7.23.2011

Coming together

Our house is really starting to feel like home. A lot work has been done, and a lot more remains to be done, but as we unpack and settle in, it feels good to call this place mine. I promised some before and after pictures because some of them are quite drastic. I only have a few, as the house is obviously still not completely done, but I thought I'd update everyone.

This is the before view of the livingroom, as seen from the front door. Notice that the molding is different colors...not sure what that's about.


And this is the after of the livingroom, as seen from the kitchen entryway. Can't really tell in this picture, but floors were stained and refinished to a walnut color, and crown molding was painted white.


This is the livingroom before. From left to right: Entryway to the kitchen, main floor hall with bathroom, laundry room, garage and basement, stairway, and front door.


And now the after: This is my favorite view of the house. I love the little bump out wall under the stairs and the charming built-in book case at the bottom of the stairs. It's so cozy on a sunny day.


The dining room before: I'm pretty sure this is the most awful wall color I've ever seen. So awful, we decided on an equally awful name for it: 'breastfed baby poo.' Yuck.


After: I really didn't understand the different colored trim in the house, and this room took the longest to paint because there are little teeth in the dental molding. Pretty, but a pain. But the after is well worth it (especially since I'm not the one who painted it! lol) There will eventually be actual pictures in the frames...


Kitchen Before: Light wood cabinets were ok, but I had my heart set on something a little grander...


Ahhh, my kitchen.  Painted walls, trim, and cabinets, refinished the floor and added a desk. Soon there will be an over the range microwave and some beautiful  window treatments.


Can't wait to show you more!


12 comments:

Sarah-Life is what you make it said...

the house looks so nice! I love the bright and happy green :)

Ashley said...

Looks great!!! Looks like you guys are settling in nicely!!! Keep up the good work and the pictures coming! Can't wait to see the rest!

Victoria W. said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Nice work Vee!! Seriously, you need to call Better Homes and Gardens for a photo shoot!

Jessie's Girls said...

It looks amazing! You have done great work here. I love the "Granny Smith Apple" color in your dining room. And I agree about the before, I thought I recognized that hue! ;)

Lisa said...

Your house is beautiful! I'm amazed at the difference in the before and after pics!

Allyson & Jere said...

Love it, it looks absolutely beautiful. I'm pretty sure I'm SUPER in love with that rug in your living room. Soooooo cute! Where did that come from? And, did YOU paint the kitchen cabinets? I find nothing worse than painting cabinets, so kudos to you.

Losing Brownies said...

It looks amazing and so inviting!

A Nerd and A Free Spirit said...

You definitely have a gift for decorating. Everything looks out-of-a-magazine awesome! (-:

~Kathryn

Miranda said...

Its beautiful! You really have an eye for decor. I can never put things together in this way. Great job!

Anonymous said...

wow! you have been blessed with a beautiful home.

Glenda said...

Wow... you have a beautiful home.
Blessings... peace and strength for you and the kiddos.

Desi said...

Wow the house is coming along great! You've done such a beautiful job. I'm sure Jer would be so proud!

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