Hi and welcome to week 4 of my kick at the…
PS…so far said can has not been hit. I’ve been swinging a lot but no direct contact has been made lol.
If you’ve been following my ORC game through weeks one, two and three, you know I probably bit off a little more than I can chew by deciding to make over a room in my #projectflip renovation that didn’t even really exist at the start of the 6 week challenge.
You’ve probably also come to the conclusion that making this decision renders me a tad nuts but to be fair, when I signed up for this challenge round a few months back, I really did believe construction would be farther along. If things like permit delays and asbestos hadn’t gotten in the way, I’d sooooo be in a better spot.
As it stands though, I’ve been dealt a bit of a shizzly hand and started a few Wednesdays back with nothing more than some framed walls and a sheeted floor.
And after 3 tumultuous roller coaster weeks, here is where I now stand.
My incredible contractor (my favourite person on earth right now) installed a fake roof so that we could move forward on getting the room’s electrical and HVAC done…it also meant that drywall could go up this week…
Now because it’s October in Canada, a tarp was laid on top of the temporary roof so that we could keep the bedroom looking like this….
…rather than like this…
…on the ensuite side of things. Oy.
The drywall/rain/temporary roof situation was pretty aces in terms of letting us move things along but of course, not a permanent solution so when the most beautiful trusses of all time finally showed up this past Friday…
…there was much rejoicing.
And then, as if the heavens actually opened up as if to reveal a giant warm hug, a real roof magically started to appear…
Which after two days of massive effort from the construction crew, brought us to last night at around 8pm and a completely trussed and sheeted roof.
All good news.
Except a giant monsoon like storm is scheduled for today (Wednesday if you’re reading later in the week) and plywood planks won’t keep that business out of dodge so once again, tarps are going up and nailed down.
So…hopefully as you read this, the tarps are holding strong and water is being kept out of my nicely drywalled room because you know…floors, moulding, wallpaper and the like is all supposed to start happening like yesterday…no biggie.
Of course, aside from construction adrenaline party, this week had other perks.
To start, Nuart Framing did a killer job on my Maude Aresenualt piece from the Print Atelier and alongside my Maja Cunningham car photo from Minted , it’s a nice little his and hers moment…
Also, Hollie Cooper (my dear friend and the bestest pillow maker around) dropped off my Kelly Weartler Mineral Velvet/Robert Allen black leather pillows…
…and I’m obsessed with them…a huge thank you to DecoratorsBest on the fabric/trim front.
And while still on the topic of textiles, my Arianna Belle Pierre Frey Kubus lumbar pillow also arrived…and well, it’s delicious…
Next up on the good textile news front…I made a little visit to Tonic Living headquarters to pick up my pink linen drapes.
1. The curtains are all kinds of awesome…
2. So is the store…
And finally, on the gianormous plus side of ORC life, Trumeau Stones installed my hearth…
…and sent me these progress pics of my fireplace nirvana…
And that alone, easily makes up for the stress of everything else.
So. In. Love.
PSA…if you’re in the market for a custom fireplace surround and live anywhere remotely close to Toronto, Trumeau Stones my friends…Trumeau Stones.
So…to summerize this week:
1. Construction continued to be a roller coaster ride of joy/terror.
2. My contractor continued to shock and amaze by pulling out every possible stop to try and make this happen for me…as of Tuesday at 8pm, he was texting me from a window store trying to find something temporary to put up so that we could seal the room and really push forward on interior stuff. I call that DEDICATION.
3. More pretty arrived from fabulous ORC sponsors and I feel super duper grateful.
4. I still have a crapload to get done…and it’s more than just a little overwhelming…once again, the ORC has made me exceedingly happy wine exists.
Here’s the schedule of what still has to happen before reveal…if the construction photos weren’t clue enough lol…
Wednesday- inspections and install of a temporary window until the real one is delivered early December
Thursday- more inspections and installation of temperature control measures so that we can lay our wood floor; ceiling drywall
Friday- wood floor goes in…as does the fireplace; more inspections and hopefully the all clear to soldier on
Saturday- Monday- wall moulding install a la #superallen
Wednesday-Thursday- wallpaper install
Friday- lighting and drapery install and the furniture moving from my house 3 doors down to this one
Saturday- more furniture install and styling
Sunday- photo shoot
Are you laughing yet? I am…it’s all I can do so as to not completely loose my mind. 10 days my friends…10 days. Glug, Glug, Glug.
Oh and my husband just left on a 9 day business trip…cue whatever song screams woe is me please.
Here’s hoping this talented lot is fairing slightly better…
…with all kinds of pretty non-construction photos to share with you this week:)
Oh…speaking of pictures..check back later if you feel up to it…because work finished after dark last night, I wasn’t able to take some snaps of the sheeted roof in place…I’ll do that after I drop the kidlets off at school and upload them to this post…I might even get super fancy and do a little Periscope action…we shall see.