Friday, February 15, 2013

Without Further Ado!!!

Four months ago, on a whim, I decided to write a blog to document the progress being made on our cottage, The Coral Cottage.  I've been amazed at the interest so many have shown in following along.  Thank you so much for reading!

Today I'd like to take you through the last room--it's actually the first room when you walk in the front door....so without further ado, here's the living room!

BEFORE
Looking straight ahead as you walk in the front door
AFTER

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I kept the end tables--just painted them with Sherwin Williams' Raindrop.
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This window behind the sofa used to look out to a screened porch but the room was enclosed and now is a sun porch where there is a dining space and another seating space.
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Because this is a small space I found this lucite coffee table on eBay--it takes up no space visually and it is small so people can walk past easily on their way to the bedrooms and bath.
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Dressed up for the Jane Coslick Holiday Tour of Homes
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The chevron-striped dresser was a DIY project.  For a tutorial click here.  There you have it--The Coral Cottage BEFORE and AFTER.

 CAN'T RESIST--ONE MORE :)
A great space to sit down with a good book and a glass of iced tea!  Come on over!

6 comments:

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    1. Thanks Julie! Maybe one day I will learn to work a better camera so I can do justice to this room--right now I am just using a point and shoot! I'm not so good at getting the light right.

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    1. Thanks Deb! I also had a great design consultant and a great remodeling company!

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  3. Your vision was awesome.....hard to believe it's even the same house. LOVE LOVE LOVE all of it....
    question? did you use the same color wall paint throughout the whole house??
    I really wanna live there!!!

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  4. Yes, we used the same color throughout--it is Buoyant Blue, a Sherwin Williams color. It is very soft and acts almost like a neutral--Jane picked it out. Because the house is small but open (you can see into other rooms) we felt it would be more cohesive to keep it all one color. The only exception is the tiny bathroom which we painted white so the toilet and sink would all just blend in--its shower curtain is a close match to the Buoyant Blue. Thanks for your comment--maybe you can stay there on your next trip to Tybee! Let me know if you come and if I am in town, I'd love to meet you.

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