Saturday, April 20, 2013

T-Minus One Month

Things are really starting to come together at the beach house. We still have a lot of details to finish and need a few more decor items. We are officially 1 month out from our first renters, so it is pedal to the metal time! Here are a few pictures from our recent work trip.

Like I said before, the siding and windows were just installed. I hadn't seen it in person until last week. It was stunning! So many folks have given us their compliments and thumbs-ups. It is a total transformation, that's for sure. Here's the deck/game room side (we are still waiting to install buy pick out outdoor lights).

Beach house

This is a shot of the other side of the house. One day I might show you pictures of the rotten wood/windows that came out. Maybe not. It was pretty gross. Needless to say, we were glad we made the decision to do this work (especially after our window guy said that  a few years ago there had been a class action lawsuit over our exact old windows for leaking/rotting).

Beach house shingle siding

Below is one of my favorite elements: The life rings in the "Knot Room." Super cute, right? And that crab pillow I got on Etsy? Perfect.

Beach house life rings

I'm also pretty tickled by the vintage badminton rackets on the staircase (they came out of a camper we bought years ago):

Beach house vintage rackets

Adirondack chairs and garden stools are ready and waiting on the deck:

Beach house adirondacks

Lots of hooks right inside the kitchen door for all the towels, hoodies, hats, baseball gloves (lol!), beach bags, etc.:

Beach house hooks

Dining room table and chairs got a nice fresh coat of bright aqua paint:

Beachy aqua table and chairs

And although we pretty much worked through the sunsets, we were up at the crack of dawn and got to see some very beautiful sunrises:


I can't wait to show you some of the other rooms as they are coming together. I've got some cool tips and some minor flops I also want to share. Priority right now, however, is to "git 'er done!" (And reapply the Icy Hot to my aching muscles!)

~Betsy xoxo

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Help me choose: Floor Mat

OK, friends...I need a little help. I'm stuck on 2 equally cute indoor door mats for the kitchen entry.

Choice A is The Sailfish:
Choice B is The Marlin:
Leave me your choice in the comments and I'll get the one with the most votes.


~ Betsy, the Indecisive xoxo

P.S. They are the same price, or you know I would have gone with the less expensive one!

Monday, April 1, 2013


We are starting to see progress on some projects that have been in the works for a while now! Which is good since we have renters coming in 6 weeks (but who's counting??).

Remember all that slipcover drama I told you about herehere, and here? And then I told you I found my dream fabric here?

Well, the slipcovers for the chairs are done and they are spectacular! Tell me what you think:

Beach House Chair: Turquoise coral slipcover

I am in love. LOVE, I tell you! 

The other big doings is the blue vinyl siding is coming down, and the taupe HardieShingle siding is going up! I love it!

Beach House siding

I hear carpet is being installed in the bedrooms today and the new windows should be hitting the island any minute. 

The super sexy mid-century couch is almost done being rehabbed and that slipcover should be done shortly. I am very excited to see it and share it with y'all!

Yessiree....we are making some progress!

~Betsy xoxo