Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Little Cottage That Could

So things are changing. Next week I'm picking up the keys to an extremely adorable little cottage in SE Portland, a mere 5 minutes from my office, and will begin the process of painting so I can move in at the beginning of April. Is painting really needed, you ask? Well, let me show you some samples of what the interior looks like at the moment:

The hallway - beige, white & sea green

The bedroom - sea green & a bright red built-in wardrobe

The kitchen - white, with one red wall, a beige floor & the avocado fridge

...and a sneak peek at the living room, also sea green

Yeah. Not really my colors. Are you a cotton-candy pastel kinda guy or gal? Then maybe this would work for you. Personally, I was overjoyed to hear from the owner that I am welcome to paint, install shelving, etc. at my discretion - yay! One of the many benefits of renting privately instead of through a corporation. It's going to be a busy few weeks, but I'll do my best to keep y'all updated on my progress with the little cottage that the middle of the city, of course.


  1. I just love to see COLOR of any kind, since our house is mainly off-white. Boring! I can't wait to see what you'll do with that cute little cottage!!

  2. What a fun challenge! It sounds like the owner has given you a "clean slate." Now the tricky part is narrowing down a color scheme :-)

  3. @ Susan - Oh dear...I'm not sure you'll be thrilled with my living room choice at least, LOL

    @ Shelby - Yes! I had several weeks to do so and enlisted the help of many, many friends for assistance! So much fun :-)