January 15, 2012

Beam Me Up

My most recent project has been a home where the hardwood floors were replaced and we painted the entire house. (pics of that to come soon).  The fireplace was in need of an update and the client chose a charcoal coloured slate to replace the old multi-coloured slate tile.

My client also had a beam in her garage…yes a big (giant even) piece of wood…you know just hanging out in her garage. Cool client huh? So of course we had to make it into the mantle… despite the rather obvious bow in it.

I sanded that bad boy with a rented belt sander from Home Depot and had a BLAST! It revealed a really beautiful piece of wood underneath and I had help installing it from my buddy Shawn.

The drywall was patched by a pro and the painting of the house went on all around me as I painted the niches in Benjamin Moore Silver Fox and the shelves and feature wall in Benjamin Moore Black Tar in Pearl finish.

I stained the beam in one coat so as to keep it on the lighter side. it turned out amazing. I used Minwax Jacobean coloured stain ans sealed it with a polyurethane.

This project captured allot of  my design philosophy…that is, re-using and reclaiming materials and vintage pieces. Using the clients objects in a new way rather than buying everything new, and most of all ensuring that the client gets exactly what they want…even if they didn’t know what that was when we started.


Contact me if you would like some help making the place you live a place you love.

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January 15, 2012


Nicole Scott