Exploring the Mysteries of the Mind

My Writer’s Retreat/Summer Cottage Got a Facelift!

My brother and I just spent a week in Maryland painting my little summer cottage up there.  Now it looks so cute, I can’t wait to go up for a writing retreat. I wrote the first draft of Celebrity Status up there two summers ago,  in less than a week! It’s amazing how much writing I can get done when it’s just me, my dog and my computer (with crappy internet so I can’t procrastinate on social media).

Here are the before, in progress and after pictures of the place:


BEFORE PIC OF LITTLE YELLOW HOUSEside of house before painted



some trim paintedsunroom painted

most of back painted



front of house, painted mint greensunroom finished

deck side finished


Isn’t it adorable?  I’m so pleased with how it came out!


  1. Karen McFarland

    Kassandra, what a transformation! Looks great! And so does your website. I like it. Glad your back! 🙂

    • Kassandra Lamb

      Thanks, Karen! It turned out even better than I had hoped.

  2. Pat O'Dea Rosen

    You did a nice job! In the pics, the color looks white, but it’s pale mint, right? What a great shade for a summer retreat.

    • Kassandra Lamb

      Thanks, Pat! The color in the pics kind of depends on what computer you’re on. On my desktop, they look green but on my laptop, they look white. But yes, the color is mint green.

  3. shannon esposito

    Oh, cute! Mint chocolate chip ice-cream, very inspiring! LOL, for some reason, I thought you were painting the inside. This looks like much more work, great job.

    • Kassandra Lamb

      It was a lot of work, Shannon! But all went smoothly and I’m really pleased with it. That is what I’m telling people who haven’t seen the pics yet, that it looks like mint chocolate chip ice cream with chocolate syrup on top! 🙂

  4. Beverly Diehl

    VERY cute. I did like the yellow, but the just off-white/mint is so clean and crisp, I like that too. And so many windows, must be a glorious place to write. Almost like being outside, only fewer bugs.

    • Kassandra Lamb

      Hey, Beverly, thanks for stopping by! I liked the yellow too but it was old and chalky–quite shabby looking. I have a beautiful view of our wooded lawn from the window just behind my computer!!

      I blog on the http://misteriopress.com site (on mental health issues and various other stuff). When you get a chance, stop on over and check it out. I totally enjoy your blog, although I don’t always comment.

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