The Cottage Diaries: Moving In
Late last November, we snuck off to the County and took possession of our cottage. The cottage resort itself was closed (it'll reopen in April) but we were able to move in much of the new furniture we had been storing in our garage. I thought I'd give you a quick tour and show you how things look.
Sorry for the poor quality of the photos. Most of these were taken late in the afternoon (which in November is almost pitch black) and I've had to lighten them in Photoshop so the colours might be off. Come spring, we'll get to doing some DIY projects, get the rest of the furniture in place, and really start to enjoy our summer home.
Onto the main bathroom. I asked them not to install the mirror as it would be one of those frameless ones glued onto the drywall. I've already purchased an awesome light fixture to replace the strip lighting.
This is Chloe's bedroom. A simple bed, trundle, and dresser are pretty much all she needs. She has room for a small side table and a bookcase but I think we'll spend our time looking for vintage ones. We can't have everything looking too new!
We managed to get our bed assembled too. I really love the rattan headboard and distressed finish which feel suited to a casual summer bedroom. I do have to tell you that we put in the boxspring and mattress and the bed looked really big and high for the space. But, I'm reserving my judgement until we get side tables and lamps in and dress the bed. Empty rooms can be deceiving.
And then there's the loft. The ladder tucks up against the wall when not in use, but judging by how often Chloe was up and down those stairs, it will always be out. She loves it up there. Me, not so much. I never was afraid of heights (still love roller coasters!) but this space makes me feel a little woozy. I'm getting old!
We had just enough time to assemble our sectional up in the loft before we packed up and closed up the cottage for the winter. It'll be open again in two months and I can't wait! I've stockpiled more furnishings and am excited to show you some of the plans for the rooms.
The cottage is a blank slate which is exciting but daunting. Tell me, what would you do to this space? Would you paint? Leave it white? What colours would you use? So many possibilities!!