For those of you landing here on the bayou for the first time: Family, friends, and I have been totally renovating an 80-year-old cypress house since March of this year. If you would like to catch up on the journey, just find “cypress cottage” over in the right-hand menu and you can see our progress.
For those of you who’ve been keeping up, I think you will find this report as rewarding as I. I realize I’ve already posted photos of the living room, but those were before the furniture arrived. So, are you ready?
This is the living room BEFORE new curtains, new baseboards, new mouldings, and new paint, as seen from the front door.
And this is the view from the dining room of the front door, which also got several coats of paint.
Add curtains, a rug, furniture, lamps, and VOILA!
A living room that any fisherwoman (ok, or fisherman) would be glad to relax in, I think.
As seen from the dining room. What do you think?
Many of you are so observant and like to find things “wrong” with my pictures, so I left a few things for you. Remember those “Highlights” magazines when we were kids? I loved doing the “What’s Wrong With this Picture” games. And I know a bunch of y’all did. So, while you’re enjoying the living room pictures and singing my praises for doing such a great job (with the help of numerous others) go ahead and have some fun finding what’s missing and noticing what should not be there!!!
And then, I think I might turn this into a contest!