"Like topsy it grew"
The cottage renovation continues! Progress is slow, but steady. Things seem to be more by happen-chance, than by design. My extremely patient contractor just rolls with it, as I continue to come up with new ideas.
Not unexpected, in an 80-year-old house, I had to have $8,000 of electrical work. Not fun, but if the house burned down...
I have new tile floors in the bathrooms and laundry room now and new french doors in the guestroom. (Forgot to take pictures---what a bad blogger!)
Plantation shutters have been ordered for the den, along with a Pottery Barn slip covered sofa. (dog-friendly!)
Here's picture of the new granite counter tops in the kitchen...
It's called Gold King, and is 3 cm with a double beveled edge and a 4'' back splash.
For years, I've been a fanatic about having a large, single bowl stainless sink, in any of my kitchens.I had small recessed can lights put in the kitchen ceiling, and found these pendants to hang over the sink. The ceilings are low in this old house (about 7-12 feet!) Much to my disappointment, that pretty much rules out chandeliers. But, I'm happy with the look of the pendant lights. And, considering that my view, from the kitchen windows, is of the swimming pool and palm trees, I can't complain too much.
Tomorrow, the sea grass is being put down in the den, all three bedrooms and the two hallways. Here it is, but it's hard to tell what it looks like..
We've had it in the beach house for years, and it's another very dog-friendly material.
(Do you see a theme here?)
Hopefully, by this time tomorrow, I'll have even more to show you!