Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Cottage- Part 3

The Cottage- Part 3
Kitchen & Details

Well, it's been busy here but,
I'm happy to report that my in laws were
moved into the cottage this weekend!

In case you missed the "befores"
click here to see Part 1.

To see how we lightened it up
click here to see Part 2.

Today I thought I would wrap up the
cottage postings with a few of the new details
and a complete tour of the kitchen transformation!

The Front Door 
Look closely, and you can still see the
bright Pepto pink left by the former owner.
While I do like pink, this color just would not do!
The door after one coat of dark gray!
This photo gives you a better look at the pink!
We were so blessed to come upon this beautiful
solid brass lock and handle set at 75% off! 
I love how the brushed bronze plays
against the white inside the door!
Ahhh... improvement!

The  Bedroom Closet
 While the inside of the closet is nice and roomy,
we felt it did not utilize the space in the best way.
We ended up taking down the single iron bar
and replaced it with two tiers of wire shelves.

Re-created Bathroom Light
Remember the original kitchen light?
The globe less bathroom fixture hanging
from the kitchen ceiling beam
finally found its way back to the bathroom!
Using some spray paint and three "free"
globes found at a local thrift store
we removed the Hollywood lights and
installed the former "kitchen" fixture!
(globes were free thanks to a $5 free coupon)

The Kitchen
Even though the kitchen is small,
it had both a new fridge and stove.
Like the rest of the house,
it needed just a little brightening!
My Mother-In-Law requested
that instead of leaving the cabinets white
that we mix it up and go yellow!
Great Idea!
So we created a spray box and
using our new paint sprayer..
sprayed both sides of the doors
then hung them
to dry in the closet!
I love the way they turned out!
On request, we also sprayed my MIL's
wonderful plate rack and then hung it above the sink.
Remember the old light?
I was blessed to find this one on clearance
for only $19.99!
The globes can be positioned to
light up the entire kitchen!
The counter, sink and faucet are all
in excellent condition.
We went with bronze knobs
to play off the bronze light fixture.

Wayne built a shelf for the microwave,
freeing more counter space!
Some daytime shots!

Thank you so much for visiting today.
I hope you have enjoyed the
cottage transformation as much as
I've enjoyed getting to share it with you!

Come spring,
we have some plans for the outside...
power washing,
removing the awning over the kitchen window,
adding shutters,
landscape lighting,
 possible painting!

I am linking to Metamorphosis Monday
over at Between Naps on the Porch!
Thank you to our hostess Susan!
the finished ceiling


Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

Hold on I have to shut my jaw! Wow!!! This is amazing. I love everything you did. the cupboards are great and I think you got your money out of that paint sprayer. I also like how you reused some of the things that were there. Your mother-in-law's plate rack looks like it was an original part of the kitchen! You guys did an incredible job. Wow!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I hope I am the first to comment. Excellent job kids! So proud of you two. It is a joy to watch how well you two work together and see the magic you create. Beautiful, beautiful work. Talent galore. I love you two, deeply. Mom said...

Wow DeeDee and Wayne. Awesome job. I'm tired just reading about everything you did and still want to do. Great Job....just remember what I told you about getting the paint sprayer...great now but soon you will be getting power tools for birthday presents that you really don't won't but by then its too late....been there done that....Aunt Jude

Wendy said...

Dee Dee,
I was going comment on the cottage first, but then I read your mom's comment. So sweet and you guys are amazing! It looks beautiful. I love the front door and the cabinet's are amazing. We'll have to talk about the paint spray gun, I would love to know how you liked it!
Beautiful transformation!

The Charm of Home said...

Your little cottage looks great. It is very charming with all of the changes you have made.

Pam @ Our Adventures in Home Improvement said...

I love what you've done! The yellow cabinets are beautiful. I love the oil rubbed bronze hardware. Nice work!

foreverdecorating said...

You guys are doing such an outstanding job on this whole makeover that ANYONE would love living here. So fresh, so new, so now and so cute and cozy. What more can they ask? Beautiful.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

This has been so fun to follow, what a wonderful job and the kitchen is fabulous!


Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Just charming...what a great the color of the kitchen cupboards

Tracy said...

