A comfy chair down the shore at the Beach House..... Slipcovered in nautical stripes
The Hutch in Florida..... painted and given legs, and new hardware
Dining Table in Florida.... painted and mod podge with vintage map paper
Those crazy Florida Dining Chairs.... slipcovered in drop cloth
The entire Florida Dining Room comes together
The Florida Kitchen... just paint and beach accessories
An Old Desk
Frenchifying an old desk
Lightening up my sister's dining room
Read how we did it in this post here.
My sis wanted to paint this big brown hutch yellow to match her table but her grown kids said
"NO, it's an antique". It actually isnt at all it's from the 70's
We found an old China closet (Below) that was pretty beat up, to paint,
|1920 beat up china cabinet|
This old cabinet really was from the 20's, but not sentimental to the kids, we found it out pickin, so we worked our magic on that, and I posted it in one of the "Adventures of Picky, and Pickier"
Moving on to the kitchen and the dining area of my house
Home Kitchen remodel... posted here
A peek at the Home Kitchen remodel top pics are all befores and the afters of the same areas are right under them
Our Cottage Beach House at New Jersey Shore
We purchased our home at the shore because it had a view of the ocean. It was dark and dreary inside. We did all the work ourselves with the help of family. Tearing out the pot belly stove (our only source of heat) was difficult . See all the brick around it?
The kitchen Before
That back wall you see where the door is...My sister in law went to lean on it, and her arm went right through it!!!
We didnt know it was that rotted!! So we had to replace that entire back wall. My son did all the demolition and my brother did the rebuilding of the walls.
We got our cabinets from Home Depot and my brother and sister in law helped put them in.
This is how it looks now.
I used an old door to create an access door to the new heat system we had installed. I sanded it and painted it white with a little bit of blue running through it. And my brother made me a door out of beadboard ( to match my cabinets) to cover the electric panel which is to the right because there is no where else it could go. It's a tiny house. He also made the woodwork you see around the old door.
To the left of the above area was a horrible orange countertop, very dark smelly brown cabinets and a washing machine!
I could not find a picture but here is a diagram.
That area now
And the refrig is now where the washer was when we bought the house
The washer is in the same closet as the heatrer is now.
The sink which was under the little window you see here is on the other side of the room, on an angle facing in to the dining area.
And it is a little bar area here too. Which once was a big ugly orange counter.
The entire house had brown indoor outdoor carpeting, which my daughter and I ripped out, and lenolium under that which we also tore out. Then we had someone install a whitewashed wood.
That's what they call them when you can look right through them.
But that is what sold me. When I looked at the house, I could see right through to the beach grass swaying in the wind, the minute I walked in.
My area in the 1930's
Our Florida home was very 80's contemporary when we bought it. We don't get to spend a lot of time there because of work in New Jersey, so it has taken us a while, because it takes more time than a week's vacation allows to actually get things done. These are the things we have changed so far.
The Dining Hutch
And with some paint and new legs. (read how I painted over this laminated surface here)
The Dining Table
A big dark chunk of un- beachiness with beetlejuice chairs!
And my daughter's room which really needed a re-do went from drab to fab with some paint and much needed new furniture.
Read about that makeover here.