Monday, May 16, 2016

Island Getaway

As the long weekend is fast approaching, I can hardly keep still knowing that it will be spent at our new cottage on Bowen Island. This past weekend was the moving weekend - literally loaded up the U-Haul to the brim with mattresses, bad frames, tables, chairs - you name it. As tiring and sore as it was hauling each item down (and up) the stairs, I could finally feel it all coming together. 

Some people may think I'm crazy that I will be spending the majority of the long weekend unpacking and setting up the new cottage - but to me, that is pure heaven. I love transforming blank canvases into something incredible. Being able to add a piece of furniture, or just the perfect pillow to a room can make a real difference.  

Bowen is never going to replace our cabin on Shawnigan Lake. However, it will be a close little getaway where I will bring my girlfriends for the weekend, or just go solo to get away from the craziness of the city. As soon as I hop on that ferry and leave the mainland, my body all of a sudden relaxes and knows that a few days of rest is waiting ahead.

Here's a few inspo pics of the transformation process & what I hope the new cabin will look like...


 // organized shelves //

// modern bed frames //

// communal eating area // 

// comfortable seating with industrial wooden accents //

images via Pinterest