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Stucco Reveal

     May 4, 2015 0 Comments

Ready to see how the house was transformed by Stucco Industries?

stucco wrap

The other side of the house is complete, so the crew could move the orange tarps onto the other half of the house to continue their work. The orange tarps are meant to keep the heat from the hot air vents in, allowing the stucco to dry properly.

stucco wrap 2Look at that orange circus tent!

Again, we couldn’t really get any great pictures of the work going on inside the tent since everything was so orange. The crew was basically working magic and snapping their fingers to make stucco appear though. Haha! But in all seriousness, they patch the nail holes from where the white insulation was attached to the house with a cement product, cover the rest of the areas with the base coat and then apply the final stucco product.

We were excited to see the house when the tarps all came down. We were hoping it would be a magical “1-2-3 – drop the tarp!” moment, but the crew was excited to be done as well so got started on removing the tarp before we could arrive on site.

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The stucco colour we chose is called Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore. It’s a trendy ‘greige’ (grey-beige) colour. It can change a bit depending on it’s surroundings and lighting situations. Once we get some dark parging on the base of the house, the stack stone and the cedar boards surrounding the front door… it’s going to be stunning.

reveal

Thanks again Stucco Industries for all of your hard work! The exterior of the house is beautiful thanks to your crew.


About the Author
mm I have a passion for the arts, cooking, vintage pieces and DIY projects. I enjoy mixing patterns and colours to make a space my own. I love supporting local businesses and participating in the growth of our community. I laugh and play every day with my wonderful and loving family. Regina is a place that I am happy to call home.

Stucco

     May 1, 2015 0 Comments

We’re psyched about the exterior of the house taking shape. Stucco Industries was hired to do the stucco work on the house. We’ve decided to go with an acrylic stucco because a) it doesn’t absorb water like traditional stucco and b) it’s smoother.

stucco

To begin, the crew put a tarp over half of the house. Inside the tarp, heaters are going to keep it nice and warm so the stucco can dry. Since the tarp is orange… I couldn’t get any nice pictures since they all turned out like this:

 

stucco 2

We decided to go with a colour called Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore. It’s a very popular colour, as it’s quite versatile. Once we get all the cedar and stonework completed, it will really look amazing. Stay tuned for follow up pictures and the big reveal!

 


About the Author
mm I have a passion for the arts, cooking, vintage pieces and DIY projects. I enjoy mixing patterns and colours to make a space my own. I love supporting local businesses and participating in the growth of our community. I laugh and play every day with my wonderful and loving family. Regina is a place that I am happy to call home.

House Siding

     March 19, 2015 0 Comments

The day has arrived! Work has begun on the exterior of the house. Jorge and his crew from Stucco Industries started the prep work for the stucco that will soon be applied! We’ve been patiently waiting for the weather to give us a break, and that break is here.

Jorge had his equipment brought on site to start this project. A lift is used to raise the crew member to the area he is working on.

lift

First step, the crew wraps the entire house with Typar wrap. This wrap is to provide a barrier between water and the framing of the house.

wrap

The house was wrapped in about two days. These guys are experienced and know what they are doing!

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Once the wrap is completed, we are installing a layer of insulation. This house will certainly be energy efficient!

As the days go by, I’m closer and closer to selecting the final colour of the stucco. My mind has been racing these past few days, trying to imagine what the house will look like. Jorge just needs me to make up my mind so he can get everything ordered!

Jorge

Good work guys!


About the Author
mm I have a passion for the arts, cooking, vintage pieces and DIY projects. I enjoy mixing patterns and colours to make a space my own. I love supporting local businesses and participating in the growth of our community. I laugh and play every day with my wonderful and loving family. Regina is a place that I am happy to call home.

All aboard the lighting train…

     July 31, 2014 0 Comments

If you have a small child, you’ll have that tune in your head all day. We’ve had our son home with us as we transition between daycares so playing with trains and singing songs (1-2-3-4-5 all aboard the counting train…x100) have kept me busy.

Dan and I rarely share the same tastes… I care about the details and coordination of rooms whereas Dan wouldn’t even notice if I moved a chair or hung a new picture. Don’t tell him I said that. He also has a strong opinion of what he likes and dislikes but leaves the final decisions up to me, which is sweet of him. Sometimes it’s convenient to have a husband and partner in crime who lets me make the decisions regarding style and decor, other times it’s incredibly frustrating because all I want is an opinion or confirmation, which is why I’m so excited to work with professional designers.

