Cottage Before & After Reveal… A Little Gem on Lake Huron gets all Dressed Up!

Back in February in the middle of that long cold winter we had, I shared the beginnings of a client cottage renovation project

Today I am going to show you around the finished space!

Do you remember where we started?




Tiny, tiny …




View from kitchen into dining room taken the day of my first consult…




This view was from living room looking into dining room…

All the rooms were small and closed off feeling… not good for a family that loves to entertain!

Ok… here we go!

Are you ready for the “Big Reveal” ?!?



Lake Huron Cottage designed by Cynthia Weber


Now that… is a huge improvement… N’est-ce pas?

Now, when you are standing in the living room you get a light airy feeling…


Dining room at lake Huron Cottage


Opening up the ceiling in the dining room made such an impact!


Dining Room of Cottage Project …


Unlike before, now when you look back at the living room there is no obstructions…

The table turned out beautifully… My photos don’t do it justice…

Remember the pic I shared of it before the wash went on?


Custom Dining Table in White Oak


The form is amazing…

I also had a custom mirror and hall table made in the white oak…

The mirror reflects the water through the living room windows and the table adds needed storage space for books, toys etc.


Kitchen reveal…


If you like the look I put together here are some of the elements used:

In the kitchen we choose BM Blue Note for lower cabinets & island.

BM Winds Breath for uppers.

The glass tile is called Bamboo brick from Centura tile.

Counters are Caesarstone Shitake.

Sink is Blanco Silgranit in Truffle.

We used the stainless cup pulls throughout the space turning them for some of the cabinet doors instead of knobs.


Open concept cottage renovation..


Roman blinds are done in navy linen with neutral inset banding.

The pair of sofas are from Gresham House Furniture, also done in a navy base cloth with accent piping in the neutral… I adore them!

They have such beautiful steel legs…

The storage ottomans are also Gresham pieces. They are upholstered in a Windsor Smith fabric for Kravet called Rangi Stripe…

The teal side table was made by the same Mennonite shop that built the dining table and mirror.

Custom area rug is from Kravet.



The cottage is almost finished…

Adding in final touches will really bring the space together.

I know my clients will have years of enjoyment here making summer memories!

Before and after cottage project …

I Hope you like the reveal!

Please Pin away!

As always… I appreciate it!

On a personal note: I promise to update you next week about our decisions surrounding where we will live and what our next personal project might be now that we have sold Hoop Top House!

I know you are curious!!!

I am too!!!!



  1. What is the make/model of the cabinet pulls used? Good job on the transformation.

  2. Oh my goodness! That is absolutely blue beautiful!

  3. I am loving that look! So laid back and casual

  4. Lovely!! The navy is great and those sofa legs are stunning! Nice work, as always!

  5. Wow, that’s a fabulous makeover. Love the colors and light and airy feel. They must be thrilled!

  6. Dianne G. says:

    Wow, a beautiful transformation.
    Love how open it feels.

  7. Oh my gosh! I thought I was ready for the reveal, but I clearly wasn’t! Your reno is incredible – I LOVE the open look and feel. Beautifully executed!!!

  8. So pretty! Love the backsplash and that table.

  9. Wow! The transformation is incredible! I love all the hues of blue in it. Perfect for a cottage. Fantastic!

  10. What a transformation! I love how open it feels – perfect for the cottage view! And the colours you used are gorgeous! Great job!

  11. wow, what a huge difference.

  12. Wow!!! What a difference! Beautiful, love everything about this “after” cottage.

  13. You have some serious vision and talent. That looks incredible – fresh, clean, bright. LOVE it!

  14. I am obsessed with the Navy cabinets! I work part time as a kitchen designer and I am always trying to get my clients to go with navy. Great job!

  15. Beautiful!

  16. Wow wow wow! I hope your client loves visitors. Gorgeous job. I love the tone and texture throughout the space…just beautiful. Off to Pin….

    • Cynthia says:

      Hi Meredith,
      I am so happy you like it! The client is very happy and that of course makes ME very happy!

  17. It’s gorgeous!! Your clients must be thrilled!!

  18. Wow! I love it, Cynthia. Those handles on the kitchen cabinets are so cool. Great work, as always! Cute couple!

  19. This space is just beautiful!!!

  20. I am in love with the kitchen/dining area. Such a bold color, but it works so well. Love it!

  21. Love the transformation. The varying shades of blue are so pretty and picture perfect!

  22. I can’t believe how open it looks now! The kitchen is beautiful and I love the ottoman fabric!

  23. Stunning, with warmth and charm.

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