Saturday, February 23, 2013

Rainy Day Sunshine......

A rainy rainy day again so I took my camera and went for a walk. ( I realized I dont I love walking in the rain)

The wonderful Tybee Shutters Cottage was in my path and seeing it again definitely brightened the day.
The owners were in town and I had been there earlier discussing a few projects for the upcoming months. Hopefully one day they will be here full time . They  love Tybee and will be an asset to our little island...and did I mention they are animal lovers..willing to help with the cause. They have a rescue dog, named Sam. and 8 indoor kitties.
Old original shutters from a home on back river were offered to us during the renovation. We used them as a headboard in the master bedroom , as the outdoor shower surround and everyplace we could.

the tree motif is unusual  on our island. I called the family who owned the house but they did not know why their grandmother chose this
 a picket fence ,an outdoor shower, an ocean breeze, a screen porch, a few back river chairs and bright happy colors....
the Perfect formula!!!!!
a touch of melon on the skinny benches is the perfect contrast.....

faking a window where we needed one... with the shutters
the tiny storage shed.. waiting for bright red geraniums!!!!!


see the original hardware on the shower..LOVE THIS!!!!
now the shutters are the outdoor shower door.
even the clothes line is great with the shells
handrail details
fence art....
the back screen  porch full of red and white striped Sunbrella panels....



Jane said...

i love rainy day sunshine Jane. that's when the best rainbows appear. happy sunshiny days to you. Jane x

Melanie said...

You can tell the cottage has tons of personality.... Great color combo.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

What a gorgeous little cottage. GREAT details!!