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The Renovation of Our Uptown Cottage
This house was a bank owned property that had been vacant for two years. There were weeds growing through the screens of the porch, the cabinets were broken off of their hinges, there were little critter droppings everywhere (gross!) and it smelled really bad (double gross gross!)!
However, this did not deter my husband and I as we could see potential in this broken down home. It just needed a little TLC and time. So, we put an offer on this neglected cottage and soon we found out that the bank accepted our offer. Oh boy! We sure didn't know what we were getting into. One thing was for sure...we were going to experience this adventure together!
We had several handy friends who helped us along the way and showed us important things like which tools to use for tiling and the importance of having a compressor and shop vac! Oh, and one thing my husband and I both found out is that one of the most important transformers (besides paint) is caulk! (I love this stuff!)
So, without further adew...here are some before and after pictures of Our Uptown Cottage....
We found a remnant piece of quartz for the counters at a local granite shop.
Flooring: Quick-Step Reclaime Collection: French Country; Wall Color: SW Drift of Mist; Pendant Lights: Lowes, Stools: Target
We added a piece of wood for the bar area and sanded and stained it.
Most of the furnishings in this cottage were either from our home or from local thrift stores.
Sources: Rug: Company C; Porch door: Home Depot; Furniture: Wayfair
All in all...it was a lot of work, but a lot of fun as well! Who knows? Maybe we'll tackle another one! (And we did!) Toodles, friends...