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As I’ve mentioned in earlier posts, Arriz and I are having our wedding ceremony here and it is getting right down to the wire to get everything done. The last-minute build-up of things to do is getting crazy, so a group of friends came up with us to help with the huge list of details. Since our large slider door like this one will not be ready in time and the bedroom will be completely in view at the party after the wedding, I need to make it look as good as possible.

West Elm Door For Cottage

I had the 24” square linen pillows sewn by Dan at Mieda Design and brought up my favourite throw from Ochre for the foot of the bed. The chair that I’ve used as a side table was in Arriz’s old loft when we first started dating and I got the zig zag rug at West Elm just before I came up. It was on sale: $200 for an 8' x 10'! ? I had to have it. Later on, I decided to rig up a burlap curtain from the track over the window.

Cottage Bedroom

Cottage Bedroom Into Pax

Here is the Ikea Pax wardrobe you saw being installed in the last post. Now that it’s painted and has the horn Ochre handles on it, it looks like a custom piece. I lined up my Bamboula baskets underneath.

Cottage Bedroom Pax Wardrobe

Our bathroom vanity is basically a plywood box vanity with a top mount sink. Eventually it will be capped with the same black granite as in the kitchen. I brought up my lovely handmade towels from the city ? I bought them more than 15 years ago in New Mexico. I also had to temporarily take the mirror from our guest bathroom at home.

Cottage Bathroom

We constructed the built-in daybed from Douglas fir plywood, it sits under the rock view. I had Dan at Mieda make the mattress, mattress cover and pillows as well. There are side tables that we built into each end that include storage and will hold Arriz’s speakers ? he is a huge audiophile.

Cottage Custom Daybed

You might recognize this hutch ? it’s been with me for years and has taken quite a beating it’s been moved so many times! I mounted it on the wall near the dining area and kitchen for extra storage. The sconces on either side are the ones I found at Rona.

Cottage Storage Hutch

I gave the outhouse a fix up too, since it might come in handy as a back-up washroom for the wedding weekend. I sprayed the outside, painted the door and the floor inside and what a huge difference it made! I added a lantern and a little bucket with extra toilet paper plus an area rug to make it a little more comfortable. Next year I will add a metal roof so it coordinates with the main building and the bunkie.

Cottage Outhouse Exterior

Cottage Outhouse Makeover

The last week or so has been rainy and misty. It makes for a breathtaking scene up here but I hope it clears up in time for the wedding! We asked everyone to bring umbrellas in case ? the ceremony will be a go, rain or shine, in the little clearing by the water where the old log cabin used to be. Stay tuned to the next post for a snapshot of the wedding!

Cottage Deck With Trees

For more on the construction and design of the cottage check out Arriz's blog

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