The bathroom wasn't all that bad really, all we need to do in there is deal with the few patches of plain drywall and figure out some type of door system where the mechanicals are.
The kitchen was like the bathroom, not too much to do, just little bits here and there to tie it all together.
BUT the dining room, bedroom and hallway...woo-boy. The dining room is blah. It's painted in a blah color and has no character. The hall is similar but it also has a poorly built crooked leaning wall that it shares with the bedroom, which has a faux drop ceiling and ugly paneling (the 4x8 sheets, not planks).
So I have a blank canvas so to speak...which means I have come up with ideas and ideas and...uh-oh. Which ones to choose? Which ones will tie in with the rest of the Cottage?
Here's a few, I apologize for borrowing the images but I've followed trails all over and don't know who the original photographer was on them.
Then there's the ceiling, which was done in pop corn. Unfortunately, it's "popping off" in a few places, so we were thinking of using some wood from some old crates that are past their usefulness as crates (this is faux barnwood, but it is the properly grayed look, the pieces would be much shorter from the crates):
Instead of using old magazine pages, I was also considering paneling with wither blue on the bottom and white on top or the opposite:
And then there's the dining room, which is BLAH. It's painted in a sort of beigy bland color and has no character outside of the scrounged up furniture we've added. I was thinking of distressed paneling like what was have in the living room, but in color (maybe not THIS distressed):
And since we have NO CLOSET (we HAD one, but removed it for more room in the living room) I want to build a wall of shelving that will house newly built crates for our clothes.