We can’t believe this summer it will be FIVE YEARS that we’ve owned our little slice of paradise, The Beach House. We are still pinching ourselves and still happy as clams fixing it up. Spending the weekends being industrious, and lazy, in equal parts. Ahhh, the beach life!
Here is our beach bungalow living room before we bought it:
And here it is now:
Our house is neither a bungalow nor on the beach, but close enough to count. I’ve been promising more photos, and at the same time trying to become better acquainted with my camera. So bear with me as I continue to learn and experiment. “Strive for progress, not perfection.” Yes!
One of my favorite things, the latitude/longitude pillow found on Etsy at LatteHome
Another favorite addition is the red side table from West Elm
Not sure why I didn’t include photos of our other pet last time I updated this page (too long ago; how could I have been so indolent??)
Illy the rescue squirrel:
And some photos of Illy not eating:
For the full story of how we found Illy and why we kept him (and the healthy food I make for him, and also the #1 question we get about having a squirrel live in our house) read this A Squirrel Lives in Our Beach House.
Some befores and afters:
Read this full story here From Granny Guest Room to Shipwrecked Bunk Bedroom.
The “pool bedroom” before:
And the “pool bedroom” (it overlooks the pool) after:
Read about this transformation Beach Bedroom Makeover: From Small Study to Summery Guest Retreat.
I’ll be updating this page (more often than I was!) as we go along and fix/do/create/screw up/fix again. Check back with us for more on our DIY Beach House journey!