Coming up on this episode of Designed to the Nines I’m here in the beautiful Harpswell, Maine on Stover’s Cove and I’m gonna be giving you a tour of my vacation home if that sounds good to you. Stay tuned Welcome to Designed to the Nines, I’m NataLee Callahan and if this is the first time we’re meeting welcome to my channel if you like learning about DIY home decor and really all things home related Consider subscribing to my channel below and turning the notifications on because I bring you weekly tutorials on these topics I’d love it if you joined me this week is a very Special week for me because I am here back at my home in Harpswell Maine where we called home for a few years before Moving to Florida and today I’m gonna give you a tour We now rent it out as a vacation property on Airbnb and VRBO. Harpswell’s just a little slice of heaven. We love it here and I hope that you really enjoy the decor So let’s go on in. Okay, so as you can see, this is an entryway from the get-go it just hopefully screams coastal because we actually took the golden oak hardwood floors and we Refinished them just prior to moving and we put kind of like a whitewash finish on it And so now they really lend itself to light and bright Coastal and so let’s go into the living room as you can see I have my couches that I mentioned in my Pottery Barn video. These are where my steel that I found This is what it’s all about right here we have a deck here and as you can see… Awe!!!!! The ocean! We love our view. We love smelling the ocean water and feeling the ocean breeze It’s amazing. We’ve got a little pond and a fire pit We have had a lot of fun out at that fire pit and a lot of memories made here And now other people are making memories at our home which makes us feel really good. So let’s go back inside We did a chalkboard wall and I’ll give you a tour of the kitchen here in just a second But I just decided to leave all the little markings from our last guest here because I just liked that! So in the dining room This table right here has seen nine lives. We’ve had a lot of family dinners at it It used to be like maple I painted it probably like six or seven different colors re-stained the top. I got these captains chairs For free and I reupholstered those over here in this little loveseat. I Did a slipcover for it and now it’s just a perfect place to sit and read a book while you’re looking at the ocean view One of my favorite projects I did in this home was Redoing and renovating this kitchen… blood, sweat, and tears into this kitchen. Honestly. I did all of this wainscoting We put in new granite countertops, of course, you know me I’m always trying to save money and so I got the best deal ever on that and then to add some variation I Put I raised the height of the cabinets here. I took off some doors here and turned this into like an open area I kind of also did that over here in the kitchen I removed the doors and turned that into his shelf Added some height and some molding on top of the cabinets I added molding all the way around the as well as just this is kind of a small detail But I did it on the bottom as well, but it really kind of finishes off the look I did the tile backsplash which is a white bevel subway tile that I just love we’ve kept the decor pretty simple in here for the Vacation rental purposes, but we really love it in here. Now one of my favorite rooms I’m it’s kind of a silly room and it’s not finished in my mind So this was like the biggest eyesore when we first bought it the walls were poorly painted yellow it had really Ghastly blue linoleum on the floor. It was just terrible We just kind of did a shiplap wall here with the sign such a simple easy thing to do But it really kind of set it off especially for that coastal Maine feel as well as the flooring This is actually just peel and stick tile that I’ve grouted and it looks like a real tile Super inexpensive to do this flooring The one project that I didn’t get done in here that I really wanted to Is I wanted to do some built-in lockers on this wall. I just think it would be Really amazing for a mud room to have lockers But you know we had to move and it didn’t get done but maybe one day so let’s go into the another room So come on here. So on the main floor, there is one bedroom here. It’s a queen size Of course, you’ve got ocean views and I just created a simple canopy So another one of my favorite projects that I did is I built this desk area this is actually where I worked on my master’s degree and I spent a lot of time in here Crafting and working on schoolwork and so but I built it from wood. So let’s go over here You go down this hall these are just a couple of storage closets and then we go into our Main floor bathroom and in here I just painted the vanity and the mirror above it I put up the wallpaper I would still like to switch out the flooring and such but for right now, I’m really happy with how that turned out So now I’m going to take you upstairs At the top of the stairs you turn to the left and this was our master bedroom I took these mirrored nightstands like a decade ago. They’ve followed me around through multiple moves I love them. They found their final place here And I just think that they fit perfectly and this is like the coolest find ever This is like the law of attraction in action right here because I was obsessing over this headboard and this bed at a design store that I worked at forever and it Worth thousands and thousands of dollars because it’s by Stanley and I found it in a thrift store for a hundred bucks And I bought it when I really couldn’t afford it, but it was a birthday present and I was so happy So I love this headboard. It’s beautiful. It’s timeless and then I was able to find this antique over here. I Found this on like Craigslist and it really matches the wood tones of the headboard and I really loved it Then of course my Pottery Barn bedding that I mentioned in one of my last videos So this is actually connected