Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Renovation Rescue

I do apologise for not posting for a while, but this time of year is hectic in a quiet year, let alone when I have three cottages to renovate and decorate before Christmas. And run a new shop... and a six year old.
The photographer I work with has just about given up on me and I forgot to mention I am the chair of my local town's promotion committee...
Anyway this is all part of it - the renovation process. I am pleased to report that the little houses are almost ready and the work site is just a blur of tradesmen at the moment. Don't anyone ever tell you that a reno is easy, but it can be fun.
Light fittings are my worst fear but they must be chosen and purchased.
The paint colours are usually my forte but this project, I have to admit, had me stumped. What to paint three historic cottages on the beach? I ended up going with a piece of fabric as the key to the colour scheme. This is a good place to start if, like me, you are confounded by a colour scheme!
I have gone with a palette of watermelon, chocolate, citrus yellow and ice blue on the chair pictured. Sounds unusual, possibly edible, but it is really a fashionable line up and I can't help myself there.


  1. Hope you will share pictures of all your projects. Can't wait to see how they all turn out!

  2. Sounds fantastic! I can't wait to see the finished looks!

  3. Sounds like you've been quite busy, Catherine. Looking forward to learning more about (and hopefully seeing) the projects that have been keeping you occupied. :-)


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  5. Can't wait to see the finished look!

    Hope you had a wonderful holiday season Catherine. Thank you for all the inspiration in 2009. Can't wait to see what you have in store for us in 2010 :)


  6. did you post the white wash formula?