Ice Princess Reveal

There are always surprises when working in older homes, and this project was no exception!  For those of you who don’t know the history on this one…When the house was for sale by its previous owner it was left vacant – At some point in time the pipes in the house burst during winter months and froze the entire main suite.  If you have any knowledge of Saskatchewan winters, I’m sure you know that our temperatures can get down to -40C – Making anything freeze in the right environment! 

As you can tell from the front of the house, it has a unique floor plan to begin with.  What you probably can’t tell at first glance though is that this home is actually two living suites totally separate from one another.  When we purchased this project we planned to resell it as a family home with an income generating suite (huge win for a family wanting to offset their mortgage!).  Shortly into the renovation, Brad and I fell in love with the idea of moving into the house and making it our very own residence / Spruce Homes Headquarters.

Keeping this little secret for 3 months almost ate me alive haha…To be 100% honest, I slipped up more than a few times and told our close family and friends.  Having the chance to personalize this space to our family needs was an absolute blessing.  I continually pray that we make the right choices for our family and business and this opportunity was nothing short of a God moment.

From new drywall to new plumbing and electrical…this house is as updated as they come.  Our biggest challenge in this project was creating enough functional storage for our little family in a 900 square foot bungalow.  With our previous home being much larger, we needed to find ways to add hidden storage for our belongings.  We were able to accomplish this through adding a mud room, built-in dining storage and sourcing furniture that also served as storage.

You’ll find some of our favorite before and after photos in this blog and on our Facebook album, The Ice Princess.  We’ve also listed where many of our design pieces were sourced from below if you’re interested in using any of the same materials 🙂


Kitchen cabinets – Superior Cabinets

Main cabinet color – Prosecco 

Island and built-in bench seat color – Oyster Bay

Kids bathroom vanity color – Aquataine 

Quartz countertops – Ocean Foam 

Floating shelves – Early American Maple 

All over wall color – Silver Satin (Benjamin Moore) OC-26

Living room accent color – Hale Navy (Benjamin Moore) HC-154

Front door color – Sage Wisdom (Benjamin Moore) CSP-775

Master bedroom accent color – Chimichurri (Benjamin Moore) CSP-810

Baseboard and door color – Simply White (Benjamin Moore) OC-117

Laminate flooring, kitchen backsplash, shower tile, and linoleum all purchased from Flooring Superstore

Kids play room wallpaper purchased from Eastside Wallpaper & Paint 

Antique furniture painted by Peach Poppy Design

Antiques sourced from Kinder Surprise Antiques 


**Photos taken by Scott Prokop Photography

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