Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Painting, Redecorating, Junkin and Fluffing the sunroom

I often overestimate what I can get done.
My plans get sabotoged.
Like this weekend. Started with big plans to clean up my beach house and get 2 properties that I rent out prepared for the season.
Trouble was I got a phone call just on Saturday..letting me know that my seasonal renter was backing out. So that changed my plans big time. This is just 3 weeks till the summer season begins !!
It kinda puts me in a jam.
I had to get busy with For Rent signs and pictures and  setting up my  advertising on
 "our town"
And contracts at the real estate office, new keys, blah, blah blah.
That shot my Sunday and most of my Monday!
Topped off with the internet not working down here at my shore house.... And there just ain't any over acheiving or over accomplishing here,
Overambitious we got. Unless I stay a day longer. Which I did.

And I am just wondering if any of you cyber peeps happen to know what is wrong with the male species? 
I asked hubbo to help me bring the deck furniture back outside from its winter haven inside the house, and this is how he arranges it.
 In a clump. 
Talented huh? 
Yeah. He's got it go-in on.

After all the  cleaning, picture taking and uploading and discribing. I finally got that Rental cottage listed.
It's a  little Victorian Cottage, about a block from the water in North Wildwood NJ

 A small little cottage set back with a large front yard. It's tiny and fits about 4 people.
 A block to the beach

 When that was done I moved onto finishing up what I had planned for my personal cottage, which I posted about here. I still have a million things to do before the Memorial day start of our summer season.
My list for this weekend
#1. Finish painting the 2 T back chairs
 #2.  find a place for this vintage table
#3 I will be lugging my table up the stairs,
#4. That table will be getting a fresh coat of white too.
#5. Find a new spot for those chairs I am going to finish painting.
#6 Add more starfish to windows

1. Got those chairs finally done and gave them a place next to the hutch.
The Before.

The After
 And with a cushion..

They got a spot by the hutch. They match my kitchen chairs better now, and will be handy to pull into the kitchen for extra seating.
One additional fun thing I managed to squeeze in was junkin with my sis.
I found this adorable blue covered veggie dish .

After all my work and fun junking...
#2 Found a spot for the vintage table
#3 lugged up satirs
#4 Paint vintage table ( had to paint the undercarriage, I hadn't done  that before, was being lazy :)
 and a fresh top coat everywhere else)

Now for the fun part. The fluffing.
I noted last week that I wanted the room to look like this one below from Cottage Living magazine. Or was it Waterside Cottages?
Post Note: I just found out it in the book Waterside Cottages,
 written by Barbara Jacksier
I love this room and it looks a lot like my sunroom already, I just added the table and the boat.

I wanted a table I could use for games and a snack or lunch. The best part is I already had everything I needed in the house. I love shopping my own house. The table was from my dining area which I was replacing with bar stools.

So here is my sun room with my freshly painted vintage dining room table in it.

The games are tucked under the table in a painted suitcase
A place for Mojitos and Snacks

Some fluffiness for the couch

I love my old drop leaf table and I am glad I didn't give it away!

One Movie quote I am thinking about right now is the one from "Jaws"

"We're gonna need a bigger boat"

Don't ya think?

Another post note:
I got a bigger boat!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Show me What you Got
Time to Shine

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And the Magazine Copy cat challenge at Debbiedoos


  1. Sounds like an overly eventful weekend! The vacation rental is very cute - hope you get it rented ASAP. Your room turned out great and I love that you had everything all really is fun "shopping" in your own home!! :O)

    Happy Good Life Wednesday

  2. Love the room. Looks gorgeous! and so is the rental cottage, good luck with that. Thanks for stopping by Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays and adding your link.

  3. aww, that looks great! that view is amazing, and so is the image of the rental cottage set back amongst those bigger homes. they just keep building and building at the shore, don't they? what was once beach front now is blocked by highrise condos, etc.

    your room looks just fabulous.

  4. Oh what a view! Hope you can get all your 'to-dos' done and enjoy some mojitos. :)

  5. The room looks great! I love the painted white chairs. Have a great week! Vanessa

  6. Love you little table and room makeover...a beach cottage is my dream!
    You asked about the bowls on my blog post. The min cafe au lait bowls came in a box of 6 for only 5.99 at Home Goods and the larger ones came from Bed,Bath and Beyond for $2.99 each and then I had a coupon for $5 off my purchase.
    Thanks for your kind comment!

  7. Thanks for stopping by at Polonica: Home Again. Love your hutch, the chairs and the drop leaf table. And that view!!! Lovely
    Re: chair arrangement on the deck - most man are design challenged :-).

  8. It‘s so nice that I found your blog about your link at Faded Charm. Of course I’ve scrolled a little and like what I see. Now I’m your new follower! ;)

    Take care

  9. Oh Gosh!! I would LOVE to rent one of your rentals! :( You're cottage is LOVELY! I am looking for a drop leaf table. Good luck with your rentals!

  10. Everything is gorgeous!!! Looks like a lot of work, but well paid off!!

    Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday :)

  11. That view!!! Oh my.. you may want more roses , but now I want a beach house!! LOL

    Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog!

  12. What a wonderful sun room..., and I'm loving the painted suitcase!!!

  13. I'm worn out just reading what you did! Love that little cottage! I'm there right now, in my mind, lol!

    I have to admit, I've never painted the under carriage of a table. Huh! Kinda like doing the back of my hair ;)

    Thanks for droppin' by the other day!

  14. the room is adorable! thanks for sharing this at my party!

  15. The room looks really refreshing. The color is indeed relaxing and inviting.

  16. Looks so fabulous. I love every bit of it.
    Good job..
    xo bj

  17. Beautiful job !! I love it ... you nailed it, too. Your view is breathtaking !!

  18. Wow!!!! I LOVE what you've done! I'm your newest follower.... Happy 4th of July from Louisiana!

  19. That is truly wonderful.WHat a great inspiration that picture was and you had the perfect room to do it in. Thanks so much for sharing with the challenge. I will do it again.

  20. Eileen,OMG!!!.. this copy cat is wonderful!..I can just see myself sitting at that window enjoying coffee while looking at that gorgeous view!!I want to stay here!
    Your painted pieces are fantastic!..and the boat just perfect!
    I'm going back to follow, and read more of your great blog!
    Shucks I'm thinking in my mind, a trip to NJ!

  21. I just want to buy the house!!! You did a great job and I agree with Jo, I think I need to make a trip to NJ!! Great copycat!!

  22. Love your sunroom and that view is to die for. Great fluffing.

  23. SUCH a cute house...and your decorating makes it even more inviting. LOVE the bigger boat on the is perfect.

  24. Oh wouldn't we all have such fun on a ladies weekend down the shore?!
    Thank you wonderful ladies for the positive feedback!

  25. Wonderful job. What a beautiful room you have to work with.

  26. Love the bigger boat and I love the view behind it! Great copy cat! Good luck with the rentals too. It looks very inviting!

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