Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The New House: Some Before-and-Afters {Thus Far}

Hey there, friends. I don't have too many before-and-after pictures to show thus far, since we just moved a little over a week ago and our contractor thinks that going on three weeks (and not showing up for work until 10:30-11 a.m.) is acceptable. (But woosah on that, ha!) 

But we have done a lot to our kitchen, living room, entryway, dining room and guest bedroom, so I wanted to share that with y'all today, as well as a couple of "in progress" pictures of our master bathroom. Once things start progressing in there, I'll share more. 

Here is our entryway before, taken from the pictures from the online listing: 


And here it is as of last night: 


In this room, we kept the original paint color and floors, but stained the banister and replaced the carpet, as well as stained the back of the front door to match the banister. I still need to find something to go on that stairwell wall, as well as a cute chair and small table to go in that little enclave, but other than that, I'm really happy with this progress. 

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Banister color is Sherwin Williams Brazilnut {SW 3130} 

Here is our dining room before: 


And here it is as of last night: 


In this room, we kept the original paint color, hung a new chandelier and brought in our dining room table and chairs from our previous home, as well as the mirror -- which is photographing yellow but is actually a beautiful, creamy off-white. 

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Chandelier; Table {old, but similar here}; Chairs; Rug; Mirror is an old Pier 1 find

Here is our kitchen before: 


And here it is as of this weekend: 



We did a lot of work to this room and aren't finished yet (namely have to add a can light over the sink where they had a funky pendant light, replace the faucet with this one, and replace all the hardware with brushed nickel). I really wanted the kitchen cabinets extended to the ceiling just to draw the eye up, and we logistically needed a place for our microwave. So, after scouring Pinterest, I was able to provide a couple of pictures to our carpenter, who made our kitchen dreams come true. 

Instead of getting all new cabinets, he added an extension to the top of them, moved the existing crown moulding up, and gave us a small space to store things with glass-front cabinet doors. Our painter came behind him and painted all the extensions and the doors. For the microwave and wine fridge, he added an entire section of cabinet, which allowed us to have both appliances, as well as storage above and a place to house wine glasses. 

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Light fixture; table; chairs; wire rack is a Canton Trade Days find, but here is something similar

Here is our living room before: 



And here it was as of this weekend {with the lovely pink contractor paper on the floor}: 




We also did a lot in this room, and really all we kept was the original paint color. They had a ton of big, bulky, dark furniture in this room and so we: changed the fan, added built-in cabinets to the left of the fireplace to match the right side, and just didn't add *as much* décor to the built-ins. 

A lot of my shelving décor are finds from Canton's Trade Days so unfortunately I don't have sources. :( I'm not fully done in this room yet; I need to find another, lighter lamp for the built-ins, change up what's beneath the console table and since the picture was taken, I have replaced the sofa pillows with these from Wheaton Whaley Designs. 

Sources: 
Couch; chairs; coffee table; small table between chairs is a Hobby Lobby find, but this is the exact one; console table; rug is a random find from The Dump

And finally, the guest room. This room was a lovely shade of hunter green (on the walls and ceilings) before. Yikes!


In this room, we painted the ceiling and walls, changed the fan and all of the carpet upstairs to include this room. 


Sources:
Paint Colors: Walls - Sherwin Williams Sea Salt (SW 6204); Ceiling - Sherwin Williams Extra White (SW 7006) 

Headboard; nightstand 

The bedding (including sheets, pillow and dust ruffle) are Home Goods finds; the plates were hand-painted by my great-grandmother; the mirror was Brandon's grandmother's; and the candle sticks and lamp are also Home Goods finds. 


So, we have a long way to go, but we are slowly but surely getting there, one box at a time. :)

Linking up with Jessi and Jenn 
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15 comments:

  1. It's coming along beautifully! The changes to the kitchen are awesome!! I'm sorry to hear you are having trouble with your contractor, so disappointing when people you are counting on don't care to do their job well.

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  2. It looks great! I just love that new cabinet in your kitchen. Wish i had a placefor something like that!

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  3. Love your vision for these changes and seeing it come together! Everything looks fabulous! Your entry way is just gorgeous with that staircase!

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  4. It looks great! We are actually remodeling our master bath next week and hadn't chosen a color yet; I am REALLY digging that sea salt so I may steal it!

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  5. It looks awesome!! Loving all the work y’all did in the kitchen!

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  6. You know I love the kitchen. I can't wait to see the bathroom finished. And love the guestroom makeover.

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  7. It is all looking SO good! I love the change in the bannister color and the kitchen and living room changes are amazing! The kitchen is the biggest change I think--it looks so much more high end (it was nice before but now it's awesome!). So glad it's coming along!!

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  8. This is an amazing change in just 3 weeks! The stain you chose for the banister really upgrades the space and gives that "wow factor". Bravo! Can't wait to see how you continue to make this home your own.

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  9. Loving the lighting you chose int he dining room & kitchen. It all looks so great. Those cabinet extensions are awesome too! Happy nesting!

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  10. It looks just beautiful! This makes me want to paint/stain our bannister. Great work!

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  11. Love what you are doing! My favorite updated room was the living room! I also love all the light fixtures you chose!

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  12. You have been hard at work girlfriend and everything looks AMAZING! I loved looking at the before/after - it looks like you've settled so nicely!

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  13. Eeeek! I've been waiting to see more and I LOVE it all! (love the art display thingy in your kitchen! I need to do that!)

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  14. Everything is turning out so gorgeous! Your kitchen is my favorite part I think. It is just gorgeous! And I love the new built ins in the living room!

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  15. Love all the updates!! Y'all are doing a great job making it your home!

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