Goals for The Berry Cottage

The Berry Cottage still has a few months to go before it’s complete, but that doesn’t stop me from dreaming. Of course there are still a couple of must dos left, but there are plenty of fun things, too.

I love painting so one of my goals is to paint shiplap on the walls lacking tongue and groove boards. The oldest part of the house was built around 1918 so the original wood walls are gorgeous. The old ceiling is also coming down to reveal the wood there.

The exterior needs landscaping and shutters. I don’t have much of a green thumb so I’m researching hardy plants. We’re also supposed to be getting chickens at some point, but I haven’t had time to think about that.

On top of the want-tos there are a few have-tos. Like the bathroom needs updating, the windows have to be replaced, and the porches need new roofs plus paint. We’re blessed that the house has a two year old metal roof and new vinyl siding. That cuts down on projects greatly.

My husband and I love vintage pieces so we are trying to use as many as we can. We have a 1940s Hoosier cabinet, a 1950s dinette set, and a 1920s tea cart. Each piece is usable while adding charm and character to our home.

I’m not sharing interior pictures on the blog yet because we have a long way to go, but I will share before and after pictures when we’re done.

Published by Dawn McDonald

I'm a Christian wife, mom, and so much more. I enjoy remodeling, decorating, genealogy, reading, and knitting.

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