Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Living Room and kitchen - repainted!

I know I promised pictures of the living room and kitchen paint job like a million years ago, but it's been crazy at our house trying to get everything accomplished and let's face it - I don't want to take photos of our house while it's dirty.

Yesterday I cleaned (okay, mostly cleaned, the floors need to still be mopped and polished, baseboard and windows cleaned and the kitchen cabinets and bathroom bead board dealt with, don't even bring up our bedroom... it's a lost cause at the moment) the house in a mad-dash because my grandparents were stopping by for a visit. This was relatively unexpected and I know that my grandma would be rather upset with me if our home was filthy - even if we did have 10 people over through the weekend installing a fence and paneling. 

After they left, I grabbed some photos. The lighting isn't the best since it's in the evening, but you get the idea: 

Before 
Progress

After 

After

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After (we need to make some progress with this area)

There is still some work we need to do in the living room. We are planning on hanging the items that need to be on the accent wall tonight to make the room feel less like we're still in construction mode. After that the list of to-do's are: 
  • Find a LARGE high-pile rug that will fit under the couch
  • Textiles - curtains and throw pillows (made mostly with muslin) 
  • Build a new tv stand (I found awesome plans for an apothecary style stand at ana-white.com) 
  • Add two sconces on either side of the clock to fill in the space. 
  • Decorative projects (I have a few in the works, but shhhhh! They're a surprise!) 


Here's some kitchen love... 

Before 
Progress  
After


As you can see, we still have a lot of work to do in this room. What will really help is getting a good organizational system down, along with some artwork to give the room some personality. This will include:
  • Adding the shelving out of the reclaimed wood in our garage
  • Hanging artwork/personal items
  • Making new shades/curtains
  • Adding runners and place mats to the table
  • De-cluttering our counter top