Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Reaching a turning point....

Recently, several very exciting things have been happening....We got walls in our kitchen! And....I painted what we were referring to as our green room a lovely red color--all by myself!

Now the first event, walls in the kitchen, may not seem very exciting, until you see some before and after pictures. Here's a before:





Pretty scary, huh? Actually....if I was going to get technical about things, this picture is really a before:




I have no idea what my husband is doing here, but note the vinyl tiles (we ripped up three layers of flooring, what a pain in the ankle that was!) and the bubble gum pink counter. Those cabinets you see were the original ones, installed in 1921!


And here is what it looks like with walls and a new hardwood floor (that hasn't been sanded or refinished yet):

You can see why this is so exciting to me....








Now for a before and after of the green room.....


(That wallpaper you see is now gone and the room has been repainted a lovely mushroomy-light-beigy color.)



And an after:

Progress is definitely happening....

3 comments:

Tina said...

Yaay, updates. Looks good!

Dianna said...

How exciting!!!! Can't wait to come see it!

KTP said...

Looks great. I know how much of a pain in the ass that is. I painted three bedrooms and a hallway last year when I was 8 months pregnant. Spackle = boo! Nails = boo! Being finished = yay!