the little barn dance

1.jpgAn important matter has recently come to my attention. I have never showed any of my amazing readers photos of The Little Barn’s construction site! Not once! How did this happen? I have been freely discussing moving since January, and blogging my room ideas for our new home on a weekly basis, yet I have not been including photographic updates on our property.

The last time that any of you saw pictures of our lot was on June 4. That was nearly 4 months ago! Actually, that is a bit of a lie. I have been giving my Instagram followers little peeks of TLB. So maybe you should all join the @hello_scarlett_blog bandwagon already. It’s time to get back on the wagon!

Ok, enough chit chat. I’m really excited to present to you the progress so far. So dust off your computer and smartphone screens, get settled in your seats, and most of all, get ready to do The Little Barn Dance with me!

01.jpgWe officially received our lot on June 30. After spending Canada Day there with Holly and Truman, we had to wait nearly a month to have our mortgage and building permits approved. After that, we went out there one day with Ellie, and saw that not only had all of the trees been cleared away, but the screw piles and septic tank were put in, and we had a foundation! That was the day that we felt as if we really were building a home.

2.jpg 3.jpgThe contractors worked away at the foundation for the next week, and put up some pony walls. The flooring came next, and drawing out each wall on the main floor. Passerbys kept asking them if they were building a garage.

4.jpgAfter the walls were drawn out, it took only a few days to erect them. At this point, the bathroom, mudroom, spare bedroom, and pantry are all framed. The kitchen and living room walls are still laying down. Progress!

5.jpg 6.jpg7.jpg8.jpg9.jpgAfter the framing of the main floor was complete, the second floor went up merely days later. Now our neighbours were asking if it was a church that was being built. I have to agree with them. It’s divine.

10.jpg 11.jpg13.jpgThe addition of the roof occurred over a few days, and the windows and doors were installed in only one. The photos of our house, as you see it here, were taken just this past weekend. The metal roof, soffit, and fascia, should be installed by the end of next week, as will our electrical and plumbing. By then, our home will be approximately 50% completed!

02.jpgI love our Sunday drives out to the lake to check on The Little Barn. I’ll never forget turning the corner and seeing for the first time our house with a second storey. It was such an imposing structure standing so tall against the trees. It was so shocking and gratifying at the same time. I was so proud of our new home, and so grateful for all of the positive reinforcement that we had gotten from my side of the family, friends, coworkers, and even our contractors so far. What started off as a somewhat rocky affair has now turned into such a natural and smooth housebuilding experience. We have honestly been blessed. Maybe it is like a church after all.

<3

Emory

we are couch potatoes

1212When gathering inspiration for our living room in The Little Barn, my site of choice was Pinterest. It’s hard to believe that a few weeks ago, I didn’t even know what a Pin was. Now I’m all up in Pinterest’s biz, pinning here, creating boards there, and reposting on Hello, Scarlett like mad. I can’t help it. The site is so pin-teresting! It’s pin-terrific!

We are not really couch potatoes. The title is the best one that I could come up with for a post on living rooms. Because that’s where a couch is located, right? You get the pin-ture. (That one didn’t really work. It was pint-rifying.)

Alright, I had better stop with my creation of ‘pin’ words and start with my showcase of photos. So without further ado, here are my favourite living room ideas. The theme is Modern Rustic Industrial.

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I’d love it if you left your thoughts below!

<3

Emory

What I Bought.

IMG.jpgLast year we had purchased a cord kit from Urban Outfitters. We were first going to hang it in our addition under our staircase, that is, when it was still going to be a little office space. When we had no other choice but to turn it into a closet, I decided to use the cord as an extra light source in our spare bedroom. That was all fine and dandy until a few months later when I was in desperate need for a light above our beautiful DIY Cot. I needed one that would not take up any shelf space. Cue the cord kit!

At first I held off buying a pendant for the kit, simply because it kept moving around Little Green every few months. I didn’t want to commit to something unique that only fit the decor of that particular room. After hanging over my blogging corner for awhile, I knew that I would not be changing it again (knock on wood). So I went back on UO’s website, added this triple tiered shade to my cart, and happily checked out!

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Readers, do you also wait awhile before making your design decisions?

P.S. Did any of you happen to notice that I’ve added an ‘About Me’ in the sidebar?

P.P.S. Did you also notice that I am using capital letters now? Hello big changes! :-)))

  • Welcome, friends! My name is Emory. I am a wife and mother to three (two on earth and one in heaven). This is our life on the Canadian prairies.
    email: helloscarlettblog@outlook.com

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