It's adorable! The door is gorgeous, love the paint color. The kitchen is really cute, just the right shade of yellow.

Christine said...

You have put your signature on everything and boy is it beautiful.
What you two are doing is a beautiful show of love. The kind of love that Jesus showed and you are following.

Good Job!

SLR said...

great job on those cabinets...what a difference!
ahhh, the joy of paint :)

Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

Love, love the cabinet color. I think your Mom was spot on about the color. Can I just tell you how much I heart that ceiling?! I have ceiling envy right now. LOL I soooo want to have this done in my kitchen. Maybe one day.
Blessings, Barb

Peg said...

The cottage is wonderful. I'm sure your in-laws are so excited about moving in to a cozy new home. You have done a fantastic job. I like the way you were able to reuse items and get good deals to save money. I'm very proud of you!!!

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT..all of it!!! Aunt Theta

Sue said...

I think it is amazing how quickly you got this all done! It looks so much better, the kitchen is darling. I love how that soft yellow looks. Are they going to live here full time or is this a second home for them?

Honey at 2805 said...

You have done an amazing job on the cottage and seem to have thought of every detail to make it look so fresh and up-to-date. I'm sure your husband's parents will be so happy there.

Be sure to sign up for my $30.00 Gift Card Giveaway (your choice Hobby Lobby or Home Depot).

Tiffany said...

I LOVE that ceiling.

Carol said...

Wow! What a transformation! You did an amazing job!

Gillian Layne said...

I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed watching this transformation. You are a treasure, and I hope you continue to post as many pictures as possible. Aren't cottages just the best? :)

corners of my life said...

I love seeing your little cottage pop up on my side and then checking in to see what's new. Such an amazing transformation.

Melissa said...

Wow, Dee Dee! What a fantastic job. I really love the kitchen and the plate rack over the sink is a lovely touch. It all looks so good AND on a budget. color me impressed!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Dee Dee! Wow! The whole cottage makeover is fantastic. And the kitchen so bright and beautiful now. Great work! Hope you are having a great day. It's been blustery here all day. I'm off to bed. Best wishes, Tammy

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Looks fantastic! Every time I see a kitchen with white painted cabinets I swoon just a little bit!

Kimmy said...

The kitchen is BEAUTIFUL! What a darling little cottage.

Gloria said...

Oh, Dee Dee... I am just speechless at how you and your husband have transformed this lovely little house. I MUST say that you are the BEST daughter-in-law!!! My son is only 20, but I PRAY that he would find such a lovely girl as you are. And how nice of you to honor your MIL's request for the yellow cabinets in the kitchen!! (Although I am sure that your husband said, "Hey, we'd BETTER listen to my Mom!" Good son!!!!! Kisses to him! LOL!) But, seriously, you guys did a terrific job, an AMAZING job on this home for your in-laws. I certainly hope that they appreciate it!! YOU tell your mother-in-law for me that she has a WONDERFUL DIL and a TERRIFIC son that they would do this for her!! (I'm sure your father-in-law just goes: "Nice!" You know men!! LOL!) Again, congrats on your transformation and I can't wait to see how you 'spruce up' the outside for the Spring! Hopefully, you will give me some ideas! :)

Gloria said...

P.S. Oh, I forgot to say that I loved your MIL's idea of that plate rack! LOVE IT! She is a smart lady to include that, and you and HER SON (what a good son!) are very good to include it and adhere to her wishes. :)

Gloria said...

One more thing! I am reading your comments and Gillian Layne, above, said: "Please continue to post as many pictures as possible." I WHOLEHEARTELY AGREE!! You may think this idea, these posts on the inside of the cottage is done, but we want to see what goes on from now... the decorations, the furniture, the curtains/drapes, everything!! Please tell your MIL that we will love to see it!! That we will be HONORED to see it all. :)

Michelle said...

Such a wonderful transformation. You did a fantastic job on everything (fresh white woodwork to give it that cottage feel, beautiful job on the cabinets, great light fixture---and a wonderful find for the price)----I like it all!

A+++++++++++++++++++++ I'm sure your in-laws will like it there.


Congrats on your new home! It's the best time in a young familie's life...THE HOUSE!...and of course all the renovations and the metamorphosis that goes on it's incredible!
God bless you and yours.