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
Tuesday, June 3rd
Wednesday, June 4th
Thursday, June 5th
Friday, June 6th