Category Archives: cottage makeovers

shabby chic reading corner

Hola! All is well here on the home front. Yesterday I was feeling like a bit of a shuffle-around. It’s been in the back of my brain for a while now and I couldn’t put it off much longer. So I coerced my strong teenage son to help move things around, having teenagers isn’t all bad. Grin. Plus there’s something in it for him, and of course you know that always helps. The daybed and end table from our guest […]

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the perfect shade of gray

Salutations Cottage Fix friends and fine people of the world wide web. Gray is all the buzz this year, that’s for sure. For more reasons than just being one of the hottest color trends of the year so I hear (haven’t read the book or seen the movie still, but I’m planning on it … ahem). Anyways, back to the color of the year, that tid bit is according to my mom who read that one of this year’s winner […]

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cottage style bathroom remodel

Hello guys! I believe I promised an unveiling of our cottage style bathroom remodel that’s been a part of this girls cottage life for a few too many months now. I have to say it’s getting lots of use, we obviously really needed an extra functioning bathroom. But with two teenagers, it’s been hard to get it tidied up long enough to snap a few photos. The cabinet that will be going above the throne is proving to be a […]

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a vintage sink and a barn board row of hooks

Hey guys! Remember way back when, before the chaos of the holidays began, before the arctic cold hit the East Coast, I started talking about that crazy idea of getting into a bathroom renovation just before Thanksgiving. Well, it’s several months later, and it’s finally coming together. I never know for sure how things are going to look in the end when I’m in the midst of planning a remodel. I like to think that I do, but really I’m […]

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bathroom progress and painting our second floor radiator, yikes!

Salutations! Mr. Manly and I have had quite the weekend, but we are making major strides in the upstairs bathroom. It snowed all last night into the early morning so I made buttermilk pancakes to help us recover from several days of steady work. Nothing like hot fresh pancakes while the snow is falling outside! They make you feel all cozy inside. Oh where to begin, so much has been going on. Well we painted the walls, they’re a light […]

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tiles and bling in the upstairs bathroom

So I’m probably supposed to be saving all the progress for a big reveal at the end of our bathroom remodel, but I’m not good at keeping surprises. And we now have tiles gleaming in our upstairs bathroom, white subway on the walls and marble hex on the floor. I can’t stop marching up the stairs to make sure it’s all real. Mr. Manly busted his behind this past weekend working on the trim, electrical, and hanging this crystal chandelier […]

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held up in the kitchen

Salutations! We’ve got some crazy yo yo weather going here on the East Coast, one day it’s in the 60’s and then it drops down to the 30’s and then back up again. If you live here long enough you come to expect this roller coaster weather pattern. Yes we must keep our sweaters and sandals out year round for times like these. Major progress is happening in our upstairs hallway bathroom, those lucky little kiddos of ours. They are […]

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a matter of perspective

Rise and shine! We’re up with the sun this morning to get an early start in the land of dusty floors and cottage dreams. I’m drowning in our bathroom remodel guys. Last I wrote, the cottage was being overtaken by our bath remodel tools and supplies. Little did I know, the clutter and junk would be settling in and multiplying. Holy cow this place is in complete chaos. I was planning on writing a post loaded with whining and moaning […]

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