Spring Break 2017, and instead of going to the beach we went to the mountains. The first morning, we woke up to this.
It was 80 degrees when we left Texas. Well, the reality was I had been working too hard, so I just wanted to get back in bed and pull the covers over my head. But it was Sunday, and we always go to church on Sunday. Still, we’re on the top of a mountain and the roads are icy. Did I mention there are no guard rails? We decided to stay home. The neighbors said the church might have cancelled services for the morning any way. I knew that nobody in town wanted Texans on the roads in these icy conditions.
We stayed in, cooked together, had lots of hot tea and oatmeal. We played ping pong and watched movies. Honestly it was my kind of fun. And I had this amazing view. It wasn’t a lot of snow, and it melted soon.
Hey don’t miss today’s podcast episode on TAKING A HOME FROM FRUMPY TO FAB!
Here are a few links that go with the podcast.
See Yvonne’s post 5 Ways To Refresh Your Living Room, HERE
Another post from Yvonne, 5 Small Ways To Totally Change The Look Of A Room, HERE
And 5 Ways To Beautifully Accessorize A Room, HERE
Kelly tells us when to paint and not to paint furniture HERE.
Yvonne’s updated sheer curtain diy HERE.
Okay back to the mountains!
While we had the handy man come to do some work that needed to be done on the house. So we finally had this bad boy mounted on the wall. I’ve had this shelf for 5 years sitting in the garage. It finally made it to the wall.
Here’s the before of the room.
It took 3 of us to get the shelf in place.
Here it is. I don’t have a lot of plates in the mountains, so I used what I had.
We also had to replace the dryer while we were here. Some landscape timbers had to be replaced due to a fire while we weren’t there, and there were a few more repairs. This is ‘not fun’ part of ownership. It’s always something. Renters break things too. But we’re thrilled to have this place, and happy to share it. If you want to stay here you can. CLICK HERE.
We’re hoping to get the house exterior painted soon. So what is your favorite exterior paint color? Hit me up.
Your mountain house looks like a dream come true. What a blessing. Thanks for all the updates.
It literally is Deb. Hoping to downsize and move there when we retire.
Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things says
It was a late spring snow, pretty and it did melt fast! Your mountain home looks better every time I see it!
YOUR MOUNTAIN HOME LOOKS FAMILIAR. WE LIVE IN WESTERN NC. IS YOUR MT. HOME
It is in Black Mountain Linda. http://bit.ly/cedarridgeNC
One Of the most beautiful areas of God’s vast creations
Thank You for using the gifts he has given you.
I think a dark grey with crisp white trim would be nice. Of course I am a fan of Nantucket cottages. Aren’t our mountains beautiful? We are blessed!
Sally Ide says
Gorgeous home and view. I think light to medium grey for the outside with white trim would be lovely! Enjoy!
Elizabeth @ EllieAndElizabeth says
I live in the mountains and wouldn’t trade anything for that view, not even the snow, lol! Glad you had a peaceful retreat! Love the new wooden shelf, can’t wait to see more.
Roxann Johnson Schwarze says
Love…..love……love the shelf!!!! Perfect spot!!!!! For exterior colors I feel I always gravitate towards the earth tones….greys….tans….the perfect green…like a sage or Moss but on the grey side…. with your amazing eye for design I know you will come up with the perfect color!!!! Best wishes!!!!! Roxann ?
Sandra at Maison De Jardin says
Everything is simply gorgeous! So in love with the shelf.
Black Mountain is a beautiful spot on this earth -love Montreat as well. If you have not had a chance to go there – you should. It is full of antique shops, lots old quilts and a lovely, quaint little spot. Enjoy your fabulous retreat!
Agreed Sandra! We’ve been going to Black Mountain for over 30 years. We LOVE it!!
So fun to read this! We also are Texans building our dream / some day soon, retiremrnt home inWestern NC! Discovered an area between Brevard and Cashiers almost 30 yrs ago when we had to pull the trigger on our Plan B vacation – when Plan A to Destin, Fl was derailed by a hurricane! We fell in love so hard that when our son came along we found a boys camp in Black Mountain (Rockmont) so we would have an excuse to visit the area for drop off and pick up!! I chose an exterior color to blend in with the forest that surrounds us- SW 3402 Woodland, solid stain. ( would post pic but cant figure out how!) Have fun!!
Thanks Cathy, I can look it up. I LOVE Black Mountain!
I love the shelf you mounted on the wall, did you build it or was it the top on a side board? I would love my husband to recreate the look, is that made of pine? You said it was heavy. Very nice decor…
Paula, it did not come with the buffet and we didn’t make it. It is pine.
Gwen Lewis says
Absolutely love shelf. Just what that wall needed.
Renee Harris says
I am enjoying every update on your mountain cottage. Thanks for sharing.
Shirley@Housepitality Designs says
I love all of the new changes!!!…What a most fantastic shelf and the new chairs look wonderful….yes, love snow that falls so beautifully onto the surfaces of the ground and trees and then later it is gone! My kind of snow! Glad you had a great time on your Spring Break!
MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) says
Just love your Mountain Home! It’s gorgeous!
The pine shelf you put up is so nice. It looks great on that wall. You will really enjoy your home there in the mountains — so peaceful and such a great view.
Have a blessed week-end, Anita!
Karen Baumgardner says
The house is finally starting to look like “your” house – the plate rack made a huge impact on the whole space.
I stick to the historic Williamsburg paint colors for any exterior painting I ever do. The colors are always muted and readily go together, you just can’t go wrong with them. They have adorned 5 homes for us now and we have always been very pleased. Our current house is an 1895 farmhouse (although in town now in a Chicago suburb), and we used a tan with charcoal gray and cream trims, and little accents of soft aqua blue. Personally, I think a home looks best when it sits “softly” on the landscape and ties in with nature.
Love your mountain home, but the no guardrails would get me every time, lol – I’m afraid of heights. I’m sure you’ll love it there when you retire. Thanks for sharing it with us through photos.
Beverly Poag says
Glad you got to spend some time in the mountains…I live in North Georgia, foothills of the Appalachian mountains. I love the dusting of snow we get from time to time…sometimes it’ll snow at night and we wake up to a winter wonderland, which melts by midafternoon. I live in a wooded area and just painted my home Sherwin Williams Sandy Ridge, trim SW Sand Dollar and my shutters are Valspar Betsy Ross House Moss, which is also Oak Moss…most everyone here that paints their home a green palette paints their shutters black…my painter said “You no want black?” lol Ok, I’m different but I love the colors. I love the blending into the woods, too. Look around at your surrounds, trees, mountains, rocks, evergreens, etc…you will definitely be inspired!
Norma Rolader says
I love your mountain home it is so beautiful I miss the mountains God bless