My Little Cottage

My ideal home is a pretty little old cottage {painted white of course}. Unlike many who strive for 'the big house' I tend to be more of a cottage style of person. BUT my ideal cottage must perfect in every way ie. it's neat, it's tidy, it has perfectly manicured gardens with a perfect white picket fence and inside is, well, perfect in my own imperfect sort of a way. Don't worry I am going somewhere with this!!

Almost a year ago my husband and I purchased a very little {very imperfect & very impractical} 2 bedroom cottage in an inner city suburb of Brisbane with all the intentions of making it perfect. Well, so far we have built the pool which is great but that's it. I have spent all year working with my architect trying to work out the best solution for this little house and at times I have almost thrown in the towel. BUT, I think, just maybe, I might be almost there...well that is maybe I might have a builder ready to start working on this little old lady!

A little while ago I was so thrilled when Courtney over at Stylecourt posted before and after shots of this little cottage {above} which is almost identical to my little ugly duckling. These pictures became my inspiration for my project and I suppose it was this image {top} which kept me going when I started to think 'this is all too hard'. So today I thought I'd post this little cottage and hopefully early next year I will post some before and after shots of my little cottage!! Thanks for always inspiring me Courtney!!

Stay tuned as tomorrow I'll be posting Courtney's 'Absolutely Favourite Things'!!