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Saturday, January 30, 2016

The Cottage .... Moving right along

This is the back /side of our house. It's fun seeing it all come together.  I'm not great at looking at a blue print and knowing how big or small the space is . Right now it feels a bit small.  

One thing I really wanted was a front porch....
A place to have a cup of coffee with my hubs, 
            or read a good book and watch the world go by.....
                             Sounds dreamful.... Hoping my world is not too crazy so I can actually enjoy it. 

       The high ceiling makes this room feel much larger then what it really is . 
             I'm thinking about adding a sliding barn door on this wall. 
                                 The kitchen is in the space to the right ....

     I really wanted to be able to eat and watch the sunset. I think this will be a perfect view!
        The space is big enough to fit a farmtable that I am refurbishing.
                     Big enough for the tribe to gather here for supper. 

           Ahh.... A real wood burning fireplace. We have plenty of wood around these parts for a real fire on a cold winter night. 
       Picking out the right brick was not an easy task..... But it turned out just how I imagined it . The     
                                            Brick is Old Williamsburg (hand made ) 
                                               The masons did an amazing job ! 

                                   The paint color in this room is Wrought Iron Black by Benjimin Moore.
                           I love the look of a black door. I chose to have the trim painted black as well. I think it         
                     helps to ground this space. 


      Ship lap..... Ahh, my favorite.  I guess I watch too much "Fixer Upper" with Chip and Jo.  I had it painted Simply White by Benjimin Moore. All the trim is Classic White by Benjimin Moore. It's just the right amount of contrast between the 2 whites. 

Storage.....we tried to think of every possible space for storage so.....at the last minute I asked our builder to build a window seat.  Foam and pretty fabric will allow for not only storage, but a great place to sit around the farm table. 

           The day before.....

         And set up begins.....


The Cottage

                                             It's been quite sometime since I last blogged...

                                                 I decided to let you in on a new chapter....
                                                         in our corner of the world.

                   Hubby and I are downsizing and and man oh days... talk about all kinds of emotions. 
             For me, I do love change.  Not all change is easy but... sometimes necessary.
                    We are leaving our home of 16 years and building a small cottage.
          It's exciting, sometimes overwhelming, moments of sadness, tons of decisions, excitement,
     fatigue sets in, more decisions, what to sell, what to keep, what to throw in the big gigantic dumpster....
              How in the world does one accumulate so much stuff and.... I don't typically hold on too stuff. 
                                                              At least I didn't think so! 

                                     Never the less, hubby and I are going from the big house...
                                                                To the baby house. 
                                       October 21, 2016 we broke ground for "The Cottage"

                                  Rule #1
                                       Hire a good architect and a builder that's a good communicator 
                                  Rule # 2. 
                                       Scour Pinterest and Houzz
                                   Rule # 3 
                                        Be decisive and have someone better then you to bounce ideas off of.
                                   I personally couldn't do this with out the expertise of my daughters! 
             I'll be updating the progress for the next couple of weeks and I would love any ideas or comments! 
                                                                               Stay tuned!

Friday, January 29, 2016

It's been quite sometime since I did any blogging .