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Tag: cottage decor

With a little white paint…


It’s around this time I begin to consider what I’d give up for a sweet inviting place to call mine on a patch of greenery, by the lake. Though I’m sure it could spiral into much more, I imagine needing several buckets of white paint, a great flea market, and a little help from my friends, to realize the dream. I picture living quaintly, built in bunks fit for adults, maximizing the small space- baskets of fresh fruit, killer playlists, and fresh white linens… and a dock… and my peeps.

a quaint escape

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i saw this great little fire island cottage on remodelista. i seriously love cottaging- no travel journey is yet to match the feeling i get from chilling with fam and friends in the wilderness. regardless of it being unrealistic, i’m not pining for a mega cottage- for the most part i look at boathouses and assume that amount of space would suffice. i love seeing projects like this on a dime- still done in good taste, working with what you got, freshened up with some white paint, spending on a few key details. i think this couple did a beautiful job, check out the link to remodelista for full deets, and more photos.

whiting out cottages

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some have a strong aversion to painting any natural wood white- i do not come from this school. not to say that i never appreciate natural wood, but some fresh white paint is a quick and easy way to breath a little fresh air into an outdated cottage. i love high impact/low cost solutions- can of paint definitely fits this bill. not to brag… but to brag… i’m heading up north for the first time this season, decor aside, i’m simply looking forward to the beauty of the expansive muskokan lake. i’ve always dreamt of a cottage to call my own, to live within the rules of the law of attraction, i shall say, WHEN i have a cottage i picture it’s summer outfitted in linens, black and white accents, and letting natures beauty do the talking… winter cozied in point blankets, colorful bohemian rugs, rainbow bright le creuset pots, and hides. happy weekend!

long weekend in the north



this weekend i’m heading up to lindsi’s cottage. if my surroundings are going to be snowy and frigid why not basque in the indoors with an untouched view of winter beauty. i love cottages in all seasons, my ultimate dream is to have one of my own. packing up the car and leaving the city behind gives my soul a feeling of freedom- needless to say i am super excited to enjoy my friends, food, shnoogle,bored games, and wine in one short day from now.

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