up on the roof

Screen Shot 2014-10-14 at 9.58.13 AMHey guys! The day is finally here for me to reveal our metal roof to you!

2.jpgIf you can remember this post, I had enlisted your help in choosing a colour for a new roof. Most of you thought that red would vibrant and beautiful, which I agreed with. However, given that our previous metal roof stood out, this time, I wanted one that would blend in with its surroundings.

4.jpgMaybe I was playing the devil’s advocate, or maybe I was just stubborn in my vision for a weathered-looking house. Whatever the case, I am so thankful that we chose the colour that we did! 

1.jpgI think that the brown looks great here, but honestly, you should see it with the reclaimed siding that is now up. Honestly, it is absolutely gorgeous. 

3.jpgDon’t worry, the siding post will come soon. :-)))

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Emory

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.

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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!

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Emory

close the laundry door and tiptoe across the floor

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Oh, Pinterest, you slay me. You are the cause of my late nights, and the inspiration behind my latest endeavours. I turn to you for warmth and comfort, and you never cease to lift me up when I am down. I hope that our relationship will continue to grow, our bond deepen, and that you will never leave me. I think that I love you. Does anyone else feel this way?

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I never gave much thought a Laundry Room before planning The Little Barn. In fact, our last one consisted of an old washing machine in the middle of our bathroom, sans a dryer. However, our new Laundry Room is quickly become the most diverse and important space of our new home. Isn’t that funny? This room has to function as a Mud Room, Office, Closet, Dog Room, Greenhouse, and Laundry Room, in addition to having access to the crawlspace beneath our home. Tall order. The size? 11′ x 9’10”. Can we do it? Yes we can!

Here are my reigning finds on Pinterest that are making me excited to create (rather than cower away from) this multi-functional space. I call the style primitive-meets-farmhouse-modern.

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Emory

come on home and turn me on

During our last Edmonton trip, my husband and I ended up buying the majority of our lighting for The Little Barn. You must be thinking, ‘Whaaaaaaat? That must have cost hundreds, and possibly even thousands of dollars!’ Heck no, it didn’t. Would you like to know why? Well I have one word for you, IKEA. After purchasing three lights for our kitchen, one for our bathroom, two for our mudroom, and three for both of our bedrooms, our total bill was approximately $250. Success. 

Here is a preview of our new lighting. 

88fb0a5f07cf18aa65b8f2afa18207d6http-::www.pinterest.com:pin:453526624945887926:FOTO $19.99 (for our kitchen, bathroom, and bedrooms – image via Pinterest)

277e7a6367bee3f1d127cbcdc8e5a091OTTAVA $59.99 (for our mudroom – image via Pinterest)

http-::www.pinterest.com:pin:393079873699077256:http-::www.pinterest.com:pin:17310779793152283:RANARP $19.99 (for our bedroom – image via Pinterest)

There’s only one thing left to say, and that is, IKEA you are a Godsend.

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Emory

  • 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.
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