After we sold our rural cabin, we put the proceeds into a cute-but-tired beach house on the Delaware shore. We found an adorable house in a Key West style (elevated on pilings) and took the plunge!
But the house was in terrible shape. It smelled awful, the furniture was unpleasant, and the flowery couch was always mildewy and slightly damp. Yuck!!
Here are some of the photos we took on our walk-through.
Did you notice that the mirror in the living room is framed using the same material as the couches? Wow.
We took possession of the house in August and have been working ever since then to transform it into a fabulous vacation space. As we did before, we’re trying to do much of the work ourselves to save money, and we’re working with a pretty strict budget.
Our first order of business was to make a plan for each room. We took measurements, made mood boards, and then hit up the Labor Day sales.
Here’s a photo of the primary bedroom and our corresponding mood board:
And here’s a photo of the kitchen and our mood board:
Then we made a tentative plan.
Of course, this plan has been revised dozens of times since then, but it gave us a good starting point. And I have so many projects to share with you!
I’ll leave you with one of my favorite projects, painting the exterior! The pink paint transformed the house and made it look FUN! Doesn’t it make you feel like you’re on vacation?
More to come soon!