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Renovation Progress


Well we’ve got some really exciting things going on now with the house with the installation of some stunning features. It seems like a long time between posts but the process of making each and every one of these features is time consuming. I really appreciate the team for putting all the effort in that they do…such artists! I love love love every thing about this house!

This is a maple live edge slab that we incorporated onto the counter in the basement. It’s on the side of the dining room and faces over into the family media room. I think I found some great stools to go with the look, they are simple polished nickel round stools that match the light fixture and table base. I haven’t pictured them until I decide for sure but there will be more photos to come.






This isn’t the actual furniture I’m putting in this room but because we sold our other house and are moving into the basement, we put our upstairs furniture in here to live with while the upstairs is completed. Should be another 60 days or so!


The other exciting addition was the install of these stunningly beautiful rustic beams put in the master bedroom. They are from a 100 year old building salvaged in Manitoba, all hand hewn with incredible personality, patina and complete with the worm holes. The crew does a treatment wherein they are cleaned with a spinning brush instrument. Then they were clearcoated to seal and bring out those wonderful colour tones. I can’t stop going upstairs just to admire them over and over.




That’s the current status! There’s lots going on though with tiling in the basement kitchen, installation of sound systems, satellite television and internet. The closets are being constructed and the carpet is going in on Monday next week. Officially July 8th will be our move in date and I can’t wait!






Renovation Update


Hello all! Things are coming along at the acreage….here’s an update on our progress!


First door hung! Just the casing along the perimeter needs to be added on.


Look at that wood detail!


Doors for the upper floor.


That’s a piece of drywall sitting in front of the barn door….should have moved it for the photo, but this is the finished barn door from the hallway to the sunroom.


Designed and made as a special surprise for us from Rick, he knew how much I wanted to bring some chevron into the house and went ahead and produced this stunning door. How nice is that? He’s now making a matching mini dutch door for the mudroom.


Ceiling work in the family room almost completed. There is a white trim that will cap the braces (shown in raw wood) going towards the middle. A square diamond shaped cap will be applied to the centre and then we have a ceiling fan to be mounted on top of it.


These babies are outer corner pieces for the family room ceiling (there’s a fourth one not shown). They remind me of waves of water….


Fireplace has been painted in a semi-gloss white. Window trims yet to be installed. This room will be our primary family space. I made some wonderful large carpet pillows to flank the hearth!


View from the family room into the kitchen area. A long counter with cabinetry will stretch across under the kitchen window with a farm sink in the middle. I’ve always dreamed of an old fashioned farm sink! So excited! There will be a live edge eating bar coming part way across the opening (on the left side) open into the family room with a couple of stools.


Down into the basement here. The metal support columns are now boxed in and awaiting the paint finish.


Basement laminate flooring looking good! I opted for a subtle modern look down here…some metallics such as the chrome light fixture picks up some sparkle. I want to use chrome in the kitchen adjacent to the dining area as well.


Dining area for the kitchen suite. I love the view…there’s often squirrels running about just outside the window.


Floor picks up some soft greys and taupes.


Our painters worked hard to do a complimentary match to the floor finish on the doors and casings. They look great!


Temporary stairs leading to the upper floor coming out next week to install floating stairs.


Heading upstairs to the bedroom level.


Light sconces from Restoration Hardware.


This is a smaller bedroom which has no closet. I have a large antique wardrobe I’m going to place in here, a lovely feminine style table desk with chair and make this room into a linen storage and sewing room.


LOVE the light pattern from this chandelier in the grandbabies room!


Still in the grandbabies room. Planning on a shoe closet on the left side, a girl’s dream come true! The right closet will have a slide in chest of drawers with upper hanging area.


Upstairs guest bath. I put this wardrobe storage piece in to consider whether it will be useful…not sure, it may interfere with the shower entrance…..decision yet to be made.


Master bathroom tiling now done. Awaiting vanities, mirrors and additional lighting.


Master bathroom walk in shower is ready for glass.


That wraps up this weeks progress and we are so looking forward to finishing up some of the details. The basement and upper floor is really coming along and once they are done we can section them off and focus on the main level. Still lots to tackle including the kitchen which is as always the hub of a house. I’m so glad we have been able to work with an astounding team that allows us to make decisions along the way. I find (for me anyways) that making decisions and seeing the outcome before moving to the next decision is so helpful. Until next time…god bless!

Blue Ridge Home Custom Door Production


Hello my friends! Just a little update on the progress of our renovation project. The doors for the main floor and upper level are almost complete. The finish on these particular doors is a match to the DuChateau hardwood that we’ve chosen. You can see the sample sitting on top of one of our doors in the picture. It took a 7 layer process to get this finish but we nailed it! There is still a french style trim to go along the inside framing of all the doors. I’ve picked the hardware as well which is an oval crystal knob on an oval satin nickel plate. It’s going to be stunning!
Here is a door with a piece of the baseboard laying on top of it plus the hardwood floor sample.
The inside edge will have a french moulding applied (which isn’t shown).
The wood grain shows so beautifully!
Door and window trim.
Oval crystal knob and satin nickel oval baseplate.