Onslow Historic Lumber

It’s no secret that I love shopping at Onslow Historic Lumber!  Rosemary and Steve are wonderful and have become dear friends and all because of the store.  They are my kind of people!  Their interesting store is located at 6 Havelock Street, Truro, Nova Scotia, but you should ‘Like’ their FACEBOOK PAGE and ‘Follow’ them on INSTAGRAM – you won’t regret it!

Onslow Historic Lumber

They carry salvaged pieces from homes around the province; everything from doors, windows, trim and hinges and beautiful old barn board, shutters, door knobs…man, the list goes on!  I have gotten many treasures there and helped clients find what they are looking for, too.

Onslow Historic Lumber

They also sell a stunning line of hardwood floors called Logs End.  Now, I may not be 100% correct on this, but I believe it is all salvaged wood that is used.  You can check it out HERE and see how beautiful it is for yourself.  In.cred.ible.

But they also carry so much more than just the architectural salvage, they carry PAINT!  And I’m a huge paint nerd, I love paint.  But you probably knew that already.  I’ve bought lots of paint there, but more importantly, I’ve gotten so much help and advice on various projects!! I couldn’t have taken on the projects I have accomplished without them!

Onslow Historic Lumber

They carry two lines of paint, Fusion Mineral Paint and Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint.  I’ve used both.  I do have a personal favourite and you probably know what it is.  I’m in love with the milk paint.  But, because some projects have different requirements, there is sometimes when the Fusion just makes more sense to use.

Onslow Historic Lumber

Plus, each line of paint has different products that you can seal your painted piece with.  Again, different projects just seem more suited to different finishes.  But they can help you figure all that out, too!  They carry a few different lines of brushes, too, so you can get everything from start to finish!

Onslow Historic Lumber

Rosemary also offers workshops in the shop, too, so you can learn from the trained expert. She’ll show you everything from mixing the milk paint, to adding the right finish and every step in between.  We recently paired up and offered an afternoon workshop called ‘Creating Home’ in the shop.

Here are a few pictures from that afternoon.  We talked about selecting paint colours for your home, how to style home decor items in different ways, and how you could use the drawer that we painted that afternoon.  We had tons of fun, lots of laughs and learned some new techniques, too.

Onslow Historic Lumber

Onslow Historic Lumber

Onslow Historic Lumber

Onslow Historic Lumber

I would definitely say you’ve got to drop by and have a chat, see the shop and maybe book a visit to the barn, where they keep more treasures. { I went to the barn, you can read about it HERE and HERE! } And be sure to tell them Lori sent you!

To be continued,

Lori

PS – This is not a sponsored post, I just really love this store and want to see the wonderful Clark family excel in their business because they love what they do and know their stuff!