Sunday, April 17, 2011

New House: Family Room

So this was the before. Black paneling, tan/pinkish wall. I swear the walls had a pink hue!
This is just the opposite view, which is kind of a reading corner for the kids. For now. I want to paint that rocking chair orange or red, for a pop of color!
After. We painted the walls a light brown, which turned out warmer than I liked and I'm not in love with it. But it's not going anywhere for a long time. I wallpapered behind the bookcases, and the rest is just a new rug and couch. Oh, and repainting the trim. It's a very brown room, but I'm on the lookout for some fun bright things. Sofa pillows, a fireplace screen, things like that. But we're in this room a lot, so it's a cozy family room!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Two weeks ago-

Happy to have a house, no matter what state it's in! :)
The crazy kitchen- red plaid wallpaper with bright red walls and loooots of stainless steel accents. Wherever they could put them. Even on the cabinet doors!
The family room. I'll post some good "after"shots. We painted these walls and I put wallpaper up behind the bookshelves around the fireplace.
Setting up the bunk beds in the girls' room!
James and his dad ripping up the carpet in the dining room. That room is so great now~ it needs a post all to itself. More pictures to come!

Signs of spring

The sun is out, the snow is melting, flowers are blooming..

and I just picked up two grocery sacks full of dog poo off my back lawn.