Monday, July 25, 2011
It was definitely rough before ... the vanity was in great shape but was a horrible oak with brass knobs. We were glad to recycle it and make it into something much more glamorous! Here's where we started:
Thursday, July 14, 2011
We had a lot of fun building out the kitchen in our latest project... what we started with definitely left a lot to the imagination. We really wanted to make the kitchen feel like a spacious, grand area while also making it flow with the great room. Though we usually shun curves, in this case, the rounded peninsula was the perfect way to accomplish our goals... it provided a nice eat-in area, extra counter space, and good flow moving into the kitchen (no harsh edges as you entered the space, since it was a bit on the narrow side). We also converted several of the existing upper doors to glass-front doors which also makes the space feel more open while allowing for pretty displays. The existing cabinetry was a knotty alder, but with the help of our stellar painting crew, the knots disappeared and the end result was smooth, crisp, and beautiful - and very Modern Cottage!
Oh, and here's what it looked like when we started:
Monday, July 11, 2011
this post). They just go more and more crazy each summer! As you can see, they are getting a little up close and personal with our outdoor table, but I am not sure what to do about it just yet...they're so pretty.
And this I couldn't resist... my favorite calendar's July illustration is identical to our happy-go-lucky hydrangeas. Love it.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
this post, and now you can see where that killer green door lives :) And since everyone loves a good before and after (myself included!) here's what we started with:
More to come!