Wednesday, July 7, 2010

~beachy Jane~

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Can you believe the temperature
is heading up to 98 degrees
in the rainy NW????


I can't!
it's a record for this time of year.....
.....but I'm NOT complaining :)


I love Jane Coslick~
she designs vacation cottages....
her work is so fun & whimsical...


I thought I would share with you an
amazing "before & after"
of a little cottage she redesigned....

you know we always have to start with the ugly
before you get to look at the pretty!

~before~

~after~


scary kitchen huh?
you just gotta love the yellow floors
with the dark brown cabinets
yummmmmmy.....;)


you might like this just a bit more....
I love the island....and the wood on the ceiling....
she is all about wood in your home....
on the floor, on the walls, on the ceiling...


I would love to find a cute screen door like
this for my pantry.....
too darling....
and are you just loving all the wood on the walls and everywhere????
it's sooooo awesome!!



here's the hallway before shot~
kinda dark & dreary wouldn't you say??


k, more wood on the ceilings and walls....
....love it!

~now wouldn't Mr. T & T love me if I brought home a buncha
wood off craigslist & showed him this picture???~



~pause~
~ I am loving the painted floors (surprised anyone??)....still loving that idea for our upstairs.....~

did I hear you ask when I might possibly finish such a thing?
well....I'm working on it....well not really....more like staring at it....
more like not wanting to jump into a huge project right now ~
especially w/ Mr. T & T busy all day job searching....
he's a little grouchy right now he's a little preoccupied....

anyhoo....let's get back to dreaming....
so do you suppose one would just get some
1 x 8's or something and start nailing them to the ceiling???
hmmmmm........you know that's actually what I
was up to many months ago when I picked up the free paneling off craigslist.....then discovered it would work well for flooring......click here for that story...


there's a lot to love about this room.....
the whispy dust ruffle....
the white everywhere...
and I love the pale blue? on the floors....

now moving on to the fabulous bathroom~
come right thru that
 door & follow me!

um....white slipcovered chair w/ ruffles anyone??




too cute huh?
of course there is a darling clawfoot tub
to soak in....


I believe this is a cottage that can be rented
if you're anywhere near Tybee Island....

how would the kiddo's like this room?


we're back downstairs now....


and out to the covered deck to enjoy a little dinner & watch the surf....


is it back to real life time yet?
no? one more? ok...

 

cute little dining room...
for eating dinner....
um....speaking of which....

does a family really need dinner every night?
ugh....does anyone else out there run out of
ideas????

ooooooh....bbq!  get Mr. T & T involved....;)
you know how they like to take ownership
of dinner as soon as it's being cooked outside!


one more thing I almost forgot.....

my last post on the dream garden
the owner of the garden & property, Dianne, read all the comments and was so touched....she wanted to thank you all...these are her words

"G'morning Shellagh!



My husband and I just finished reading the comments on your blog. WHOA!!


"Thanks to all of you for your beautiful comments about the garden. I'm totally humbled. (and inspired)


Hugs, Dianne"



She is such a sweetie!!
Your comments really made her day!


I hope you all stay cool
and enjoy the rest of the week!


xo,



Shellagh



{all images from http://www.janecoslick.com/}







49 comments:

Marydon said...

I'm in HEAVEN!!! Holy Tamoly! what beautiful re-creations.

Have a lovely summer's eve ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

My Shabby Roses said...

Wow, what a wonderful cottage! I could live in that home with no problem. Love all the white. What a great transformation.
Are you surviving this heat?

Boston Bee said...

Is this for sale? Love the decor, the white, and the wonderful ;)bb

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Love all the white in the photos! Makes everything look so clean and fresh!~Hugs, Patti

cityfarmer said...

I just pee'd my cute little jean capris ...

... now I am left speechless, and not because of the pee

sissie said...

I sure wish I could stay in that lovely cottage.
Tybee Island is a lovely place.

I love the mix of vintage and antiques and new.
It's a dream!

hugs
Sissie

Obee Designs said...

Hey Shellagh,
Oh how sensational! I just love how that less than desirable space was transformed into heaven...Who knew? I just love beachy cottages. If you get a chance stop by to see my latest post on my version of beachy cottage.
Hope you're enjoying the heat!!
I hope to see you soon,
~Gail

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

I'm in LOVE.

Miranda said...

Oh, I am in love. All that white painted wood. It is heavenly. Peaceful and lovely.

WhiteWhispers2u said...

You found my Dream Cottage! Thank you so much, I will start packing now.Love it, to die for.I am lovin all the (white) wood myself.~Cheers Kim

Lacy said...

What a beautiful place to visit. My favorit thing is the green wash stand in the bathroom! Awesome!

Becca said...

Hi Shellagh, we are right now visiting Seattle and can't believe how warm it is and no rain in sight! (we live in Las Vegas) tomorrow we are taking a ferry to Victoria for the day. It's still a beautiful trip. Take care.
Becca

Kom Achterom said...

OOOh i wil come over and thake a long long vacation in that beautiful home!!
What a verry verry nice and cousy place
I love it!!
have a verry nice day
Yoladna

It's me said...

O my.....this house is............so beautiful !! i wanne live their !!...nice nice !!! just like you darling...............it is also hot here 31 degrees................have a nice sunny day and give your husband a biggggg hug from me........hahahhaa!! maybe it helps.....love Ria....

