Chloe's Cottage, Everyday Life, Tiny House

Tiny House Update- Trim!

The trim is going up in the tiny house y’all! I’m so excited about this! I thought putting up walls helped make it look more like a house, but now that the trim is going up I can see everything coming together.

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Trim around the kitchen window. Why yes, I am using a random piece of duck cloth and layers of tissue paper to protect my counter top. (:

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The wall is looking just about complete!


More wall and some door trim.

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The trim continues to more of the house!

The list of things to do before I can move into the bottom part of the house is getting a lot shorter now! In fact I’ve already done so much since this stage. I’ve enjoyed working on the house, but I’m really anxious to move in! I’ll fill in and what all I need to accomplish with the house soon!


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Cottage Update- Kitchen

The kitchen is coming along quite nicely! It’s not finished by any means, but it’s starting to look more and more like a kitchen! It’s amazing how insulation and paneling can already make a space look more complete!

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Once everything is trimmed and painted my small China cabinet will sit against this wall. I love the look of shabby chic and cottage styles so the whole interior will be painted a nice white color. It’ll make the house look bigger than what it is and give it a nice, clean look.

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This wall well have a built in shelves for dishes and pantry items.


My Dad made a stand for my refrigerator to stand on so it would be off the ground. He attached some of the same paneling to give it a uniform look as well. Later we will build a shelf that sits over the refrigerator and it will hold my convection oven. We’re also going to make the rest of the stand look more like a broom closet.

I also painted on the kitchen counter. It just needed a little wipe down and a fresh coat of paint!

The same goes for all the drawers and the rest of the counter.


Dad built this awesome counter top!




After we brought it over to the house we were able to make the hole for the sink.


Next it was time to stain the counter top. I chose a “dark walnut” stain and am very pleased with how it turned out.


A close up of the stain.


The overall stain on the counter top.


After the stain completely dried I put some polyurethane seal on it.


Then I let the seal dry for a few days before I put another coat on it.

There is still *quite* a bit to do in the kitchen area, but it’s nice to see everything coming together!


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Cottage Update- Lighting

“So what are you going to do for lighting?”

That’s a question that usually comes up when I’m describing what I plan on doing with The Cottage. When this was all just dreaming and planning I really didn’t have any idea whatsoever on the lighting I wanted. I would usually respond with an “I’m looking around still” or a “I haven’t really thought of that yet.”

Now I actually have plans for lighting and it’s all thanks to my Mum and her wonderful ideas.

My Mum was at a local resale shop and came across this flush-mount light.



My Mum found some antique glass shades from my grandparents old house. All I need to do is purchase some bases for them!



This is my favorite out of the three shades. I’m thinking this one might go in the kitchen near the sink.



I think this shade would be best for the bathroom.



This one is most likely going to go near the couch in the living room.

Now to find one or two small light fixtures and I can check lighting off the list!