I had the opportunity to escape for a coffee meeting with the wonderful team from Anex Interiors yesterday. Our goal for the meeting was to narrow down on the exterior design of the house. I picked up a sample of stone from Timberstone Regina, stucco colours and an example of the wood product we might be using on the house. Anex showed me which colours would work, and recommended neat ideas we can incorporate into the home to make it stand out from the rest.

Once our exterior options were selected, we moved over to the Pearl Hardware showroom.

We were set up with our coffees in a design room to scour through their lighting books. As I’d mentioned before, I have gone through some of the lighting options with the owner of Pearl Hardware, so this meeting with Anex was to bounce some of my ideas off of them and get everyone on the same page. The page we’ve landed on is an eclectic/whimsical/transitional feel. This house is going to be unique. It’s going to be fun. It’s going to be neutral, yet colourful. It’s going to have some incredible products that will pique that designer in you. The direction we’re heading is borderline out of my comfort zone, but that’s okay. It’s fun to take design risks and see everything come together. I’m trusting the pros and can’t wait to see what they come up with.

You may be wondering why we’re looking at lighting when we haven’t even dug a hole yet, and it’s because I’m excited about the project. That, and we need to get quotes from all of the suppliers for the mortgage. Plus, it never hurts to pick pieces you love so that if they require some electrical plan changes or additional planning, it’s not too late. It helps me envision the house and what it will be too. So many reasons to shop and dream now. I just have to keep telling Dan that!

Thanks Anex for the coffee date! Next stop: Staking. Choo-choo!

 

 

 

 

 


About the Author
mm I have a passion for the arts, cooking, vintage pieces and DIY projects. I enjoy mixing patterns and colours to make a space my own. I love supporting local businesses and participating in the growth of our community. I laugh and play every day with my wonderful and loving family. Regina is a place that I am happy to call home.

Exterior Finishes

     July 24, 2014 0 Comments

Well, anytime I start daydreaming about this house, I try to imagine what the outside will look like. We are going to add interest to the exterior of the house by mixing different materials like stucco, stone and a ‘faux’ cedar board. Kelly from KRN Residential Design is going to make a 3D rendering of our house, so I’m looking forward to seeing that in the next few days! It’s one thing to look at a house in black and white, and another to see what it could actually look like in real life.

We will be getting the stone products for the house from Timberstone Regina. Their product range is truly incredible. They also carry a ton of product in stock so that when contractors need a product immediately, it’s available. If you’re doing any type of stone work, be it inside or out, you should go see their storefront. They also carry a line of backsplashes for kitchens and baths, as well as flooring like marble and ceramic tiles.

Lane Enterprises will be applying the acrylic stucco work for us. Jorge, the owner, has been a member of Tradebank since we started the business. We made a large presentation to a group of business owners and when we were done, Jorge was the first to jump up and tell us he wanted to join Tradebank. We’ve seen his finished product, and we’re impressed with the work he does.

I’ll be stopping by the Humphrey Window and Door Store to check out their aluminum siding that looks like wood. We like the idea of an aluminum application so that we don’t need to worry about fading or re-staining. We’re all about the low-maintenance to zero-maintenance products.

Exterior Option 1

So, what do you think of this colour combination? We want to stay away from beige, just to be different. We are drawn to greens and blues, and in the paint book I picked up this ‘Sage’ did look green.. but after staring at it on my computer screen for awhile, it looks a lot more grey. I know colours on computer screens vs. in person can vary greatly, so maybe we just need to pick a colour with more of a punch so that it’s quite obviously ‘Sage’.

I hired Anex Interiors to consult throughout the entire project, so I’m looking forward to seeing their exterior colour recommendations too. They’ve created some very beautiful and inspiring spaces, so I’m excited to work with them. If you haven’t already, be sure to stop by their new location on Broad Street! They’ve got some beautiful (and incredibly soft) rugs with neat designs and some truly great artwork that is always changing. #shoplocal

And just to leave you with something else for discussion, here are a few of the colours I went through before coming up with the above example. Let me know what you think!

Exterior Options

 

What colour of stucco would you do? Are red doors a thing of the past? 

 

 

 


About the Author
mm I have a passion for the arts, cooking, vintage pieces and DIY projects. I enjoy mixing patterns and colours to make a space my own. I love supporting local businesses and participating in the growth of our community. I laugh and play every day with my wonderful and loving family. Regina is a place that I am happy to call home.