Thursday, June 28, 2012

Kitchen: Floor To Ceiling

The ceiling in the kitchen previously had a fan, a round flourescent light, and a long flourescent light. When it is finished, it will only have one center light (seen here) and a pendant over the sink (also seen here).
 Here is the solution for covering up all of the ugly holes left behind...white-washed beadboard. It is going to be beautiful when complete.
 The floors are currently sheet laminate from the 80's.
 They will soon be replaced with this pretty porcelain in 22x22 squares. Smaller squares of the same flooring is going down in the hall bathroom.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Dining Room and Kitchen: Lighting Fixtures!

This is actually an outdoor light but is going to go in the kitchen! It will look great with what we have planned for the ceiling in there.
 Below is the light for the dining room as well as the pendant to go over the sink in the kitchen. These will look great with the cottage theme!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Guest Bedroom: New life to an old headboard

The bed in the guest bedroom was made by Opa. We wanted to keep it in the room and just update is a bit. I thought a nice black finish would look great against the new buttery walls.
 First we took it out into the Mississippi heat and laid out a tarp to protect the grass.
 Rust-oleum paint and primer in one is a little more expensive but saves a primer can and an extra step. It also has a nice spray nozzle.

 It turned out really nicely! I can't wait to see it in the room!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Guest Bedroom: Lightened Up

Below is a reminder of the before...
 Here is the cheery new paint color!
 The room is so much brighter now! There will be lots of other fun updates for this room as well.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Master Bedroom: More Paint!

Here is the master bedroom before...
 Here it is after a couple of coats of paint...looks chaotic now but once the furniture is in place it will start looking better!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Dining Room/Living Room: Paint!

Here is a refresher of the dining room before...
 Below is the dining room after paint and new molding(taken with a cell phone but you get the idea)!
 Here is another refresher for the living room...

It still needs some molding but it's looking much better!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Kitchen: Removing Cabinets

This is how this side of the kitchen started out...
Below is after taking out the cabinet/dishwasher. The microwave will be next to go.

 This is going on on the other side of the kitchen. the shelves that were cut out will be replaced with pull-out drawers for easier access.
 And the view into the living room is starting to improve (minus having chairs on the table)! It has a new coat of paint! Below is a reminder of how it previously looked...

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Den: New Ceiling!

As you can see, when we took the square tile ceiling down, there was...more paneling!! So lots of staples had to be removed and then drywall went up.

 So much better already!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Den/Bedroom 3: Before

This is the smallest bedroom in the house and was originally a den that attached to the kitchen. It has real paneling and has been claimed by my dad as the "man cave". So no painting going on has a future of recliners and mounted animals. The carpet will come up and that's about the extent of the changes.

 View from the hall door.
 Windows that look onto the back patio.

Standing in the room looking into the hall. Living room to the left. Master bedroom right ahead of it to the left. Guest bedroom straight ahead. Hall bath to the left.

Hall Bathroom: Before

The second bathroom in the house is in the hall. It currently has a pink toilet and tub with laminate floors. It will be getting a new toilet and a pedestal sink to replace the vanity. It will also get a new paint job and some other sprucing-up.

Guest Bedroom: Before

The guest bedroom was the darkest room in the house. There were blinds to go with the dark walls and carpet. This carpet will also be pulled up and the room will get a fresh coat of paint. We will be refinishing some of the furniture in here, and a new fan will be installed.

After several days of sorting through things, we got a little goofy. My aunt found an old picture of herself, and we are pretty sure we found the bow she was wearing...
 The below picture is even funnier because of the look on my mom's face...priceless.

Master Bedroom: Before

The master bedroom was the only room in the house that was painted...even if it was just plain white. It is getting a new, fresh color and the carpet is being removed to expose the hardwoods! The master bath (which Opa added on himself) is getting some new paint, light fixtures, and towel racks. A new fan will also be going in the master.