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Sunday, May 11, 2014

The beginning

                  Endless Summer the beginning.                This cottage sat vacant for 3 yrs. The railings were dried out from lack of maintenance , the beige color had faded , the accent color was a deep brown had washed out  to green!
  Good news ,she was only 5 yr.s old when we found her and was a nice tight ,strongly build home. Something to be said for good bones and good builders!  

This after repainting , doesn't look like same cottage does it?

The master bedroom was large but painted this color made it feel cramped,. Previous owners picture from listing. We also inherited a lot of furniture from previous residence .

Fresh cream walls with new art and shelving , light airy curtains . Bed frame and bedding .Looks fresh and inviting.

 The red wall had been repainted before we saw it , I would suppose the Realtor suggested the change to the pale yellow on the rest of the walls. Fell in love with the fireplace , which uses propane so no wood chopping for us!

Fresh cream walls add to light airy feel splashes of color come from accessories. Still waiting to replace couches. Little by little we are coaxing our little cottage into it's full potential. 

 Kitchen was in good shape just plain . over sized dining table took up a lot of space. 

added sand pails sand castles , fun curtains and my hubby tiled the back splash in gorgeous pale hues and complimentary marble tiles . The center island butcher block top is from Ikea  counters, cut down to fit our island. My husband added bead board around the back and sides of the island and painted SW tidewater. 3 mismatched stools were added painted in colors matching the seat cushions on the dining set.

added oiled hardware from EBAY

guest bedroom , unfortunately it was the worst shape of all and I forgot to take a picture of it. It had a monstrous homemade bunk bed the literally took up the whole room. It was the first thing my husband dismantled. In one word GROSS bed wetter ! Yikes!  After, it's is a room worthy of guests with it's Queen sized bed (IKEA 99.00) large enough to move around and have 2 nightstands. with full, closet even a dresser and flat screen TV! Display shelf items picked up at EBAY as well as the  bedding from PB but found on EBAY half the price new! Picture was from Zazzle.

the key here is to do a little at a time... Have fun 
finds deals online, we will have owned Endless Summer for 2 1/2 years now ,it is still a work in progress and we are loving very minute of it! 
Little table from Joss & Main but I also found it on Amazon, just a matter of who had better price.

A lot of my finds came from Mor  furniture  OREGON (dining table set was 374.00) seat cushion recover material came from and so did kitchen curtains. Best selection of beach themed material and low price!
I have picked up accents pieces from Joss & Main pillows, beach themed items & accents. Hint ! check whole site sometimes same item will be listed in 2 different areas under different name , 1 will be cheaper.
My spurge Pottery Barn octopus serving tray ... pricey but had to have! 
Basket on hearth from EBAY, however these have been showing up on Joss & Main new and cheaper sometimes as set for around $33.00.
Sea shells , some collected, usual ones also came from Goodwill  and

Also shopped our own house for items to bring up . Bedroom shelves were all made by my husband , Pottery Barn knockoffs. There is a link on side that will take you to DIY instructions. Similars shelves like these were 300.00 on PB small ones were 169.00 .   Shell mirror EBAY 

Shutters! loved these but at 400.00 a pop not so much!
 My husband made these for me for about $25.00 total !!!!  and I love them!!

goodwill find (in process of recover )chair was $14.00!! Material cost 20.00! 

From this (100.00) Amazon find

                        to this repaint and distressed
Hope I have given you some idea's !! 

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