Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Before Pictures of the House

Thought I would give those of you interested a mini tour of our house! These pictures were taken several weeks ago before the cabinets in the kitchen and built-ins in the living room were torn down. We are making process but painting the whole house (ourselves!!) and it just takes time. We have to be OUT of our house(it's no longer ours but we are renting it currently) by August 1, so the countdown is on. I'll try to explain as I go:

The kitchen cabinets and china cabinet to the left in this picture are no longer. They are all being custom built along with granite countertops and tumbled marble backsplash. The island in the bottom of this picture is no longer and we are having a built-in buffet made to the immediate left of this pic
Better view of the kitchen and you can see how dated the house is. The previous owners replaced all the flooring in the house and we love their choices, but more updating is needed. We are also having to put new lighting in both the kitchen and living room.
Love the formal dining room. Only thing we are painting in here is the crown molding(is the bottom part called crown molding? Excuse my ignorance!)
The built-ins in the living room....totally torn out and we are replacing them. Also painting the room a deep khaki color and painting the crown, baseboards and CHAIR RAIL a shade of white: makes a HUGE difference! Matt finished this room and the kitchen last weekend.
Landry Grace's room. Will be a light pink and the chair rail will be painted white...don't you love the plantation shutters??? Each room has 2 closets and that is SO nice!Jake's room...will be painted a mocha color with the chair rail painted white along with the trim, closet doors, etc.

Front living room...to be painted the same color as the formal dining room which is directly across from it.
Alternate view of the kitchen....can't begin to tell you the difference the paint has made! Took down the window treatments and will replace them AS SOON AS MATT TELLS ME I CAN(hint hint honey:)). The built-in buffet will be to the far right.

Hope you enjoyed this! I didn't post pics of the master bedroom or Matt's office. Nor did I post a good shot of the main living room. We are also replacing both sets of french doors in that room. Hopefully it'll turn out NICE;)!!


Jessica Stephenson said...

Wow, you are doing a complete renovation; can't wait to see how it turns out!

Hannah Lee said...

Love the plantation shutters! This house is already very cute so I know after the reno it will be awesome! Can't wait to hang out soon!

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