Before and after images: A beach cottage in Australia

I really LOVE before and after posts about how to transform ugly ‘fixer-uppers’ to dream homes. That’s why I am going to start a new category here at Inredningsvis. I’ll kick off with pictures from my favorite blog right now abeachcottage.com.

Sarah, who runs the blog, moved all the way from boring, grey England to sunny Australia and began blogging about her dream house by the sea. Here you can see her once shabby abode turn into a fabulous beach cottage. We’ll start with the bedroom and finish with living room. Enjoy!

BEDROOM BEFORE (excuse the poor image quality )

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BEDROOM AFTER

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This is one of the best ‘before and after’ posts I have seen. An amazing transformation in a relatively short time using relatively methods. Paint and flea market finds easily transform this room from horror-film ugly to a pastel dream bedroom with hefty WOW factor :)

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LIVING ROOM BEFORE

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LIVING ROOM AFTER

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Sarah, on doing a cottage makeover:

A little cottage trash to beachy treasure.

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Before and after pictures

As you can see from the before-pictures, these rooms had certainly seen their best days.

Worn 70’s walls and shabby old lino floors were the first to be torn out. What was done after it was to rip up all the plastic mats, sand the beautiful hardwood floors underneath, and paint all the walls in fresh white. Sarah loves the beach cottage style so many beautiful vintage finds have been added to the new rooms.

I always advocate using textiles, and in this post you will see why. You can really make AMAZING changes with just a little paint and fabrics in different materials. Big changes at home don’t always need to be expensive.

Do you have any awesome before and after pictures of rooms from your home? Send them to me HERE so that they can be featured in the blog in future posts.

Have a beautiful day!

LOVE M

ps. Link tips: Cool Living

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28 Comments

  • Reply
    Nemi
    Monday, October 21, 2013 at 10:58

    Amazing!!!!

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      Maria
      Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 21:11

      Thanks :) XO

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    Melissa & Michelle
    Monday, October 21, 2013 at 15:20

    Lovely make over ;-) we really liked it!!

    big kiss from Madrid

    Melissa & Michelle
    http://casa-atelier.com/

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      Maria
      Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 21:13

      AWW thanks so much:) LOVE

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    julia
    Monday, October 21, 2013 at 17:27

    looks like a thorough make-over… nice that they kept one style in both (all?) rooms

    thx for your nice comment btw !

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      Maria
      Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 21:13

      Yes I think so to:) XO

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    julia
    Monday, October 21, 2013 at 17:51

    WOW what a amazing house after doing all new WOW! Very nice i love…
    also nice blog do you have… i wanna read soon again and again :) <3

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      Maria
      Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 21:14

      AWW IM SO happy you like my blo dear:) XO

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    Jeanne McKay Hartmann
    Monday, October 21, 2013 at 17:56

    What a fun update – the after photos look cozy and sunny all at once – just what the perfect beach house should be!

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      Maria
      Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 21:14

      Thanks again beautiful:) LOVE M

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    Beauty Follower
    Monday, October 21, 2013 at 20:04

    Wow, great job in both bedroom and livingroom!

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr

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      Maria
      Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 21:17

      Yes I thought It was FANTASTIC:) XO

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    Ali Mackin
    Monday, October 21, 2013 at 21:33

    Oh my this IS quite the transformation. I will have to pin a few of these.

    Ali of Dressing Ken

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      Maria
      Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 21:26

      Im happy you liked It Ali dear:) XO

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    the cape on the corner
    Monday, October 21, 2013 at 21:57

    wow, what a light and bright space! looove that living room rug! about to follow you, too. thank you SO much! and thanks for the kind words on my Alaska trip.

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      Maria
      Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 21:26

      Im soooo glad you like and follow my blog:) LOVE

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    svetlana
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 11:38

    omg, this pics are amazing!
    the “after” is soooo beautiful, i would love to live in this house!

    hugs
    svetlana from Lavender Star

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      Maria
      Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 21:28

      Yes that was my first reaction to:) XO

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    barefoot duchess
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 16:18

    I can’t believe that the before and after house is the same!!

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      Maria
      Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 21:28

      YEE It is but Its SO har to belive Isnt It:) XO

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    Nicky mywishstyle
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 16:56

    amazig pictures!
    ciao ciao

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      Maria
      Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 21:29

      Thanks sweeitie:) XO

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    Ashley
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 19:36

    These before and after shots are amazing! I love all the bright white, and the rustic details. :)

    Great post!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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      Maria
      Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 21:30

      Thanks SO much Ashley and I love your blog:) LOVE

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    Julia
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 22:22

    wow, that is amazing!!
    xo j. Stereo|typically Me

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      Maria
      Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 21:31

      YES It Is:) LOVE

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    Lola Finn
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 23:15

    I really love white room decoration! Looks so faboulous and stylish :)

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    thecitygourmand
    Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 21:46

    Wow, what a transformation!

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