July 24, 2011 in house remodeling
Even though these rooms aren’t quite finished, I’m pretty proud of how they turned out so far, and would love to share the “before & after” pics!
Who knew such a small room could be such a huge PITA? We ripped out the closets and the center 2 feet of ceiling and fixed both up, painted, and changed lights (well, we had the electrician do that). I still need to get blinds, I just haven’t had time to have an in-home consult. Hopefully soon.
The Living Room
We had two problems in this room: 1) my mom painted this mural on the wall when she was 14 or so and turned into a crazy raging human resisted painting over it. I like it, it was just a challenge to pick a color that worked in the room. I know everyone isnt crazy about yellow, but I love this shade and how warm and inviting it made the room. 2) there are beams across the ceiling for structural reasons, because apparently when this house was made, uglier= better. We painted them white to match the ceiling. Well, we tried. 4 coats of paint later and you can still see the horrible stain that was on the wood. Obviously this room still needs blinds, too. And a tv. And maybe an area rug?
Dining Room –> Study
I really like this room’s huge windows and fireplace. We haven’t finished painting it yet. The color is similar (cream vs white) and can be seen in the picture with the door. This was by far the easiest room to do. And I think it needs a shag rug. I’m obsessed with shag rugs.
I hope you enjoyed these pics! I love seeing before and after pics, and have a new respect for the work that goes into those fabulous “after” pics