I have been wanting to share with you what our home looked like back in January of 2009.
You'll see that I have done quite a bit of painting since then.
So here goes....
This was our living room. When we bought this house from my mother we did an overhaul. New floors were laid, the two rooms were opened up(there used to be a HUGE bar where the tall cabinet is that separated the two rooms), and everything was painted including the cabinets. They were originally oak along with the armoire and coffee table.
It was still pretty bare after doing the remodel, but you can see that we have kept most everything and just gave it all a new lease on life.
Red has been a color that I have loved for years, I even had the walls red in here and the kitchen before this green.
But...it was a little too much for me. Especially after the power went out and I saw just how dark it really was.
All of the furniture has been slipcovered...so much cheaper than buying all new!
Now for the kitchen.
When I picked out the flooring, the color choice stemmed from Mammaw's china cabinet. Then I stained the table top and island counter the same color. I really loved it...but shabby chic was calling my name.
Louder and LOUDER!
Mike and I built the island from the old bar we ripped out. Can you believe this is only half of the cabinets that were used? Now you can get a slight idea of just how HUGE that bar really was!
I still really think it was pretty, but you can see how I was beginning to lighten things up a bit.
The little girls room....dark forest green was her name. How I loved her and how the white beadboard contrasted off of her dark walls.
She's all pink now! Bye Bye dark green...
I had a thing for toile and boy did I really use it everywhere! I loved black too!
This is the back room for guests and where the girls play their wii and watch tv.
Mama now has that sign over the doors at her home..one of my favorite all time sayings!
There used to be a queen sized bed that took up almost every ounce of space and definitely was not needed! Now I have so much more space to change around the furniture on either side of the room.
And this was our office area....it has really changed!
I love the British Rose that we have now. Definitely glad the toile is gone!
So there ya have it...a few rooms and how they looked like what seems so long ago..
Before we moved to the basement, these walls were a green like upstairs with the oak wood beadboard. The accent colors were peachy reds, golds and cream with light tan berber carpet. It has really lightened up down here and can I say that it truly was needed to keep some sanity!
I Had a vision of what I wanted and slowly we've gotten there and now I LOVE IT!!