Archive of ‘renovations’ category

How to Paint Horizontal Stripes in a Day

I can still remember the first time that I painted stripes. It was in my daughter’s nursery and it took me forever. Well, actually three days and that seemed like forever. “Practice Makes Perfect” as the saying goes and boy is that true. After 20 years of painting I have mastered the art of painted stripes. Here’s […] Read more…

Rustic Chic Kitchen Remodel: Tearing Down the Wall

Have you ever wanted to take down the wall in between the dining room and kitchen? We made the perfect open entertaining space with repurposed cabinetry. Theres nothing I love more than creating bright open interiors. Most of the times that can be achieved with paint and furnishings but not with this project. As most of us […] Read more…

Farmhouse Black & White Painted Checkered Floor

Do you love the look of the farmhouse black and white checkered floor? There’s a common thread on my Pinterest boards when it comes to floors. I am constantly pinning painted floors!  Solid colors, patterns, faux painted rugs and just about everything else. When we were renovating the cottage I even painted the damaged floors […] Read more…

Christmas Home Tour 2015

Hi Friends! Welcome to The Freling-Brown Christmas Home Tour 2015. As most of you know I’m new to the blogger community and this is the first time that I’ll be posting any Christmas pictures of our home. In the past I’ve posted Christmas decor on Instagram but when a couple of my IG friends asked me to […] Read more…

Modern Poppy Mural in a Classic Cape Cod

A few weeks back I was contacted by a potential client Patricia asking to set up an appointment to see her new Cape Cod home that she and her husband have been renovating for the past three months. She wanted a mural in the former dining room turned music room, more specifically a piano room. […] Read more…

Not Your Grandma’s House Anymore: Family Room Makeover

There’s nothing I love more than helping clients, friends and family bring a vision to life and help them realize that a tired house really can be updated for a modern and family-friendly lifestyle. So when my client Rebecca came to me with pictures of a house that she and her husband Matt bought through a family friend […] Read more…

Patterns, Paint, Poufs and Porches.

This week my good friend from college and her daughter are coming to visit the cottage for the first time. I wanted to make their short stay as comfortable as possible. The weather forecast is a good one and we’re sure to spend most the time outside on the water or inside the screened in […] Read more…

The Itsy Bitsy Cottage Kitchen Makeover

I will never forget he first time I walked into the cottage I said to my husband  “These cabinets dividing the kitchen and the living room have got to go!”  And on closing day we remove the cabinets under the soffit and it immediately made the kitchen seem more spacious. Aside from removing the curtains and blinds […] Read more…

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