If not, you really should get to know her. It is Shannon from Fox Hollow Cottage. Shannon is one of my favorite people I have “met” while blogging. She is the personal cheerleader of many blogs, always doling out encouraging comments, spreading the love about projects others have done, and being one of the sweetest people I have had the pleasure to get to know. I am THRILLED she is guest posting today. Shannon is amazingly talented, and has some gorgeous home “Redouxs” on her blog. Without further adieu, here is Shannon!
Hello Redoux Readers!
My name is Shannon and you can usually find me over at Fox Hollow Cottage where I blog.
(or on facebook, at Goodwill or running my kid around town.)
I was lucky enough to meet Karen at the very beginning of my blog journey.
I think she is just ridiculously talented.
I have loved getting to know her and always look forward to her latest project!
She has graciously invited me to hang out over here at Redoux today and I’ll be sharing a few of the
things that I have Redouxed.
(If you type it in blog land, it becomes a word.)
Yes! It’s true… I just made it up.
My husband and I have “redouxed” a few homes, but this 1920’s cottage style bungalow was by far
our biggest challenge, in terms of the level of work needed and the budget we had available.
Our house is located on a street, by a curb.
Which almost qualifies it as a roadside rescue!
It was basically in need of us.
Or a match.
Here is a little taste of our home;
I’ll start with the kitchen.
Don’t cry okay?
It’s better now.
Our makeover involved ripping everything out and starting all-over from scratch.
My husband and I had loads of help from my dad. We could not have done it without him.
If you have a handy helper, consider yourself blessed!
We used lots of white paint, beadboard and about the cheapest counter top tile at Lowe’s!
You’ll find lots more photos and all the details of
Our house also came with bathrooms.
Please brace yourself…
because if you thought the kitchen was bad.
This, is even worse!
Looking back… I honestly do not know WHAT I was thinking!
I do know that I am so, so, very glad I took pictures.
Because really. Would you have believed me?
After we were done with all of the big projects, like plumbing (always fun!), painting the entire interior and exterior, installing 23
windows and countless other fun adventures, I finally got a chance to start playing around with some furniture makeovers.
The Fun Stuff!
These are a few of the makeovers I was able to do.
It sure was fun getting to hang out at
Karen’s Le’ Frenchy~Fab blog today.
Thank you so much for letting me interrupt your regularly scheduled “Karen” time.
Ayez un jour merveilleux!!