2015 saw us pushing to get this place liveable. Many weekends and vacation time was taken that spring to get floors cleaned, painting done, kitchen installed and painted, trim work and baseboard done, electrical finished and lights hung (All mostly done by Mark!). I did do a lot of the painting of walls and floors ( check out the bathroom floor! ) . Amazingly we were able to have it ready to have guests for Rebecca’s birthday at the end of June. I knew I would need to find creative and inexpensive ways to fill the cottage and scoured the internet for ways to do this. By the time we were ready to move stuff in, our house was getting filled with pieces I had collected off Kijiji and various yard sales. I jokingly call it the Kijiji cottage. It just so happened that Wendy opened Front Porch Mercantile ( http://www.frontporchmercantile.com ) and Melanie opened Carte Blanche ( http://www.cbupcycle.com )about the same time, selling different kinds of decorative and furniture paint. It was providence! It was just the kind of thing I was looking for to make over some pieces affordably and in colors I wanted. I have done lots of different creative pursuits over the years and couldn’t wait to decorate the cottage and try my hand at up cycling furniture, sewing, stenciling,etc. I will post some before and afters in a future post. Here is a look at how the spaces were coming along that spring.
Next post will have some prettier photos with rooms decorated and some of the projects we attempted for the 1st time! That was the fun part of this whole adventure! See you down the road!