Monday, June 29, 2015

Cottage Renovation: Curb Appeal

Every good renovation includes updating your curb appeal! To show the improvements we've made I want to share a couple of before photos and then what we have today.

The first time we went to visit the cottage while searching for a place to rent.

So small and quaint! The house too...

The backdrop to some of my bridal photos with my bridesmaids.

And now we've removed the screened in porch, added on an addition to the right, and cleaned up the flowerbeds.

Decked out for Memorial Day

Summer Cottage Style!

Unfortunately many people mistake our property for a public beach access point.
So I wanted to let them know it is not, in the prettiest way possible.

Front porch sittin'.

Whipped Strawberry was the color we decided on for the front and back doors.

Hill Family :)

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Cottage Renovation: Bedroom

A few pictures of our master bedroom. Our original plan was to turn our old bedroom into our new master, but after several outtakes we decided to readjust our plans. We turned the majority of the new addition into the master bedroom and sitting room.

View of the bedroom from the sitting room.

Built in shelving around the bed.

Built in shelving around the bed.

Bedroom door (open) leading to the new hallway and master bathroom door (closed).

Cottage Renovation: Sitting Room

The sitting room was my special project. Well, it was the one room that I really wanted. It's my small retreat and a quiet place to sit and get some work done, read a good book, or just sit and relax.

View from our bedroom looking through to the sitting room, overlooking the Potomac River.
My childhood desk, repainted and distressed with Annie Sloan Chalk paint.

Recovered antique chair and treasure box from our wedding.

Cottage Renovation: Landscaping

Welcome Back!!

It's been a couple of months since we completed construction and moved back in to our house, and I'm finally getting around to posting some "after" photos. I still don't feel like it's complete since it's not fully decorated, but it's a start. With that said, I'm going to start with some of the landscaping we've been working on and added since the addition. Really most of it was here before, but since it was starting to bloom out I thought I'd snap a few pictures.