Hola Cottage Fix friends. I brought home these beautiful blooms from the market today to brighten up this shabby little cottage. I’ve been tidying up from the contractors, actually more like hardcore deep cleaning from two weeks of workboots and drywall dust schlepping up and down our stairwell. It’s exhausting. Quickshine works wonders on beaten up shabby old hardwoods. So to reward myself, pink and purple blooms always do the trick. A lady needs flowers in her life don’t you think?
We had to move all of our furniture out of the way while the tiles were going in upstairs, so it got me to thinking about rearranging. It doesn’t take much for a bit of a shuffle to go down around here. Besides, it can always get moved back if it looks not as good as it did before.
This is my heirloom farmhouse bench from my great grandparents farm. They had apple orchards and cows. My son has a couple of the apple crates in his room he uses as bookcases. I tried to steel them back several times, but he’s not coming off them. Good boy!
Could it use a coat of chalk paint? That’s whats been dancing around in my noggin, maybe a soft gray color. I can’t decide! It already has some nice natural distressing, you know that authentic kind that’s hard to recreate. My mom just painted a hutch in her dining room with homemade gray chalk paint and it is gorgeous. I really want to paint a little something that beautiful gray color. Hmm… maybe the china cabinet in my dining room. It could work.
We have major progress happening in our upstairs bathroom. I have a few pictures to share with you tomorrow. The tiles are in – (high five) yes! Mr. Manly worked on the trim molding, ceiling paint, some wiring, and the overhead light fixture. We have a shell basically, ready to be filled. We ran into a snag or two, but nothing that we couldn’t work with. So things are chug chugging along.