An Accord at Vinnord

An Accord at Vinnord
Let’s start this new year out with a bang, shall we?  (Yes, we are still pretending it’s New Year’s). 
This sweet little Norwegian cottage transformation is sure to take your breath away, or make you gasp in wonder, or at least sigh wistfully.  You may think the before photos are from like, 1992, but no, these were the listing photos when Trine bought the place in 2008!  Clearly, this place needed some love, and fast.
But Trine from The Cottage of Vinnord was the girl for the job!  First up was the most important room in the house, the kitchen.  I’m no interior decorator,
nor do I play one on TV, but even I could tell you that none of the
fabrics, textures and colors in this room should exist together at
anytime, ever.  Except in a before photo.  Trine felt the same way and bid adieu to every single thing in here except the floor-to-ceiling beadboard. Which is amaaaaazing!

See the dining room peeking through there?  It wasn’t always such a stunner. First Trine had to deal with miles of maroon and pine paneling and a vibe that managed to be super-dreary despite two large windows.  But doesn’t it look about a millionty times better now?  I LOVE the slightly different shades of blue on the chairs.

And finally, the cave-like mudroom got lighter and brighter, with an equestrian feel that pays homage to Trine’s love of horses.  I love how subtle and elegant this look is, instead of hitting you over the head with full-on cowboy memorabilia.  

Trine says,I like to think I brought Vinnord back to life. I like to think is how
SHE would have wanted to look. Like a welcoming, warm and airy lady. And
it is true that this house possesses a certain soul. Every time you enter
the front door your pulse and breathing goes down. You relax, whether
you want to or not. Maybe this is why projects take longer here?”

Beautiful!  Thanks for sharing Trine!  Take the full tour over on her blog The Cottage of Vinnord.

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  1. January 4, 2012 / 3:27 PM

    Wow, simply gorgeous!

  2. January 4, 2012 / 3:45 PM

    thank you for showcasing me 😀 And for all those wonderful words! I must say I always enjoy your funny writings and headlines. So funny to see “my stuff” with your words 😀

  3. January 4, 2012 / 4:10 PM

    I think that’s the best before and after I’ve ever seen. Amazing!

  4. January 4, 2012 / 4:46 PM

    What a lovely house and transformation!

  5. January 4, 2012 / 5:22 PM

    That’s an AMAZING makeover! I love those different shades of chairs too.

  6. January 4, 2012 / 5:31 PM

    It’s so FRESH and COZY!

  7. January 4, 2012 / 8:23 PM

    seriously amazing!

  8. January 4, 2012 / 10:49 PM

    Wow! That is an amazing change! Gorgeous!

  9. January 5, 2012 / 12:23 AM

    Absolutely beautiful. I’m not normally a fan of painting everything white, but it totally works here. I can’t imagine it any other way.

  10. Anonymous
    January 5, 2012 / 12:42 AM

    WOW! Those before cabinets and knobs are exactly what I have in my kitchen!!! I hope to paint mine someday. So weird to see them in someone else’s kitchen!

  11. January 5, 2012 / 4:01 AM

    I totally read her and knew that was who you were going to show off when I saw “Vinord”. Her place is so shab~fab. Awesome to see her featured =)))

  12. January 5, 2012 / 4:53 AM

    drooling! love the paneling and the crisp, crisp paint!

  13. Anonymous
    January 5, 2012 / 8:47 AM

    It was a loot of work I can confirm that. Father.

  14. January 6, 2012 / 1:40 AM

    I don’t think I have ever seen such a horrible before!!! What a great change!

  15. January 13, 2012 / 12:09 AM

    Will you give out the paint color for the Chairs?

  16. April 27, 2012 / 10:30 PM

    I would love the paint color of the chairs as well? Super cute!

  17. April 27, 2012 / 10:30 PM

    I would love the paint color of the chairs as well? Super cute!

  18. April 27, 2012 / 10:30 PM

    I would love the paint color on the chairs as well? Super cute!

  19. April 27, 2012 / 10:30 PM

    I would love the paint color on the chairs as well? Super cute!

  20. June 27, 2012 / 2:38 AM

    I would love to know the paint color for the chairs…?

  21. August 21, 2012 / 9:48 PM

    I have to know about the table? I think I have the EXACT same table. I got it from Oak express YEARS ago and I want to paint it white… but it has a laminate top. Any suggestions on how to do this. This is EXACTLY what I am looking for for this table and I too, would love to know the colors of the chairs!

  22. November 12, 2012 / 10:46 PM

    Can you please share the color of the table chairs? Love that color!

  23. May 2, 2013 / 3:28 AM

    I too would love the paint color of the chairs- beautiful transformation! 🙂

  24. May 4, 2013 / 2:46 AM

    How bout you divulge the name of the color you used to paint the chairs? Also, was it a chalk paint? Love what you did with the place…major transformation!

  25. May 4, 2013 / 2:47 AM

    Love what you did with the place! Major transformation for sure. Please divulge the paint color on the chairs??? Pretty please? And, was it chalk paint?

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