Thursday, September 7, 2017

Well Hello!

Hello Everyone.  I am still here just waiting on  a few things to get finished and then we will be moving into the cottage.  Hopefully in the next couple of weeks.

This has been a long journey to have the rehab done in the basement and also a garage and new drive area done.  When they tell you 3 to 4 weeks and it actually ends up being 3 months you just have to take in deep breaths.  I am so happy we are at the end of this journey and will be moving in soon.

Waiting on the flooring guys to set up a date to put in the floors in the basement and then we can set up our move in date.


Yeah!!!!!!! We might actually move in soon.

This past Labor Day Weekend Terry and I took a small trip away to celebrate our 38th wedding anniversary.  We so needed a small get away from all the house crap and living with no home for the past 3 months.

We took a drive to Hudsonville and Holland Michigan area.

This is one of my absolute favorite shops to visit when we are in this area of Michigan.  A lot of you that follow Liz Marie's blog know about her great shop in Hudsonville, Michigan.  If you do not know of Liz's blog you must visit.  Her farmhouse style is gorgeous.




These next few pics are some of the great treasures that can be found in her shop.


Loved these lamb paper towel holders.  Sooo cute.

Lots of great signs.
Also next door to Liz's shop is a great Habitat Store.  We found this 12 inch door that is going to fit perfect in the kitchen of the new house.  More about the re love of this door soon.

Terry also found these vintage lanterns that he is going to hang on the new garage.  They were $20 with 25% off.  Loved the aged patina on these and the bubbled glass.


This is a treasure found that went home with us too.  I could totally envision this immediately in my bathroom of the new house.  Loved the brass faucet and bowl.

I spent a long time cleaning up the brass.

I am debuting on painting this brass or leaving it.  So far I am liking it in the brass.

We needed to add some legs to her to bring her up so we could use her in the bathroom.  So stay tuned to see how this sweet cabinet gets re loved into the bathroom. She may get a little white paint too :).   Hoping to get that up and done this weekend.

Have a safe rest of the week.  Praying for all of you in the path of Irma.
xoxo
Kris

54 comments:

  1. Hello! Wondering what you've been up to! So great to go shopping with you! Liz Marie's shop is fab! And as usual you have been a busy bee. Love the new sink.

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  2. Happy Anniversary!!!! I know you are so anxious to move in. Can't wait to see how it all comes togethr. I adore that bathroom vanity and I love, love, love the brass. It is amazing.

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  3. What a great shop!! love to shop there...

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  4. Sounds like a fun visit and I like the goodies you found. :)

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  5. You really found some great items for your new cottage! That bathroom sink is AWESOME!! And I love the lights for the garage, super finds!!

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  6. First, happy anniversary! Second, what a great shop! I'd so love to have one of those lamp paper towel holders.
    Brenda

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  7. yes, you all totally deserved an anniversary getaway. LOVE the antique cabinet, leave it brass, it's fabulous!

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  8. Good for you that you were able to take a little trip, Kris. You found some wonderful pieces for your home. It took so much longer than you expected but soon you'll be in your beautiful new home, YEAHH!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  9. I have missed you SO MUCH! And I was just wondering yesterday when you would move in. This little cabinet is going to be perfect in your new COTTAGE! Please, please, enjoy your weekend. You are almost HOME!

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  10. Cannot wait to see your new home and what you did. I love that sink and I would keep the brass too.

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  11. Happy Anniversary! So glad you got away, and I love all your treasures shown which you brought home. Keep the brass! With all that work you did, it's beautiful!

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  12. Good Morning Kris
    Happy Anniversary* what a great getaway and you found so many amazing goodies for your new home. I know you can't wait to get in. I love the new sink//dresser you found for your bathroom, its beautiful.
    Hope your day is fabulous
    deezie

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  13. Happy 38th (we had our 39th this past April)! The Found Cottage looks like a fun place to shop at. I love the little door you found and the bathroom cabinet with the brass faucet and sink. I can just imagine it all painted white with the pretty brass on it. So glad for you that you are seeing the end of the tunnel!

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  14. YES! Def white paint...but leave the beautiful brass first....then decide!

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  15. First of all, Happy Anniversary! It would have been nice to celebrate it in your new cottage but there's next year. Lots of pretty goodies at the Found Cottage...the sink cabinet you bought will be perfect for your cottage. Wonderful that you found a door you can use in the kitchen. The lanterns that Terry found will be fabulous on the garage...love the finish and the glass. xoxo

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  16. Omigosh! The first time ever I haven't wanted to see something get painted - what a stunning piece in perfect condition. Love the brass. Thankfully I can never visit her shop or my budget would be in super bad shape! Enjoy your treasures!

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  17. Kris, That is a great find.....I like as is, but I know it will look great even painted. :):) You have that knack. Those lights Terry picked are nice. Can't wait to see it all . I know it's been a long tough journey for both of you. You have always been in my prayers. Blessings, love, xoxo, Susie

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  18. Kris, you guys must've done the happy dance when you saw that 12-inch door, it's not like they come a dime a dozen. I've been wondering how things have been going, thanks for the update! You're at the finish line.

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  19. I love the brass fixtures!!! So pretty. You found some great treasures! Your little house is going to be so cute. I can't wait for the tour once you're settled.

    Thanks for the update!

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  20. Hi Kris, great shop and I love what you got. Can see it all in my minds eye, except the door for the kitchen. Will have to wait for that one. The washstand you will love in the bathroom. We put one very similar in our last house, which our kids are now using. Worked out really well and so cute..I bet you are so excited waiting for moving in day..Happy Weekend..xxoJudy

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  21. Wow,WoW, WOW. Love the cabinet already. Can't wait to see it in it's new home. Happy Anniversary! You two are more than deserving to get some time away from all the house business. Fingers crossed your move happen soon.

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  22. Kris your cottage is going to be so amazing. Your new finds are awesome and I love the brass it goes along with the bits of yellow in your decor. So exciting! Hang in there.
    xoxo Jo

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  23. Hi Kris, well it certainly has been a long journey and I know you are more then ready to get into your gorgeous new cottage. Happy Anniversary too. So glad you had a nice getaway with Terry and the shop you visited looks amazing. Love the signs and everything you shared here in photos. Love the treasure you found for your bathroom too. Can't wait to see it finished. I hope moving day comes quick and wishing you many blessings and lots of new memories in your new home. xo

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  24. Happy anniversary! What a cute shop. Love the lamb paper towel holders too. So cute! Great finds! And no! White paint on the sink cabinet? Lol! It's going to look stunning with the brass!
    So happy the end is in sight. Best wishes for a quick move in date!
    Hugs,
    Cecilia

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  25. That cabinet will look so lovely in your bathroom. Love the new lights.

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  26. Love the cabinet and it will look amazing in your bathroom. You found some great treasures for your new cottage. I can hardly wait to see what magic in your cottage.

    Happy Anniversary to you and Terry.

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  27. Happy Anniversary. Gosh, those lanterns Terry found are just perfect for hanging on the garage. They're going to look so good. The sink is pretty amazing and will look so sweet in your bathroom after you give it your touch. Cool legs. And what a pretty shop. . .so many wonderful things. Happy weekend! Hugs.

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  28. WOW, what a fabulous shop, so many treasures!!! You found some amazing things..... I can't wait to see how you incorporate them into your new home!!!!! I"m so happy the end is in sight and you finally get to move in SOON!!!
    Happy Anniversary to you and Terry!
    ~Des

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  29. Kris wishing you and Terry a happy Anniversary. I love the sink basin in brass and the cute feet you used to elevate the cabinet. So you're painting it white? Imagine that! Exciting news getting ready to move into your new nest. I know you will feather it beautifully.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  30. Kris...What did you use, to clean your brass faucet with?

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    1. They have a brass cleaner but I used mineral oil that I had and it worked pretty good.
      Hope that helps. If you do not have mineral oil I would get brass cleaner it is cheaper and works better.
      I just used mineral oil since I already had it on hand.
      xoxo
      Kris

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    2. Thank you Kris...So, are you saying mineral oil, removed the tarnish, from the brass?!...I have tried all kinds of brass cleaners...but I thought perhaps you used one, I had not tried!...I also have mineral oil on hand...gonna try it!...Thanks

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    3. Kris...I tried mineral oil, on my brass faucet and handles...Nothing happened! Sure, the brass is now a little greasy...but still the same yucky, water spotted mess, it was before I began!...So, pray tell, did the mineral oil actually clean up your brass...or just shine it up a bit?!...

