Cottage news! The continuing saga of Elsie’s makeover…

Elsie, our dear little cottage, is inching closer to winning her beauty sash.

But not without a few tears.

Mainly mine.

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The question remains, will Elsie greet Christmas with a New Look or will we just have to embrace her, shabby chic, and all?

Pictorial progress report:

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Help!

 

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Yeah, she had a window extraction. OUCH! Luckily, we salvaged an exact replacement. 

I had no idea how much sash windows weigh! It took four big burly blokes, a special trolley and me with my hands over my eyes to install the replacement.

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Still looks a bit shit, right?
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Admiralty Grey, thank you very much for asking. Haymes.

Meanwhile, around the back, colour is creeping on!

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Just because. Pretty!
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And the roses were glorious, this year. Cold winter equals good roses. Apparently.
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Colour making its way around the chimney and towards the front verandah. Trim colours, Aura and Spatial. Haymes.
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Looking better every day. Lots of new weatherboards have helped.

 

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Inside, well, I’m nuts about the set of Nanny McPhee (the second film). Soooo, I’m using that as my inspiration.

Lots of colour, kitsch, thrifted china and op shop accessories.

I picked up this lamp for fifty bucks. Fifty!!! My beautiful friend made me the quilt as a housewarming gift.  I can’t tell you how much I love it. It’s made from Japanese fabrics.

I’ll show you more inside pics once we finish paintin’ and decoratin’.

And, finally, today…

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A Christmas door!

I think we’re going to make it!!! xo

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