Thursday, November 19, 2009

Get a load of this dump!

There is something special about a beach cottage, the smell of the salt air, the wind in your hair, the sand on the front porch, shells all around. Giggling children, a silly, happy family passing the time away all the summer days long. Pacific Beach Washington was were we love to go and frolic, its only 25 minutes from our "real" home in Aberdeen. Pacific Beach is where we stumbled upon this diamond in the rough, and here is a few little photos and some really interesting commentary on our trip down" before and after", Coastal Nest Style...believe me, it WASNT pretty. I am really not sure why my photos are loading up BACKWARDS...This is after..obviously.
take a look of the lovely entry..prior..

Our bedroom..after..


And prior, this window is where the french doors to the deck are now.



The 3 square windows replaced this lovely one...




here. oy.







I remember the ilk and the stench.
Wet cigarettes mold mildew and pee.
are you getting the visual?--and the scent-ual?
to say the least, the children didnt come out with us for MONTHS.




this little knee wall beside the stove here replaced this....







lovely moldy rotten wet wall...here.
we opened her up and let the sunshine in, vaulted the ceiling and worked our little tails off!









and now..ta DA!!
We initially purchased this property to flip, prior to the market meltdown. Now she is like one of our children, and I cant really think of getting rid of her, but we toy with the thought every now and then.
If you are ever in the area, we do rent her out for a vacation rental! Its an easy walk to the miles and miles of sandy beaches and the relaxed laid back little coastal town is only about 1/3 mile away!










Wow!
did my man and I have a vision, or what?
If you are interested in more of our fun and funny before and after series, come check my sweet BobVila and I out over
here!!









17 comments:

Bunny said...

Oh my goodness you did a remarkable makeover it is absolutely gorgeous. You must be proud of your hard work. Sit back and have a glass of wine or champagne. Bravo :)

plo said...

HOLY COW! That is amazing! Your bedroom room color is fantastic! xoxo

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Such vision you both had to be able to see what this might become. I think I would've been overwhelmed at first glance at not bought it. What a jewel you would have missed if you felt that way. I am continually inspired by bloggers like yourselves and hope to one day find a country weekend property 'jewel in the rough'. Great job!

Millie said...

One day you'll get a surprise & see a booking come in from Millie & MOTH - & it may be sooner than you think sweet girl! Totally awesome job, the biggest of high five's to you both.
Millie ^_^

Old Beach Bungalow said...

so awesome! I wish I could do that. love this post

xoxo kristen

debra said...

It's an amazing transformation. Not sure I would have taken that on. But I am glad you did since we get to enjoy the beautiful pictures. :) I know it was hard work. It looks just heavenly.

vintage girl at heart said...

You and your Man have some mad skills!!! I lOVE your sweet Beach Cottage!!!! One day I plan to rent it for a girls weekend only thing is I know I will never want to leave....

Cynthia @An Accomplished Woman said...

You guys are amazing and have done a fantastic job.

myflsun said...

Um, WOW! When can I come stay??

Would be willing to share the color paint you used? Love that green!

Thanks so much for sharing this awesome re-do!

Kathy

SeaWorthy said...

Hello internets....
The color in the living/dining/kitchen is called Restful from Behr.

Maya said...

You really opened up that place! Wonderful!!

Nina Diane said...

wow...ya'll did such a great job on that place!!

Linda Lou said...

It truly is a great renovation-it should be on HGTV Lisa! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving up there at the Coastal Nest!

Andrea said...

I love the before and afters!

Just a little something from Judy said...

Boy, did you ever have a vision! This is one of my favorite type pictures...before and after. I am so amazed at your skill and hard work. The final result is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing. I still dream of visiting the cottage someday.

Shannon said...

Your house is beautiful. What a fabulous transformation. Happy New Year!

Struggler said...

Wow, you worked so hard on this. I'm not surprised the cottage is part of the family now - beautiful!