Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Renovation Nation







Okay, so I’ve been quite the slacker in sharing the latest goings-on with the kitchen renovation, painting, etc. My apologies; life just seems to get in the way sometimes.

Here are photos of what the room looks like now that the walls are down and you can see into the den (click here for a before pics). We had hardwood placed in the kitchen and also covered our den paneling with dry wall. Prior to the painting, two of our walls were white, two were accented in red. Once the dry wall was complete, we painted the entire room a neutral color, “Bone White.” I’m now working with a fabulous designer and fellow Junior-Leaguer, Darcie, on picking fabrics for the window treatments – I’ve included images of the sample fabrics I’m considering.

In addition to the activity on the main level, we removed the Santa Fe-inspired wallpaper in the master bedroom upstairs (seriously, what were the previous owners thinking??) and painted the walls a grayish/blue. We then replaced the old, green carpet with a more neutral carpet and removed the God-awful window treatments, replacing them with plantation blinds. Our bedroom is much more the calming oasis it should be.

I am quite pleased with the progress we’ve made. We still need to figure out what to do with the countertops and the bare spot on the wall above the stove. That’s next on our list, although the tab is running up, kids, and we really need to watch our pennies. Maybe I’ll just create a mosaic out of broken pieces of china, glass and legos, stick it on the wall and call it a day. Whatchya think?

* Please excuse the disarray of the house in these photos. Art work needs to be hung on the walls and we're waiting on the arrival of our new sofa, so some things are still in flux.

13 comments:

Southern Aspirations said...

TONS of progress- it is looking great! And I love all the fabric samples. That's one of the best parts!!

Seersucker Scrapper said...

Looks great! Love the green color on the walls!

You know we redid our kitchen in November and we still have some things that aren't complete. We need new lighting and a new dishwasher. I guess that is why I haven't posted pics yet. I know we will get to it eventually.

No worries though, we are not exactly waiting for Architectual Digest to knock on our door.

LOVE everything you have done!

Samma said...

It looks great! So exciting. In the bottom picture, the gold fabric with the squares and dots int he middle (horrid description) was what I used to recover a loveseat for my parents' living room. It looks fab- very classic and you won't get sick of it, but warm and beautiful.

bevy said...

It is looking great! Love the color in your kitchen and the openness. I know you are so happy.

Love the fabric swatches too. Window treatments add so much to a room!

Funny this is your post today... I am off to our lady to recover some throw pillows for our sofa for a new look. We were thinking of recovering the sofa, but with our two boys... well, you get the idea!

Jennnifer said...

Wow! That really opened up the space! Enjoy!!

Short Southern Momma said...

Everything looks fabulous girl! Hope your having a great week! xoxo

CRICKET said...

I love the green walls and especially the paisley fabric. I have a very similar fabric to the red dot on one of your pieces. Thanks for sharing.

Trish said...

Wow, the room looks so open! I know you must be thrilled to see the progress! How nice that you have a fellow JL friend who is an interior designer who can lend her expertise! Lucky lady! Great fabrics/colors, so hard to choose!

Housewife Bliss said...

I love the fabrics, the textures and the tones. Looks like you are having a ball getting it all just right.

Jennnifer said...

thanks for stopping by...Enjoy this awesome weather!

sara said...

Looks fantastic, I love how open it is and the fabrics are beautiful!

Jane said...

How exceedingly exciting! so nice to have all that light in the kitchen. And I love your fabric especially that paisley -ish one. xoxo

Eloise said...

I think things are really coming along and looking great! I love the fabrics you're considering.

I look forward to more progress reports!