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With the suites completed, we can now focus all of our attention on the main house and the projects still in the works there. Immediately upon entering the front door, the first room on the right is going to be our office. Much of the day to day work once we have finished the renovations will be done from there. We’re still working on it but here’s a few looks at the work in progress:

We need shelves

We need shelves

 

So Lori paints them

So Lori paints them

 

And poor Greg is relegated to painting the trim

And poor Greg is relegated to painting the trim

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We have been blessed to have many of our multitude of family members come and help us with our many projects involved in getting out inn ready for business. Reid and Cathy Dusenberry havecome up from their home in North Carolina on several occasions to lend their hands to our efforts. One of the first rooms we have managed to get ready is the main dining room. Here is a picture of Reid and Greg installing trim work to the recessed shelves in that room as well as an after pic so you can see the results. Oh, we painted too naturally.

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The finished product

The finished product

 

Now, as much fun as certain tasks are, some get looked upon with dread. It takes a special volunteer to do those jobs and luckily Cathy was up to it! I of course mean the staining and painting of the shelves not just in the dining room but the library as well. Here she is toiling away:

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Thank you both for your help!

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We can never express how grateful and fortunate we are for our families and the help they have provided for us in getting our endeavour up and on it’s way. The financial assistance has been immeasurable and the help with getting our myriad of projects big and small done has been…..well, let’s just say none of this would be possible without their help.

Pat and Clement Dickey have been superlative in all their efforts to help us. Their living locally has meant that they have the opportunity to frequently come by and help, but it is their willingness to do so that has made it so special. So here’s to them. Thank-you so much.

Pat paints over the "statue" in the Roman room

Pat paints over the "statue" in the Roman room

 

Clement works with the moulding

Clement works with the moulding

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Of the 3 suites apart from the main house at our Inn, the third (we’ve dubbed the Roman Room) has perhaps the least “offensive” decor. Nevertheless, it too needs a radical overhaul and not just a new coat of paint. However, a new coat of paint will be an important factor. Just check out the bathroom wall in the picture below:

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We’re not sure what is up with the urns but we know we want to change it. A simple solid color will do nicely and we’ll have updates on what we’re going to do with it in later posts. The suite’s bedroom will also need a new coat of paint to say the least. Check out what it looks like now:

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For the life of us, we can’t figure out how the black and red checkered floor fits in with the rest of the design. It is out of here! We’re replacing the bed too. The posts that make up the canopy will be reused as part of a structure in the back of the new kitchen but that too is another post.

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Part of our efforts to renovate our B & B involves painting naturally. Trying to paint in the most environmentally friendly way involves using paints with little or no volatile organic compounds (VOC). Being that it is winter time and rather chilly out, opening all the windows in order to help dissipate paint fumes doesn’t exactly work for us. We’ve decided to go with Olympic Premium Interior paints. They have the Green Seal of approval as an environmentally friendly product. It is our hope that our efforts to renovate our bed and breakfast will result in being green certified ourselves.

Lori applies primer in the once red Captain's Room

Lori applies primer in the once red Captain's Room

The result of our painting efforts

The result of our painting efforts

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