Hello there and welcome to The 236!
My name is Michelle and I’m the designer, planner, creator, list-maker, organizer, dreamer, decorator, thrifter, DIYer, crafter, head painter, tweeter, etc. at The 236 — a cozy 1970s bungalow in beautiful Burlington, Ontario.
Renovation and home design have always been a passion of mine. I have fond memories of being a little girl watching This Old House and the New Yankee Workshop with my Dad, well before the days of HGTV. Over the years, I have channeled my creativity into making spaces beautiful and comfortable — it’s what I truly love to do in my spare time away from my professional life as a Copywriter.
Since my husband Ted and I purchased his childhood home from his parents in 2007, we have completely renovated, updated and redecorated our home to suit our tastes and lifestyle. The list of projects is long — from gutting the basement, to putting on a new roof…and everything in between! It has been quite an interesting ride, but it has been fun, especially since we are both “project people.”
Follow along with me as I look back on all of our projects and document our future ones, with a focus on creative, crafty solutions that offer a big bang, without spending a big buck. Because, really, after four years of pouring money into our beloved home, there’s not a lot left to throw around!
Thanks for joining me!