I've known these clients for several years and have been working with them on updating their seaside home in phases. My first project with them was providing a new paint scheme for the homes exterior. That was way back in 2007. Above is an image of the exterior which faces the water.
After the outside received some new paint we turned our attention to giving the master bedroom a fresh new look.
These images were taken last spring after we removed walls, added wainscotting, new paint and the pale blue and white furnishings. It's a very pretty room.
Next up was this double bedroom. This is one of the two bedrooms that we began last fall. Our carpenter added white wainscotting to the lower walls below the eaves and textured paintable wallpaper above since these walls were in rough shape and a coat of paint wasn't going to cut it.
I'm talking stucco plaster with oodles and oddles of cracks. Mike had his work cut out for him but as usual he did a fantastic job.
Inspiration for the room came from this selection of bed linens from Moving Designz Home & Cottage.
I snapped off this photo a couple of weeks ago when the new carpet arrived. The bedframes are the same however they've been painted all white to remove the brass detail.
The room is now completely freshened up in the cheerful white and yellow colour scheme. Let's look at bedroom 2...
Bedroom 2 before any work began.
The first step was removing all the furniture to preparation for the carpentry work and painting.
We repeated the same technique with white wainscotting and paintable wallpaper in this room since once again the walls were in rough shape. Just in case you have the same problems with your walls the paper is a linen texture we picked up at Home Depot. Its works like a charm to hide flaws in old plaster walls.
The headboard is ... you guessed it a white MDF 5 panel door and the wall colour is BM Smokey Green. I love this colour with white. Actually I just love this colour!
With the new walls, wall colour, furniture, lamps, bed and bedding the room has transformed into a very charming bedroom. All done, the last thing on my agenda Friday was getting the headboard mounted just in time for the first guests to arrive on the weekend. I snapped off this picture very quickly, sorry for the quality.
I might also mention this house is a summer rental. For information on renting this summer home please visit
The renters this weekend would have enjoyed a lovely PEI weekend, full of sun, a little torrential rain and more sun. I'm late posting this week because yesterday was a great day for an ..
amazing boat ride over to and then under the Confederation Bridge. It was a fabulous day trip.
For my readers from across the world, this massive bridge is 13km long and joins our small island province with the rest of Canada.
Thanks for reading. Have a great week!