Thursday, July 29, 2010

Surrounded by Color ("After" Photos)

The painting is done!
Here are some before and after photos. The tile is a work in progress and the carpet should be installed tomorrow. Yes, I'm ecstatic.
front room before
front room after
front room before - notice those plaster flowers on the wall
front room after - no more plaster flowers
fireplace before - including chair rail
fireplace after - no more chair rail!
kitchen before - note the dog door on the left
kitchen - no dog door, and with "Fresh Thyme" paint
school room before - with gold paint and miles of wallpaper border - ick!
school room after - with Kevin-installed vinyl floor & NO wallpaper border
master bedroom with chair rail!
master bedroom - purple (actually "Magical Mauve") & no chair rail
master bathroom before - note the carpet
master bath after - "Plum Wine" & with tiling in progress, also note the toilet in the bathtub
girls' room before
girls' room after - there are also two pink walls
boys' room before - dark green
boys' room now a more suitable blue
my top fave "before" photo - the stairway - I really didn't like that color
SO much more my taste - LOVE the transformation

And there you have it! The paint. Now when I come home to our old house, I am aware what a different feel color gives to a home versus the white walls. Mind you, I would choose clean white walls over colors I detest, but I now know I much prefer color. It's so beautiful in there I can't wait to move in.


Sharon said...

It is beautiful! What a difference color makes!!! That house is "Loved".

Andrea said...

looks good, I am really digging the magical mauve!

littlecbsmom said...

Just caught up on your blog, such exciting stuff. I am so thrilled for you and the house looks amazing! What a blessing to have all this done before moving in so you don't have to work around ".

I think I might try to get one of those sunrise, prayer, and pedicure mornings myself;)

Rachel said...

I need you to fly out and help me paint our new place if we ever get to move in.

Beth said...

Looks beautiful!

Laura said...

great colors, I'd love to see pictures of the outside of the house and the pool, keep them coming. Love ya!

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