This was the second worst.... no third worst of all the cottage I have restored. It turned out to be one of my most favorite (really they are ALL my favorites because they are all different) I restored it EXACTLY like I wanted to and created special "outdoor rooms' and inspiration spots that ooze happy thoughts and hours of peaceful pondering....................
I replaced ugly hollow stained door with magnificent antique doors from a cottage that the owners REFUSED to save(their loss- my gain) and furnished it with one- of- a- kind very special pieces. I sold it furnished to a wonderful person and we know you will love it as much as we both do when you rent it for your vacation.
http://www.mermaidcottages.com/ is the renting agent.
When I bought it in 2005.................. WOW it was ugly.............
My friends thought I had lost my mind for sure on this one....
This was the kitchen before.........
the kitchen after
the front of the cottage before.........
the front after it was restored.........
|I named it "A Bohemian Cottage " because it felt just like one to me|
the front bedroom walls were rough plywood painted with blue grey trim with metal windows and how about that window treatment!!!!
|I just had to do it...............a zebra front door..love the old planter and side walk and curved wall|
|this was the front of the house when I bought it|
Always a picket fence................
|the breakfast room|
|the inside "pondering" throne in the front room|
|the living room|
|the front bedroom off the front porch|
the back porch with a "bed room".. a room the size of a bed behind the shutters...a great place to hide from the world...
|the inspiration room.twin beds made from driftwood..|
|the Gazebo just made for "Pondering" (salvage old porches gingerbread with antique windows)|
|the outdoor space... antique bricks salvaged from the Old Crow Distillery|
|chandelier looks old but isn't (feels old)|
|front screen porch with curved walls|
The black kitty in this photo moved away with me..But now Mr. Freckles live here and his eyes are the same color as the cottage..Beach house Blue http://www.janecoslickcottagecollection.com/
|french door that go to the inspiration room with tybee shells for knobs|
|old and beautiful (didn't even paint most of the old doors)|
|front screen porch looking into front bedroom|
|OK this chair is outside now on the front porch. Mr Freckles is sitting there waiting for his " Fancy Feast". He showed up when I moved so be sure to give him some love and treats!!!!|