Mini Changes at the Lake House July 11, 2015
My brother took this photo, of Lake Tahoe, on May 24th. If you haven’t seen it in person, Lake Tahoe is a national treasure and I hope you’ll add it to your “bucket list”! Half of the lake is in the state of Nevada and the other half is in California.
I’ve spent summers att the lake, since 1970, when my parents bought a cottage built in the 40’s, on the quiet west side of the lake. I was the “nanny” for my younger brother and sister. I’d care for the kids, one week at the cottage and one week in town, throughout the summer. Mom and dad would come up on weekends.
Since then, a lot of water has passed under the bridge! Fast forward more than forty years, to when Bob and I are renovating The Fixer, which hasn’t been updated in nearly that long. Structurally sound, with a great floor plan, we started our renovation upstairs, where there are three bedrooms, two baths and a large landing area.
This is the largest of the bedrooms upstairs. It’s huge, with a fireplace and window seat that looks out at the lake.
Mr. Wonderful painted the walls and paneling and removed the carpeting. The reclaimed oak flooring is our favorite change, so far!
Window coverings are going to be installed next week. The neighbors will be sad that I will no longer be “mooning” them! We have some great area rugs to lay down, but I’m afraid to do that before the kitchen and bath are finished, downstairs. Dust overload!
This pine table, up in the “apartment”, had the legs painted with chalk based paint. The table top was painted in a custom color of Trophy and Typewriter (Black) mixed together. When I return, I’ll finish the top off with Furniture Wax. This will be a great space,to play board games, puzzles, crafts, etc! All, with a view of the lake!
Downstairs, the kitchen plans have gone off to the cabinet man, The bathroom has been gutted and wood work is in progress.
That’s all for now. Thanks for stopping by!