to our master bedroom as well as the hallways even though this is our master bedroom We shared the bath but there is a room in here That kind of has its own private bath and I’ll show that to you That’s my favorite room in the whole house And so in here I didn’t really do much other than paint the walls and put on some new hardware I kept it simple here and it works so This is actually where my two little guys. This was their bedroom. And now it’s a perfect place for kids It’s got a set of bunk beds and honestly, it might have the best view in the whole house All right, and now I got to take you to my daughter’s bedroom. She’s actually behind the camera today So I’m so excited to see her because we haven’t seen each other’s months and she is filming. So let’s go check out her bedroom So Funny thing in Maine they actually don’t have regular HVAC systems so all of the rooms have individual air conditioner units, that’s kind of add foreign concept to some areas in the country, but this is Common in Maine. We got the headboard for like $50 and the nightstand I got at the thrift store like many years ago I’ve had him forever and I just gave him a fresh look with a paint job and she has a pretty good size bedroom and I didn’t do a whole lot in here other just them a little bit of decor. Okay, so this is kind of an interesting transition We’re gonna walk through a laundry room and then a closet that actually could be a second laundry room It’s really weird! there could be three laundry rooms in this house. So somebody really wanted to do laundry I don’t! I hate laundry, but they have three places to do laundry But only one set of washer and dryer. So we’re gonna walk through here really quick There’s not much to see so we’re gonna just walk right through okay, so we are about to enter my favorite area in the whole house and Probably the most drastic change! This bathroom screams nautical I love it and I had been eyeing this vanity for months and months at Lowe’s and it was like $450 and then I was able to snag this for like a hundred and twenty-five dollars when it went on clearance So that was a huge huge Buy and then of course I installed a nautical light fixture and a nautical mirror here. I did the all-over Wallpapers stencil with the anchors on it. And then again, I did the peel and stick tile with the grout It’s a very convincing such a good idea if you want to keep costs down, but have a look of tile. So, okay You should have seen this this was a DIY gone totally wrong before I got my hands on it and the only thing that I well Let me just show you so there’s a couple of finishing touches that I didn’t get to and hopefully will want to get to Eventually, but I just love this space because before there was no character at all But now it screams Maine! So with some of the things that we did in here is I painted all the walls blue I added the beadboard up here Then of course we put in a bed with like that screams that nautical Maine look and then some brand new Nightstands now a couple of really meaningful mementos that I want to show you first is a buoy From a dear friend of ours. It’s my brother-in-law’s father’s buoy who has since passed away My husband worked on his lobster boat for him when he was 16 years old and So when he passed away we were able to get one of his buoys and that is just a really meaningful thing for us I had been eyeing this door at a local consignment store on Main Street in Brunswick and my sister-in-law Surprised me as a gift and I knew it would be perfect in here So this is an old captain’s door and so much fun. And then of course my striped Nautical wall. I Told you about last week my $2.00 Light fixture find well, this is my $2.00 china hutch find at a yard sale. I put in some nautical Anchor wallpaper on the back and it just is a perfect little touch in this little tiny studio apartment And now then one of my favorite meaningful mementos is my dad Actually took this picture and he had it put up on canvas So this is a scene right from our beach in Stover’s Cove So I got these shares at the local restore for $25 apiece and I’ve made white Slipcovers for them then I got this Table at a yard sale for 30 bucks and the two chairs were a dollar piece at a yard sale I just slapped some paint on it and called it a day and it’s really cute in here. Okay, so this kitchen I love it just is so adorable in my mind and These were pine cabinets. I went ahead and painted them out navy blue I applied the brass hardware which I just love it has just such a very coastal nautical feel and Then I installed some beadboard and some open shelves You see what that says it says? Welcome to the Callahan family lobster house and seafood restaurant I had that made off of Etsy and I just thought that was such a perfect touch and I want to show you something out this way now, so you have your own private deck out here and you can come out here and Enjoy some ocean views as well as our barn I’m going to take you down to the basement and then I’m going to take you down to the beach And the last room in the house is actually it was kind of thrown together with a whole bunch of leftover stuff and It ends up being kind of one of my favorites. It’s really cute room so come on in so I found the headboard off of the Marketplace on Facebook the bedding is just embedding that I’ve had the artwork is a thrift store find I had that end table for forever and I painted it out and just spray paint and It really just kind of has a cozy nice nautical feel in here If you’re interested in renting this house, I’ve provided the links below thank you so much for watching this episode this week Let me know your favorite part your favorite room in my house in the comments section below don’t forget to hit the like button if you enjoyed this video and also Don’t forget to subscribe to my channel if you want to see more videos on DIY home decor and really all things home related I really appreciate the support and we’ll see you soon


