How-Tos and Inspiration
All these hats used to sit on a shelf in the front closet of our family cottage. In addition to taking up valuable space I was afraid they might get damaged so I decided to create a hat wall.
One of the best ways to add curb appeal to a house is by painting the front door. That's exactly what I did to spruce up my summer cottage and now the new purple front door is truly the focal point of the house.
When we're at our cottage, we literally live outside. Rain or shine we eat and entertain outside because that's what cottaging is all about. Since our deck is the most used room in the house (or out), my husband and I decided it was time to invest in new patio furniture.
This bedroom is very spacious, but it was also very dated. After 17 years of enjoying the old cottage, my husband and I finally bit the bullet and renovated. New flooring, a fresh coat of paint and different furniture placement that's all that was needed to transform this master into a peaceful retreat.
Hard to believe it's the same room, isn't it? Same bunk beds, same window, same layout but it looks completely different. Check out the before and after pictures of this small cottage bedroom décor.
Our contractor thought I had completely lost my mind when I said I wanted to paint EVERYTHING white in our cottage's main living space. Everything, including the ceiling, walls and all the trim.
Benjamin Moore just announced their color of the year for 2016 "Simply White" and I couldn’t be happier with their choice. After months of renovating our family cottage, we painted everything white - everything from walls, ceilings, baseboards, doors to casings and I LOVE it. No regrets!
Some people name their car, their bike, or their boat. This inspired me to name my cottage - welcome to my Purple Door Cottage.