I am so excited to write this post!
My parents bought a cottage on our lake and we are renovating it! This has been my father's dream and he finally can say that he owns a cottage on Deep Lake! I remember going around the lake on the float boat and my parents talking about who lives in each of the cottages; there aren't many, and we know everyone on the lake. We would all choose which one we would buy if money were no object and what we would change about them. One of the ones we always wanted was the one on the end because it had a huge yard for the dogs to run in and, of course, our dad would build us a huge house there (ideas that only kids would have). They finally got the one on the end, and I am so happy for them! Here is a photo of them right after they signed the paperwork-proud new owners of a cottage on the lake-and the super cute house they bought!!
One we got inside and checked things out-we found a lot of things needed fixing, painting, taken out and completely renovated. We had (and still have!) a lot of work on our hands!
The walls had wire going all the way around them to hang curtains on. Every single wall. One wall had metal flashing (cut into squares) glued (GLUED) to the wall. That is what the little 's' patterns are on the one wall. It was also used as a backsplash in the kitchen.
In addition to this long multipurpose room, we've got two bedrooms, a bathroom (which needs loads of work. Read: gutted) and a laundry room. We've painted the two bedrooms white and then used some beachy tones for a bit of colour. This whole place is practically floor to ceiling panelling, so we had to make the best of what we were given. Thankfully, there is a bit in each room that is just drywall, so it looks really nice!
This is the parent's bedroom. I had a bit of paint leftover from when I redid my bedroom in Toledo, so they used that for the upper bit of drywall. I love this colour with the white. It's just got that 'lake' vibe to it. I ran back to the cottage on the way home last night because I forgot to take photos, so sorry for the 'sunset' glare on all the photos! I promise to take better ones next time!
This colour is called 'Silvermist' from Sherwin Williams, and I think it is gorgeous. It's a blue-green in the daytime and then its a bit more silver/gray at night. Love!
You can see the laundry room in the first photo through the doorway, and thankfully it has some cupboards for storage.
However, my favourite part is the view.
I've always loved the lake, and honestly, nothing is better than a sunset!
Cooper loves the new lake place, and Simba has turned into a lake dog. Even though he hates swimming, he goes in the water and waddles around. I'm so mad that I didn't take a photo of it!
I'll update in another week or so when we have a bit more done. The floor comes today. The beds come tomorrow. Then I'm sure it will be time to get sofas, refinish the wood table from the garage, and buy/make a kitchen. Then I get to decorate! HA!
There is still so much work to do on the cottage, but it's coming along nicely! We finally have a permanent year round place to call our own, and Dad has fulfilled his dream of owning a cottage. Now we only need to take Mom to Italy and they're all set!
Stay tuned-I still owe you my I Heart Monday from last week and the new selection of fabrics for bags!
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