Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Road Ahead

As promised I've uploaded more images of our cottage.  Most of these pictures were snapped during the final walk through.  That point when reality hits...this is our home and it's time to fork over the money.  As stressful as that time can be for many buyers, I was assured at this time that this was the perfect place for my husband and I to settle down and build our family.  I should probably add that right now it's just my husband and I.  The duo.  I love it this way.  He gets me and is very in-tune when it comes to home decor and renovation.  Does he love it?  Probably not.  But he's very supportive of my love for design and for that I'm very grateful.  Also, who else would drive my bum around?  C'mon blog friends, you know exactly what I'm talking about ;)  Antique shopping and outlets hours away...just so I can say we got a deal!  While we would love to have the home of our dreams immediately, our bank account doesn't warrant that.  Some things will have to wait.  Gosh, I hate saying that.  Who am I really trying to convince?  We our currently in the process of having the house painted.  The entire thing.  Yep, that's one thing I couldn't settle on.  The cabinets are getting a beautiful coat of the oh so famous, Benjamin Moore Fieldstone.  I can already see the potential that lies ahead.  Our road my be a long one, but I look forward to the journey accompanied by some twists and turns along the way.  Would you like to join us?

{The Front Exterior of our 1940's Cottage}

{Pineapple Door Knocker}

{Our Front Porch... I can't wait to get my hands on this!}

{This makes me smile everyday}

{The Backyard Exterior}

{Brick Pathway to the Backyard}

{Ivy growing up on the hill} 
Makes my heart go pitter patter.

{The firepit overlooking the inclined wooded landscape}

{The Family Room}
Excuse the glare
{Entry Way and Dining Room}

{A view from the Family Room into the Kitchen}

{The Walk-Out Basement}

{The Master Bedroom}

{Master Bath}
(that tile...nice just not my forte)
Remember I talked about down the road?  Yeah, down the road ;)

{Full Bath}
Subway's!  Yes, now we're talking!

I'll add more photos of the home when I showcase before and afters! 
Many more bedrooms, baths and nooks to feature.

Until then...

Enjoy your Saturday!

 Just for fun...

A shot of the freshly painted cabinets...excuse my mess!


  1. Ashley,
    I LOVE your new house!! It is fabulous as is, but such great design potential! love that outdoor fireplace too. It's all just wonderful! Congratulations to you and your husband!!


  2. Joan,
    Thanks SO much for your comment! My first comment, coming from you, means a ton! Glad you like the space. Hope you continue stopping by to check out the progress!

  3. Never thought I would love that color on cabinets. I looks beautiful. Cant wait to see what comes next. You truly have inspired me.

  4. What a great house. I would die for a kitchen of that size. Too beautiful. You can really feel the beauty of this house.

  5. I love the pineapple door knocker!!!
    Where can I get one?

  6. The door knocker was already here when we purchased the home. However, if you google pineapple door knocker plenty of items pop up. The one from looks very similar. Goodluck locating yours!

  7. gorgeous, Ashley!!! Adding you to my blogroll, girlfriend. So excited to see what is, Julie

  8. Thanks so much Julie! So glad you will be following ;)

  9. I LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR HOME!!! It's so great as-is, but the potential really gets me excited! You're going to have a ball making it your own! I will definitely be following along and living vicariously through you on this fun adventure!! So glad you're blogging about it!

  10. So glad you like it Erin! Hope you do follow. Lots ahead!

  11. Cute blog Ashley!!! I love it. You guys moved???? Where is this adorable cottage??

  12. Ashley - you're amazing !!! Congrats to you and Rob on the awesome home - can't wait to see what you have in store, love your style !!! Blessings for many happy memories in your beautiful , soon to be more beautiful home !!!

  13. i was wondering what color the kitchen cabinets are? thanks!

  14. the cabinet color is fieldstone. it's an amazing color!


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