Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Saturday, September 5, 2009

After: The kitchen

Here it is, the most radically changed room in the house. You will need to see this post if you need a reminder of what the kitchen looked like before. Obviously, we are not finished yet. We need to finish trimming out the cabinets and painting.
We will be installing a copper hood above the stove top and we need to trim out around the microwave. I dream of another oven someday! I need to share with you that we were blessed with this stovetop/cabinet and wall oven/cabinet, copper hood and a refridgerator. A friend of my dad's decided to redo her kitchen and gave us all of this. And the butcher block that we are using for the island. The butcher block needs some trimming but I love. God has been so good to us. Below is the antique tile that we found. We hope to use it around the stove top and, if there is enough, above the countertop by the sink. It was made in Italy.

The walls are chocolate brown and the counter top is formica that looks like granite. I will update again when we have finished everything. Thanks for checking in. We painted the cabinets, moved cabinets, knocked out a pole, and put in new flooring. We also added the 'new' cabinets including the oven and stove top, and sink. We love our home. And obviously we still have things to do, but I will show you the finished project soon. I hope!
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After: The dining room

Here is the dining room. I love that the dining room and living room are really the same room. We will have plenty of space to extend the table. I am working on incorporating new/old chairs. The chairs that we had when we lived out in the country are falling apart because of the dry heat from the wood stove.
As you can see we are still working on finding homes for things. I can't wait to use the window seat. I have dreams of pillows and cushions and blinds for the window! More pictures to come when the room is complete. Please click here to see the before pictures!
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After: The living room

This is looking out the front window, which is original to the house. Don't you love our chair? Our couch should be here next week. It is a beautiful sectional! We are tired of fighting over the chair. heehee
The front door is original to the house as well. The house was built in 1937, I believe. Notice the register is missing. I am painting them.
This is one of the built-ins. There is a matching one on the opposite wall. The stairs lead up to the attic where the boys' room is. The door you see is to Gracie's room. Pictures of the bedrooms and bathroom will come later. They are not picture worthy yet!!
This picture really dwarfs the size of the hutch. We have 10' ceilings in the entire house with the exception of the attic. As you can see things are not quite finished. I am still trying to figure out what to do with the walls. So, I was pretty exited when I stopped by The Inspired Room earlier this week. She is hosting a Fall Nesting Party this week, I am hoping for a chance to win one of the shopping sprees to HomeGoods. I am sure I could find something for my living room walls and even a throw pillow or two for my new sectional!! I am also trying to find something for the windows. I promise to post more pictures when the room is complete. Thanks for stopping by and if you are wondering what the before looked like please click here.
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