A Coastal White Weekend at the Beach Cottage
Mon 27th, Feb, 2012
G’day Beach Cottage ladies, well it’s been a good weekend for me…a coastal bush walk for me, Sunday morning on the beach and lots of white paint!
We had a skylight installed on Saturday, I have been waiting a long time for this..it’s not a fancy one, I did want that, but in the end we went for a standard flat one, really it just looks like ‘light’ in the ceiling…
and oh my has it ever changed the light in the whole house!
errrm and it made everything look quite white
The bathroom renovation has stalled, it involves a seriously cracked couple of tiles in the new shower. Not happy. But the good news is the company that we got the vanity from have another one on the way to us. Very happy.
The Beach Cottage De-Clutter Mission is still full steam ahead and the weather on Saturday, left no excuses for getting stuck into washing drapes and soft furnishings
The shelving in the breakfast room de-clutter was well-received in the new lighting
It seems lighter and brighter in all the rooms, not just the room where the skylight is
I got a bit carried away, as you can see, taking photos of white, coastal, beachy decor…
I am trying out new things on my camera…I must say I got a lot of it wrong and ended up with some awful photos, but some of them came out well…I guess that’s all part of the learning curve, right?
I tried it outside in natural light too…we have a new Beach Cottage white rose…they are coming on slowly but surely, I wish I could say that I have a lovely big old rose bush absolutely laden with gifts, but that would not be true…we, in fact, are drip-fed a perfect white rose every now and then, dangling it’s carrot of sweet scent at us…
to be honest, ahem, there sure was not a lack of things to practice on…hello clusters of white shells on a vintage paint-splattered ladder, I heart you
hello DIY curtain tie-back, old bits of rope and fabric twisted with a starfish
big jar o’ white shells and a nautical fishing float? yes please
And last but not least, this old vintage door found on the side of the road, got a makeover…it’s been sitting on the deck by the Adirondack chair, just crying out for a Beach Cottage coastal beachy decor makeover…it’s very heavy and wasn’t in the best of conditions to use as an actual door…but as art, oh yeah…I am not big on art, never have been, but vintage things leaning around looking old, shabby & peely…well I like those
To say I love the finished result is an understatement! I found some LOVELY paint for it, will show you in the next few days the after…
And that my Beach Cottage lovelies is it from my white weekend…it did include a very nice, deep, bathtub full of, you guessed it, white bubbles, if you Instagram me, you’ll know that…
I will be back soon with the door makeover and the secret ingredient I painted it with..oh and more on the bath…
See you on the other side
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