There are pros and cons to living in an old cottage home.
This place was not original to the waterfront property.
The house was moved here, and added on to a little at a time....a room here, an addition there.
I'm not sure how many previous owners there were. but they each had their own individual way of decorating.
Because we don't have the funds to gut the place, we have gradually worked with what we have.
There once was a "thing" called "Z-brick" that people used to cover walls. It came in a variety of colors, and these walls were covered in the grey and black version of the brick.
Instead of ripping the walls out, I painted the "bricks" white.
Sadly, there wasn't any mortar between the bricks....just some caulk material that they used to adhere the bricks to the walls with.
Recently, (FINALLY) I mixed up some mortar and added it to the bricks.
What a messy job!!!!
You can see in the corner that the house either settled a GREAT deal, or someone didn't measure correctly.....hmmmm.
Anyway....I like the way it turned out, even if it looks a bit 80ish.
My husband thought it would be (in his words) "sharp" to have black and stainless appliances and black counters, and a black sink.
It didn't matter that I wanted everything WHITE!!!!
...anyway....I ended up painting the counters with white paint specially made for counters.
UGH!!! a thick and sticky process!!!
The black sink hubby put in was acrylic, and ended up being a scratched up MESS!!
I finally got this HUGE gorgeous,white sink a few months ago, and am as happy as a lark.
It's not a perfect kitchen, but I like it all the same.
It really doesn't bother me the way the house is put together (much), as long as the bones are good.
That way, I don't feel bad about adding pieces that I find at antique markets, and junque shops. Like old doors, and vintage window sashes, shutters, and iron brackets all over the place. It's all a part of who I am.
This old cottage might not be your "cup of tea"......but I like it just fine.