Before & (Somewhat) After: Suki's Cottage Renovation

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I see a lot of interior transformations, but I'm a little obsessed with this one cottage renovation going on in Finland. So far it's comprised a series of teaser photos over the past couple of months, and I am just waiting for the final reveal. And waiting. And waiting. But now I can't stand it anymore, so I'm going to let you in on my exquisite pain. 

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Suki and her family are currently restoring a little cottage, transforming it into a simple and stylish retreat. It's just the kind of thing that's fun to watch unfold: an older, rustic space that gets a new and fresh life by its owners with a lot of work and not tons of money. It doesn't hurt that it's modern, Scandinavian and hits all my sweet spots. Yep, I just shivered a little bit.

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Take a moment to appreciate the clever little touches, like this towel rack made from common copper pipe.

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And another before and after view of the old stove in the kitchen, in its original state, then refinished:

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Do you want me to go on? With pleasure. Here's their kid's bedroom, both raw and then wallpapered:

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I have it on good authority they will finish the job this summer. Fingers crossed. 

Thanks Suki! 

(Images: Varpunen)