6.08.2013

Lake Cottage: Before and After


I'm not usually one to write Saturday posts however on this particular Saturday I don't  have to work (fist pump) and am currently just wasting time until I am forced to get in the shower. To help pass the time I thought it would be fun to share with you our current before and after pictures of our little (itty bitty) lake cottage we purchased last fall. The same lake cottage that I was just sure would be done by the time Thanksgiving rolled around. Well, here we are nine months later and we are almost to the finish line. 

There has been a lot of hard work (thanks to him), a lot of couch laying (thanks to me), and a lot of "what in the heck were we thinking" (thanks to both) of us in the process. I hope you can notice the transformation as we have changed out basically everything and it's entirety. 

I am not listing on here paint colors, where furnishings came from, etc but if there is something you want to know please just ask in the comments below and I will be sure to get back with you on that! 

Let's begin this little slide show of sorts. 

Exterior: Before

Exterior: After

 Kitchen: Before

Kitchen: After

welcome burlap pennant: Oopsie Daisy Decor

 Bathroom: Before

Bathroom: After

Bedroom One: Before

Bedroom One: After


Bedroom Two: Before

Bedroom Two: After

Living Room: Before

Living Room: After
life is better at the lake sign: Cali-Land Chic

And for now that concludes today tour. We are still working on the sun room so stay tuned for those pictures (coming next Spring ;) ) 

Happy weekend party people. 

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106 comments:

  1. Wow!! Truly--I love everything you did! Such a transformation!

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  2. completely adorable! it looks like everything a lake cottage should be :) y'all enjoy!

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  3. It looks gorgeous! Seriously-- your "couch laying" really paid off. Nice work!

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  4. Wow this is incredible! Yall did such an amazing job! This makes me want a lake house SO bad!

    -Sarah
    limitedspaceorganizing.blogspot.com

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  5. Amazing job! You should be on one of those renovating shows!

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  6. Adorable! Was the cottage furnished when you purchased it?

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  7. Adorable! Was the cottage furnished when you purchased it?

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  8. Its gorgeous!!! Derek's parents have a lake cabin that looks a lot like all of your "before" pictures and I have been itching to get in there and do some serious updating.

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  9. AMAZING! I bet you guys want to be there all the time!

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  10. YOu've done amazing things with that place! WoW! It's beautiful and looks so homey and relaxing!

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  11. You both did an amazing job! We renovated a house. I thought it would take a couple of months. I turned into 2 years!!!

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  12. Wow, the transformation is absolutely amazing!! Want to do my house next? Pretty please :D

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  13. So beautiful!! Seriously all of the changes are perfect. I love the wall colors, so peaceful yet bright. Did you take all that wood paneling down or just cover it?

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  14. So cute! Looks like it's about the same size as our first house!

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  15. can i come over????? and just...stay there??
    love!!! so cozy. you did a great job to the place Erin!

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  16. This is so great!!! I'm totes wanting to just curl up in one of those chairs outside and watch the lake!

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  17. wow! looks awesome! and so peaceful! xo

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  18. This is an amazing transformation!!! It is GORGEOUS!!!

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  19. I love the new paint job! It looks brighter and all the details in it make it even more inviting. What an amazing transformation!

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  20. Seriously, this is so cute!! I really love what you did! Awesome job girl!

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  21. DEAR LORD. What a stunning transformation! I do believe you have a potential career in interior decorating :)
    Great job love!

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  22. Oh my goodness it looks incredible!! I love all of it!!! Especially the fish in your kitchen- that's awesome!

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  23. such a difference! great job, I love it!

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  24. You guys did such a wonderful job! It look SO much better!

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  25. Wow. I love this. You did a great job. I would love to have a place like this! Where did you get most of the stuff for it?

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  26. Wow it looks amazing!! it's so cute and home-y! I love the colors and everything!

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  27. Erin, it looks so amazing, great job!!!

    xxS

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  28. Great transformation on entire cottage. It is so inviting. Love your counter top. Will you share details?

