 4:49am   
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Jessica
Hanging plants dry out faster than other potted plants. In the future if you plan to leave them for more than a day, you can hire your neighbor's kid to water them or you can get one of those extended watering globes like these: http://www.gardeners.com/buy/aquacone-watering-device/18034.html?start=3&q=watering%20spikes

In the future, if you do your own planting in the hanging baskets, you can buy stuff that is added to the soil to make it absorb more water so they don't dry out so quickly. Like this: http://www.gardeners.com/buy/terra-sorb-drought-proofing-crystals/14091.html

They also make "self-watering" planters that have a reservoir you can fill with water. http://www.gardeners.com/buy/self-watering-hanging-baskets/34-368.html?start=1&q=self%20watering

Dead heading is needed for most petunias and if yours perk back up and you deadhead them you should have more beautiful blossoms in about three days.
on Tuesday at 5:13am   
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Shauna Cowley Filtz
I would think it is a hazard as it appears to be unattached on the right rear side. Without eaves troughs it is pouring rainwater against the house, not away from it. Any mold issues? It also blocks the window somewhat... Could you exit through the window in case of a fire? Just adding some ammo to the arsenal to get that nasty thing off the house. It would have much more charm and curb appeal without it. Cute house otherwise!
on Monday at 8:13pm     
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lefty47
HI -- Oh no, it's got to go ! ! ! It is so huge ! Was there a sale on awnings ? This just spoils the look of the house . So when hubby is at work or away then get some friends together and get it down . Kind of looks like it is falling down anyway and "it" is blocking the side windows . If you or he still wants an awning ,I think a canvas crank style or remote one would be fine .Maybe one in a color in a stripe like a burgundy or navy or black with white . Or the remote control shades that just drop down . Maybe having the remote will please the husband . Your just an awning away from cute .Then the house will be adorable !
on Monday at 8:46pm     
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mcbriec
I agree with Lefty. You don't need him to knock it down so just do the job yourself. It's a cute house--without the awning.
on Monday at 8:54pm     
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jcegarman
I don't know, but you have a cute house! I'm looking forward to the suggestions you get.
last Friday at 8:51pm   
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Shauna Cowley Filtz
I would add a contrasting colour on the panels under the windows to add visual interest. Is your house gray? My iPad shows it very purple. For the space between the windows a lilac might be nice. Check at your local greenhouse though for something suitable for our Canadian winters (resist junipers which tend to get winter kill and tower poplars which lack a strong enough root system to keep them from falling into your house in high winds). Roses bred in Manitoba could most likely survive your temperatures. Daylilies & peonies would be good low perennials. Tall flowering plants like delphiniums might be a good option for between the windows as well if you prefer herbaceous versus woody yard debris. Your greenhouse or a walk by nicely landscaped yards in the area could help. Take pix of plants that interest you. Is there a gardening club or horticulture group in town? There may even be resources at the library to meet with seasoned gardeners. Good luck!
last Friday at 9:27pm   
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Shauna Cowley Filtz
A nice smoky purple would cosy up the space...

. pinot grigio grape
last Friday at 9:09pm     
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Shauna Cowley Filtz
Sorry, the link didn't work. It's a Benjamin Moore paint colour.
last Friday at 9:11pm     
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groveraxle
Great colors, interesting painting, 54" square:
last Saturday at 6:31am     
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MarleneM
Hi Carron, thanks for the photo of the curtains. I agree with everyone's else suggestions here. Move curtains and try it without a rug to see how you like it. The purple wall should be painted over as it wasn't a "feature" wall anyway. Rather than paint everything white, try something just a bit darker for the walls to let the FP stand out. A couple of examples for you below, both Farrow & Ball, Old White and Elephants a Breath., and an example of Old white.

