Coast Awhile Cottage was eye-catching from day one but the dark wood walls felt like they belonged in a mountain lake cabin instead of a sun-shiney beach cottage.
It was hard for my hubby to agree to allow the walls to be painted but he finally agreed to trust that it was for the best...so we called in the painters.
First they had to sand all the walls, a huge undertaking in a house full of wood.
It was a messy, tedious job but necessary.
Finally it was time to prime and then paint the walls with a color called "Glass of milk".
Even with the low lighting in the room when this photo was snapped, you can already tell that we now have a canvas on which to put some beachy colors!
The painters were loathe to paint the fireplace but we had them come back and
paint it white as well. We took out the wood-burning stove and repaired some of the bricks that were damaged when the previous owner installed the stove.
Yes, now we're ready to furnish the living room!