Sunday, January 8, 2012

Kitchen Reveal!

Our kitchen has to be our favorite room in our house. Before it was hideous and now it's so funky and neat! We started off with a kitchen that looked like this:

We painted the kitchen walls, painted the kitchen cabinets, installed a back splash, and even painted the window trim white b/c it was a hideous shade of tan before.

 Here are some in progress pictures:

one more time.... before & after (in progress)

Monday, January 2, 2012

House Reveal....

So we have been in the house officially 4 months and I don't think I've posted a single picture of the house. I really wanted to but I was afraid someone would see the "before" pictures and never see the "after" pictures and just assume my house still looked like it did when we moved in. The house was toe-up! From the bright red walls, to the cheetah print walls.... things were a hot mess! The house is finally coming together! We can see the light at the end of the tunnel and it's awesome. The pictures I show you of the house are still "in progress" and not really the "after" pictures. I still have a lot of plans for these rooms but I figured I'd go ahead and post some pictures because it will be a while before I get around to making the rooms look any better.....

So, the first room you see when you enter our house is the entry. When we bought the house it was a bright orange with brown cheetah prints all the way up the 30 foot walls to the ceiling. We called and got paint quotes and it seemed hopeless due to the cost..... but we don't give up very easily so we borrowed the church's 30 foot ladder and went to town... Hamilton came very close to breaking his neck a few times but in the end it turned out pretty good.


And here is the AFTER (in progress):
I know the after picture is pretty boring but I think the change is pretty dramatic. We primed the banister and trim, switched the door around so it opened the opposite direction, took off their window film and applied our new window film, primed & painted.... etc. We still need to paint the door and replace the light switch and put the vent back on the wall (we are in the process of spray painting the vents...)  

Here are just a few pictures of Hamilton up on the ladder painting........I will be back later to post more pictures!