Like the home we live in year round, we canât help but feel like our cottages need a little pick me up from time to time. However, when the season comes round for sipping sangrias by the water, the last thing we want to do is put in a little extra elbow grease. Have no fear, we have some great tips that can get you motivated to give your beloved little cabin by the water the makeover it deserves.
Have a painting party. Who doesnât love an invite to a cottage? Ask your best buds to come up for the weekend to lend a hand. You can lounge during the day and paint in the evening. Make it fun with some good music and cocktails! Not too many thoughâ¦you want to keep the paint where it belongs!
Sometimes the best inspiration for a room can be from a simple object found while out in the country. Antique stores are one in the million north of the city and a great way to spend an afternoon. Make a day of it and have fun. Quaint is perfect for cottage life.
DIY Projects. Cottages are all about family time. What better way to get everyone together than to tackle a DIY project! Even if itâs just painting some flower pots to add some colour to the garden, do it together and make memories in the process.
Rainy day purges. If the weather isnât co-operating, take that opportunity to go through some cupboards and drawers to eliminate any clutter. Itâs easy to accumulate silly little trinkets at the cottage, but make sure you take the time to purge any extra pet rocks or sunscreen from the 60âs!
Cottage season is short and sweet so itâs natural to want to make the most of it. Take your time with maintaining and freshening up your space and try to have some fun while doing it. Youâll be happy you did when next summer roles around!