Thursday, July 30, 2009

Before and After House Shots

Okay so it's never going to be fully finished but here are a few shots of what things looked like from the previous owners and now that we live here:

Living Room Before:




Living Room After:




***We painted the paneling 3 different shades of blue (Renoir, Impressionist, and Ocean Water) with white trim and hung curtain rods. I have canvas paint drop cloths that I am going to hem for curtains. Yeah their entertainment center was way cooler than ours...

Stairs Before:




Stairs After:



***We carpeted with Tiki Hut. Before it was linoleum over cement with metal edging. Downstairs was the same linoleum.

Downstairs Before:


Downstairs After:





***They used the space for bedrooms and we've made it a playroom. We are working on drywall stuff for the second space under the stairs. The plan is to put in a window as well so it will be a little kitchen playhouse. There is also a small walk-in closet where we store games and toys.

Art Room Before:


Art Room After:





***They used it as a home office/library. We are using it for an art space. Sarah and Katelyn have both had interesting mayhem with the paint so now there is a baby gate to control access a little more...

13 comments:

Sjauna said...

Looking good! I'm so excited for you in your new house!

April said...

I love it. That little play area is great. I bet the girls love it!!! We need to have the girls play.

Anonymous said...

love your improvements. It is complete agony for me not having our house done.
Deborah

Amy said...

Awesome job Starleys. We are VERY impressed! Love that art room.

adventure knitter said...

I love the blues!

The Seaman Family said...

Stacey the house is looking great! I love doing fun things to make a house your own. Keep it up.

Brendalyn said...

Beautiful! Love the play area and art studio set up for the girls to create! You are so talented.

Nate and Lori said...

House projects are so fun...yet I can completely understand the feeling of the never ending-ness. Don't worry...you'll get there. It has only taken us 2 years and we finally just decided to call it good.

Lori said...

your house looks great! we got the letter from Nathan's practice. that's exciting!

Justin & Erin Linton Family said...

Love it!! Way to go on all of the projects. Isn't it rewarding? I have had so much fun. Its fun being home owners. :)

Holly said...

You are amazing!!!!! You guys picked such awesome colors, and it makes me so happy inside to see that you have an art room!!!! And a kick booty art room at that! I love the downstairs playroom, too. Way to go on the AWESOME house!!!!

Hol

Shannon said...

Hey Stace,

Been thinking about you this morning; how are you? Hope that all is well and that you guys are enjoying the last little bit of summer before Fall rolls around. Love ya!
shan
somuchhappyness.blogspot.com

Angelina said...

Your house looks great! Your art room makes me feel happy just looking at it! Can I come paint there?

We miss you!