so I thought I'd tour you through the cottage, where it's warm & cozy.
As you enter the front door, your in the living-room & those that know Boris...know he's there to greet you too!
Kitchen cupboards were painted blue from an inspiring magazine brought home from England a few years ago...notice the counter space on both sides of the sink, it forces me to keep it clear for preparing meals. The large window in the garden door was cut in, replacing the small screened window. I love the light it lets in now & there's a window next to the door & over the sink to bring in the summer breeze.
You'd be surprised at how much stuff you can place in that pantry! it goes under the staircase & every square inch is used. There's only one closet in the whole cottage...my bedroom & I'm a clothes horse, having a difficult time as I brought with me all my summer clothes from the city for here. Can you say 'Over Dressed' I just say I'm from the city...city clothes, right?
A small wrought iron bistro table sits in the kitchen area, next to the window.
This is the laundry room with the HE washing machine that takes 2 1/2 hours to do one load! how is that HE? Loads of storage space in the cupboards above. There's a washroom at each end of the laundry room...
The main floor has 2 bathrooms, this is the large bathroom with the tub & shower. The sink is a laundry sink with a built in scrub board & is quite deep, making it perfect for bathing Boris.
Shelving is handy for holding extra towels.
Sink with a large mirror makes the space feel larger while the window provides natural light.
Notice how the stairs at the bottom were covered with the new flooring this spring 2011....summer does not start until 21st of June! The downstairs air conditioner was also installed in the front window...making August dog days managable. The doll at the base of the stairs is another 'mini me' she's almost complete...I'll write more about her DNA creation later.
This is the stair well, I just love the descent, even more with the railing running down the wall...that's new this spring too! The stained glass was a Home Sense find & hangs beautifully in the hall window.
This is where I spend a lot of my time...in my bedroom. I have divided it up into my sewing room/bedroom. You see I don't have far to go after a long day of sewing...if only there was a 2nd storey bathroom! I'd never have to leave, but wait I do have to eat.
This is the large guest room - it has a single be which is full of quilted items for the Myer Harwicke Quilt show on the 8-9th of July. There's also a bunk bed, great for stacking kids up!
The room is bright with 2 windows in it, it's also the coolest room as it houses the 2nd storey Ac unit. I made roman nautical blinds for the themed room.
This is the small guest room - cousin Ann was the 1st one to be the guest & she never recognized her mom's bed that was painted a soft white. I thought it was quite fitting that she be the 1st one to stay there.