Sorry about the MckLinky issues yesterday. I had the wrong date. Whoops.
Once again I sit here thinking I must have already featured Jennifer I just know I did. But I did my search and she’s not there and she doesn’t have my featured button…….and we all know all featured bloggers show my button………NOT!
But they really should, so I’ll know. But even if I already did……it’s still a treat. A really really big treat.
The Old Painted Cottage is a wonderful blog about bringing inspiration into your home. I’m just warning you now that you will feel like you haven’t an ounce of decorating knowledge and will re-write all your plans after seeing all her amazing work. I’m ready to go ALL Neutral. Why oh why can’t she be my neighbor? I need her. These are all photos of her own home she calls Cottage 8. She calls it that because it was the 8th house they looked at.
OK, please tell me that’s primer on those cabinets and what’s up with that blue wave? Maybe they were inspired by that Creative Memories wave cutter? Doesn’t it look like that? Put down the cutter and put down the paint. Just walk away….. The pure fact that Jennifer and her husband could see beyond all this is amazing! And if this used to be your home….Sorry.
Now look. Amazing!
I bet they grew tomato plants or African violets in that bay window……. Now that’s what I’m talkin about! Can you spot those numbered plates? How about the burlap valence? The Farm Sink? Sigh…………. I really don’t have anything else to say about the “befores”………. It doesn’t even look like the same room. Now stand back and gaze at that fridge! OH MY! I must know how she did that, because I MUST copy. The previous owners didn’t pick up any more decorating sense with the dining room. That wave just makes me giggle now. I can image how proud they were. OK…….she’s really good. REALLY GOOD! Burlap drapes. All the shelving on the back wall. The old school lights. I’m ready to re-model my WHOLE house! My husband is not going to think this blogging thing is such a good gig after all. Just in case you need another view. Then onto the living room. She’s got the bare room before on her blog, but this is one of her “befores”……….it’s hideous isn’t it?
I couldn’t find anything wrong with it either. But she replaced the coffee table. Pretty cool too.
She has a lovely shop full of great items she would decorate there. Guess where I’ll be parking it for a bit?
OK, here’s the skinny. All her photos are copy righted…….yep….I still copied them. I sacrificed my freedom to inspire you today. So…..hopefully she won’t be mad at me if you ALL head over and flood her comment box with lovely comments. I’m counting on you to keep her on my good side…….just in case she’s my neighbor someday.
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