As you may recall from my post a couple of weeks ago, while I was at my cottage last week I was to be doing some work on the #oakpointporch project, which is the porch in my family’s cottage. And there was some great progress. As soon as my Mom picked me up at the airport we headed to Fabricland in Moncton and picked some fabrics. We came up with this lovely light and airy palette of blue, gray and light creamy yellow.
Then we drove to the cottage and I was very excited to see the new flooring that my Dad recently installed in the porch. A huge improvement over the yucky carpet and flooring that was there before.
My main task for the week was to paint and recover the 2 ugly office chairs. We decided to use the blue and cream fabric and to paint the arms the cream colour. My Mom did most of the painting while I focused on the re-upholstering. I think they turned out pretty well in the end.
Then I tackled the cushions on the sofa and the rocker which previously were that outdated red, yellow and orange ikat pattern that totally darkened the space. I made the cushions out of the yellow and gray and the striped fabrics to lighten things up.
Since my parents had a severe flood in the basement of our house back in April (1.5 ft of water in the basement) and are spending most of their time and resources renovating and replacing a huge amount of things there, a new couch for the cottage isn’t in the cards right now. But, we did find a large quilted bedcover to cover it instead of the light brown one we had before. We didn’t get to the painting of the faux-wallboard but my parents are going to tackle that in the fall.
Here is the room before and after up to this point…..
The room looks so much lighter and brighter now. A real seaside cottage feel. There is still more to do, like replacing the ugly yellow blinds, but this was a really good start!