Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Cottage Renovation: Paint and Flooring

Things are moving quickly and we're spending a LOT of time in the house trying to get it back in order. So I wanted to take a few minutes out of my snow day to post a couple of updated photos of the painted walls and finished floors.

The mudroom - looking in from the kitchen, minus a door.

Guest Bathroom - tile job by Bubba and my in-laws!

Guest bedroom.

Sitting Room

Master Bedroom.

Master Bathroom.

Living Room.

I'll find time to give some more specific details soon! For now, enjoy a picture from the our front porch of the beautiful snow we had this week:

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Cottage Renovation: Hardware Restoration

So much going on lately, but I did want to share a before shot of the hardware from our original doors and an after shot once they were cleaned up. My grandmother and I worked hard one day to get all of the original, old hardware off the doors (which is NOT easy after almost 100 years of paint coated over top of them). I used a trick I learned from watching The Rehab Addict, Nicole Curtis, on HGTV. After I removed them from the doors I kept them separated by door and places them in a crock pot of hot water. No chemicals, just boiling water. And it worked! I did have to scrub quite a bit, but it still came off easier than trying to scrape it off.

Pretty neat, and a great way to reuse some of the original pieces to the house and keep it's character!