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Image: Dans le Lakehouse / Dans le Lakehouse

After moving into her new home in 2013, Tanya Watson wanted to make-over its drab kitchen. But work commitments and financial obstacles always seemed to get in the way. So, realizing that it could take many years to achieve the kitchen she dreamed of, she opted instead for a temporary fix. Strangely, though, Tanya turned to her retro cookware for inspiration.

Image: Dans le Lakehouse
Image: Dans le Lakehouse

Tanya, a home-decorating and lifestyle blogger from Canada, is not shy of getting stuck into DIY projects. After all, her “Dans le Lakehouse” blog features all the projects that she and her husband – “Handy Hubby” – have undertaken. And, suffice to say, that is a lot of projects. Indeed, they’ve worked on makeovers together since they first met as teenagers and have received plenty of attention for their endeavours.

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Image: Dans le Lakehouse
Image: Dans le Lakehouse

It was probably a given, then, that the first house they owned would need renovating. In fact, the pair spent years decorating and refurbishing their dated townhouse in Ottowa, Canada. Whatever the job, no matter how large or small, they always managed to overcome that most troublesome of obstacles – money.

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