Sunday, May 20, 2012

"A Bohemian Cottage" for rent......




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!!!!


AFTER
new floors..and new white walls....   great old doors... ...and no tacky valances and cool  stuff..


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................
I think anyone who rents this cottage from Mermaid Cottages mermaidcottages.com will have a wonderful time....
the breakfast room
back bedroom
back bedroom
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)
This was the place in the shades where my kitties and I hung out and did some serious pondering.... 
the outdoor space... antique bricks salvaged from the Old Crow Distillery
 outdoor curtains and old windows in the fence(for the kitties to come and go) I am not much on privacy fences .. Better for visiting with the neighbors..(close the curtains if you want privacy)
chandelier looks old but isn't  (feels old)
Curtains everywhere  even on the front porch ....
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!!!!
 ENJOY...... maybe we will run into each other .. (I'm the one on the pink bike pedaling fast as the wind.)

14 comments:

AndeM1 said...

Jane...you must stop posting these beautiful cottages. We are FINALLY coming to TYBee....June 2013....every time I think I have chosen the cottage our family will rent...you post another one......
(smile)
Andrea

Tricia Rose said...

It's not just that you have the vision and talent Jane, you also clearly have a vocation - saving the souls of cottages.

Kathi said...

This is one of my favorites. Love the back fence with the windows. :D
The breakfast area is adorable - love those chairs!
I'm renting a house right now. Sure wish it was one of yours!!!

Simple Daisy said...

Oh my!! I LOVE this cottage!! It's just adorable!!! Fabulous job!!!

lisa said...

Freckles and I love you!!! You are so very wonderful, amazing, talented, and kind. I feel blessed to have this little cottage as my "home"... and even more blessed to have you as my friend!!!

Ashley said...
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Ashley said...

Fabulous post & pics (as usual!)! This is a very magical place with so many of those brilliant Jane Coslick touches we know & love...so happy I got to enjoy some time there with you ;)

Jane said...

ah Jane, you've done it again. what a fantastic 'after', following all your hard work. I especially love the lamp base with the bird on the little branch with the yellow lamp shade. Happy wishes to you over the seas. Jane x

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Maaaan...The way you whisk soul and breath and life into these cottages is nothing more than pure genius!!

Jane...Tha cottage whisperer!

Catie @ Catie's Corner said...

I love it! You've done an amazing job. It's soo cozy and serene. I wish my house looked like this.

~ Catie

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