Another option for art. This has lots of colours in it so you can add a secondary accent colour to your room if you like.
last Saturday at 1:33pm     
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Shauna Cowley Filtz
Looks so much better! You did great! we did a kitchen reno last year and it was 6 months of not so much fun. I can relate on the obsessing too...lol! Just wait, you will find another project soon...
July 1, 2014 at 5:20pm   
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tinker1121
Thank you. No more projects for a very loooong time for me if ever!
July 1, 2014 at 5:21pm   
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jacob623
we are replacing the old black rod iron with a white square post. extending the cement out a bit for a little bit of a bigger poarch. No i have not used sampling software. ?
June 30, 2014 at 5:26am   
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Shauna Cowley Filtz
Benjamin Moore has where you can upload your photo to try it out.
June 30, 2014 at 8:10pm   
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Shauna Cowley Filtz
What does the hubs think of Groveraxle's picture. The flooring and lighting are fantastic! I'm wondering if putting a colour on the bulkhead would balance the space some more?
June 27, 2014 at 8:15pm   
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Shauna Cowley Filtz
As for countertop, that era was white melamine with sparkle. Take a look to see if you can find something in the black with sparkle! I have quartz counters and love, love, love the sparkle! Super durable as well.
June 27, 2014 at 8:26pm     
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groveraxle
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June 30, 2014 at 3:28pm     
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er612
If you choose dark cabinets, I would paint the walls a very subtle grey and add yellow in the window treatments, barstools or lighting. I wouldn't install wallpaper. I think there's enough going on the the wallpaper may be overkill and the money can be better spent elsewhere.
July 3, 2014 at 11:25am   
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Shauna Cowley Filtz
Will the fridge have an ice maker? If you put the oven/stove together, the laundry could go next to the fridge, assuming you have plumbing available. Then dishwasher where the laundry was, and voila!
June 26, 2014 at 7:22pm        Thanked by dodo2014
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my1gmail
Yes, oven, cooktop and microwave can all go in one place very nicely.
June 28, 2014 at 11:47am   
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my1gmail
Should have added that microwave can also include a vent/exhaust fan.
June 28, 2014 at 11:48am   
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Shauna Cowley Filtz
Are you talking ball caps or different hats like Fedoras and the like?
June 25, 2014 at 8:24pm   
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Matt Surface
So yes, ball caps
June 25, 2014 at 8:27pm   
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June 25, 2014 at 8:28pm     
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Shauna Cowley Filtz
Are you going to attempt pruning your trees, dig them out or hire an arborist?
June 25, 2014 at 8:22pm   
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kathygdot
We'll have to get an Arborist for the Gary Oak because it's a protected tree. We took care of one of the trees already but while the arborist is here, maybe we'll just get them to do the rest. I'd prefer to move them or cut them way back.
June 26, 2014 at 11:34am   
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Since the garage is the main part of your house that faces the street, what about changing the door to a really unique sliding door? Something like the photos below. Doing this allows you to fully customize the door anyway you want and could really add some nice visual touches to the garage.

We have several styles of hardware that could help you with this that are all easily installed.
June 26, 2014 at 12:30pm   
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Beth Black
Sounds like a great use of that space!
June 24, 2014 at 8:31pm   
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Renee
I might just continue shelves up the whole space for a cleaner look.
June 24, 2014 at 8:57pm   
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Shauna Cowley Filtz
Do you want to keep the existing cabinets or are you overhauling the whole thing? If you take out the wall and the uppers, what will you do for a hood vent? If a complete overhaul, island, drawers in base cabinets and get rid of that wall (make sure it's not load bearing)
June 17, 2014 at 9:22pm   
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mfwolfe
It is important when you first look at a job like this to assess how much storage space you will lose and how to replace it. And if the wall is load bearing.
June 17, 2014 at 9:53pm   
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Shauna Cowley Filtz added 1 product to ideabook: webuser_385254's Ideas
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lafemme705
I have a friend who had a similar piece that she turned sideways and filled with pictures of her kids and hung on the wall...really cute!
June 13, 2014 at 9:04pm   
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Shauna Cowley Filtz
Or coloured paper rather than paint or decoupage on a thin board... And mount behind. Like the rose art in "fried green tomatoes" but less little old lady... Lol!
June 13, 2014 at 9:09pm   
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