Thursday, November 7, 2013

Yes Sir, That's My Baby!

Did I ever show you pictures of the exterior of Doc Holiday?  I don't think I did yet and I am so pleased with the result!

If you've been reading this blog from the beginning, my very first post showed our little old cottage that started it's life in the 1930's down the street at another location...

It's owners wanted to tear it down so they could build a lovely new house but the historical society at Tybee Island persuaded them to wait--to give them time to find somebody who would move the house to another location... 

 That somebody was us!  Me and my husband Henry!  We bought the cottage for a dollar!

We raised the cottage so it would be above the flood elevation...

Some very skilled carpenters and other trades applied themselves to fully restoring our 
little cottage inside and out...

Then voila!  Here is Doc Holiday today!

After all this effort and attention, it's almost like my baby!  And like any proud mama I have lots of pictures to show my baby off.  Please bear with me!

  The main part of the house is painted a Martha Stewart Living color called Hummingbird Blue 
MSL 135.  The shutters are Behr Citron 400B-4.  And the front door is Sherwin-Williams 
Coral Reef SW 6606.

Like the colors?  I wanted it to feel like a beach cottage with bright colors that are so perfect on coastal properties.  I'm thankful that I had a great color guru, designer Jane Coslick
to help me choose.
Next up--the landscaping!


  1. Found you through House of Turquoise! I am loving the "moving" process - such fun! I love how it just looks "plonked" between the trees! Loving the colours too!

    1. It was such an exciting day! So amazing to watch them pull the house off the lot, turn it, head it down the street and finally park it in precisely the right spot! Those guys really knew their jobs Thanks for stopping by Petra--glad you found me!

  2. i'm curious what gray paint color you used on the porch floor?

    1. Amy, I'm sorry it as taken so long to respond. The porch is painted with Benjamin Moore Floor and Patio paint in gray. It is not high gloss but has a low luster. I copied the URL: