5 Second Cottage update

Mirror Lake Cottage

The outside is looking great! The front porch will be screened in—I have a bug thing.

 

If I told you everything I have done this week you would need a vacation… and a margarita! This amazingly productive week makes my head spin and my heart sing. I have worked  on my house, the cottage in Highlands, the blog, crazy technology—oh, and prepared for a hurricane! Rooms have been painted, stones laid, deliveries arranged, tile ordered, gardens planned, furniture bought and moved, photos edited, porches cleared—etc, etc, etc. Wow! Mr. P has been on a golfing vacation in Ireland and I have worked at lighting speed to get things finished. How? With my new secret weapon—Mel Robbins and ‘The 5 Second Rule.I am up at 6:00am (aiming for a 5:ish something) and tackling the day. Have a look at what has happened at the cottage.

1930's Highlands cottage

The ceiling height is totally unexpected in a 1930’s house.

 

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The closet was flipped from the dining room to the bedroom—same chestnut door.

 

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We added a 6’x8′ covered porch to one of the bedrooms. I love the rhododendrons on this property.

 

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The new bathroom door was moved from the hall to the bedroom—same one with the porch.

 

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The hall entry was doubled in size. You can just see the loft on the right.

 

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The new deck has been added—no more slippery slime.

 

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The landscaping is going great with the addition of the locust arbor.

 

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We planted climbing New Dawn roses on the arbor.

 

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I love the handrail that we added!

 

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I used the same low locust rail fence that I used on the Cashiers house.

 

xo♥, Lissy
All photos by Lissy Parker for lissyparker.com. You are welcome to ‘borrow’ my photos—just please credit and link the source.We

September 19, 2018

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7 Comments

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    Cathy Garrett

    September 21, 2018

    Love seeing the cottage, and everything you have done looks great! Can’t wait to see it finished! That Locus Arbor, oh my and yes please! You are doing a great job.

    Cathy

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      lissyparker

      September 22, 2018

      I love the locus arbor too. Check back for more.
      xo

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    Beth Blumer

    September 21, 2018

    Lissy- may Fred and I be the first guests to rent it? It is going to be lovely.
    I miss you! Would love to see you!

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      lissyparker

      September 22, 2018

      Beth, I would love for you to rent it—will email the info soon. Plumber is holding us up. Lol
      xo

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    Cathy Garrett

    September 22, 2018

    Lissy, your cottage is really coming along. Everything looks great. The beams and ceiling look fantastic and love the height in the room. The porches and deck will be nice to sit out on. I love everything you have done. The Locus Arbor oh my and yes please!!! Your doing a great job! I may have posted this twice if so ignore. Lol!

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      lissyparker

      September 22, 2018

      Cathy, Thank you!
      xo

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    Lewis Johnson

    October 10, 2018

    It is looking fantastic. Keep up the good work.

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