The #realsickhouse Reveal

The #realsickhouse Reveal

AH, this may be the most excitement I’ve ever felt to blog about a project we’ve completed.  The #realsickhouse will always be near and dear to our hearts! Soni and Jason (our buyers) had previously offered on our Funk Nation Project and due to multiple offers, we ended up accepting a different offer.  We are FIRM believers that everything happens for a reason and this project is living proof of that! Here’s a glimpse of what our Funk Nation project looked like!

Not only were we able to do a house totally custom for Soni and Jason, we were able to get them in their ideal location 🙂 To say the #realsickhouse started out as an ugly duck would be an understatement LOL. The original foot print used the space very poorly and we had to do some real visualizing to make more functional areas in this little 860 square foot bungalow.

By knocking down the wall dividing the kitchen and living room, we were able to create them an AMAZING kitchen with an 11 foot island <3 Talk about adding some great counter prep space.  Soni was torn between doing a navy island and the light green (Haven) color. Both Soni and I agree that the Haven color was the right choice and fits the old character of the house best.  We had a feeling that there was a chimney hidden in the original kitchen and were smitten when it was finally uncovered!  It’s typically hit and miss if the brick is in good enough condition to leave bare and we really lucked out with this one…it was perfect!



By adding in some hidden storage where there was previously nothing, we made a small house function better than even some large homes do. When it comes to small spaces, it’s all about getting creative 😉



One of our other favorite parts of the transformation is the basement!  The original basement had a drop ceiling that was SO low and made it nearly impossible to walk around down there.  We ripped that down…added pot lights and drywalled the ceiling right to the joists so we had plenty of head height.  We left the plumbing in its original spot and added a basement bathroom. This is definitely a unique and special bathroom.  Kirsten from Peach Poppy painted an antique dresser I picked up from Kijiji and we transformed it into a bathroom vanity.  Thank you Soni for trusting my vision on this one…it turned out SO beautiful.  The pink walls are a reflection of Soni’s personality, fun and cheerful and really compliment the other white and grey design elements of the space.



I could go on and on about this project, but I have to end it somewhere LOL.  For those of you remember this house when we purchased it, you won’t forget the unique colorful tile in the original stairs leading to the front door.  Don’t worry friends, they’re still there!  When Soni and I sat down to plan out the furniture and décor for the house, we both really loved the idea of bringing in some color from the tile in the front steps.  We found a rug from Wayfair that incorporated all of those colors and brought so much life to the living room.  The small design and décor selections for this house make my heart so happy.  Soni and Jason, thank you for having an unimaginable amount of trust in us and our Spruce Homes Team.  You signed on this house with us without being able to see what it would look like in the end, and our hope is that we exceeded your expectations 🙂


I’ve linked all of the design, décor, and details below for all your shopping needs!

Main wall color – Simply White (Benjamin Moore)

Trim, baseboards and door color – Simply White (Benjamin Moore)

Front porch ceiling color – Kendall Charcoal (Benjamin Moore)

Front door color – Hale Navy (Benjamin Moore)

Living room area rug (we ordered it in the  9 x 12 size) 

Living room arm chairs

Leather pouf 

Dining room table

Island bar stools (so comfy!)

Kitchen Cabinets – Superior Cabinets

  • We used Prosecco White and Haven in the kitchen

Luxury vinyl tile used in the kitchen – Flooring Superstore Saskatoon

Bathroom sconces 

Island Pendants 

Living room floating shelves – Walmart

Gold frames – Walmart

Living room side table 





**Photos by Scott Prokop Photography 

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