Two of the big projects in our beach cottage living room have been (1) replacing the drop ceiling and (2) redoing the dated built-in book case.
You may remember from this post last October, I made the rash decision one morning while Mr. Marvelous was on a business call to tear out the drop ceiling in our living room. I was sure that whatever was underneath the drop ceiling would be better than the drop ceiling itself.
You can be the judge, but this is what I found under the drop ceiling ;) Mr. Marvelous was not amused.
Let’s fast forward several months and try to shake off the horror of the image above :) Here is the new ceiling. Like a breath of fresh summer air.
In addition to the ceiling, these pictures show the remodel of our built-in. Here is what that bookcase looked like when we moved into the cottage last summer alongside the after photo.
The inside of the bookcase is painted “Sea Salt” by Benjamin Moore. The walls and bookcase itself are a pure, true white.
My special collection of sea glass (called “beach glass” here in Michigan). Click here to read a post I wrote some time ago about the importance of sea glass and God’s refinement.
Still loving our old wide-plank pine floors!
I am working on a “before and after post” for the whole living room, can’t wait to share it with you. If you are in the middle of your own remodel, don’t be discouraged, you will get to your own (happily ever) “after.” It really does take a lot of time, patience, collaboration and hard work!
Click here to read my thoughts on the difficulties of remodeling an old cottage.