Hi All, it's Monday and I hope you had a pleasant week-end. Our's was uneventful but nice. I am joining our hostess Susan for Met. Monday and Flea Market Style for their first ever blog party! Please visit their awesome blogs for tons of inspiration! Normally, I would have had my post up last night but I was feeling a bit too tired. Dan and I are working on creating a guest room. The pic above is of the bedding that we will use. I ordered it on E-Bay and I just had to share a little pic of it. I am very happy with the quality of the bedding and I love the cottage/french country look of it. But first the bed.
I would have loved to find an iron bed but for now I will make do with this one. The before, above, a brass headboard purchase at a garage sale several years ago. When I started on this it was still beautiful and sunny and in the 70's. My hubby gave it one final, I will fix Cindy's mistakes coat yesterday. LOL. He is really good at this and although I did most of the work, he gave it the final coat and fixed some of my boo boos.
And here is the after! It took a coat of primer and several coats of off white spray paint to cover the ugly brass. We are almost done painting the room. It's taken several coats because the color was dark and we're going lighter. I hope to have some pics to share next week. Have a great week everyone and thanks for stopping by. Cindy
Welcome to Applestone Cottage. My husband Dan and I bought this cottage in the hills of Western Wisconsin 2 years ago. My husband Dan is a building construction and woodworking teacher at our local high school. He loves to build and I love to decorate on a shoe-string budget. With an empty nest looming, we wanted to take our life in a new direction. We found our little stone cottage on 2 acres surrounded by apple trees. Hence, Applestone Cottage began. Please join us as we turn on little cottage in the country into an inviting little home. Cindy