Here are some before photos.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Painting the bedroom turned out to be more complicated than painting the bathroom!
The bead board in this room is the original tongue and groove type boards as opposed to bead board panels. Not only was it not pre-primered, it was original knotty pine. So, before we could even begin to paint, each of those knots had to be treated with Zinsser Bin and allowed to dry. If you don't do this, the oil from the pine seeps through the coats of paint and in a few years would start to show up as rust-like spots.
Here's a photo of the walls before.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Dan finished laying the hardwood floors, and it's the most dramatic change we've made to the cottage yet. The hardwood floor looks great with the freshly painted white paneling in the living room.
It even makes the oak wood trim on the '80s style beige melamine cabinets in the kitchen look intentional. (I see a kitchen renovation in our future, but not in the budget for a long, long time.)
We painted the kitchen walls a soft cream with yellow undertones, Benjamin Moore Man in the Moon. The walls in the living room are Super White.
Here are more before and afters.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
I am seeing some amazing vintage sinks on craigslist for just $50!
Look at this vintage peg-leg sink - swoon! These old sinks make me weak in the knees - despite the grit and grime. I just love these old porcelain beauties. Unfortunately, I can't go for them.
Here's the reasoning.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
|Cottage After - With Bead Board|
Here's what it looked like when we bought the place.