Project Flip – T- 8 days to Move In!

I haven’t updated progress on project flip…

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…because well, it’s been a HARD month. We’re scheduled to move in on the 29th of March, which is PS, in 8 days and honestly, I’m pretty sure the house won’t be ready. We’re hoping it will be livable with some things to finish but as it stands now, we’re without a kitchen or plumbing so it’s definitely dicey.

Here’s what’s been happening.

For one, the siding went up and after many meetings and deliberations on the subject, it’s become quite clear that it wasn’t installed properly.

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http://www.belathee.com/

As such, most of it is going to come down and be re-done. Watching all of that happen has been insanely stressful and I just want it done at this point.  Same goes for the roof. As you might remember, we put a deposit down on a standing seam roof back in September…after months and months of waiting, my builder was forced to get the money back and we were back to square one. After gathering new quotes, it looked like we were going to be out of pocket by $20,000 as the new pricing was substantially higher then originally quoted. Total balls. Thankfully, after a lot of research, I landed on a local company that will be installing my pretty new roof in three weeks, and will be making sure it’s done properly.  I selected a pale grey and though I got a lot of resistance from the company owner, worried that it wouldn’t provide the contrast people would normally want with white siding, I’m pretty confident it will be perfect.  Fingers crossed that when it’s done, it looks something like my original inspo…

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via Belathee Photography

As for the inside of the house, lots has happened since my last update, but there is still a ton to get finished.

The past month has been mostly about the millwork. Thanks to an amazing partnership with Metrie and my #superallen/his teammate #superjeremy sooooooo much has happened on that front…

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http://www.belathee.com/

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chrisitne dovey project flip

chrisitne dovey project flip

chrisitne dovey project flip

chrisitne dovey project flip

chrisitne dovey project flip

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chrisitne dovey project flip

chrisitne dovey project flip metrie millwork

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chrisitne dovey project flip metrie

chrisitne dovey project flip metrie

chrisitne dovey project flip metrie

chrisitne dovey project flip metrie

chrisitne dovey project flip metrie

chrisitne dovey project flip metrie

chrisitne dovey project flip metrie

chrisitne dovey project flip metrie

chrisitne dovey project flip metrie

chrisitne dovey project flip metrie

chrisitne dovey project flip metrie

chrisitne dovey project flip metrie

chrisitne dovey project flip metrie

chrisitne dovey project flip metrie

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chrisitne dovey project flip alexanian floor

PS…ask me how excited I am that all the floor coverings are coming off THIS WEEK?!?!? I can’t wait for my beautiful  light oak floors from Alexanian to be revealed!

 

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chrisitne dovey project flip metrie

chrisitne dovey project flip metrie

The paint deliberations were serious…I tried out many before I landed on the final plan.

Thankfully, PARA paints has been amazing and supplied some of the prettiest colours ever.

The grey shown below (Mennonite Grey Tint 1) will line all baseboards, casings and stairs (other then the treads) in the foyer and upstairs hall…

 

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I had considered doing the walls in the TV room in it as well but settled on white…

 

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The master bedroom was the hardest for me to decide because I needed it to work with the Drop it Mod paper, which is a very warm grey…

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As you can see, I tried out A LOT of paint before settling on a warm dark grey called Loucks Farm…

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chrisitne dovey project flip para paint

It’s the darker of the two shown above.

In the kids’ bathroom, I’m doing a bright green…

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The family room and kitchen will be white and the living room is getting my favourite colour ever, Heavenly Aromas, which is a super pretty grey violet…

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Also, just a quick sidenote here…my fireplaces!!!!! Trumeau Stones finished them off this past week and I’m obsessed!

Back to paint…

The boys’ is a periwinkle like blue called Crusin and Scarlett’s room will have some colour blocking in black, white and the pink shown below….here are all the chips together…

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And in addition to all of that, there will of course be wallpaper a plenty. I’m using Wall and Deco Stucco in the powder room…

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A mural from Anewall will be going on a long wall that runs between the kitchen/dining and the mudroom…

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The boys will be getting some Drop it Modern fun on their ceiling…

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And of course, this will be going on all the white wall sections in the master…wherever there isn’t grey paint, there will be this…

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As for tile etc., the long wall up the stairwell will be bricked and painted white…I’m using this cool veneer product called Century Brick…

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The kitchen will be totally subway tiled, including the wall into the mudroom.

And for the bathrooms, the kids have porcelain from Ornamenta in a diagonal stripe and a 4×6 subway tile on the bath walls…

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And in the master, I used a porcelain marble for walls and the floor…

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chrisitne dovey project flip tile

We’re making it a total wet room so there will be a single piece of glass on the floor where that fancy drain is for the shower area but other then that, it’s all open.

What else?

My Door Store gates are in place and will be painted white before getting hung on a track to divide the kitchen/dining from the rest of the house…

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chrisitne dovey project flip

chrisitne dovey project flip

And speaking of my favourite vintage store…our old door was fixed up by #superallen and got some new beaded glass…

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chrisitne dovey project flip door store upper canada specialty hardware

I’m leaving it natural on the inside but going to paint the exterior…thinking either bright yellow or grey.

And in terms of the door hardware, the Emtek brass and black goodness from Upper Canada Specialty Hardware is making me soooo happy…

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http://www.belathee.com/

http://www.belathee.com/

http://www.belathee.com/

Every door in the house will have a backplate like above…in the black.

In terms of design decisions still to be made…I have a few.

