Monday, December 10, 2012

Furnishing and Fluffing

It is time to furnish and fluff the Coral Cottage--can't wait to show you the kitchen!  I have had lots of help with this--my sister-in-law Eleanor helped me shop for the cottage and lined the kitchen cabinets.  She was such fun to work with!

Eleanor, cutting shelf liner--a not-so-glamorous job done cheerfully




One day Nancy Milligan, a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Cottage Style magazine, came by to help.  She was looking for some new material to write about and she loved the Coral Cottage!  Who knows--maybe one day we will see The Coral Cottage featured in a magazine?  Wouldn't that be amazing?!

Nancy Milligan




My daughter Kristen helped me shop at Target for the many small appliances, tools, casserole dishes, etc. every kitchen needs.  Do you know how hard it is to shop Target and only buy what is on the list?  There was so much cool stuff to look at during this holiday season.  

And of course, Jane Coslick has given lots of advice throughout the whole process--a thank you to her for sharing some of her photos for this post.

Wanna see how it looks so far?

How do you like my sink that is not centered under the window--it's perfectly imperfect!


I love the bar stool but it is on loan from Jane Coslick.  My Craigslist stools are on the way!


Source: Jane Coslick


Source: Jane Coslick


Source: Jane Coslick


Check out the flower chandelier--more on it coming up soon!

Things are starting to come together!

11 comments:

  1. I'm reading along as you transform your cottage. What fun! We got about 6" of snow over the weekend and are wishing we were on Tybee.

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    1. It has been a sunny, warm, short sleeve day here at Tybee today! Have fun in the snow--it is so beautiful the way it frosts everything!

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  2. That sweet stove is just to die for. You (and your friends) are doing a great job. I hope you and your family get to spend time there before your first guests. I am rooting for you to be in (or a cover) a magazine. Jane is the best for coastal cottage style.

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    1. Thanks Janet! The stove seemed to be very attention-grabbing at the holiday tour on Saturday! Good news on the tour--it made over $12000 to benefit the Savannah Humane Society.

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    2. Yay!! Savannah Humane Society. I am making the trip to take the tour next year no matter what!

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    3. Great! I hope I get to meet you!

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  3. Yes...your stove is to die for. Where on earth did you find it? I love it!
    ML White.

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    1. The stove was original to the house and in good working condition. It added so much character to the house that I wanted to keep it. Jane Coslick and I decided to paint it to give it some exra zip and I found a person to replate the chrome as well. So glad we took the extra trouble because I love the result--glad you love it too! Thanks for your comment :)

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  4. I have the exact stove - in white. I would love to paint mine! What kind of paint did you use?

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  5. I have the exact stove - in white. I would love to paint mine! What kind of paint did you use?

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  6. Kim, we had it painted by an auto body shop.

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