Post by kballerina on Dec 12, 2012 10:43:22 GMT -5
DH and I moved to our "forever home" in January of 2010. This ranch built in the 50s was about halfway through some major upgrades, so we took it the rest of the way.
Master bedroom before:
Master bedroom after: (although not a great after, because I see that we have new lamps and the crown isn't finished in this photo - need to take an updated one)
Kitchen before: The red was extremely dark, and the tile used as backsplash was not an actual border tile. Up close, it looked very unprofessional.
This is my dad stressing about how to do the board & batten in the dining room (seen in the lovely burnt orange and lemon yellow behind him. Also, testing colors for the kitchen.)
Upclose backsplash - ugh.
During tiling - this area was supposed to be a desk (pray tell, how am I supposed to fit a desk into a galley kitchen? Anyway, we decided to use a potrack in the overhead, and store my kitchenaid under the counter).
We found tile at HD that we thought would match, plus 2 boxes of extra tile from the countertops under the stairs of the house, so we mixed the two together to form something cohesive.
This is the kitchen yesterday: (and as you can see, the living room STILL needs crown molding)
Dining Room before: This room is a very strange size - 15' x 24' - very long. The previous owners decorated on very small scale - I knew we had to increase it for everything to look like it "fit"
During: DH and my dad working on the B&B:
After: (again, I've since hung artwork in here - need an updated pic)
And here is an update from today, April 1, 2013. Decorated for spring.
View from the East side of the space: (and obligatory photobomb by my dog)
My yoga studio: (my favorite room in the house. My hubby has a "man cave" on the opposite side of the basement). Before:
I will update more as I complete more projects and photograph rooms that are done. Maybe sometime this century we will get the crown up in the living room.
Also, let me know if you have any questions about anything - we did these updates ourselves.
*blushes* yes I did. I found a mehndi design I liked online and free handed it on the wall/ceiling. I was a little nervous about it, but I figured if I hated it, I could always paint over. Thanks for looking, ladies!
We are recovering from the Colorado flooding - our basement filled with water but is now fixed!! We took the opportunity to restyle - the basement used to look like a bachelor pad so I think this is a little better (and still maintains some of the man-cave feel for my hubby)