Friday, May 15, 2009

Signed, Sealed and Delivered

For this weeks blog I thought I would give an update on the work I've been doing this week. I have 3 major renovations going on, one here in Summerside, one in Charlottetown and one in Stratford. As well, we're working at various stages in other homes and a couple more projects involving a series of window treatments and furniture installations.

Whew... it's busy and thankfully I have both Anita and Ashley busy working along side me. Note to all you designers, having a good team is key. And having a great team is even better. Thank you girls for all your hard work and help! I honestly could not function without them.
We finished up a vacation property that has been in the works for the last few months. My client is arriving tonight to a completely furnished and finished space. On my last post I showed a couple images of this cheery space. This week we finished the shelving in the kitchette, installing the coatrack, the bathrooms, artwork and of course the accessorizing. Here's the completed shelving. My carpenter does an ace job with everything he touches. I imagine ... he builds.

One of my new projects is updating and outfitting an entire house from top to bottom. This is a lovely lovely home that my clients have recently purchased. With the deal being signed, sealed and delivered it was time for the Moving Designz team to move. And first on our agenda is painting.

Buckets and buckets of paint for all the trim, walls and ceilings. No surface is being spared a fresh coat of new colour. Ahh... I love the magic of paint.

The kitchen prior had dated oak cabinets. In lieu of a completely new budget busting kitchen we are opting to paint them out, add new granite countertops and new hardware.
And here is today's kitchen in fresh white paint.

The kitchen before from another angle.

And todays angle. It's looking pretty good. Notice we had the fussy trim in the cubbie removed. This will be a great spot for either a wine rack or cookbooks.

A sample of the granite for the countertops. Next up... electrical. All of the light fixtures and fans throughout the home will be replaced.
The family room before the purchase.
This shot is just after the home owners have moved out. I can't imagine the work that went into this move.
And here today we're looking at Brian working away on painting the trim and rads. I guess the rest of the crew abandoned him today!
The formal livingroom.
The empty livingroom.
The livingroom today. This house is going to be a very beautiful space when it's completed over the next 6-8 weeks. Stay tuned for updates. I didn't even give you a peek at the upstairs...
It's a long weekend here in Canada so I'm hoping the weather will be nice. Time to relax and enjoy a few days off for yours truly.
A special thank you to Robert Petril for his comments on my last blog. I really like this line from his profile. And I quote "I believe that if you can dream it you can do it". I firmly believe in this statement. Yet his latest entry on Twitter is disturbing... OMG! I think China has blocked Blogger!!! about 7 hours ago
Read more about Robert here
Thanks for reading. Have a great weekend!


DesignTies said...

Love seeing progress photos like this Susan... fills me with even more anticipation for the final result pics!! Great transformation with the kitchen - the white cabinets will look fab with the granite you're getting. I also like the cool blue paint you've chosen for the family room and what a difference in the formal living room... no more pink!

Question - will you paint out the stair railings? I caught a glimpse of them in one of the family room photos... and what I saw was a lot of oak. The spindles would look FAB painted out white with a black rail. Just a thought... perhaps one you've thought of yourself!

Enjoy your long weekend... I'm off to explore some antique stores!

Victoria @ DesignTies

Robert Petril Jr said...

Thank you Susan :-)