Monday, May 23, 2011

Congratulation Key Lime Parrot Cottage


 Details of a special cottage....We spent all the money on the restoration but somehow we were able to create a wild fun place.........
NOTE: When there is less money to work with the creativity goes into overdrive and that isn't a bad thing.

             "All white inside.......How boring" they said.
                  "Give me a week", I said.

 ... the owners drove up with their uhaul full of Tennessee treasures and together with some serious bargain hunting, The Key Lime Parrot came to life.!!!



I went bonkers over this table when it came off the truck


slip covers with $5.99 a yard fabric by Duralee" second"


mirror mirror on the wall




gotta love the spray paint!!!!!


rick rack ,I love it !!!!! shower curtains for closet doors


Love this so much..and really love the floor


a little zebra never hurt anyone


a CD rack for wall art and treasures

outdoor shower and tybee back river chair

always use square real wood  lattice whenever possible.


white trim makes for a wonderful contrast against all the cottage colors
                It is all in the details..................

That was 6 years ago and things began to look a bit tired at Key Lime Parrot and The Shrimp Cottage( next door and part of the property). I loved restoring them and they mean so much to me.  I will always be grateful to the owners for allowing me to restore these wonderful cottages. They are located across the street from the park and a few blocks from the beach . The ocean breezes roll right up the street and into their screen porches. I seriously left a piece of my heart and soul on these projects so I felt bad when they began to look tired....

I could not believe it when the owners showed up with paint brushes and rollers in hand and did a wonderful job of painting the outside of the cottages . I was amazed at what a great job they did and now the corner of 4th and jones on Tybee Island USA just sparkles!!




she "matches"


A painting tip....if you you ever decide to paint your house , cottage or bungalow a bright color. A semi-gloss finish will resist fading much better than a flat or low luster finish. A good sealer/primer coat should be applied first.


After the great paint job ..we changed the color of the shutters to "Style me Turquoise" from my cottage collection of colors.




Key Lime Parrot is being featured in a upcoming issue of a new magazine called Fresh Cottage. . I blogged about preparing and styling for the shoot several months ago and I can't wait to see the story and photos.
If you go to my website there are interior photos of both cottages.
 http://www.mermaidcottages.com/ does the vacation rental for the cottages and they are definitely  bright and happy places to stay.

3 comments:

Kathi said...

I love both of these cottages! I'm hoping someday to be able to rent one. :D
Love the colors and the rental website is so wonderful!

SallyLeeByTheSea.com said...

Looks great! There's nothing better than a fresh coat of paint.

Happy Memorial Day weekend to you, Jane.

Josh and Haley said...

I love that blue and white checkerboard floor. Where can I get it?