February 25, 2010

The Beach House Makeover at the Cove

Well, as I promised in my last post, this is the beachhouse makeover from last spring.   If it looks familiar, it's because I had previously posted about it on typepad.  When I switched over to blogger,  there wasn't an option (that I could find) to save it so that post is gone forever. 

In these three pics you can see how we tried different placement with pillows and a throw.
When all was said and done, I liked the symmetry of the two striped pillows on the sofa and the throw on the chair.  The house remained staged for a few months until it sold.  Not too bad in this economy.  Funny, everybody wanted the fabulous round table!

Overall, the project took about six weeks to clean out, paint, repair, and stage with a three person crew at all times.  At one point we worked around the clawfoot tub as it sat in the middle of the floor.

Amazing transformation!

By the time the wood floors were refinished we could finally see the light!

The key to this successful project was one really good handman who performed just about every duty while we painted away.  He was originally hired as a painter but as the project got underway, that was the least of our worries and we did all the painting.  All interior doors and hardware were replaced as well.  The most important change was reversing the direction of the bathroom door.  It now opens out. 
Dan, we love you and can't wait to work with you again!
(Wish I had a pic of him, he was so cute and patient with me!)

We placed a mirrored window in the odd cubby in the bedroom which really worked out well. 

As rocky as this cove is at low tide, it was a pleasure to work by the sea!  All this little beachhouse needed was some tender loving care and a breath of fresh air!


Claudia said...

I love seeing this post again. You really transformed the beach house. I love it! And I love the color of paint on the living room walls!


Elyse said...

hi roberta,

the color you chose for the walls is awesome! beautiful work.


Erin said...

What a lovely, lovely beach home! Just beautiful, Roberta!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I can't imagine how wonderful it would be to have a little beach house. It is on our wish list.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Roberta
i could live here.. and not just on vacation.. it looks fresh and inviting... lovely!

I love the rug in the living space too... unusual! Have a great weekend xx Julie

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Oh Roberta,
It's even more beautiful the second time around. It makes me long for great weather and to move things around once again. You did such a beautiful job, thank you for sharing sweetie!