Welcome to our summer cottage. If you have followed my blog from the beginning, you read “Let’s take a ride” and “Needs a little work“. They are the background on how we discovered our summer cottage and the work that needed to be done.
At first I thought of a white or cream interior for that “cottage” or “lakeside” look. I wanted the cottage to have that beautiful and tranquil feel that you see in so many magazines. But I also wanted an easy keeper with a fun look. I decided to go outside of my comfort zone…you see I was afraid of color. What my husband and I ended up with is a simple, easy to keep cottage that is a mixture of old and new. And I now know…I am not afraid of color after all.
Summer seems to be slipping away, like sand between my fingers. Before long we will be closing the cottage for the season. I thought it was about time that I took you on a little tour and show you some before and after photos.
There used to be a stacked washer/dryer in the family room that you saw as soon as you walked in the front door. The kitchen stove and cabinets extended into the room as well. The floor was buckled and a portion covered with stick on vinyl squares.
The appliances and cabinets were removed. The floor was removed and a nice wide pine floor put down. The dark wood was painted to brighten everything up.
We did away with the old dining room shown in the above photo to make a proper kitchen and a place where guests can watch us cook.
The bathroom got a nice makeover.
The master bedroom was the easiest fix. A simple paint job and furniture.
I hope you enjoyed the tour of our summer cottage. The next time you are wondering what to do on a nice day, perhaps you should “take a ride”. You never know what you will discover along a back road somewhere.