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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

So you want to be a Cottage?

This 1960's brick rambler would like to grow up to be a cottage....
What really defines a "cottage"? According to Merriam Webster they give four definitions of the term cottage. Our home falls in between #2 and #4.,  i.e. #2- usually a small frame home, and #4-usually a small house for vacation use.  What once was our vacation "weekend" home- is now our permanent residence.

We've been living here (24/7) for just over two years, and have put our "home improvement" skills to hand.

Here are a list of some changes we made to the outside, it's still crying for lots more "curb appeal"- SO there's lots more to do!

1.Changed some dab- outdated brown shutters to more "cottage" flavor (Wedgwood blue) with black iron hardware.
2. Changed the front porch lights.
3. Add some needed landscaping.
4. Added garden lighting.
5. Added a new mailbox.
Our three supervisors of every project: Charlie, Bella & Sam
Light house post came with our home...
Good grief! We had to remove three old mail posts "posts" to install this one!

1 comment:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog and inviting me to your cottage! It is nice to meet you. It will be great getting to know you are you turn you home into the cottage you want it to be.
Penny