Y’all, we had snow on the ground at home but we braved the roads and took off to the beach last Sunday.
Although it was cold when we left, we knew it was going to warm up and we needed warmer weather to accomplish our renovation goals at our 1940’s Tiny Beach Cottage.
We wanted to replace windows, paint and replace flooring. All requiring semi-warm weather.
First, all the furniture was piled into the middle of the room to allow access to the walls.
We had to scrap the walls because the original paint was oil based and had been painted over with latex.
Once the walls were scraped, it was time to replace the windows.
As the windows were being replaced, we had to get creative with our window treatments.
This was by far my favorite choice for window privacy.
Nothing in our 1940’s beach cottage is level and we determined that we should invest in latex chalk!
We lost count of how many tubes we purchased but if you are amateur home renovators, it will quickly become your best friend.
We had three minor accidents, all related to being unable to move without hitting something. The room is only 12 x 15.
Brad managed to knock a hole in his head first thing and it only bleed for two days.
I fell backwards when coming down from a chair but luckily there was so much junk, I wasn’t hurt. However, I did knock my purse into the paint bucket.
By this point, we were getting punchy and silly when deciding if we should keep some of the decor. Would this shell wreath look good here? LOL
So we took a much needed break and went into Wilmington for some retail therapy and a delicious lunch at Indochine, one of our favorite restaurants.
I couldn’t resist a little decorating in the kitchen.
Since the kitchen is almost finished, I found some great copper and brass pieces to warm up the area above the stove.
Stay tuned for a final updates.
Thankfully the end is in sight! We HOPE!
The temperatures have dropped once again so we are heading home, but will be back once weather permits for more painting and final touches.
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Adventures on the Blog this past week!
Although we were hard at work on the Beach Cottage, I managed to share a few blog posts with you last week.
In Case You Missed It
First, here are 5 Cozy Budget Friendly Bedroom Ideas that I shared on Monday.
Then I joined 8 talented bloggers to bring you our favorite 9 Valentine’s Day Ideas.
And this Amazing Furniture Transformation so you could see how the side tables in the bedroom were transformed.
Adventures off the Dirt Road
Why Didn’t I Think of That?
Each week there are so many wonderful blog posts, and I’m sharing some of my favorites with you today.
There are so many creative ideas, and I’m always asking myself, “Why didn’t I think of that”? LOL
When I see these cute frozen candle holders, I wish our weather would stay cold long enough to enjoy making some myself. These are just perfect for my friend Ann in Vermont. Check out Dabbling and Decorating How to Craft Colorful Ice Candle Holders.
Julie from My Wee Abode shared this adorable Ticking Fabric Wreath tutorial.
I also had a lot of questions about how to make Vent Extenders for $2.00 each. Keep your furniture safe as well as keeping your HVAC system in good running order. See tutorial here.
Check out these 25 DIY Valentines Gift Ideas from CoCo at The Crowned Goat
You’ll love these 7 Valentine’s Day Table Decor Ideas from Stacy at Stacy Ling Bricks N Blooms.
How to Create Cozy Valentines Decor with Neutral Colors from Robyn at Robyn’s French Nest.
Pretty in pink is how Leslie at My 100 Year Old Home styled her Family Room with Pink Decor.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!