Monday, September 7, 2009

Before and After - whole house!

I am posting this for Thrifty Decor Chick's before and after party. Welcome!

We have been working on our little cabin in the north woods of Canada for a couple years now...

This was before where there was a little bunkie and attached shed. We decided to drop 2 trees and make an addition between the two buildings that included a whole new room! It pretty much doubled the size of the house - but that isn't saying much since the original was 600 sq feet. 

Yup 600 - not a typo. 

This was during the process. We did all the work ourselves and had a cathedral ceiling and the bunkie became the master bedroom. This new room is the living room and the existing living room became my play room- yay!

This was taken this spring - we have since finished siding the right wall and now we just need some soffits and fascia. The whole front of the house got sided for free. Leftover siding from another job- score!
This is the inside of the addition. The ceiling was done in pine v joint that was milled on site near here. I like the green of the walls because in the summer it blends in with the outside and in the winter - it reminds me of summer!
The wood for the floor was from the guy. We laid it all ourselves. Ash hardwood and as a border - a tropical wood from Africa.

The windows were framed in the same wood for trim and inside was pine.

This is one wall done! 

I also did a before and after inspiration wall in my art room with recycled vintage dictionary pages and that link is here.

Thanks for visiting and make sure to visit me again!

Check out the party for lots more before and afters.


Isabella & Max Rooms said...

WOW! Here I am looking a chairs, message boards and even a kitchen or two...and then open your link and see A WHOLE HOUSE! Great job...the ceiling and floors are my favorite part. I bet you will truly enjoy all this new space!


This is really amazing! You're a brave soul to take on this huge project. I bet you couldn't be more thrilled! Way to go.

Anonymous said...

Very ambitious project and it's looking great! I love the ceiling and the floor. Beautiful.

gina said...

WOW! Gorgeous! Love the ceiling and floors!!

Stephanie said...

it looks great so far!

Britt said...

This looks amazing! I can't believe you've done all the work yourselves. It looks like such a sweet little place for a little relaxing when you finish!

nanykim at spindle cottage said...

Looks like it will be very inviting!