Tiny kitchens always need more workspace. Hubs found this on the listerv. Free. And topping the radiator with a piece of salvaged granite from Community Forklift gives me a nice storage spot.
Hubs picked up 3 A/C units just in case our Cottage didn't come with central air. Luckily it did, so he fixed these puppies up and sold them for $100! Boom.
Bathroom (1) in progress. Tiling is hard. This 20-square-foot floor cost just $30! Grout and mastic from the Lowes, but the tile came from salvage. Love Community Forklift!
The basement had a massive Queen bed in it, perf for guests, but awful for anything else. On the Listserv - a BRAND NEW QUEEN SLEEPER for 40% off! Boom. And those snazzy Flor tiles are all from Freecycle and the neighborhood list serv. Basement = heaven.
Now I just need to move the Queen bed frame to the cottage. Baby steps.
It wouldn't be Blue Bike Communications without a blue bike around somewhere. Thanks to the hubs' sharp eye, I now have two from #curbalert!
It's as if working for myself and my growing number of clients, parenting a preschooler, and starting a weekend photography side gig weren't quite enough. So, we bought a fixer-upper!
"The Cottage," currently in the state of "dumpster chic," allows me to live my Pinterest dreams, get out the house, and give the hubs some much needed space. Additionally, it made me realize that, combined, the hubs and I are slightly (i.e. majorly) obsessed with The Thrift, Freecycle, #curbalert (i.e. free stuff people leave on the sidewalk), yard sales, salvage, and pretty much anything that falls into the category "recycle."
Here are a few of the projects thus far:
- Knobs from a #curbalert dresser.
- A chair from the neighborhood listserv with a "custom" slipcover I made using some gorgeous drapes given to me by my BFF. Note: I can't sew for shit.
- Reused tile taken out of the shower stall in one room and put into the kitchen. Even the grout was from Freecycle!
- Fabric wall treatment from thrift fabric and paint from Freecycle (I did purchase the boards to create the picture rail!).
- Vinyl tile from a friend installed in the laundry closet.