Does this sign look familiar? It currently resides in our shop, behind our store counter…but many moons ago it used to live outside our old store on South Street. Designed and handcrafted by the henhouse gals (a.k.a Denise and Sappho) it has stayed with us over the years as we outgrew our old store and moved into our new nest in the Hydrostone Market. Since then it has been updated by the lovely folks over at eye candy, who installed the new text at the bottom.
Ruby could very well be one of our favourite customers. With her big old smile and wagging tail, she instantly brings a smile to our faces. Today Ruby came in sporting her ultra slick and stylish Hot Dogs collar with matching leash, which she bought at henhouse and we just had to snap her photo! Hot Dogs All Dressed collars are so great; individually handmade in Montreal using top quality leather in an abundance of great colours, they are ordered to fit your furry friends neck and and can be outfitted with adorable charms and personalized tags. Ruby chose a green leather strap with coloured daisy charms and she looks absolutely fabulous!
Once our builder installs the kitchen cabinetry the rest of the team is let loose in the space and then the fun really begins! The tools come out, the sanders are in full swing and after a couple of days and some serious elbow grease, the kitchen is prepped and ready to be painted. We chose two tones of grey for this particular space to complement the colours existing right outside the kitchen windows. The romantic landscape of the Atlantic ocean, where the rough waves crash upon staggering rocks and boulders is truly an inspiring sight.
Next step: some painting, sanding and a little more painting. TADA! The kitchen is now ready to undergo the REAL transformation…
Welcome to the first part of our South Shore Series, a collection of posts dedicated to our latest kitchen and home project. This project was no small undertaking; a brand new kitchen outfitted with ‘the henhouse treatment’ (our signature antique finish), four bathroom vanities, built in bar, window seats, desk,, custom hand finished floor and loads of beautiful antiques which needed some good old fashioned elbow grease and refreshing…needless to say it has been a busy few months for us!
We have been beyond lucky to work on a project such as this…how could you not be inspired by all of the colours and textures along Nova Scotias breathtaking South Shore?! It has been almost a year since we began working on this home and we are ever so excited to share with your our process, from the installation to the transformation and everything in between. Enjoy!