This is my favorite time of year! The weather is warm, the flowers are blooming, the kids are getting out of school for the summer!
I’m thrilled to be joining in with Gina from Shabby Creek Cottage in her Summer Tour of Homes and sharing some of my favorite spots at the #1905Cottage. You might have read about my little love affair with this home. I’ve spent the last couple of years fixing it up and it makes my heart so happy!
For those of you joining me from Desert Domicile – welcome!!
I spray painted some crates in different bright colors and added potted plants to a vintage table and chairs set.
You might remember what it looked like at the beginning:
Casual seating in front of the house is the perfect place to while away a summer afternoon….
And the yellow dutch door is so welcoming.
Inside, the cottage is bright and happy. I beaded the chandelier and I think it’s perfect for Summer!
With a work and relaxing space in the front room.
We rebuilt the fireplace and used classic materials like subway tile to recreate the look of the era.
And my craft supplies are on the wall behind for easy access.
Right next to the front room is the kitchen. We used hex tiles in a white finish to continue the classic look, with a modern spin.
I found a discount island and added a shelf for an island that can be moved around.
And when we ran into an item that couldn’t be moved like this cinder block chimney, we had cabinets built to camouflage it.
We took out a closet and made it into a little banquette eating area – maximizing space.
And added a tall, upholstered headboard to bring the eye upward in a very small bedroom.
And we opened a doorway into a room at the front of the house and created a little pantry/utility space.
And outside I created a little Privacy Screen out of old closet doors and made some subway planter boxes too!
It’s such a happy little home. And some big things are happening at the cottage – I am excited to share more details soon!!
Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to continue the tour by visiting Beth at Home Stories A2Z next!
And here are the other beautiful homes on the tour. Be sure to check them out!
Monday, June 2nd
The Shabby Creek Cottage
At The Picket Fence (Vanessa)
The Inspired Room
Tuesday, June 3rd
The Handmade Home
My Fabuless Life
In My Own Style
The Hunted Interior
Wednesday, June 4th
Inspired By Charm
Makely School for Girls
Funky Junk Interiors
Thursday, June 5th
Jones Design Company
Beneath My Heart
The Pennington Point
White Buffalo Styling Co.
Friday, June 6th
At the Picket Fence (Heather)
Tatertots & Jello
Home Stories A to Z
Live Laugh Rowe
I loved driving by every morning dropping my kids off at school and seeing your happy cottage. So fun to peek inside, it’s perfect!!
Jen everything is just perfect and so darn darling. Fabulous job from one super talented and fab. lady.
Hope your summer is awesome.
Amy at Living Locurto says
Looks awesome Jen!!
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Loved this space so much from the yellow dutch front door to the white privacy screen to the color selections. So happy to see you on the tour. I have been searching for something to try to for a privacy screen at one end of my deck and may have to consider your beautiful diy.
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Claire @ A Little Claireification says
This is just such a beautiful little space, Jen. Every single room and detail is just so fun. I love all of the pops of yellow so much!
Not sure if I said how nice it was to meet you at Snap! even if just for a second. Thanks for sharing your Bungalow tour! xo
Joni Webb says
love your house – and especially the yellow dutch door!!!! that might be my favorite detail!!!!!
love your style. thanks for sharing.
Debbie refresh restyle says
I love, love, love your cottage! Beautiful!
Your tour was truly eye candy–and mine now feel stuffed! Loved the clean background with perfect pops of color. I especially enjoyed the variety of lighting fixtures throughout! Truly inspiring!
Steph @ Crafting in the Rain says
So many fun colors and patterns Jen!
Krista @ the happy housie says
I love it Jen! Your beautiful little cottage is one of my favourite tours – I love all the crisp white and the beautiful hits of color you have added everywhere!! Such an amazing space:)
Hey girl! Just a month ago we were standing around chatting about kids and life and blogs and now I get to visit your home virtually….I love it so! Your house is such a reflection of your sunshiney heart. Lisa~
Caitlin @ Desert Domicile says
Your home is so beautiful Jen! I can’t get over your front porch makeover, it’s so stunning! 🙂
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I can never get enough of whites mixed with bright colors. Your house is so pretty and I adore all the blues and yellows.
I can’t wait to meet you next week in Indianapolis.
[email protected] Stroll Thru Life says
Oh my word, you have transformed this into the most amazing place. I love it all.
rebecca lopez says
Jen, this cottage never disapoints…it’s always stunning and so dreamy! You are so talented and have created something so incredible! Love it!
Funky Junk Interiors says
Oh my GOSH. This was one of the most delightful scrolls ever. Your privacy screen from bifold doors? Genius. I’ve been removing all of mine not knowing what to do with them. I’m doing this! 🙂
And then there’s the curved doorways… gasp. Your home is so warm and welcoming, Jen!
lisa b says
I just love your taste in light fixtures. I think they are deserving of a blog post of their own!
Rebecca Havener says
Your cottage is so cheerful! I love all the pops of yellow and pretty flowers.
I love it all- I know we have talked about it before, but each detail just makes me smile Jen. So beautifully done.
Have a blessed weekend.
Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says
wOW, Jen that place has turned out amazing!! I just love it all and you have worked so hard to make it that way. I’m not sure who will be living there but whoever does, will be so very lucky!!
Kristin @ bliss-athome.com says
I just love seeing shots of your little cottage! That kitchen turned out amazing! xo Kristin
Anele @ Success Along the Weigh says
I think I just exploded a little inside. That Dutch door? LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE!
How I wish you rented this place. We love staying at private homes when we travel and it would be so fun to pretend its mine for a week! LOL
Sigi G says
What BEAUTIFUL renovations. All the white (& greys) really open up the spaces on top of all the beautiful changes, with just the right color to make it all homey. Love it!!
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It’s so fun to see the entire home! I love it Jen. Every detail is adorable.