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  29. Really beautiful post :)
    http://mykaleidoscopeeyes.blogspot.com/

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  30. Erin it looks amaze-balls!!! So comfortable and relaxing! When can I come visit? ;)

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  31. I am so impressed. I have absolutely zero decorating/remodeling skills. You nailed it.

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  32. It's so pretty!! Some of these rooms seriously look like they're straight out of a magazine!! Great job by you and the hubby!

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  33. That is seriously cute! Love it and you have done an amazing job remodeling it and making it look a d o r a b l e!

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  35. Hey new to your blog! :) Amazing transformation - what an awesome little lake house!!!

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  36. That's quite the transformation. Have a lot of fun there this summer!

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  37. What a transformation! It has turned out beautifully! <3

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  38. ERIN! This transformation is incredible!! The two of you should be so proud of yourselves!

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  39. My jaw is on the floor. This is amazing!! My man and I always talk about how we want to buy a lake house/cabin before we even buy a house. I loove lake living and it looks like you two are doing it right!
    I will definitely be looking to this for inspiration when that time comes. I am seriously so impressed.

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  40. This is AMAZING! I seriously can't believe the transformation! I love love love the after pics. Everything looks more spacious and bright and airy! I love your style and I would love to come lay out on one of those loungers by the water! :)

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  41. WOW. You guys certainly put in a lot of work and it all looks fantastic! I love how cute, airy and relaxing. I guess that's what you're looking for in a lake house after all lol Enjoy it!

    -Chelsea
    chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

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  42. Amazing!!! I dream of a little lake cottage like this!! Hard work pays off! :)

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  43. That duck shower curtain sure was a gem! :D

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  44. Love it all - you definitely have an eye for design. Now I want a lake house!!!

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  45. Wow you have done so well! Love the colours and all the little details.

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    Molly
    thecottagediaries.blogspot.co.nz

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  46. It looks amazing!!! You guys did an incredible job!

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  47. Holy cow! What a transformation! It looks simply amazing and you did a spectacular job with all of the attention to detail!! Love it.

    http://www.kayliwanders.com

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  48. THIS LOOKS SO GOOD! I love all the simple and chic designs you have in place. It looks so welcoming. You have done a great job, congrats.

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  49. Will you please come and decorate my house? This looks amazing! I would never have seen that potential!

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  50. HOLYSHIZ. Come do over my house. Seriously - this is BEAUTIFUL. Oh, and when am I getting my invite to come stay? :) Thanks for the shoutout to my Etsy banner shop! xoxox

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  51. Loving the crab picture in your kitchen!

    Kelli
    www.she-crab-soup.com

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  52. This is amazing, real cottage feel. Well done on your talent for interior design!
    Rosie | elephants never 4get

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  53. You did a fabulous job ;) it looks wonderful. I want to go and buy me a cute little lake cottage now! ;) what a perfect little retreat you have!
    xo

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  54. Looks awesome! Definitely saving this page for inspiration someday!

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  55. SERIOULY cutest lake cottage ever! You guys did an AMAZING job!! I love every inch :) Time to enjoy it now!

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  56. Wow! What a transformation. Love all of the decor!

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  57. I love it! Do you want to come over and re-do my house?

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  58. Great job is an understatement. It's beautiful! What's the matter? You didn't like the plaid futon? It's all the rage!

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  59. I seriously love this! You did an amazing job.

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  60. Wow! Y'all did a lot! It looks amazing!

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  61. ahhhh love this - what a huge transformation!!
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

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  62. The outside is FABULOUS and I think I'm most impressed with the yard/lake area transformation. Of course the inside would look wonderful because you seem to be spectacular at that stuff, but outside work takes time and patience. I'm glad you had the patience because it paid off huge!

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  63. Wow! Everything came together so nicely! What an awesome place to be able to escape to.

