Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Dare me?

Dreaming of a barn cottage






The scary before….

warning….worse than the pantry. Shield your eyes.


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Maybe….With the help of a cottage goddess….

It could be a Cinderella story

maybe. kinda. sorta.


Top pic: Jane Coslick

Other images: Canadian House and Home

Bottom four: The cold hard truth in our backyard


Renée Finberg said...

any thoughts?
other than, i adore the place??


Abby M. Interiors said...

It's going to be awesome! You go!

kj said...

linda, i can see there is some work to be done, but those first few photos: OMG. it would be my dream to spend time in that space, to write and cook little meals and cozy into that room and couch.

i can't wait to see what you do. you should be on hgtv, linda. you know that, right?

is this place yours? OMG!


Deborah said...

I have complete confidence in you. You and the Big Black Dog. **kisskiss** Deb

Farmgirl Paints said...

WHAT?? You have a barn. I couldn't be more jealous. What an amazing space. Looks like that designer will have more than enough ideas to transform that space. Can't wait to see the afters!

Desert Dreaming said...

Wow, love the clean lines and fresh open space, but yet the pictures are so warm and inviting. Go for it! If it would turn out like the work you've done elsewhere in your home, you have nothing to lose...



for the love of a house said...

I DOUBLE dare ya!!! It looks like soooooo much fun. I want to do it.... oh wait- I have my own barn to finish first!!
one question.... can I have Bo?! I love him. seriously love... love, love!!


Kathi said...

YES!!! Do it! I looks like a great project! :D

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Double, Dog Dare You!!!

It has a dutch door, could there be a more charming feature to start with? Get busy, because I am so excited...and jealous it's not my project!

Gypsea Nurse said...

I with Acanthus.. Double Dog Dare.. I will even send you the conchs!!!

Joyce said...

Oh I know you can do it. One of my things on my wish list besides an old school and church is a barn. When you do it please share the steps along the way. xo

Black Zebra said...

Such Fun Linda! How I wish I had a project like that:-) You'll make it look great whatever you do - coz you got style babe!

sealaura said...

loving all the whites. I think you will do a great job and it seems like you have a cute furry helper there! i felt refreshed just looking at all these pics.

Drawn to The Sea said...

What sealaura said... times two :-)
I'm eager to see what you (& the goddess) create... she's brilliant.

Cher' Shots said...

I want to curl up on that big white bed and start sketching whatever lies outside that window! 'hugs from afar'

anita said...

loooooove it :)

great inspiration pics, love the kitchen and white bedroom. you got this girl :) cant wait to see the after pics

designchic said...

What a fabulous space you have...adore the 2nd image with the amazing lantern lighting!! Can't wait to follow and see your result ~

Tamara Jansen said...

Oh what fun! Go for it! Make the dream a reality and blog, blog blog :)

Melissa said...

Oh, man! That's my kind of project!! Can't wait to follow along on your fun adventure, and I really can't wait to see the final product!! Good luck! :D

Renae Moore said...

Double dare and I would even go to FL and help you! Well at least you could have a bloggy work party!
It will be FAB! Can't wait!

Emily@TheWickerHouse said...

So is this Barn on your property?? love it. I can totally see the potential. and you HAVE to leave that door. OMG that door! Love!

J - Pachamama said...

Behold the power of paint! It looks like a fun project. Have fun with it :]

Karen Deborah said...

Great bones on that barn! You can do it! Looks like your big black boy has ideas.

red ticking said...

go for it! i will be right over!!! xo

Completely Coastal said...

Awesome dutch door!

rjerdee said...

Of course, you dare, girl! Go for it, we'll we waiting with bated breath!

Chris said...

You did it. Great great job done there.
Seattle Real Estate

christy said...

Nice horse. ;) I cannot wait to see what you two come up with, I know it is going to be AWESOME!

kImberly at mimicharmante said...

Do it! Then, if it goes well for you, I *maybe* attempt to do it to our VERY old barn!

Rebekka Seale said...

Oh, so much potential! I love the picture of the twin beds...dreammmy!

shamanaccount said...

My what a brilliant makeover! The white shades made it so cozy I could roll on the floor all day. Your are truly wonderful!

solsticehome said...

Oh yes I do dare you!! go for it. what possibilities here. those doors are keepers for sure.
can't wait to see this one!

Lisa Porter said...

This is my favorite kind of project. I wish I had a project & a space like yours.
What potential and you do such great transformations!
Go for it!
How great that your handsome boy is tall enough to look through the Dutch door! I think it's an omen to get your gloves on!

Ola said...

that is a transition! I like the feeling of air and lightness when I see those interiors

Simple Daisy said...

Are you kidding me!! You are sooo lucky!!! I can't even wait to see what you do with that barn!! It's going to be amazing:)

Unknown said...

You go girl.......looks like a few gallons of creamy white paint would be a start.

Seema Persaud said...

With hard work it can definitely be possible. Good luck!

Please feel free to link back to us at www.houseandhome.com

Thanks so much!

Seema Persaud

somepinkflowers said...

at least your
{{not really too }}scary Before
has that lovely smiley face
hanging out
at the door!


{{ ps--i have
one of those little wicker elephants tables
from my hippie days.
so friendly and loyal!
he has followed me
from home
to home
to home... }}

katiedid said...

I am going to be looking forward to that transformation.....cuz I think more than a few people have double dogged you.....and I don't think you are the type of gal to be go back on a dare....right? :) Fantastic! I have saved every picture here for my cousin's beach house.

Cobalt Violet said...

Gorgeousness ... I love the subtile moroccan accents ... the lanterns and nets. So peaceful and fresh!

Ya, go for it! I wanna watch! ;)

Vix said...

You know you love a challenge, no matter how big or small.

And you know everybody else loves that you love a challenge, be it big or small, because the results are always unbelievable.

[Big Butt Chair, anyone?]

But you'd better share the in-process shots to remind us you don't just winkle your nose and end up with something fantastic. Takes my envy down a little that way, too.

Hope you dive right in while I sit here waiting for updates....

Ivy Lane said...

I am thinking you are out there right now as I post this...cleaning and prepping! Can't wait for the final reveal! It's gonna be stellar!!!!

Leah Moss said...

totally dare you!

and yes, the dutch door! Just with that and the plank walls you're more than halfway there.

Unknown said...

Oh yes,,,Believe and it will happen!!!

Steven said...

The place is adorable it reminds me of my trip in West Indies, I love colonial styles, it's like the time stopped 100 years ago when UK was a colonial state


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