In 1996, I saved it from being torn down. I bought a lot on Tybee and moved the cottage and restored it. I set a personal goal to have on the cover of Coastal Living Magazing. I wanted to "show the world" how important it was to save and restore- NOT TEAR DOWN pieces of our island's history or any island.
I worked so many hours and spent so much time and so much money bringing it back to life. Often times I doubted my own sanity..............as did others!
It made the cover of the magazine in 2000, but most importantly it opened the eyes of so many to just what great potential there is in old buildings.
PS...the cottage can be rented through http://www.tybeecottages.com/
My rule: tiny house..big closet
|Great light filters through all the windows|
|an old corner medicine cabinet from an old cottage...they wanted to "update" .Lucky me!!!|
|Still waiting for the recovered cushions and throw pillows.....|
|The island top is made from brushed aluminum laminate trimmed in heart of pine from and old beam It has held up great.|
|the brackets under the bar are old pieces. This is a view from the front bedroom through the interior pocket windows.|
|wood everywhere and lots of open shelving|
|Still on the hunt for a headboard!!!!|
| new wooded wall|
|Recognize the duvet? ..LOVE all the COLORS in this fabric.It looks just like the cottage. I added a few euros made from poka dot shower curtains from Target.|
|This old wonderful door was on the outside shed. Made it a wonderful closet door.|
|A little fun with the HOT pink zebra......and aqua coral lamps|