Before and after; Alena Kirby Maison. | ALENA KIRBY

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When we purchased the space next door, the building everyone knew as the auction house, we certainly had our work cut out for us.  But we were up to the task!  Who doesn’t love searching through old treasures, finding keep-ables and getting rid of junk.  We love a good cleanse.  Here are some before, during and after shots of our new space:

The greenhouse out back was filled the the brim with stuff!

The greenhouse out back was filled to the brim with stuff!

 

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Our good friend, handywoman and all-around hardworker, José, will never being accused of forgetting to have a good laugh.

Our good friend, handy-woman and all-around hard worker, Josée, will never being accused of forgetting to have a good laugh.

 

With the weeds thouroughly wacked and the greenhouse largely emptied, we were left with a few goodies.

With the weeds thoroughly whacked and the greenhouse largely emptied, we were left with a few goodies.

 

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The ceiling: bit of a fixer-upper.

The ceiling: a bit of a fixer-upper.

 

The saloon-inspired facade may be missed by some, but not by us.

The saloon-inspired facade may be missed by some, but not by us.

 

Stefanie, sanding the walls,  loves a good DIY project.

Stefanie, sanding the walls, loves a good DIY project.

Now, it begins to feel a bit more like home.

Is it going to be a bar or a cash counter?  Either way; it'll be gorgeous!!!

At 17′ long – is it going to be a bar or a cash counter? Either way; it’ll be gorgeous!!!

Selecting wood stains.

Selecting wood stains.

I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

Beautiful pine, endless possibilities.

Beautiful pine, endless possibilities.

First things first; get the tree up...

First things first; get the tree up…

First things first; get the tree up and finish the cash counter.

… and finish the cash counter.

Putting up the new sign!

Putting up the new sign!

Slowly but surely...

Slowly but surely…

And then things got really pretty!

Alena Kirby Maison, christmas decor

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The tree we’ve all been waiting for…

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Alena Kirby Maison baskets

No, it ISN’T possible to have too many baskets!

alena kirby maison christmasAnd here is Christine, doing a final touch-up before our first day open!

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3200 Rte Harwood, Vaudreuil-Dorion

It’s still a work in progress with many changes to come in the new year; but we hope you’ll feel at home here.  Come in, we’re open!

Follow us on Instagram to see more pics of both boutiques!

www.alenakirby.com

 

11 thoughts on “Before and after; Alena Kirby Maison. | ALENA KIRBY

    • Thank you Toni! It’s an ongoing project built on love, sweat, tears and chocolate-eating; we really appreciate your support! Thank you for commenting.

    • Thank you, Mary! We are so pleased you like it. There are going to be many more fun additions in the coming year, and we are so grateful for your support throughout the whole messy business! Warm wishes to you and yours. xo

    • Thank you Jody! We certainly hope you’ll like it. We’ll be plying you with gourmet food tastings over the weekend to help our cause😉

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