1. A mat-forming, evergreen shrub (Vaccinium macrocarpum) of eastern North America, having pink flowers and tart, red, edible berries.
2. The berries of this plant, used in sauces, jellies, relishes, and beverages.
1. A small, single-storied house, especially in the country.
2. A small vacation house.
cran·ber·ry cot·tage
1. A tiny house in the woods in the north of Holland.
2. Peace, quiet, paradise.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Vacation is hard but fun work.....

Our summer vacation has ended and was wonderful from start to finish. We started with a long stay at Cranberry Cottage. It was so quiet and peaceful which is something we needed. Our goal was to do a project which was inspired by something I saw on Pinterest leading me to this blog post. Thank you Ronda for sharing your brilliant idea! It worked a treat on a wall we were unhappy with at the cottage.

We have a great deal of sunlight that shines on this wall. After wallpapering, we found out that direct sunlight will cause vinyl wallpaper to shrink and pull away from the wall while the paste is drying out. The same wallpaper in the guest room was no problem but here it has gaps and a few bubbles. But my problem is that I LOVE this wallpaper and do not have enough to redo it. It is not a paper that is available any longer. So how to fix the problem and be able to salvage something I love??? 

Ronda's idea of creating a grid was just right! We painted thin wooden slats. We sanded them after painting to give them a worn look. Then measuring first the vertical lengths, we divided the wall into four sections. The horizontals were then glued into place creating 5 sections. We were lucky that we did not have to created the trim around the wall as it already had a trim. We simply painted it to match the slats. 

Both Jos and I are thrilled with the results. It really creates a nice feature wall. We got rid of a couch that was far too large for the room and brought our sheep leather chair to take its place. Our next project is a mantle for the fireplace. Humm...time to look around on Pinterest once again.....



  1. Wow i love that wall with the paper background!! Way to save it!!! I'm so glad to inspire you, it makes me happy!!

  2. What a great solution! It looks fantastic too.

  3. What a great way to fix a problem!

  4. Prachtig geworden jullie muur!!!
    Kan me voorstellen dat je voor je schouw mantel ook kijkt op pinterest!!!
    Zulke mooie idee├źn!!!!
    Zie dat je ook een kleine verhuizing achter de rug hebt!!!
    Ziet er allemaal erg gezellig uit!!!!

    Groetjes Silvia.

  5. super look, super job. that chair looks really nice in the room too. I know it is a great chair to sit in. Can't wait to go back to the cottage.
    Love you, Mom

  6. I love this wall! It is perfect!! I cannot wait to see yur mantle.

  7. Wow, I am super impressed! This wall is stunning. Love it!

  8. This turned out fabulous and is such a great idea! I haven't seen a post from you in quite awhile and it was a wonderful surprise to find one!

  9. Hoi Heidi, eindelijk even tijd om naar je blog te kijken. Wat zijn jullie weer creatief geweest, die muur is zo mooi en gezellig geworden met de quilt ervoor is het weer een echt "Kuyer- plekje". Dikke hug, Bep.


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