Thursday, October 18, 2007

Guest House Before Construction Tour

This week the construction of the guest house finally is getting started. Here are the before pictures that I talked about sharing a couple weeks ago before the computer problems.

Sun Porch

Living Room


Dad has already firmed up the drooping bead board ceilings in most of the cottage. Dana has done the design layout on her computer for her Grandpa and the builders started on Monday implementing the plan.

This week she figured out the name of the consignment shop up north, Now & Again, and called them to reserve an old center island for the kitchen which is a pretty apple green with white trim and a maple butchers block top. The floor in the kitchen will be apple green & white and the cupboards will be white. She is using white subway tile for the back splash with a basket weave design over the stove that has bits of the green in it.

For the bathroom she chose an aqua mosaic glass tile combination for walls and the floor. It is a small room so she is going with a corner shower stall and pedestal sink and a little linen closet for storage.

In the living areas she is doing a white or pale color background and refinishing the wood floors in a walnut color. We have been picking up old furniture here and there as we go to furnish it.

Hope you enjoyed this little before tour of Mom & Dad's guest house. I will post pictures of the progress and our furnishing finds as we go along. As I am reorganizing here at home I'm setting aside several items that will work with the furnishings like my Jadite collection of apple green dishes. It looks like they might finally have a good home.


  1. I don't think I would ever make it into the kitchen - that sun room is irresistible.

  2. You have a guest house???? How incredibly cool is that. I would LOVE that. Then people would stay longer and be more comfortable.
    Oh, I am jealous!


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