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    4. Oh Geez Sharon I am sorry it is mineral spirits not oil that I used. I miss typed that. If you do not have mineral spirits then I would try a brass cleaner. So sorry I miss typed that. I guess I had mineral oil on the brain!
      Hugs,
      Kris

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    5. Kris!...Thanks for the clarification!...I thought mineral oil sounded odd...but then again, what do I know?!...I do love using mineral oil though...It gives a lovely luster, to some surfaces...Oh yes, I have mineral spirits...when it comes to renovating products...you name it, I've got it!...So, I shall try mineral spirits!

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    6. Gosh I hope this works for you. It worked great for me. Good luck.
      Kris

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    7. Hi Sharon I am so sorry that did not work. I ended up painting my brass bowel white because of the stains from water. I loved the brass but with painting the cabinet it just looks better painted. You will see how it all came out when I finally get moved in and do a post on the whole bathroom.
      Hugs,
      Kris

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  31. Hope you had the chance to go to the big Flea Market that this shop organized in Holland.

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    1. I did and it was fabulous. Such a fun trip.
      xoxo
      Kris

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  32. Woo hoo you will be moving in soon! Hopefully our bathroom will get finished soon, too. Just need the plumber to come, but I'm sure it will be after Irma gets her butt out of here since we could lose power.

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  33. Kris, I am so happy for you! It certainly is hard to wait when you have been through so much. It is going to be another gorgeous cottage created with love by you and Terry! I recently found Liz on IG. Her style take my breath away!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  34. Happy Anniversary Kris!

    That place reminds me of one we visited this weekend in Wilmington. So fun! Love the brass too.

    Heading back down to NC for good Thursday. Picking up BAM today. Thank goodness Irma didn't meander up there while we were down!

    xxx

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  35. Kris, I love everything that you bought (and a lot that you didn't)! I can see that it would be very easy to get into trouble in Liz's shop. Those paper towel holders are ridiculous and now I want one! ;) Happy Anniversary, hope it was a great weekend away. Looks like a success!

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  36. I love the brass sink! In this case, I definitely think that the wood would look better another color. Happy anniversary. xoxo Su

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  37. Magic already in progress, I see. :-) I love the brass sink. What a creative eye you have! Just love your way of seeing what something can become.

    Happy Anniversary my friend!
    Carla

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  38. Okay Kris...I tried mineral spirits on my yucky, water spotted brass faucet...Didn't work!...Looks like I'll go back to using brass cleaner!...Now, if only my husband would wipe the faucet after he has used it...I wouldn't have a yucky, water spotted faucet!

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  39. What a fantastic shop! I love what all you got. I know you will be happy to finally move in to your new home. I follow Liz Marie and wish I lived closer to shop at her store. I would have to fly there! Thanks for the fun tour.

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  40. So excited for you as you anticipate moving this week! Your cottage has terrific curb appeal, and I know the inside will soon feel like home with all of your own personal treasures.
    Mary Alice

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  41. New treasures! You know how much I love those and can't wait to see them in place! They're all awesome! Those sheep paper towel holders were a riot! So cute! You may need to go back for one lol! I say paint the cabinet first then see how you like the brass with it. Might save you some time and effort of you like it or turn you onto a while new color to use on it! Either way, I'm positive it will look radiant in your new cottage! Enjoy! 💜

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  42. New treasures! You know how much I love those and can't wait to see them in place! They're all awesome! Those sheep paper towel holders were a riot! So cute! You may need to go back for one lol! I say paint the cabinet first then see how you like the brass with it. Might save you some time and effort of you like it or turn you onto a while new color to use on it! Either way, I'm positive it will look radiant in your new cottage! Enjoy! 💜

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  43. Congratulations on your 38 year anniversary! I want to stop into TheFpu d Cottag what enext time I'm on that side of the State! We celebrated 31 years of marriage 2 weekends ago in South Haven Michigan. I've been catching up on your posts. So happy you will e moving in this week and love your wonderful surprise that will be joining your family!

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  44. I'm trying to catch up on my favourite blogs after several daysusing the computer only for work... It's great news that you're "about" to move in!

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