Wednesday, November 11, 2009

ta da...

...so I went with the dark brown...


...and I like the way the curtains turned out...there is black out just on the top where there are no blinds...I enjoy the colors in my girls Americana room....

...and I thought I would share a bit more of this seemingly eternal project...it was a foreclosure, vandalized, graffiti, broken water pipes, mold, wind, etc etc etc...and in the perfect area...so we bought it, a few hours before I went into labor. I saw little of my hubby for the next month while he (and many other wonderful people) meticulously painted and repaired, following the plans and pictures that I had put together the month before...
...here is his Father's Day gift from me to him:
He wanted a curved fireplace hearth...Lowes and Home Depot said it couldn't be done...so we made it happen:
...and here is another of the many, many, many, many gifts he gave me in many hours of work... ...I honestly did not take many pics of this place before, and in the ones you see, they are touched up so you don't see all the mess that was left...it felt cold, yucky, and dark...now it feels warm, happy, and like home! (even though it is an ENDless project and I just can't wait for a fence and some BIG trees!!) I'll post some more before/after pics if you are interested....? ...and...what would you do with that white tile inside the fireplace...I can't really remove it...so what else??? Leave it?

12 comments:

Robin said...

I can't wait to see all you have done. I can tell you have added a lot since I was there.

Robin said...

I can't wait to see all you have done. I can tell you have added a lot since I was there.

Jen Bay said...

Wow. Those before and after pics are dramatic. You had quite an eye for potential when you picked that place. It looks so great.

Rachel Uda Murdock said...

WOW! I'm so impressed! I can't believe you guys did that. That must have been so much work. Way to go, that's awesome!

Madills said...

It looks so cute!! What a beautiful home you have made!

A.J. Dub. said...

Wow! You guys are really brave. It looks great! I think I heard on a DIY show that they make paint especially for tile if you don't like the color. Would it be too hard to take the mantle off and break off the tiles and re-do it with ones that match your hearth?
I don't think it looks bad the way it is though.

Holly Burnah said...

Wow- I've never seen the "before" of your house. That would have just overwhelmed me. You guys have done a great job.

John, Mica, and Little J said...

Wow, I had no idea how much it's changed! Looks sooo good now! I don't see anything wrong with the white tile... what did you have in mind?

hairprincess said...

Beautiful. it really is a HOME, your Temple:). Alot of work but it is worth it. You guys are amazing. And YES more before and after pics they are fun!

The Williams Family said...

Your house looks amazing! I too want to see more pictures! I personally think the white tile looks great with the white mantle. And none of the colors clash - it looks awesome!

The Burnah Clan said...

I guess i"ll leave the white tile for now then...I have heard of paint, and thought of it, but I've had enough say it looks fine...so I'll leave it! Thanks!!

Dan & Calli Ellinger said...

Wow! You have done a beautiful job!