Over the past couple of years, my little cottage has been undergoing some needed transformations.
The roof leaked so a new one was put on.
The old wooden door was warped and drafty and the windows needed replacing. The paint was peeling so a new steel door was installed, and the entire cottage got new windows and a fresh coat of paint.
Even the patio I built a few years ago...
Now that the outside is so spiffy, the inside needs attention. I'm not a red person so down came the cabbage rose valences (catch a glimpse in upper left of photo),
and up went new ones made of pale blue, cream, and cocoa stripes.
in favor of a subtle greeny-blue one,
and the old red and blue cupboard curtains...
were replaced with a green-blue check.
Now, off with the red, on with the cocoa brown as the walls and some of the furniture get a facelift with paint.
It's a work still in progress, sandwiched between babysitting and traveling. But, by summer's end I hope to be finished with all the work so I can finally sit down and enjoy it all!