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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Whirlwind of renovating......

We have done a ton of renovating since my honey came home from Iraq. Here is just a snippet of what we have done.....

First of all, we took up the hardwood and laid it back down right. The previous owners didn't lay it right around the door frames and it really drove my husband and I nuts. It looks so good now. I hope to eventually put the hardwood in all of my bedrooms too. He also laid new ceramic tile in both of our bathrooms. It's a light terra cottaey color. It, too, looks great.Now, we are on to the hall bathroom. We just added these accessories yesterday. We added this white shelf.
Our house is about 40 years old and has the original iron sinks, and tubs. The hall bath's are this yellow color. I don't want to replace them because you just don't get quality like this today, so we are working around them. We chose this aqua blue set to go along with the yellow.
This is the new shower curtain.

Now on to the really big project. This was a wall with a pocket door opening. It separated my living and dining room. My kitchen was off the living room and you walked through the door opening to get to the dining room. Well, no more. We took down the wall and made a nice cased opening. I also switched my dining and living room. Now the dining room is off the kitchen and it's all one big open space. I love it!!!
This is the Before:

And the After:

I painted the walls in the living room a nice chocolate brown (Valspar's Pretzel Twist). We also got new furniture, as what I had before was 11 yrs. old and showing quite a bit of wear and tear. This set is a nice rusty/red color. I hope it lasts at least 11 yrs.
This is the "new" dining room. I painted this room Benjamin Moore's Adobe Beige. It is the perfect like ivory/khaki color. We plan on trimming out the chalkboard this weekend.

The Before:

And the After:

This works so much better for our family because we live with us all in the same area reading, playing games, watching movies, or playing on the computer.
Here's another view. I would like to eventually paint my chairs black. I am working on a family photo collage for that big empty space. I also want to put a verse on the top of the book shelf. I am thinking,
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. 3 John 1:4.

This is probably one of the things I am most excited about.... My honey changed out my old two sided sink for this huge single tub sink. I wanted the single tub because it is huge and I can fit a whole cookie sheet in the bottom. My oldest daughter is a budding homemaker/chef and she has put this thing to good use.
We have several more projects but they are on hold. It's about to be canning season and that will consume my summer. Praise the Lord.
Proverbs 10:5~~ He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.~~


And last but definitely not least.......

The newest member of our family. We are still working on the name.

I hope you all have a great weekend. We are thinking of going camping.


Greg and Donna said...

The wood floors look gorgeous. I really, really like the color of the living room walls. That large sink looks wonderful, I'm sure it will come in handy. And I am really thankful your husband is home safe, that is a tremendous praise and blessing. Have "fun" working in this hot weather!

Cinnamon said...

How exciting to have your honey home. What a wonderful reunion that must have been :-)

Mine is just getting ready to depart :-( But I rejoice with you and your family :-)

Love the floor. It looks a lot like our kitchen flooring. Plus you have the very same shower curtain as us! :-)

I love before and afters. They are so inspiring. I have been working on our kitchen and painting here and there. I love doing it.

Sweet kitty~


Jennifer said...

Great pictures ... I love remodeling pictures. They always inspire me!

The kitty is too cute!

Just curious, are you a Mississippi native? I've lived in central MS most of my life and my hubby is from the gulf coast.

PatinTenn said...

First......I am so glad your husband is safe at home. I have thought of him everytime that I would come here to see if you had posted anything.

Second.....I have missed you too !! I am so happy to see you !!

Third....love the home makeovers that you are doing, lol....

If you come over to my place here you will read what I have been though since your last post. We lost Jeff's dad in Dec and then my mom in March....It has been a hard winter but God is good and His grace it everlasting.

I can't wait to "catch back up" with you and the family.....

It's good to see you here !


Jennifer said...

We also go to church in Brandon! Small world, huh?

Jennifer said...

I found your e-mail address on your profile and sent you a message to answer your question!