Jenny said...

What a great makeover. I love the white wood everywhere, it doesn't look over done. Very light and fresh!

Mara said...

Oh, that cottage is a dream, Shellagh! and I love the white everywhere and the colourful paintings!

Hugs!
Mara

Privet and Holly said...

I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this cottage!!!
And to think, it was so close to Savannah,
where I was a few short weeks ago.
So close, and yet so far....!
I sent you an e-mail about having tea
at Myrtles in Ridgefield! I hope it will
work out! Enjoy this SUMMER weather....
I remember last year when I was visiting,
it got to 103! xx Suzanne

Polly said...

Can I live there?!?!? Gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing Shellagh!

Polly

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

It's just perfect! Calm, peaceful, serene, cottagy, and beachy. Loved all the artwork on the walls too. I enjoyed this!

Carol Bass @ A Bird in Hand said...

Thank you for sharing those beautiful pictures. What a peaceful environment...so clean and fresh. Would love a soak in the tub, then a nap in the "blue floor" room. Yum!! Your blog is so lovely!

Morning T said...

Such a dreamy home, I love every last detail!

Emom said...

What a lovely transformation! smiles.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

WOW gorgeous! The before and afters are amazing! Thanks for sharing, have a wonderful day!
XO
Kristin

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

I happened by your blog from Dustylu and glad I did. I'm loving painted floors but I'm terrified to try it! We have hardwood floors and I'm thinking paint will ruin them because there's no going back without lots of work. Anyway, love your blog and will be back. Added you to my blog roll....

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Hi Shallagh,
Wow...what an amazing transformation! There are too many things to mention that are wonderful about this place!!
Thanks for sharing!
Hugs ~ Jo :)

Debra@Common Ground said...

Love all this beachy inspiration. The pale blues and white are just perfect!
xo,
Debra

La Maison Reid said...

I can't believe you're having (going to have?) hot weather. Here in California it's almost COLD. I was just outside working on some shutters and almost came in for a sweater. In JULY?
That house is lovely. Many ideas I could use in my beach cottage that we hope to build this year!
thanks!
~~Nancy~~

Chrissy said...

A nite or two in there you would be a new person,wow how lovely!! x0x0

Burlap Luxe said...

Helloooo! Shellagh!
There is way toooo! much beauty going on over here.

I just want to move in sit, and take it all in and ask myself how can there be so much peaceful beauty in one place.

By the way stop doing this toooo us...I am sure it is not good for our HEARTS!! :)
xx
Dore

coryshay said...

could I move in tomorrow? Love it!

Beatnheart said...

whew, someone’s got some big bucks to put into their pad!!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I just found your blog and am really loving everything on it. I've got to go back and read every one of your posts to see all the loveliness of it. Just wanted to let you know I am following now and adding you to my blog list on my site. Very very pretty.

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Shellagh,
I love every photo!! Especially that fabulous claw foot bathtub I could soak in for days!! It looks extra long too. I've never seen one that big.
Beautiful post!!
Have a great night.
Sincerely,
Melinda

clustres said...

Love all these photos. Simply beautiful!

Cierra said...

Thank you for becoming my newest follower! Talk about a gorgeous blog....yours is amazing!! I love all your pictures! Hugs ~Cierra

Beach House Living said...

Wonderful kitchen makeover. I like the color of the screen door.

Rosie said...

Oh I am suffering a case of cabin envy...what a dreamy place...I could totally relax with a nice cold drink on that porch...ahhhh...sweet dreams dearest...love rosie...
where my dear, do you live?

FEDERICA said...

Today there's an amazing contest on my blog! For all creatives people!
Federica
xoxo

sweetpea said...

shellagh, wouldn't you dread check out time? how gorgeous.

hugs,

shelley

Mary Ellen said...

Oh my what a lovely cottage!! I have that picture of the screen door pantry in my inspiration file but couldn't remember where I found it. It was neat seeing the whole house!!

Thanks for commenting on my arbor my son made for me! I sure love showing it off!

bee blessed
mary

paperbird said...

you have a beautiful blog- i have loved visiting you.

tales from an oc cottage said...

I do believe I have just seen perfection! WOW!

m ^..^

theoldboathouse said...

Hi shellagh dear, ohhh too much to love here, stunning! I am with you on the dinner thing though...haha, cheers katherine

Rosie said...

S*W*E*E*T D*R*E*A*M*S
.....love Rosie.......

Rebecca said...

Hi Shallagh
Wow, loved everything in this post! What beautiful inspiration, makes me want to do my whole house over!
Blessings
Rebecca

Janean said...

i'm a total pushover for *before* and *after photos* especially when there is so much WHITE!!!! double yay, shallagh!

SALTBOX TREASURES said...

Hi. How are things in Brush Prairie? Hope all is well.
~ Julie

Heaven's Walk said...

Hi Shellagh - what an absolutely wonderful home! Oh my gosh.....it just oozes peace and tranquility and supreme beachy-ness. I truly envy the lucky people who live there...(sigh!) Maybe someday....

Thanks for sharing these amazing photos.

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Justin said...

S*W*E*E*T D*R*E*A*M*S .....love Rosie.......

Blog Widget by LinkWithin
There was an error in this gadget