Sunday, November 29, 2009

Home Makeover

On Wednesday, Brian and I decided to begin the makeover process for our living room and kitchen. One thing led to another, and before we knew it, we were elbow deep in paint and stain. We took Thursday off in honor of Thanksging, but all day Friday and Saturday were spent painting and staining practically everything that would stand still. I'm happy to say that we LOVE the finished product, and this entire makeover cost less than $100. In fact, one and a half cans of stain is all that it took to do all of the woodwork that you see in the pictures. So, here is a look at the before and after photos:

Living Room Built-ins BEFORE:

AFTER:

Staircase BEFORE (and, you can't tell, but that wall is actually purple. GROSS!):


AFTER:

Kitchen BEFORE:


AFTER:

Laundry Room BEFORE (don't you just love those peach walls?):


Laundry room AFTER:

Living Room BEFORE:


Living Room AFTER: And, this is the entryway now. I don't have a before picture, but it was the same peach shade as the laundry room. Again, it was nasty.

So, there you have it, the start of our home makeover. Pretty much every space needs an overhaul, so we'll be tackling the house room by room until we're finished. It was fun, though. Now, I can't wait to start another area.






































11 comments:

Amber said...

Wow...you guys did a great job! Congrats on the new look for minimal cost! A job well done!

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

You all have been so busy! It all look wonderful. I was so excited about the shelves above the cabinets in the kitchen, I was sad to see them go in the after shot BUT the cabinets look great that dark color!!! WELL DONE!

Leslie said...

I am SO impressed! The house was already beautiful, but you just made it even more fabulous!

erinkern said...

Looks great! Love before and after pics!

Timilyn said...

It looks amazing!!!

Meagan said...

WOW!! That looks amazing! you guys did such an awesome job~!

Sandy said...

I Love, Love, Love it!

Anonymous said...

WOW! AWESOME! LOVE the change! You guys accomplished ALOT. Painting and staining is hard work. Can't believe how much you got done. It looks GREAT!
Tressa :-)

Lindsey said...

WOW! It looks amazing!!!

the undomesticated wife said...

You guys did such a great job...I really love the dark black stain!

I can't believe you did all of that in one weekend!

Whitney said...

This looks great, girl! LOVE what you have done with it!!!