Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Today in Port Mouton

Rainy, Foggy, High of 17 (62F)

Well, while taking the wallpaper border off, the stripper bubbled the paint and now I have to prime it, skim coat it and sand it (and prime again). Sheesh. A make work project. AND lots of wallpaper was applied straight over the drywall. AND some was hot glued on :)

Here are some more interior shots.
Still the main floor:

Living Room (yes, I will be painting the wood paneled ceiling)(oh yes I am!).
The living room only has a window that opens to the sun porch. It used to have a window on the left (north) wall, but it has been taken out. I wonder why?

 Sun Porch . Such a pretty view of the harbour. Sorry to tease you.

Up the stairs!

And here is a shot of Andy and I walking on the beach the day that we arrived. . It was cold! Then it got hot. Now it is cold and rainy again. Such is life in Nova Scotia.

I'm off now to prep for some painting. Honestly, there will be "after" shots some day :)

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Today in Port Mouton - Rainy

Rainy, high of 20 (68f)

Well, it became so stinkin hot that I could only scrape in the early mornings. And now the rains have descended upon us, and promise to remain for the week. So we have abandoned the outside and are focusing on the inside.

The "Before" Pictures:

This shot looks from the kitchen into the main floor tiny bedroom (or office - but we are using it as a bedroom)

 Our bed will go into this space:

 The other end of that little bedroom - I think that I'd like some sort of shallow desk with cupboards over them. There is a build in closet to the right, but it doesn't fit all of our clothes. And I prefer clothes on shelves.

The kitchen! (that view looks over the "pond")

I intend to paint all of that woodwork out with white. Oh, yes I am! I've chosen Benjamin Moore Cloud White. It is a slightly warm white. I really want this place to look "cottagey" . Think Shabby Chic.

First up - removing wallpaper borders (you can see them above the kitchen counter, and continuing around the room).

Friday, July 05, 2013

Today in Port Mouton

Sunny,breezy, high of 26 ( 79F)

As many of you know, We bought a little house in Nova Scotia this year. (You can read about my excitement here) . We have finally arrived! We got here on July 1 (a 2 day drive from Toronto). The last few days have been spent buying groceries, waiting for our truck to arrive with our stuff, unpacking our stuff... etc., etc.,)

Now I have a minute or two to blog :)

Here is the house!
That's a "pond" in behind and to the left. Across the road is the ocean.
We can kayak in the pond and in the ocean!.

(click on the photo to make it larger!)

It is currently a light blue/grey. We have spent part of yesterday and today preparing it for paint (it sorely needs a paint job).

That window on the side is a large window in the kitchen. I sat drinking my tea this morning watching loons in the pond (it is a huge "pond" -- more like a lake - it gets water from the ocean and has a "reversing falls" where they meet.

I'll be blogging a lot more frequently now -- and showing lots of photos of our transformation.

Anyone coming to Nova Scotia this summer? Coming to visit me?