Curtains for the Cottage

May 30th

Creating the cottage

What this house lacks in closets, it makes up for in windows. There are big windows in every room — most of which give us a garden view. While D is away this week studying in England, I’ve been busy trying to get things organized, and homey.

Sewing curtains:

Creating the cottage

Before.

Sorry, darling. Your Mad Men poster will not suffice. Although don’t get me wrong — I like that you are willing to share the house with Don Draper.

Creating the cottage

After.

Creating the cottage

I made this dresser our linen closet, with folded quilts and rugs tucked beneath.

Creating the cottage

Before

Creating the cottage

After.

Plants and farmer’s market baskets make me happy.

As does a well organized, tidy bathroom with a pretty curtain runner:

Creating the cottage

Before

Creating the cottage

After.

Any other creative storage ideas for small spaces? I would love to hear them. Otherwise, this is all happily coming together.

~K

 

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  1. Looking very sweet, Kelli! I follow a great organizing site where I have found a lot of neat organizing ideas (as well as pinterest!)–you would think our home would be SO much better organized–ha! I hope you enjoy–http://iheartorganizing.blogspot.com/ http://www.maillardvillemanor.com/

  2. Love it! Also love the idea of a dresser for a linen closet…my little cottage on the pond only has one closet that is shared between the two bedrooms so I definitely have to be creative. The good part is that I am not able to hoard like I could if I did have closets. 🙂

  3. It’s really coming together! Big windows are such a blessing. I plan to do some major organizing next week when I’m home alone. Why is it so much easier to do when no one is around?

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