Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Cottage Part Two

The Cottage- Part 2
The Whitening

I am linking to Metamorphosis Monday
A special thank you to our host Susan.

We have been busy getting the cottage
ready for my in laws to move in!

To take a complete before tour
click here!

The cottage was mechanically
in wonderful shape, however the
combination of the knotty pine, in the original
part of the home, and the "den paneling",
in the bedroom, made for a great cabin effect,
but created a dark space to live in full time.
This tool quickly became our best friend,
that and 12+ gallons of Kilz!

The Living Room

(Caribou came to "help")
The view from the bedroom
into the living room.

The Laundry Room

Almost After!
(sorry for the bad color on this photo)

The Kitchen

During #1
During #2
I'm waiting to show the completed after
for my next post.

The Bedroom

Closet View
Right wall view- bedroom
After looking from the bedroom closet wall
towards the living room!

The Bathroom

Wouldn't you know it, but with every
other room in the place going light,
the bathroom went brown!

Next week, I hope to wrap up the
cottage redo with
the final tour of the kitchen
and photos of all the
fun details we changed and added!
Have a great week!


The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow! What an undertaking, 12 gallons of Kilz, then of course there was regular paint! I have used a spryer before, and found it such a hassle to clean, but what a dream for this huge job! The sneak peak of the kitchen is fabulous! Visiting from BNOTP, nice to meet you, I am going to follow you so I don't miss the big reveal!


Inspired by you said...

Keep up with the hard work! It looks like it will pay off beautifully.

Christine said...

That is a lot of hard work. These before, during and after pictures take my breath away. The cabin has transformed into a charming cottage.
You and Wayne will be rewarded!

Allison Shops said...

Gosh, what a huge job you all took on! It looks so much better. I know they appreciate all the hard work.
Hope you'll come see the picture wall I helped DD2 create for her home.


Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Wow!! That is a HUGE transformation! I think it looks beautiful!

foreverdecorating said...

What a beautiful transformation. Shows what paint, elbow grease and a lot of love can do.

Jane said...

You guys have been very busy!! It looks fabulous. It's amazing how light and bright it is now. Can't wait to see more.

Katie said...

Wow, what a huge difference already!! You guys have been some busy little bee's sprucing that adorable cottage up!! I just adore it!!!
Keep the photos coming!

Hsve a Fabulous Week this week Dee Dee & thank you for the prayers for my family~hoping this week will certainly be THE week ;)

Gloria said...

Dee Dee! Your in-laws are going to LOVE it! Gee, I love those ceilings. And I can't wait to see your next post on the completed Kitchen! Plus, looking forward to all the other details that you said you added. I think my favorite room is the bedroom: you made it look so crisp and clean and 'cottage-y' feeling with that paint color. It looks like a blue-ish grey. Whatever color it is, you guys did a fabulous job in there. AND everywhere!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Wow- It looks incredible-you are doing a great job!!! I have done some big projects myself so I know how much work it is- we have knotty pine in our cottage too- Stopping by from BNOTP~ nice to meet you! :)

Anonymous said...

That is a big job, but so worth it.

Melissa said...

You guys got so much done! This is going to be sooooo worth it! And it's so utterly cute.

Michelle said...

Hi Dee Dee,
Wow, that's a lot of painting! I can't wait to see more with the little cottage, it's lovely. Hope your enjoying the winter. Say hi to your mom!

Sue said...

Wow! What an amazing transformation. It looks so much larger and clean, fresh and pretty! I was surprised that the squares in the ceiling stayed that way even with the light paint. I love that!

sheri said...

there is nothing i like more than watching a house become so much more. I love everything so far and i can't wait to see the kitchen!

. said...

It's so beautiful painted white!!!! All the cottage charm now stand out!!! :)

Wendy said...

You have been very busy! It looks great! Can't wait to see the kitchen and they must be so excited to move in! I love the color of the bathroom :)
Happy Day!

Michelle said...

Wow...what a transformation! The before and afters are breathtaking. I know how much work went into that---great job!

Peg said...

So pretty!!! I can't wait to see the final results. Tell your in-laws we also want a tour after they move it!

Unknown said...

I love your cottage. Everything is wonderful!!

corners of my life said...

Oh my gosh you have been busy. I love it!

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

Oh my goodness what a wonderful job you guys have done. Truly an amazing transormation! I love all of your choices so far. Cannot wait to see the kitchen!