Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mia Bella Vintage

My good friend Melissa at Mia Bella Vintage has a beautiful
older home that her and her husband have been restoring.
They are now in the process of selling their lovely home.

The other week i went up to visit Melissa
and see what else they have done to their home.
Unfortunately i forgot my camera! So i stole these
photos from Melissa's blog.

When i was at Melissa's i only put in one bit of decor suggestion.
I told her the dining room would look fantastic painted a
dark grey.  
Thankfully she was not insulted by my suggestion but
thought it was wonderful!
Here is the before of her dining room colour.
It was a pretty blue.. 
but i thought the room needed a hit of 

She just emailed me about loving the colour she chose!
This is the photo that she just posted on 
her blog.
I love the way it turned out!!

I also stole some photos from her past posts...
she is so talented! She built all these cupboards
by herself!!! This is a peek at her laundry room!
She really is unbelievable and way
too modest.

A sneak peek into the Master bedroom
I love this new light fixture she installed!

This is her kitchen.
Yes she really truly made
these cupboards herself!!
Sick isn't it???
She is also an amazing sewer! That was the real reason for my visit to her home.
She is to give me sewing lessons!
Way to go Melissa you are doing a great job!

Thanks for visiting and stop by Mia Bella Vintage for some inspiration !

Pamela xo


  1. Wow, what a lovely home! I can't believe she made those cabinets! Also, I love that laundry room...I hope I can have one like that someday!

  2. Pamela you outdid yourself...you are way to gracious! Thankyou very much on such a nice post about me...

  3. Your friend is amazingly talented!!! I can't believe she made all those cabinets!!! Her dining room looks gorgeous in the new grey color too! I'm off to check out her blog now....thanks for sharing her wonderful home!!!

  4. A beautiful home and you were spot on with the grey walls! x Sharon

  5. What a lovely home and those kitchen cupboards are just 'to die for'
    Like the grey as well. Sharonx

  6. Hi Pamela, love the grey walls and the kitchen cupboard is so pretty, she did a wonderful job on them. Beautiful home!!!
    Hugs~~~ Daphne

  7. Great color suggestion, I love the dark gray. Melissa is definitely talented.

  8. Melissa's house is so pretty. I bet it has already sold! Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Ricki Jill

  9. yeah, Melissa does some fine work! I FREAK OUT for her custom made kitchen cabinets.

  10. I love Melissa's blog and she is one fantastic builder and decorator. I'm so glad you featured her blog. You are so lucky to have her for a friend, how wonderful that she is going to teach you to sew, I am so jealous that you get to visit her beautiful home.
    Hugs, Cindy

  11. Thanks for sharing your friend Melissa's blog with us. Her home is really pretty. I'll be popping over to visit her. Hugs, Pamela

  12. OH! I'm so jealous you're getting sewing lessons, Pamela! Will you pass some tips on to me while your taking them?? I need all the help I can get! :) What a shame that Melissa has to sell that gorgeous home. I'll bet that it won't be on the market long, though...! :)

    xoxo laurie

  13. Thank you Pamela for sharing Melissa's beautiful home!!
    Loving the new color on the walls!
    Off to check out her blog...

  14. Pretty house filled with inspiration! Glad you are taking sewing lessons, you will love it.

  15. Wow! The girl is really talented! Her house is beautiful. Good luck with the sewing!

  16. I too love the new darker gray color on the walls. Her home is lovely and thank you for sharing the photos and her blog. I think I might just have to pay her a visit!

  17. Melissa does such a great job....bummer they have to sell! Her bathroom is going to look fab...and her kitchen...one of my favorites!
    Hey I was kinda in your neck of the woods....walked on to Nanimo to see a new grand niece!

  18. Your suggestion to paint the dining room was right on target - it turned out beautifully, and definitely added elegance! Nice work to you both!

  19. What a lovely home! I love all of the creative elements...the cabinets are beautiful! LOVE the grey wall, too! Thanks for stopping by, Pamela, and for your sweet comment about my hutch!

  20. What a beautiful home Pamela! Oh that kitchen! How lovely to sit at that island with your friend to have a cup of coffee or tea and a nice long chat. I really like the grey walls in the dining room. Very classy.

    Have fun with your sewing lessons!
    xo Catherine

  21. I would give anything to have a kitchen like that! I love the open shelving in the kitchen. And the laundry room....so pretty and warm! Angie xo

  22. I always love to see how people restore their homes and the before and after photos.

    -Zane of ontario honey


I love love reading all your comments!! They mean so much to me...thank you..Pamela xo