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  64. I absolutely love this! Before and afters are my favorite, and this is a great one. The house looks so cozy and inviting. Can I stay awhile? :)

    The Grass Skirt

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  65. You did a PHENOMENAL job, it is amazing what a paint change can do!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  66. The lake cottage looks AMAZING! Y'all did a wonderful job! This makes me want to purchase a little cottage or cabin right now and re-do it too! Y'all really have a wonderful sense of style and it turned out so clean and classic! I loved every bit of it! Enjoy! :)

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  67. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE what you both have done with the place (even if you kept the couch warm during all the hard work)!! Feel free to invite us over anytime and I will make my famous baby sammies and bring a cooler full of yummy drinks! Oh and you are HIRED to come and re-decorate our place!

    ugottahavehart.blogspot.com

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  68. Oh my god. THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!!!! Fantastic work!!!! Pleaseeeee tell me where you got all those amazing decorative pieces for your kitchen - like the rod w/ baskets and little canvases! Everything is so damn cute! Great work!

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  69. That looks amazing! Fantastic job!! I would never ever leave.

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  70. You guys rocked it!!! Seroously. Where did you find the circle mirror in the second bedroom? Also did you (or him) make your coffee table? Super cute!
    x

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  71. amazing work! i love the aqua paint color and i am totally jealous of the ship wheel on your living room wall!

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  72. First thing, Your lakehouse looks amazing! I seriously fell in love with every single room you re did. and second, as funny as this is, I have a friend that has a lake house that I believe is a couple houses down from yours? haha I remember driving past your place commenting on how cute it was and how much I loved those chairs outside. Now if it's not you, then there is a place that looks just like yours!

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  73. It looks amazing!! Y'all did such a great job!! So cute!!

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  74. Erin it looks amazing! You did an incredible job! I love all the colors you used! The transformation is gorgeous. My favorite is the living room! I adore all the little touches! <3

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  75. I can't get over how much work you guys did!!! Did you husband do a lot of the remodeling on his own?!

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  76. You guys have done an AMAZING job!!! Just starting on our house remodels, I know this is not easy. Everything looks great!!!

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  77. WOW! So impressed. Everything is adorable.

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  78. Oh gosh y'all did AMAZING! It looks great!

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  79. I'm figuring you AT LEAST doubled the value! Holy smokes!!! Please teach me how you manage and invest money!!!!!

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  80. You guys did an amazing job!

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  81. What a dramatic change. You did an amazing job. I think the switch around in the kitchen makes WAY more sense and I love that your husbands handiwork with the coffee table made it to the lake house. Can't wait to see the sunroom.

    Outside looks beautiful what an oasis!!!

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  82. I know you have a lot of comments, so I'll keep this one sweet and simple... your renovations are absolutely gorgeous!

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  83. I can't get enough! Love the renovations!

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  84. i'm literally obsessed with this. would it be too weird if i created a collage of the "afters" and used it as my phone background? would adding a headshot of giuliana make it less creepy? and please invite me to the lake.

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  85. Seriously DARLING! I absolutely love it! It's a perfect little lake cabin.

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  86. I LOVE it! Its so comfy and homey looking! And even thought it is pretty small I would live there and love every second of it. Looks like it would be super easy to clean!

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  87. Looks amazing - I love the color scheme in the bedrooms!

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  88. This is so cute! Looks like a great, and fun cabin to go relax at!

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  89. I just have one question - when can I move in?

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  90. The transformation is awesome! It looks great! I'll be sure to look for my invitation to visit in the mail.

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  91. I'd love to know the paint colors! Especially the light blues (which may be the same and just look different because of lighting).

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  92. I just found your blog, and as an interior decorator, this is my favorite post so far :) what a beautiful little house! You've done a fantastic job :)
    www.adventuresinanalog.blogspot.com

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  93. Very good post it is a very interesting read and I hope to see many more just like it, thanks.
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  94. HI, is this for renovation? such a cozy place to live.
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I read and appreciate every one of your comments. Thanks for stopping by my space and sharing a piece of yourself on this huge ole internet. I meant that in the least creepy way possible. I'm just good at making everything awkward. Anyhow, thank you for your comments. They make me smile :)