Friday, November 25, 2016


I sure did enjoy my one day off:)  Although I did spend most of the day [when I wasn't stuffing my face] on the internet searching for light fixtures for the Madison project.

We've made some decisions on how to update this place to make it special starting with the outside....

After much thought.....

This became my inspiration!  Go dark!!

Sherwin Williams Black Alder stain.  Now to sell it to my neighbor:)

But hey she was totally up for it.  I'm starting to like her better :)

I picked this color for the window trim and front door....Benjamin Moore Knoxville Gray

Get rid of these suckers.....

Replacing the dining room chandelier....

With this one from Rejuvenation

Switching out the great room sconces with the ones below from Bellacor

And the bedroom sconce [above] with the this one from Bellacor

There are 2 sconces on the FP I picked these from Bellacor

And 2 sconces for the mudroom.....and I picked these from Bellacor

Updating the lighting is going to be a game changer for this place....yes there is yellow pine everywhere.....but we are also bringing in some dark accents to help break it up using SW Iron Ore

Painting out some doors and windows starting with this kitchen island....

In the guest room upstairs we decided to use a rug and dresser she already had, whitewash the pine walls white [enough is enough with the yellow pine people] and add this Ikea bedding.

Replace this rug in the great room which only amplifies all the brown and yellow....

With this rug she already has....

On the porch we need furniture but there was this cute vintage iron bed that we will repurpose with white paint [remember the walls will be stained dark] and some cute bedding for great napping right!

Here is the wall where it will go....

Scary huh..... stuff explosion :)

And we found this great painting at Lakewood Flea market last week to hang over the bed!

Swell huh?

Can you tell I am pretty stoked about this project? Nobody loves a good before and after like me right?

So stay tuned as we bring this place from dull and boring to a modern cabin!

One more thing....we all know that blogging has brought so many people together.  I tell everyone that it's been life changing for me and the relationships I have made here in Atlanta and all over can't be measured!  Beautiful Michele from Hello Lovely Studio wrote this blog post that touched my heart and made me cry.  I am constantly amazed at the kindness of people in a world where it seems like all we hear is bad news.

I think I will just stay in my blogging bubble:)

Happy Black Friday!  I am about to get my online shopping on.


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therelishedroost said...

Love the fresh light fixtures and that is my favorite color for a lake/mountain home!

MDezri said...

Our dream is to have a cottage on a day maybe. But if I were to get my hands on one, it would look a lot like the one you have planned. Love it!

Holly Irwin Fine Art said...

Hi Sherry, I'm right with you on the dark exterior. Love it! Looking forward to seeing this one revealed!

michele said...

i can totally see why you are stoked. this is gonna be a very chic "after." black alder sounds sexy as hell. and those lights you chose for the fireplace sconces. omg. i want those. did you see how michelle adams painted the exterior of her michigan cottage? she masterfully uses black/charcoal and white inside and out thanks for the love here, if i can leverage the role of bloggers at all, i'm gonna try to do it! xox

René said...

Those inspiration images are perfect! Love all your ideas & cannot wait to see this final reveal!

Lisa said...

Love all the items you picked! You've got a great eye. Can't wait to see the "After" pictures.

Cindy Hattersley said...

I am so behind on my blog reading...embarassing...That first image is one of my favorites for"going dark" I convinced my Carmel clients to do the same via that pic!! I was so afraid they wouldn't go for it but they did...woo hoo! I can't wait to see more of this!!