beach cottage decorating
Thu 24th, May, 2012
Hellloooo Beach Cottage lovelies, welcome to a little bit of classic beach cottage decorating, updating via white paint and some Frenchy coastal style something that wasn’t too nice…and all very much DIY…
Well we are getting there with the old Summer House…it’s a funny thing this, because it was truly an eyesore before (I am hoping to find the early before pictures of it when it was painted bright blue and oh so horrid) and now it has become a sort of working part of the garden and the cottage…
Nothing is finished inside, it still needs more coastal cottage decorating…we’ve taked about it alot on here, I have mused ideas, listened to your thoughts, had a think about what it needs to be used for yadda yadda yadda..
But in actual fact, what has happened is that it has evolved slowly over the last few weeks into a place that I have been going to often…kinda makeshift but getting there…I guess that is how you work out how you will use a place…by adding and making-do and up-cycling what you have already got
…and I also think that is a big thing in cottage decorating, whether it be country cottage, coastal cottage, french cottage, whatever, the cottage decorating look comes mostly from comfort and that comes with a bit of time…
We put the sisal rug down (it was a spare one) just to have a look at what we thought (it’s not trimmed to size yet) and it’s stayed there (unlike the twig :-) )
…same thing with the Adirondacks…we stole one from the front deck and one from the house to see what they would be like…they’ve stayed there too…
And then the other day I made myself some figs and goat’s cheese on toast and thought how nice it would be to sit out there in this beeeeyooteeeful Autumn weather that has so kindly been bestowed on Sydney and these beaches that I happen to have access to….and as I walked out, I grabbed a tablecloth and a French bistro chair on the way, because one cannot eat a fig and goat’s cheese without a tablelcoth and a French bistro chair now can one? …they stayed too.
What is also happening here (and particularly as this little place is a sun trap and it’s now touching on Winter here and it gets lovely warm sun) is that it’s becoming a place for me to escape to….the other Sunday there was stuff going on in this old cottage of ours that was getting under my skin…nothing major, just you know, family stuff and this and that and it felt like my head was buzzing and bursting…and all of a sudden I found myself out here, with a book…I had gone quietly so no-one knew, shut the door gently behind me and all of that became muted and far away…I read my book and sat and breathed and just de-compressed.
So I think I may have found the main use for this place…as the Beach Cottage De-Compression Chamber.
I have decided I will be renting this Beach Cottage De-Compression Chamber out ;-)
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After arrival at the Beach Cottage De-Compression Chamber, all the hustle and bustle of life will be but a distant memory, your shoes will be swiftly whisked from your feet and replaced with a pair of white ruffle slippers, placed about your person will be a plush white robe, you will be taken to a whitewashed Adirondack chair and sigh as you sink down into a perfectly plumped nautical stripe cushion, you will be served a Limoncello from a delightful selection of hand-made goodness, you will then be administered with a slice of Beach Cottage French Apple Pie…after some easy reading of your choice, a pom-pom throw will be gently placed upon your knees…at this point you will let your head rest back, and your feet go up…whereupon you will drift off to the land of rose-tinted glasses and all the stresses of the world will slowly fade away… as you sit ensconced in white, warmth and ruffles…there will be no talk of kiddos and the tieing them to trees
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p.s. if you missed the posts on the Summer House renovations, you can find the before (and how awful it was) here, here for how we lined the walls and added doors and go here to see the furniture options (found under the house)
oh & you can click the pics below to see more of it today!