Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Cottage in the woods



My son recently bought a
weekend home in the 
country
(just outside Canton, Texas)

It's the perfect place for his friends
and family to gather for a little relaxation

It's called
SHADY PINES

As you enter the farm gate and
take the winding road through the woods it
will lead you to the main country house

(that's another blog post)



.......however if you continue down the 
winding dirt road on the ten acre property
you'll come to a charming guest cottage

My daughter, granddaughter, 
and myself have fallen in love
with the cottage and have claimed it 
our special getaway place
(oh and perhaps we'll let other guest stay there too)
So my sweet son has given
us the privilege (and budget)
of furnishing and decorating 
this darling place

We're doing a shabby chic makeover

and this past weekend hubby and I
started the process

(just call us Chip and Joanna
from HGTV fixer upper)

Here's what it looked like when we started

an old table with a radio on top



a pretty teal couch son ordered

and daughter donated a table and chairs


AND HERE'S WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE
WHEN WE FINISHED











The chairs and couch were new purchases
but most everything else was 
re-cycled, re-purposed, and re-designed 




a small corner in the living area
(there is NO TV, but a great old fashioned radio)


The kitchen is at the back of the main room



we decided a tray in the kitchen
to cover your wine and coffee needs
was a must!!

and did I mention that the property came
with a large pot-belly pig named
"PORK CHOP"

so in his honor I did a little pig 
collection over the kitchen sink 




and now before and after pics
of the bedrooms......

Before -Bedroom #One

After


I painted the turquoise table white
and it's now across from the twin beds

Before -Bedroom # Two

After

Wall across from bed




The screened porch will be so fun to shabby up!
(a few rocking chairs and a table and chairs for outside dining)

Daughter and I will continue the 
makeover process over the summer

Until then........

Every Little Birdie says
Stayed tuned for more news
on Pork Chop and Shady Pines

1 comment:

  1. Looks absolutely amazing. Loving the adirondack chair plus the use of lots of natural wood and recycled furniture. Gives it an old fashioned homely feel but with a modern twist.

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