Whew! It’s been a hectic few weeks but the lobby reno is coming along nicely. After installing the new front door late last year, it was very exciting to see the interior start coming together. New windows provided much needed light and a great view of the parking areas. Inside, a sliding barn door will separate the lobby from our mudroom, and a wall to wall unit is being installed behind the desk which will be great for storage.
A few years ago, there was a great find at the Habitat for Humanity Restore (our favourite for building supplies) - at the time, we didn’t know what we would do with the dramatic teal and white geometric pattern self-stick wall paper (but Jeff had faith that it would come in handy one day) - and we found a great home for it in the lobby. A few months later, we also picked up several cans of paint…and low and behold, one of the colours is a perfect match to the wallpaper - yay!
When we took out the shelving units that the original owner built upstairs, we saved all of the tongue and groove wood. After painting them dark grey, they were whitewashed and a few splashes of the teal paint finished them off. These boards are now rustically stacked on the north and east wall of the lobby and brings in a bright, beachy, fun atmosphere to the space. We also managed to find a few more rustic beams stored in the garage across the street - so these have been stained to match the front door and look great on the ceiling - a little tricky to install, but love that the wood is original.
The walls of the small, original office came down to make way for a new coffee/tea corner - the upper and lower cabinets are in and a hand stained counter top (thank you Madison) has been installed. This area will provide complementary tea and coffee to our guests.
Stay tuned for before and after pictures at our facebook page LedererLonePine. Happy Spring!