Hello Friends… I’m kicking back this week in Ocean Park, Maine with my family. I’ve been coming up here since I was still in my mom’s stomach and only have missed one summer when our cottage was torn down and was not at all habitable. My great-grandparents bought the cottage in the 1960s and about six years ago my parents and my Dad’s siblings and their spouses decided to tear it down and start over. You know I love a good rehab project but the cottage was beyond repair for various reasons. Anyways… last summer my parents decided they wanted a project.
So they bought an adorable cottage in Ocean Park. Yes, I’ve waited a year before posting this. This cottage is repairable. It’s definitely seen better days but with my parents’ great design sense, and their talented builder, the house will turn out looking fabulously… and I’ll be documenting it all here!
The entire foundation of the cottage needed some work so that was the first priority.
The layout on the inside will be reconfigured some. The kitchen will be gutted, more about their plans in another post.
The dining room is completely charming with wall to wall windows and a built in hutch. My parents already bought a great farmhouse table off of Craigslist for this spot and I’ve been dreaming about this fabulous driftwood bowl I want my mom to get and put on the dining room table. I know, I’m a little ahead of the game.
The living room will have minimal changes, although the fireplace will get a new facade.
The bathroom will be gutted as well and new fixtures will be added.
I’m sad to say this wallpaper won’t be sticking around.
Tell me: what room are you most excited about to see rehabbed?