June 01, 2010

Cottage Sneaky Peeky

I thought I'd sneak in here to show you a bit of the cottage. There is about 4 feet of counter space and very little cabinet space. Also, notice the lack of dishwasher in the kitchen. When Maddie heard that news she said, "I hate that for you Mom." Little did she know. I'm going to take full advantage of the free labor she provides for these last 14 months before she goes off to college.
This little room off the kitchen that you enter from the backyard should probably be the eating nook but it's going to be the mudroom/pantry/laundry room for us with the kitchen table actually going in the family room.
This is the family room. To the right are 2 rather small bedrooms which are joined by a closet that goes all the way through. Does that seem very conducive to a happy marriage to you? No. Not to me either which is why we decided the 1st one will be Em's room and the 2nd will be the studio and the room straight ahead which is actually a front parlor will be the master. Sure there's no closet but there is privacy. And room for a king size bed. What? 
 
 
This wall to the left of the stairs is where the table will go with our hutch going to the left of the kitchen door opening. The stairs lead to a newly renovated upstairs which contains:
This is Emma's play room. The pink chair is her reading chair and where she hangs out while we're busy working around the cottage. The other area is her play area. She is in heaven as she is used to playing in an unfinished basement. Plus there is just something about cozy, cubby little spaces with angled ceilings, right?
This is the tv room/Maddie's sitting room. That sofa table is where a tv will go and all of the video games will be up here too.

This is the other side of the tv/sitting room. Depending on how that narrow staircase hinders us this will either have a sofa or ottomans and floor pillows. Either way I'm sure the girls will love hanging out here watching ICarly. Not that Maddie watches ICarly. Or Big Time Rush. (she does)

This is Maddie's room. Lucky girl, huh? Being a lucky girl runs in this family I think. I look forward to showing you more as we start to make this place our temporary home.

35 comments:

  1. I love it! There is tons of potential there, cozy, and so much light. I can't wait to watch your transformation!
    Janice

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  2. It's very, very sweet! I can see what charm it has and it will be so pretty once you move all your things in.
    ~Michelle

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  3. It is so cute! I can't wait to see it all done up.

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  4. i'm so happy it is all working out!
    i'm enjoying taking this journey with you! keep those pictures coming!

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  5. "Being a lucky girl runs in the family." LOVE that!! JJ - I miss you dearly. I love that you found this double-scoop of cuteness. I'm sorry about the dishwasher, but it'll be alright. An email coming your way, hopefully tonight. Say it ain't so??

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  6. It's adorable! I am an old home lover so right away I see all its potential! You are going to have soooo much fun!

    xo
    LeAnn

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  7. oh jen,

    i love it.

    it seems very much like my home with sloping ceilings upstairs and lack of kitchen space, but i love it.

    lots of great paint colors and how cute are the cupboard details! you will make it even sweeter and more amazing!

    add paper plates to your shopping list. how's that?

    xo
    elyse

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  8. It has so much potential to be a lovely family home. I am looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

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  9. I love it. So many possibilities! Once you add your charming touch it will be home. Looking forward to seeing more. Jackie

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  10. Love the scallops in the kitchen - reminds me of my childhood home ! The house has lots of potential and most importantly, it's where you want to live !!!

    Enjoy the journey !


    gena
    www.thehouseonlavenderhill.blogspot.com

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  11. This is darling and very charming! Cannot wait to see more!!

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  12. It's so cute! Did you paint the upstairs? I love the color!

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  13. Love it! Full of charm & character ♥ You must be thrilled.

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  14. I LOVE IT JEN!!!! I just KNOW you are going to LOVE your time there!!! I am SO happy for you my friend!!!!! So excited for this new adventure your embarking on!!!! Are you pinching yourself yet? :)
    xoxo
    Kristi

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  15. How adorable it definitely has that cozy cottage feel.Can't wait to see more pics as you add your charm to it.Thanks for sharing and have a great day tomorrow.

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  16. I love all the wall colors, the awesome slanted ceilings, the many bags of charcoal lined up for summer grilling, the fact that your girls have a hang out room, and that you get to keep your king size bed! It all seems to be coming together just right.

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  17. It is going to be so cute!! Those upstairs spaces are just what girls dream of. Love the look of the kitchen cabinets. Have fun feathering your new nest!!

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  18. I look forward to seeing how the cottage comes togeter. It has some awesome potential!

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  19. Charming. Absolutely charming! It'll be such fun to see how you fix this place up WHILE looking for the home of your dreams. Memories are made of this. - Kathy

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  20. It is going to be adorable. I can't wait to see the transformation!

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  21. It is so cute! Can't wait to see you work your magic on it! :)

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  22. Love it! Sounds like you are makking it all work...good for you! I can't wait to see more!

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

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  23. Love it! Sounds like you are makking it all work...good for you! I can't wait to see more!

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

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  24. delightful! congratulations on your cottage. thank you for documenting and sharing your creative process with the blog world.

    does your "coffee shop" roast their own beans?

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  25. You'd be surprised how easy it is to adapt to no dishwasher - I've been without one now for 12 years with no plans to get one. Just until this winter I had about the same amount of counter space - 4 feet and finally got a freestanding counter with storage underneath which makes all the difference.
    Your little cottage is cute and a nice transition to one of your very own.

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  26. Jen, I like it...very airy and light.
    I wish you happiness in your new temporary home.
    and yes...lucky girl!
    xo, Cheryl

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  27. So cute! I'm so excited for you and so glad things are turning out how it's supposed to, isn't it crazy how life works out like that? I can't wait to see what you do to your sweet cottage! Please be nice and buy your daughter some gloves for all those dishes she'll be washing! (:

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  28. What a sweet place!
    May you have many happy memories there!

    M.E.

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  29. Lots of light and while the kitchen is small, it appears very fresh and sweet with the white cabinetry and spring green walls. Think of this as an opportunity to let go of all your clutter!

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  30. oh this seems so much more YOU! I am so excited for you and your dream - I cannot wait to see what you do!

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  31. That looks wonderful!! Can't wait to see you add your touch to it.

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  32. Awesome! Thanks for sharing photos with us. It's great to see! Very nice and cozy looking!

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  33. Those kitchen cabinets are the cutest little things ever....I'd deal with no storage and no dishwasher to live there. It's charming.

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

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  34. Ah, I really like it--wondering why you will only be there a short time? I have been without a dishwasher for over 23 years and I don't really miss it. I find doing dishes to be really soothing. I can put on music, listen to NPR, or just be quiet and look out my window and slowly think as I wash up!! I have come to find it quite relaxing except when I am feeling sick! Hanging out the clothes gives me a nice feeling too as long as the mosquitoes aren't bitting! my house blog is not at the nannykim one but here: http://spindlecottage.blogspot.com

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  35. Your new cottage is so charming!! Love the little playroom area with the pretty light gray/blue walls!
    Michelle

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