A SNEAK PEEK INSIDE OUR LATEST FIXER UPPER
I am so excited to report that we are now the proud owners of another cute little cabin in the woods! So today I thought I’d give you a sneak peek inside our latest fixer upper. I’ve been knee deep in planning the renovation, but I’ve got so much great inspiration that I can’t quite decide which way to go with the design. So I thought I’d ask you for advice.
Above is the cottage from the exterior. It needs a paint job. I could leave the colors as they are and simply freshen it up with new red and green paint. Or, I could go an entirely new direction. So here’s my inspiration for new exterior paint.
I’m considering going White with Black Trim like the house below, which is one of my favorite homes in Lake Arrowhead.
I’d paint the exterior doors black, as well as the trim around the windows.
I might even paint the railing black like the home shown below.
Or, I could also paint the cottage White with Blue Trim. The blue would be an ode to our nearby Lake Arrowhead. A little black thrown in as shown below might also work. In fact, how about a White House with Black Trim and a Blue Front Door?
So what do you think? Please take the survey below…
Now let me take you inside. Here’s the current kitchen in its hideous Red & White. And check out ALL THAT WALLPAPER! Every single room in the house is wallpapered so you can imagine what I’ll be doing soon…
removing all of it!
I am planning to gut the kitchen, replacing the cabinets, sink, countertops and the flooring. I’ll retain the existing stove. The color scheme that I choose for the kitchen will dictate the colors I go with throughout the house.
I’m considering bringing the White and Black theme I showed you for the exterior inside the house. I could go with Black Cabinets and White Countertops…
or I could go All White.
Or I could go with White and Gray instead, toning down the harshness of the black and just use touches of black accents like the kitchen shown below.
Or I could take a completely different path and go with a Blue and Off White Kitchen that would be evocative of the nearby lake. If I went this direction I’d most definitely paint the front door blue too.
I like how the blue might look in other parts of the home, like in the Living Room…
and in the Bedrooms & Bathroom. I also love the combination of the Blue with Yellow and Gold.
But then again I’m partial to the color Green, which is so mountainesque and in keeping with the home’s forest setting. What do you think of the striking Green Kitchen with Black Countertops shown below? The copper accents also look beautiful in combination with the green.
But I also adore this Green Kitchen with a Gray & White Countertop and Brass Hardware.
Carrying the green theme throughout the home could be very nice. Decisions, decisions!
Image Via Pinterest
Image Via Pinterest
There are so many ways to go that I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed because I like them all. I’d so appreciate it if once again you’d help me out by taking the survey below and sharing your thoughts in a comment too.
Stay tuned and very soon I’ll be showing you much more of our latest fixer upper. In the meantime, if you’d like to see the other homes we’ve renovated please click here.
So there you have it: A SNEAK PEEK INSIDE OUR LATEST FIXER UPPER
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