Friday, August 27, 2010

The Clean Up - More Wall Paper and Misc...

Thankfully the wall paper in the study was a quick fix. We wet it down and it practically fell off the walls! We only have one more room with paper on the walls now... the master bedroom... hopefully when we get to it, it will be this easy!

Just for laughs. Can you see our toilet grave yard? One of the first things we replaced were the two disgusting toilets. Courtesy of  favorite son-in law and Costco (for a total steal) (have I mentioned I love Costco?) I have one piece porcelain dual flush toilets that are BEAUTIFUL and don't leave anyone feeling like they're in a public restroom. Sadly no pictures but I am sure you will see them soon!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Clean Up Begins - Painting Edition

 This is what a little bit of cleaning will do to improve a room!

Can you see the fire in the background? This was in December. No I am not crazy enough to have a fire now....
We painted the two front rooms a yummy brown color. Unfortunately none of the after photos show it off very well!

So far I love the color. Good news is, if or when I don't, it's only paint and I can change it, because it's my house!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

That Wallpaper Has Got To Go

 I think this wall paper was as old as the house... which is really unappetizing in a kitchen!

Yes you can be this excited about a full size fridge! You Know Who made jokes about my lack of cooking.... Who would not be motivated by this appliance? Space = organization = happy creating. 
Of course I have yet to prove this theory....
What a huge improvement no wall paper and shiny appliances can make! Of course not everything goes as planned... Both of these appliances had to be replaced! The icemaker went out in the refrigerator and some last minute mind changing had me calling Lowe's for an upgrade on the stove... thank goodness! Have I mentioned I love Lowe's? It's definately a decision that I won't regret!
So much work to be done.....

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Office and Craft Room

You Know Who gets to have an office all his own.
Don't worry, that wall paper is sooooo gone.
I get to have a craft room.

I'm kinda giddy about it.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Guest Room and Bath

The hole in the wall is gone now...  This is the room all ya'll will stay in when you come see me. One at time, okay? 
Closets thrill me. The whole being able to move your closets around is a novelty that quickly wears out.
The guest bath is a nice comfortable size.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

You Know Who's Territory and Laundry Space

Unfortunately, the air, heating and hot water are located in his space. Apparently I am not allowed to put any of "my" stuff in here. 
The laundry space is just large enough for a nice new laundry set. I'm thinking a counter across the top for easy laundry folding.

Friday, August 13, 2010

My Bedroom and Bath

Which I will kindly allow You Know Who to share with me.
I am not sure what the builders were thinking when they placed some of the windows in this house.
Looking through to the bathroom you can see the tub.
Lots of work needs to be done...... 
But as much as I am sharing, I do not have to share a closet anymore. Mine all mine. At this moment all my clothes fit into a four foot wide closet. I might need to make more clothes???
Wait until you see the idea Jess came up with for this space!

We need to GUT the shower. Blech. 

So there it is. My sanctuary within my sanctuary. I've forgotten how to decorate though so this could be interesting. 

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Before Pictures Continued - Kitchen, Eating Nook and Back Living Room

This spot is going to take some work. We've already cooked up some crazy ideas. 

Eating Nook
Living Room with fireplace. Yes I have a fire place. Come on, don't be like You Know Who, I know it's Florida but it's all about the ambiance baby.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Front Living Spaces

Still undecided on what each of these rooms will end up being but for now we'll use their intended names. 

The entry. 

Dining area. No the awful chandelier is not staying. 
The hallway off the dining room that wraps around the kitchen and takes you to the extra bedrooms.
The living room, looking through to an eating nook and the family room.
Those paper shades on the window? Yeah they are glued to the inside of the window. All you have to do is fold them up and clip chip clips to them to keep them out of the way.  I hope I can come up with something better.