Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cottage Facelift - Phase 1

So we have this quaint little cottage next to our home, and it is a simple cinderblock building with kitchen, dinette, living room and one bedroom with bath. Not quite suitable to use as a residence due to age and deterioration, it is, however, the perfect setting for our three times a year cottage sales! So we will cram every corner and bit of wall and floor space with wonderful collectibles, furniture, a smattering of antiques, some great flea market finds, and of course all those seasonal treasures!

This little rag tag cottage, was in need of a little curb appeal, and some interior work to make it more “friendly” for our upcoming sale, and to make it a more welcoming spot in the neighborhood.

Our exterior facelift began this week end with some much need yard work and a coat of Misty Harbor, a very pale blue, which really brightened up the entire exterior. This weekend we’ll paint the trim colors – a surprise for you next week - put up the shutters, finish the yard and stage the porch as we prepare for our Oct 7 – 9 Annual Fall Cottage and Yard Sale.

And this labor intensive facelift is courtesy of my son Jason, an Army dude stationed in Colorado Springs, who provided all of the paint as a birthday gift, and his fabulous friends Ben and Mark, and their wonderful kids who were our painting and yard laborers. Wow, we got so much done on one Sunday afternoon. Here are a few pics to show you the before and in progress, and I can hardly wait to capture the “after” and post for your comments next weekend.

Be sure to mark your calendars to see it first hand October 7 - 9…………and don’t tell anyone, but all you Farmgirls are invited to our very special Open House event Wednesday, Oct 6, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (and of course I was just kidding, tell your friends!)

Hope to see you soon!