Kim of Desire to Inspire recently took a trip to her sister's new Summer cottage in Canada, to which a lot of work has been done, and I'm really blown away by the before and after photos. The house is absolutely adorable on the exterior with a cute red and white facade, but she described the interiors as "dark and dingy, with nasty industrial carpeting everywhere and icky varathaned round board all over the walls." The design-savvy lady convinced her sister to paint the panelled walls bright white. They also ripped up the carpet and installed new faux bois laminate flooring. The result feels completely fresh and summery, and they've decorated with hand-me-downs and Ikea for a simply lovely, nonprecious atmosphere — exactly what you want in a Summer house.
Continue reading to see the after photos!It's darling, isn't it? Head over to Desire to Inspire to see dozens more before and after photos of different rooms in the house.