We had one major project last year...updating our lake house! So here is a repost of the befores and afters of that houseful of projects!
Before & Afters - Front Exterior
Before & After - Living Room
As you can see, the previous owners were using the living room as an office. Although the walls had been recently painted a neutral gray color, we repainted to better match our furniture. I'm not a big fan of gray in my own home anyway!
Before & After - Dining Room
Although it may look like paneling in the before picture, the dining room walls were covered with wallpaper. After a lot of scraping and sanding, we painted the walls using a slightly darker color underneath the chair rail. What an improvement! And what a great day it was when we changed out that chandelier with one found at Home Depot! We bought the table at Unfinished Furniture and painted it...still need to distress it a bit. The chairs are on loan from a friend who had them in storage.
Befores & Afters - Kitchen
Befores & Afters - Master Bedroom
This master bedroom is a good size and has a gas fireplace which is nice. It also has plush, bright red carpet that extends right into the bathroom!! We will eventually replace it, but have to live with it for now! We warmed up the walls with a cream color, but I think they need to be a little darker....don't think My Darlin' Person will help me paint again any time soon though. As you can tell, I still need to make a dust ruffle for the bed...have the prettiest tan linen fabric, just need to make myself sit down and sew it now!
Before & After - Girls' RoomWe left this room the same pink color as before and just bought quilts to match. The bunk beds are great for the frequent times when we have lots of friends stay overnight!
We don't have any sons, but our friends have 4 boys and they all visit with us often. Plus, this room was already blue!