Sunday, July 22, 2007

Cottage flavour

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before



Recently on cityline one of my favourite designers Brian Gluckstien who is one of Canada's premiere Interior Designers, was showing a lesson on Cityline, where he showed a front exterior shot that so resembled my front window, and the insets had beadboard . Last year I tried the grey paint in the insets but by spring it was chipping , I liked the contrast but have always wanted to update it, we looked into veneer stone but that is very costly and the areas would have been quite large, so that was on hold, this was my perfect solution, beadboard, I love it inside so heck yeah its perfect. I have more to do ,I am not done by a long shot , but it is well on its way, as our model is one of the most popular elevations , 12 on our street of our house and 6 in the siding elevation, an assortment of colors but so much the same , I want to have mine stand out from the rest as in I don't want it to look just like all the others , it doesn't.

The stones under the window I added to give the beachy charm, the kids and I last week went rock hunting , as our area is still very much a construction zone, lots of beautiful rocks and even some boulders, I can't believe I lifted them.The area under the window was jammed with shrubs by the builder which I transplanted into the compact front yard ,creating a garden where a hump of grass previously was, it gives the walkway much more space to walk through.

5 comments:

restyled home said...

You know, I have never watched that show, but everyone who has raves about it! I guess it must be on at a wierd time, because I have never even flipped through the channels and found it!

I love the beadboard on the front of your house. All the changes you have made have enhanced the appeal of your home. It looks beautiful!!

Have a great trip East!!
Linda

terri said...

Lovely! Your house looks great. You are so industrious. I have to laugh, picturing you (who doesn't look very big), lugging giant rocks down the street. Too cute.
:)

chriskauf said...

That's funny, I did use a wagon, I am a bit more sturdy than my photo where shhh I was thinner, where I'd like to be again , working on it.Well thinking about that I should be working on it.If only I liked working out as much as home improvement.

pinkparpasoldesigns said...

That slooks so cool! I am a huge beadboard fan!!! My dad is a trim carpenter so we are alway trying to think of creative ways to trim out our houses, on the inside and out. I am jsut like you. I want my stuff to stand out!

onelittlemustardseed said...

Hey, I did that, bringing rock home. I actually almost caused the van to go off the road. I had loaded the back and then filled the front passenger floor.

I got distracted and kinda veered onto the shoulder of the road and when the wheel hit the dirt it veered towards the ditch. I managed to drive out of the ditch but I was digging grass and mud out of the wheel wells for a while!

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