Redecorating Progress at the Lakehouse

Hope you are having a wonderful summer!
Mine has been busy and eventful!  We have been busy traveling between houses as we prepare to sell, and move.  Lots of moving furniture 
and redecorating work has been going on!
We're tired, but we relax with sunsets like this in the evening!

Lakehouse Redecorating- Itsy Bits And And Pieces

I thought I'd share some of the finished work in our bedroom with you today! 
You might remember the floors in the upstairs 
were covered with three different UGLY carpet remnants...


Lakehouse Redecorating- Itsy Bits And And Pieces

We ripped up the carpeting, and planned to use the old wood floor. 
It was covered with glue and was going to end up being more work and money to refinish than we wanted to do.  So instead, we went with a wide plank laminate 
that looks beautiful in the space, and will be great with all the family and pets. 
We also added additional molding pieces.

Lakehouse Redecorating- Itsy Bits And And Pieces

This room has nice architectural interest with a gabled ceiling and window alcove.

Lakehouse Redecorating- Itsy Bits And And Pieces

The walls were painted gray with white trim and we did a fun project to give the look of an exposed brick chimney!  The area had an old curved bookcase that was awful looking, and when we went to remove it, we found the boards were covering large floor and ceiling holes from an old stovepipe chimney.  So we decided to take lemons and make lemonade by boxing it in with brick look paneling. Then I used drywall compound to spread over much of the bricks and mortar, and distressed it with a sanding block.  I used watered down gray paint to add 
to some of the brick edges for even more of a 3-D look.  
We are very happy with this $25 addition to the room!

Lakehouse Redecorating- Itsy Bits And And Pieces


Lakehouse Redecorating- Itsy Bits And And Pieces

Lakehouse Redecorating- Itsy Bits And And Pieces

The curtains have a tweed looking weave...

Lakehouse Redecorating- Itsy Bits And And Pieces

A black iron headboard was added to the bed.

Lakehouse Redecorating- Itsy Bits And And Pieces

I bought a cubby for the closet area, but it didn't work out there.  
But it was perfect used in the window alcove, for a cozy reading nook!

Lakehouse Redecorating- Itsy Bits And And Pieces

We brought a chair from our living room, and are bringing a dresser from the house, too.  We hung an old fishing creel basket and binoculars, 
and an 1880's Norwegian sailing print.

Lakehouse Redecorating- Itsy Bits And And Pieces

Lakehouse Redecorating- Itsy Bits And And Pieces

A vintage alabaster lamp worked perfectly in the space, when I added a narrow oval shade.  It's been great to reuse so much of what we already had, in new ways!

Lakehouse Redecorating- Itsy Bits And And Pieces

Lakehouse Redecorating- Itsy Bits And And Pieces

There will be more decorating, but it is a really cozy space! 

You may have seen some of my photos on my Instagram page.  I haven't had a lot of time to blog lately, as we are on the road a lot...but I am always adding update photos on my Instagram as well as on my Itsy Bits And Pieces Facebook Page.  
I hope you'll stop by and join me on these sites!  
Here's a few of the lakehouse photos I've shared recently...

Sleepy Sophie...

Lakehouse Redecorating- Itsy Bits And And Pieces

Relaxing in the little sunporch...

Lakehouse Redecorating- Itsy Bits And And Pieces

Kitchen additions...

Lakehouse Redecorating- Itsy Bits And And Pieces

A big oak branch narrowly missed the roof...

Lakehouse Redecorating- Itsy Bits And And Pieces

Until next time...We have a hallway and stairs to paint...and a floor to finish!

41 comments

  1. What a peaceful get-away bedroom. Love all your touches, and wow that limb---was a very near---miss. Great post!

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    1. Thank you, Sandi! We definitely made sure we didn't have any other dead limbs like that!

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  2. Love the new space...the bricks look fabulous...do you think this same treatment would work to whitewash real bricks??? Rather than white paint??? Seems like it might be easier. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you, Jeanne! You could sure try it! You could wash it off with water if you didn't like the look. You could seal it when you had a good look. I think plaster would work for a good technique on real brick, too. Maybe check Pinterest for suggestions...lots of info there!

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  3. I love your re-done bedroom! Good idea to get the laminate flooring when there's going to be kids and pets running around. The faux chimney is fabulous. You are so creative!

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    1. Thank you, Melanie! The chimney adds a lot of architectural interest and texture to the room!

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  4. Love that new floor up there! And very cute chimney effect!

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  5. I love what you've done, Linda. That bed is really neat.

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  6. Wow, love that sunset. So pretty! The floors look great and the room is very cozy looking. The "chimney" turned out great too...I think it was a perfect solution.

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    1. Thank you, Cecilia! I love the sunsets here...so different every night!

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  7. It's all coming together so beautifully, Linda! Love the floor, the chimney and all the pretty touches for this sweet room. So exciting to begin your new adventure. The sunset is gorgeous....x Karen

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  8. Oh Linda I am loving this so far. It is gorgeous. Love that floor and oh that exposed brick fromt he chimney is soooooo amazing. Room stunner right there. The sunsets are breath taking. Oh girl you are in the most amazing place in your life. Enjoy every minute.
    xoxo
    Kris

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    1. Thank you, Kris! We are working hard...I know you get it...but are taking time to relax and have fun, too! It is home to us now!

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  9. I see twilight years and dream building.

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  10. You have done a wonderful job....! Everything looks so homey and comfy....

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  11. WOW Linda the room turned out awesome! We have similar floors and love them. The brick is absolutely fabulous:) xo Kathleen

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  12. Linda, I love the sunset... would love to see that everyday. You are an amazing decorator, I absolutely love the bricks. Also the wide plank flooring. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  13. Your hard work is paying off, Linda, the room looks so nice now.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you, Amalia! It does feel good to see it coming together!

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  14. Your new place is just beautiful! I love the choices you've made for the redecorating.

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    1. Thank you, Karen! We are enjoying how it is turning out!

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  15. Oh Linda, I adore that brick section and you chose beautiful flooring! It looks so cozy and inviting! What a beautiful view you have of the sunset ;)

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    1. Thank you, Cecilia! That brick section adds so much to the space!

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  16. I love it. Was wondering if you were still going to move to the lake full time and now we know.

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  17. It all looks fabulous!!! Will you be residing at the Lake House full time?
    xo Kris

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    1. Thank you, Kris! Yes! We are living there half-time now while we get the work done at both houses...we are getting there! My husband is retired now, so it is easier!

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  18. Cute bedroom, Linda. Love the accessories and that floor is perfect.

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  19. This is adorable. I love the ticking bedding. The bed is adorable too.

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  20. Linda, your project looks
    beautiful and serene -- just
    like you : ) What a special
    lake home....You are so lucky.

    xo Suzanne

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