This Old Cottage

It’s been four years of steady deconstruction, reconstruction and the messiness that goes with them. We’re taking a short break… and we’ll be back soon with a gutted bathroom.

Painting of Apple Hill Cottage, ca.1973

The Story of Apple Hill Cottage

Sander and safety glasses

The Sanding Queen

Tearing Down Walls

Tearing Down Walls

Imperfectly Sanded, Imperfectly Primed

Imperfectly Sanded, Imperfectly Primed

 

 

 

 

Lights, Hardware, Action?

Lights, Hardware, Action?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Writing on the Wall

The Writing on the Wall

The ceiling is up and divorce is narrowly averted...

The ceiling is up and divorce is narrowly averted…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Door # 1: the price is right

Door # 1: the price is right

...as soon go kindle fire with snow

…as soon go kindle fire with snow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ta daaa!

Ta daaa!

 

 

 

Before and afters

Before and afters

color of apples

The color of apples

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hardwood Lumber Co. sign

Wood Makes Everything More Beautiful

 

windows in process

Two Sides to Every Window

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ugly yellow bedroom

Re-Habitating the Yellow Bedroom

Re-Habitating the Yellow Bedroom, Part 2

Re-Habitating the Yellow Bedroom, Part 2

 

 

 

 

 

Redecorated bedroom

Re-Habitating the Yellow Bedroom, Part 3

Color Snap

Living Color

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tackling the Mudroom

Tackling the Mudroom

Mudroom Redo, Redux,

Mudroom Redo, Redux, Redoux

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

70s orange flowered wallpaper

How I spent my weekend…

Now that we've seen the worst

Now that we’ve seen the worst

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

kitchen demo

The Cave Under the Cottage

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The crooked little house

The crooked little house

Road Trip for Soapstone

Road Trip for Soapstone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That Was Then, This Is Now

That Was Then, This Is Now

Benjamin Moore Blooming Grove green

Sunlight, Shadows, and Metamerism

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like a Kitchen!

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like a Kitchen!

 

crown moulding painted sherwin williams steamed milk

Baseboard, Crown, and Cupboard

The Corner Dining Room

The Corner Dining Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If one wall takes six months, how long do six walls take?

If one wall takes six months, how long do six walls take?

Oven Ordeal

Oven Ordeal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Serious cracks in mudroom floor

The Mudroom Demolition

American Craftsman window from Home Depot

Begone Ugly Window

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old drafty aluminum window

The Accidental Demolition

Ox yoke chandelier

One Ox-yoke Chandelier for Sale — Cheap!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perfectionism: Part 3 -- The Struggle

Perfectionism: Part 3 — The Struggle

Going, going gone

Going, going gone

White treadle sewing machine

Sew What?

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sixth Wall

The Sixth Wall

Cottage Move-In Day!

Cottage Move-In Day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Porch Swinging

Porch Swinging

coal burning fireplace

Goin’ to Town and Buyin’ the Mantel

Harvest Kitchen

Harvest Kitchen

Fiberglass doors by Milliken Millwork, painted Sherwin Williams Dovetail Gray.

How Can such a Little House Have Such Big Demands?

 

Iced Tea on the Back Porch

Iced Tea on the Back Porch