Wednesday, June 29, 2011

On the Road: Muskoka

Road trip! It all started at around 10 am on Friday, June 24th. Where were we headed? Rosseau, a small town north of Toronto, located in the heart of the Muskoka. What was the reason for this trip? I joined forces with The Remote Stylist in their most recent makeover project. I contributed 5 of my Poppies (up-cycled furniture) for their complete cottage makeover . Since both Karen and I are strangers to that part of Ontario, we relied heavily on our iPhones to guide us along the way, and so they did. Some 3 hours and 2 thunder showers later we reached the final destination, the "cottage", which we determined was bigger than the 2 of our houses put together. It stood tall and proud on the shores of lake Rosseau equipped with its own boat house. One week before the official launch of the cottage project it was evident that a lot of work was still to be done, but everything pointed to the fact that this will be one amazing showroom.

After we offloaded all the goodness from the van and as we completed the tour of the property, we set out on a more casual and relaxed part of our journey towards Port Carling. The road lead us past quaint antiques store where we found this amazing clothes rack (below), that will soon be a part of our store. It’s already interesting features will be embellished and brought to life with a coat of paint. (At this point we agree that it should be vibrant yellow milk paint, but who knows....)

We also visited a beautiful ‘Muskokian’ home furnishings and accessories store that offered all the goodness needed for a comfortable cottage living, aka. inspirations!! We’ll be working on bringing all the comforts of the cottage to Freedom. Before heading back we found a sweet little spot by the water to enjoy a late afternoon picnic with some wildlife companions. A perfect way to end a perfect road trip.

We’ll add some pictures of the remade cottage as soon as we get them … and as soon as it’s done!
Oh yes, and pictures of the milky yellow clothes rack.

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