Originally, this little space between the living and kitchen was going to be the dining room…

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chrisitne dovey project flip metrie

chrisitne dovey project flip metrie

And the area beside the kitchen was going to be the family…

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chrisitne dovey project flip metrie

But…we had to extend the peninsula and it’s just super tight in there in terms of trying to get sofa in etc. So…I’m thinking of flipping them and doing a huge harvest table in front of the patio doors (which btw, came WAY smaller then we had hoped so they’re being switched out asap for taller doors).  In front of that peninsula, I’m doing a glass wall for a portion of it…sort of like this…

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via Enig Wonen

And I like the idea of having a large table for us all to gather at. Our table is where we live together and I’d rather have more space for it, then a couch to be honest.

So, the little room will be a TV lounge I’m thinking…one sofa built into the space, with a credenza and TV across…I’m thinking of a velvet channeled like thing in pale blue.

The only problem with this little plan is it means no chandelier over the dining table since there are already pot lights in there. This of course KILLS me but I think the trade-off is worth it.

In terms of the domino effect this has on other things…I had originally planned a long harvest like island to run perpendicular to the stove…now that the table will be doing that, I’m going to flip the island and make a smaller parallel one. I’d like to do something special here…I’m thinking unlaquered brass with a black soapstone top…this stunning space by Nate Berkus is the insp there…

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I bought two globe pendants months ago for here so I’m happy with that whole bag.

The soapstone will be this loveliness from Greensville Soapstone..

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…in a leather finish. Obsessed with it.

The rest of my counters are being done in Silestone from Cosentino…we’re waiting on the integrated sink to arrive and then voila…this business will be installed in a suede finish…

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Cabinets are flat panel black and being made by my builder RMS.

After that, it’s all about furniture choices…I’m dreaming up a few ideas on that front so stay tuned.

Oh and landscaping, the attic, basement and porches…that’s phase two lol.

So to recap…in the next 9 days, we need:

– kitchen installed

* just wait to you see my Kitchenaid Black Stainless appliances!!!! So excited to see these go in…

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– all painting done

– plumbing installed

– garage door put on

– siding re-done

– tiling completed

* including kitchen wall/hood…which will look like this I hope…

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via Style Me Pretty

– a lot of cleaning

And then…just maybe, we’ll be able to move in:))))

It’s going to be tight my friends but I’m trying to dwell on positive thoughts all day everyday.

I’ll try to update as much as possible the next few weeks…with so much happening, I can avoid giant posts like this one if I keep on it a bit more lol.

More to come.

xx

  1. Emma

    Loving all the details here Christine! Fantastic design – you are such a genius!! My heart goes with you on all the set-backs in construction – it is just a risky business to flip. However, considering the prime location and the architectural details you get, I bet you won’t regret in the years to come 🙂 Weather is getting warmer, good days are coming – best luck and can’t wait for the final reveal!

  2. It is going to be SO FAB, Christine! All of the heartache and headaches, blood, sweat and tears will be worth it once you’re settling into your happy place with your sweet fam. I am beyond in love with all of the paneling details, those FLOORS and the brilliant use of the vintage gate as your divider. The front door is perfection, and the whole thing screams edgy elegance! Hang tough, sister. The end is in sight and will be killer. xx

  3. Dianne

    I was so excited to read this. You would think it was my own home. LOL The reveal is going to be spectacular!!! I love, love ,love the front door and the vintage gates. It is your trademark style edgy and elegant for sure. xo

  4. I’m sending some good vibes your way! Good luck with the rest of the project!

  5. Frig, Christine, your house is so cool! Thanks for bringing us in, and please continue to share updates. That gate is pretty spectacular!

  6. Martha

    This house… is all of the good adjectives I can think of!!! I’m at my computer slow clapping in awe! Can’t wait to see more of the finished project.

  7. Abigail

    Holy millwork! This is going to be one for the books! I cannot wait to see the finished project Christine, it’s going to be stunning!

  8. I’m dying over all of these GORG details!!! Your color choices are divine and your talent is MAJ. XO ??

  9. Elizabeth

    You’re my favorite. I absolutely love your taste and you inspire me to reach out of my comfort zone for interesting finishes and art. I can’t wait until the final product is revealed!

  10. Nancy

    Wow! My head hurts just thinking about how to do all that moulding work. It looks amazing.

    I’m so anxious to see the completed project. I know it’s going to be mind-blowing.

  11. Gah, it’s so exciting and beautiful! All of it! All that Metrie is to die for!

  12. So pleased to see all the progress that’s been made! Hope the move went smoothly.

  13. Hi Christine!

    Greetings from Guelph! I’ve been following your blog for about a year now…I just wanted to say a quick hello and tell you that I love your work and this flip! I can’t wait to see the next update! Moving can be a stressful time, my thoughts are with you and your family as you go through this transition. Stay optimistic…it’s going to be incredibly chic once it’s finished!

    Cheers!

  14. Sentrell

    All of your selections are so good. I’m loving the front door and the hardware. The light oak floors and all of the mouldings are killer. I love it all! I can’t wait to see the reveal. You go, girl!

  15. Shelby

    ahh! The way you are able to put it all together impresses the bejezzus out of me! lol – I mean, building a home, which is pretty much what you are doing is SO hard, yet you have every corner covered and planned out! I am dying to see the finishes installed, as I am sure you are as well. Sending lots of positivity your way;). I can’t wait!!

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