Cookie Cutter Condo Turned Romantic Organic Home by Spaces by Jacflash

This Spaces by Jacflash project began with an empty, newly finished condo in the Roncesvalles area in West Toronto. The condo was about as cookie cutter as you can get, but when Spaces by Jacflash finished with the space, it was transformed into a one of a kind home with elegant and cozy character.

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The dominant feature in this space was the barn-board wood wall that extended over and above the kitchen. This created a warmth and unusual texture throughout the home that one does not typically get in a condo.

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Floating metal shelves framed the television showcasing cherished treasures.

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We combined elements of industrial furnishings with a polished antique crystal chandelier. Rustic features paired with gold touches transformed this space into a romantic, organic place to call home.

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Other personal touches included the gold framed photo wall displaying the couple’s wedding photos.

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In the client’s bedroom, a carpet hung behind their bed, acting as an artistic headboard, a simple yet dramatic effect to the space that also drowns out any neighbourly noise.

For more information on creating your space with the Spaces by Jacflash team email jaclyn@jacflash.net!

Photos by Evens Belleus

Spaces by Jacflash How To- Wall Moulding

Applying wall moulding to your space is a great way to incorporate line and shape into your room, and brings with it a classy and sophisticated feel. We recently adding panels to a small room in a house we are working on and here’s how we did it:

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MDF chair-rail moulding (1-2″ wide)
– nails
– mitre saw (45 degrees)
– measuring tape
– pencil
– wood filler
paintable caulking and gun
– stud/metal finder
Step 1:
Planning out your design. You need to know exactly where each panel will go and ensure that each box is visually appealing.  We first measured the wall to see the width of it and divided it by the number of panels, giving space in between each panel approximately 6″ and 2′ off the ground and 1′ down from the ceiling. You need to know how many pieces you need to cut and of what size before you begin.
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Step 2:
Measure how long each piece of chair rail needs to be with a pencil then using a 45 degree angle to cut your chair-rail (using a mitre saw helps). Cutting in opposite directions on every other piece to form a 90 degree angle.
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Step 3:
Apply caulking on the back of each piece and carefully stick it to the wall to form your perfect rectangle panel. For extra support (we found that some of the pieces of wood were a bit curved therefore making it harder to stick to the wall) use a stud/metal finder to see where to hammer in a nail or two for extra support.
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Step 4:
Fill the holes and uneven edges with wood filler and smooth with a damp finger.
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Step 5:
Wait at least 24 hours to dry, sand over any bumpy edges and paint over!
Enjoy your new sophisticated space.

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