So while things have been getting demolished to smithereens in our farmhouse this last week,
our family has moved into the guest cottage.
It had a little facelift of its own during December and January so we started with a blank slate.
My goals for the space since we are living here for three months while our house is being renovated are:
1) Make it as homey and cozy as possible.
2) Make the most of the 1000-ish square feet…without it feeling “cluttered.”
3) Do so by using things we already have without it looking like a big ol hodgepodge.
I pulled things from our house and basement and went to town…
See that weathervane in the corner? I forgot to show it to you when I bought it last year. It’s a favorite for sure.
It’s from a Wisconsin Dairy Farm from the early 1900′s.
When I saw the name James…I knew it was coming home with me. (My hubby’s name is James. It’s my dad’s and brother’s name too).
As for the bare windows…
I’ve ordered these woven wood shades. I think the tones will play nicely with the wood floors and bring some warmth and texture to the space.
But they won’t arrive for another three weeks.
Many of you have left comments and emailed about the plans for our house.
That post is coming soon…:)