  1. What was your favorite room? What did you think of Harpswell Maine?

  2. I want to stay in this house it’s beautiful 😍🥰🏖

  3. A very beautiful home. I can see why you love it!

  4. Every room looks lovely. What kind of trim did you buy for the kitchen cabinets?

  5. Your welcome sign and anchor by the door are a great idea, I live by the beach and have the entrance bare… it's only been 3 1/2 years lol

  6. I love how you did so many things on a budget !! I'm thrilled that I just found your channel !! I love all the rooms , what a cozy home ❤️

  7. I love the way you decorated every room. It's hard to pick just one room but I do love your master bedroom.

  8. Really lovely! I can see your cute personality all over the house, great job!🌺

  9. I would love to spend a month there Its BEAUTIFUL

  10. Beautiful home! I loved all of your clearance/thrifting treasures that you transformed! The decor fits in perfectly with the coastal feel of Maine! It looks like an idyllic place. Wonderful tour!💕

  11. What a fantastic property, Natalee!!! You've decorated beautifully, your nautical touches are just perfect!! I've be afraid to let anyone stay! Lol. Curious how your Airbnb experience has been…do you prefer it over traditional renting? Awesome video as always!!

  12. What a fun home tour! You have transformed each room and made it unique and beautiful. My favorite space was the room with the old Captain door, so-so cute! Love how u had the entire space decked in nautical. I absolutely love the coastal look, love it. Thank you for sharing the before and after photos, you can tell a lot of love and time went into making it, home! I’m sure your guests really enjoy their time when they stay there! Love it! Xo 😘 🏖💦☀️🍃

  13. Beautiful home and view! 🥰 Love the shades of green which is my favorite color! I’ve never been to Maine, but I can see from your video that it is beautiful! Love your dress too! So pretty! TFS! Have a wonderful wk! 🌻

  14. Yes Natalie…that kitchen is beautiful! I would totally do that kitchen

  15. That little kitchen has my heart! ❤️❤️❤️

  16. My brother in law is from fryeburg , spelling?, and he now lives in New York State. Misses Maine.

  17. The little Blue Kitchen was my favorite…What a great idea to have a Maine beach house rental…

  18. I love all of your cost-saving designs and ideas! So funny that they had 3 laundry rooms…that's 2 too many!! And such a coincidence that you had this video today as I was telling my hubby that we have to go to Maine soon as I am craving Maine lobster…like FRESH!!!

  19. Beautiful home!

  20. You are so handy!!!

  21. You are so talented! Love your Maine house

  22. You did a fabulous job…I loved that little nautical kitchen!

  23. Ooooohhhhhh I'm torn between favourites too many delights to choose between!!! Such a beautifully charming relaxing retreat with oodles of comfort, style and luxury 😍 I would quite happily park myself on the balcony for two weeks and take in the sea air to cleanse body and mind 🌅⛵⚓ Glad to note it remains with your family so you can enjoy your hard work post reno, post Master's, since you relocated and grown your fabulous channel! Here's to many more fond memories, yet to unfold & enjoy with friends and family 🤝💐🥂

  24. Just beautiful!!

  25. Beautiful home…im loving your budget friendly decor,tfs

  26. So glad you got to spend time with your daughter. Your home is really pretty.

  27. You are very talented and have created a beautiful home. I love the bedroom in blue the best with lots of personal pieces and special decor touches. Thanks for sharing.

  28. You have a dream house. Almost as lovely as you! tfs

  29. That is breathtaking! Absolutely the most beautiful house I have ever seen! You did a fantastic job with everything you’ve done in each and every space throughout the entire home, and the views are beautiful! You have created a place that each of your guests will enjoy to the fullest and carry the awesome memories with them for a lifetime 😊💜

  30. I love this house. Fun decor. Beautiful location! My favorite part is that you can walk to Stovers Point Beach. And… the sentimental Bouy ❤️

  31. Beautiful house. I liked the kitchen.

  32. Very pretty! All of it!!!

  33. What a great property. Love what you have done with the place. Thanks for taking us along

  34. What a lovely home in a beautiful location. Thanks for sharing.

  35. Natalie, you did an AMAZING job… it's BEAUTIFUL! The lil apartment area is my FAV! I never knew how beautiful Maine was until seeing your video! I'm in LOVE with your vacation home! I bet you have many memories! Hope you have a great time with your daughter! Hugs!

  36. The apartment was amazing! The shelves in the kitchen are perfect for the space. Beautiful location, I’ve never been to Maine……but someday!

  37. So nice. I Love Maine!😍

  38. Very pretty house. You've done a beautiful job decorating and up grading each space. Have a blessed day. Hugs from the southeast coast of Florida🌴😎💙😎🌴

  39. Your rental house is beautiful! I've never been to Maine, but it's on my list😍. Thanks so much for sharing❤

  40. Absolutely lovely! Now I want to visit Maine even more!

  41. Very Nice, Miss Natallee. You did an AWESOME job, as always. Yes, your personality shines here. I really liked it all, the big kitchen may be my favorite. Best wishes on the rentals. Be Blessed.

  42. The little Blue Kitchen was my favorite…

  43. I love the anchor wallpaper 😍. It is so super cute and goes so well with the theme in the bathroom! 💕🍰Maria

  44. I live in Brunswick and visit Harpswell often in the summer. 😁 your home is beautiful!

  45. Nice vlog and beautiful home 👍👍👌

  46. Love the red and blue plates! You get lots of good deals. The thrift stores are not that inexpensive where I live, too bad. lol! Beautiful house, God bless.

  47. My husband and I went to Bar Harbor Maine a few years ago and loved it. Your house is beautiful!

  48. Love the office desk that you built! Maybe you could share how you did that someday? Nautical is such a favorite and I live in the desert..gives me cool thoughts! 😉

  49. Absolutely gorgeous! Have a blessed day. Maine looks so beautiful. 💞

  50. Thank you for the great idea!!

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