To build a brand spanking new kitchen (one that has been custom designed no less) is no small task and requires a lot of imagination, detailed thought and mind over matter in order to interpret how everything will come together once it is all finished. Besides creating a functional and savvy space, henhouse kitchens are also unique in their custom hand finishes. This particular kitchen was destined to receive the henhouse specialty, including a fully distressed treatment after which we meticulously applied by hand layers of paint and glaze in order to achieve a truly unique and aged look.

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!


And now for the second installment of our bathroom guide. Drum roll please……

Long handled double sided shower brush (finally you can reach your back!), 14.24. Large natural sea sponge, 14.25
Luxurious bubbling bath by Tokyo Milk (variety of scents and designs)small
Traditional white soap dish holder, 6.95
Wooden nail brush, 2.50. Wooden fish nail brush, 2.75