Lovely 2 bedroom flat in Westmount, ( Montreal, Quebec )
Steps from Downtown center - walk to restaurants - theater - shopping !!!
Filled to brim with Victorian Charm - original plaster details
Exposed brick walls
Current owners thought they'd live there forever - but life changes - needs change -
financial situations change - and new chapters are forever being made.
We spent the whole of last week emptying out the house of excess furniture - made countless trips back and forth to our storage unit to get our home ready for the " FOR SALE " sign which will be placed on our lawn today - exhausting - absolutely exhausting -
The living room has been cleaned completely - John is not allowed to sit on the couch until we've sold
|I painted the coffee table and the fireplace which was red brick|
Pillows have been plumped
Extra lighting has been added ( row houses are dark - one of my biggest beefs )
The bookcase area has been organized
A throw was " thrown " on the bench/ottoman ( that's my ode to fall decorating lmho - and that's as far as it's probably going to get this year - selling a house and decorating for the season do not go hand in hand unfortunately )
Mirrors have been cleaned so that they sparkle
Surfaces have been decluttered to showcase the crumbling brick
|I painted the secretary ages ago - time to change it up I think !!!|
The original plaster moldings have been given a fresh coat of white paint
Even the Cherubs were lovingly painted ( 4 sets in each corner of the entry way - what a welcome )
The dining room's been cleared and all traces of paint have vanished
The shutters on the kitchen window have been painted ( they were embarassingly filthy I must say )
so were the kitchen cupboards ( peaking through the mirror )
as well as the kitchen hutch
|I bought this from the Salvation Army a few years ago for 37.50 - it was horrid - but cleaned up quite nicely!!!|
White and Duck egg blue
The hall way trim was all freshened up as well - beadboard painted - lights have been cleaned to a sparkle
The bedroom has miraculously stayed pretty much the same as when I redid it in the winter ( except the bench has been removed - space is at a premium in this house so for selling purposes that extra 10 inches may be crucial lol )
|EVERYTHING was painted in this room - including the floor lol|
It's about as ready as it's ever going to be - and...............................
Suzan says - John there's a desk for sale that I think I could do something special with
John says - NO WAY - do you hear me???
John says - after all we went through clearing the house out - you now want to bring ANOTHER piece in?
John says - NO WAY - don't even bother asking again............
Suzan says - But I think this one could be a fast sell!!!
John says - and what if it isn't ??? how can we show the house with furniture all over the place?
Suzan says - what do you mean, furniture all over the place? it's one desk - that's it - no more than that!!!
Suzan says - Here take a look
John says - I SWEAR TO YOU THIS IS THE LAST PIECE UNTIL THE HOUSE IS SOLD, DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME?
Suzan says - youdon'thavetoyellatme -
Suzan says - what if the house takes a long time to sell? I'm still going to be redoing furniture you know
John says - Than God Help me - that's all - ...............................GOD HELP ME ...... I can't take much more of this.........
I've decided the next house needs to have an " atelier " ( workshop ) or I'm going to be a single lady who paints furniture!!!
AND THE WINNER OF SHERRY'S BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS ( PARIS THEMED ORNAMENTS IS...........................
That's you Cynthia from Cloches and Lavender !!!!!!!!!!
Email me your details Cynthia :)
I have to thank all the ladies who participated in this 5 day Parisien Themed Giveaway - you're all so amazingly talented and I can't tell you how appreciative I am - ( but it's huge - believe me )
and of course to all of you dear readers who took the time to go by and follow all of them!!!
Congratulations to all of the winners - and there may be a couple of more giveaways in the next 2 weeks for those of you who weren't lucky this time :)
Have a great Monday everyone!!!
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