Sunday, December 27, 2009

Before & After

I repainted, cleaned, and slightly rearranged the main living area of my house... and I am quite pleased with the end results.. now it's just a matter of trying to keep it clean! Colin & the beast will be home in like 15 min. (they've been gone since Christmas Eve)... and that just equals instant mess...

dining room area BEFORE: (mind you, I took this before I tore down that wall on the left)

dining room area AFTER:

living room BEFORE:

living room AFTER:

Waaaay better!!! I realize this place will never be a show home, but it'd be nice to get it to the point where I don't feel the need to apologize to people for it before they even set foot in the door.
Next up... curtains. I know EXACTLY what I want and how I want it to look, all I need is a way to get off the island for the afternoon... and like $100. Not bad, 8 windows for $100? I think that's more than reasonable.... THEN... I'm gonna do the kitchen. If you read one of my earlier blogs about that you'll see what I'm planning to do there.

This house will take FOREVER to get it just how I want it, but when the day arrives.. man, that'll be awesome!


  1. Holy Smokes Gillian, this transformation looks simply amazing! Great job, you should be very proud, go ahead and give yourself a very well deserved pat on the back!

  2. Lindsay... you know I gotta paint the tiny guest room soon, and you made the HUGE mistake of letting me know you love painting. Ha ha! Oh man! Expect a call! (not even kidding!) - G