|Living room before|
|Living room after paint & our furniture|
|Another view of living room with some pictures and accessories|
|Master Bedroom before.....Not kidding!|
|Master after paint, carpet removal and refinished hardwoods|
Now, onto the major renovations!! This kitchen was a huge undertaking for us! We could not afford new cabinetry or to have anyone come do it for us. We had to do a lot of work with what we had and improvise quite a bit. But we were really proud of the final result!
|Before Alternate view|
Quick rundown: We painted the existing cabinets and bumped out the cabinet in front of the sink a little and added the detail of the twisted posts. We got granite counter tops (We got the same effect for less money because we got the thinner cut.) The island and the knobs were splurges for us. The island was from Crate and Barrel and the green glass knobs from Restoration Hardware. The large white tile on the walls was original to the house and is an all glass tile called Vitrolite. It clearly dictated the color scheme in our kitchen. I fought it for a while, but ended up falling in love with it. I loved that kitchen! It made me feel happy! It is the reason I can't shake the urge to paint our oak cabinets in our current house.
Our other large undertaking was the main bathroom.
|After. That beautiful original tile was being covered by that awful grayish blue!!|
|We removed all of the existing tile and put up White subway tile. That job was NO JOKE!!|
|We also added new light fixture, medicine cabinet and of course the bead board!!|
We actually had a number of other makeovers we did to this house but we didn't think to take good before and after pictures! We did a complete overhaul of the second floor of this house as well. But we did it just to sell the house and I have no photos! I will probably regret that for a long time! Oh well.