Friday, January 21, 2011

Foto Friday

Good gosh, our house was DANG UGLY! I was going through some old photo's and found these...
Before and afters - We got rid of the pinkish paint, installed new garage doors, concrete driveway and improved the landscaping.

Wait till you see what lingers behind that front door...
This was the kitchen. There was a wall seperating the kitchen from the other living areas as you can see in this first picture. Taking out this wall really opened it up...
The after - New cabinets, flooring, countertops, backsplash, appliances, pot lighting and an island!
Dan being a stone mason - hated the bad brick work done on the fireplace. We replaced it with my personal favorite - travertine! Notice all the ugly stencilling everywhere? Ivy... stripes... it was awful!
New blinds, new paint... rid of the railings.
This is the best transformation! Wasn't this bathroom beautiful in blue! pft ;P Who would do such a thing??? Oh... wait... you haven't seen it all yet - wait till you see what they did to the ceiling of this bathroom...
Yes, that's right - clouds on the ceiling. It only took 3 coats of primer and 2 coats of paint to cover it! This nasty picture on the right is an example of the mess these people left this house in. I had a 2 and 3 yr old - this woman, and her husband and 3 teenage children left this house in such a state... we went in with masks and gloves! I was so furious with them, and unfortunately - the taste has never left my mouth... one reason why I am so anxious to sell and move on.

The bedrooms resemble the same type of hideous paintings and stencils... which I will save for another day.
After 5 yrs, we are almost completely done all the renos!! Yay!
Have a great weekend all of you in blogger world!

1 comment:

Gwen said...

Wow, what an amazing change! I'm totally loving your and your kitchen. Thanks for sharing your ideas! :)