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What to expect at the 24th Annual Elora Spring Antique Sale

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On Saturday, April 18th from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 19th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Elora locals and visitors can attend Elora’s 24th Annual Antique Show and meet experts from all across Ontario. Adult admission is $7.00 per person and children under 13 are free. Discount admission coupons are available on the event’s website here.


Experts in antiques and collectibles attend this event to showcase their finds, find other priceless items and assess attendees’ items. This year’s lineup will make the 2015 show one of the strongest yet.


Samantha Howard Vintage, Toronto

Samantha Howard specializes in mid-century modern design, Scandinavian ceramics and glass, with a special interest in mid-century Scandinavian and Canadian jewelry. Samantha will be attending the show with Andrew Zegers Design. Andrew specializes in mid-century modern furnishings and mid-century Italian art glass.


Bowles Hilltop Antiques, Kara and Dan Bowles, Markdale, ON

Bowles Hilltop Antiques have been preparing for this event and will be bringing a bonnet chest, a dry sink and an original watercolour by Walter Henry Sweet (1899-1943).


Jane and Connie Egan, Goderich

This mother-daughter duo specializes in textiles, transferware, country furniture and silver and Ironstone.


Adrian Tinline Antiques, Bowmanville

Adrian is one of the younger dealers in the community and possesses a genuine passion for antiques. He mainly sells Canadian country furniture, armchairs, tables and a range of other accessories.


Antiques Identification Clinic

Feel free to bring your personal treasures and heirlooms for appraisal by Janet Carlile, an independent and accredited antiques valuer and guest on CBC’s Antiques Roadshow. Bring your items to the event, go directly to the appraisal table and make an appointment. While you wait for your appointment, have fun exploring the rest of the show. You may bring as many items as you want to be assessed at $12.00 per item.

There will also be 55 dealer experts in attendance, including Audette Antiques, Shirley and Armand Dequanne of The Treasure Box Antiques, Christine Wyrozub of Chantal’s Antiques, Robert and Sandra Fedosenko of Victoria St. Antiques and Fred Bradshaw of Frederick’s Persian Rugs.


Located in the Elora Community Centre at 29 David Street West, the antique show is a six-minute walk and one-minute drive from the Sandstone Apartments and a four-minute drive and 17-minute walk from the Executive Suites at 145 Kertland Street.




Three ways to make your old furniture look like new

 apartments for rent in Elora, furniture, DIY, decorating, Elora Apartments, Apartments Elora, Apartments for Rent in Elora, Elora apartment rentals, Apartments in Elora, Apartment rentals in Elora, Elora Apartments for RentBreathing new life into old furniture not only saves money, but it also allows you to test out your creative side. Whether the piece has been in the family for generations or is something you recently picked up at the local thrift store, the possibilities are endless when it comes to making it truly your own. With so many DIY options available, you may be uncertain about where to start or what to try. Luckily, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has put together some furniture tutorials you’ll want to try and showcase in your Elora apartment.


Photo Transfers/ Graphic Transfers

Add a truly personal touch to your old furniture by incorporating photo or graphic transfers into their appearance. You have complete creative control and the finished product will be a truly one-of-a-kind creation that you will not be able to buy in stores. This DIY is an easy way to dress up tables, chests, headboards or chairs and is also a great gift idea. ‘Madigan Made’s’ DIY Child’s Chair transforms an IKEA chair into a personalized throne fit for your little one. All you need to complete this DIY are a few ingredients including a colour photocopy of the image, cutting mat, craft knife, wax paper, brushes and mod podge. For a vintage photo transfer feel, try out ‘The Flying C’s’ Mod Podge Transfer Tutorial on your tired-looking furniture. Purchase a thrifty treasure to test your DIY skills out at Value Village located at 214 Silvercreek Parkway North. The store is a 22-minute drive from the Sandstone Apartments and a 23-minute drive from the Executive Suites.



If you’re looking for a DIY project that requires little skill, is inexpensive and will yield stunning results, Ombre DIYs are what you’ve been searching for. With so many tutorials available including this How to Paint an Ombre Dresser illustration, you’ll be on your way to redesigning your furniture in a flash. Ombre is a style of painting that either starts off lighter and fades into a deeper colour or it starts off deeper and fades to a lighter colour. No matter which way you do it, the results will be beautiful. Located at 6458 Wellington Road 7, Elora Home Hardware will have all your painting supplies and is conveniently located less than 10 minutes away by car from both Elora apartments. For more Ombre inspiration, check out ‘Fox Hollow Cottage’ blog’s Aqua Ombre-Painted Furniture tutorial, ‘Kid Crave’s’ DIY Ombre Dresser and ‘Cape 27 Blog’s’ DIY Ombre Chest Transformation.


Fabric Wrapped

Give your furniture a new look by wrapping it in fresh and fashionable fabrics. To complete this DIY you’ll need fabric, an iron, ironing board, paint brush, razor and of course, a set of drawers or furniture. If you’re currently looking for inspiration both “Ikea Hackers’s’ Fabric-Wrapped Ikea Rast and ‘Centsational Girl’s’ Furniture With Fabric Texture tutorial are great starting points. Pick up your furniture pieces at the Salvation Army Thrift Store located at 204 Silvercreek Parkway North and purchase your fabric at Len’s Mill Store located at 3555 Broadway. The thrift store is a 23-minute drive from both Elora apartments and the fabric shop is a 28-minute drive from the Sandstone Apartments and a 30-minute drive from the Executive Suites.


Welcome new furniture into your apartment without spending money by updating items you already have with these clever DIYs. Located at 120-122 David Street East and 143 Kertland Street, Williams and McDaniel’s Sandstone Apartments and Executive Suites are an ideal choice for those looking to rent in Elora.