Thursday, January 21, 2010

Got a few before and after pics

Family room before  

and after.  

Only the fireplace wall was painted to match the rest of the room.  We haven't found a firebox to fit the fireplace yet.  I think we will have to raise the outside cabinet floor to make room for a different firebox, so that is another project after painting.  I made a box frame to put my sign on and hang a few items above the mantel. 

Dining room before

and after

Moved my buffet to one side and turned my table a different way. 

I didn't find a before picture of the back door entryway but it was the same green as the before dining room pic and all the doors and trim were white.  It is now sienna walls and bittersweet trim.

Foyer before

and after

Walls are now oatmeal and I added a table with lamp and my Miss Liberty doll.

Still got some tweaking to do that I will get to sooner or later.  This painting is taking way to long to suit me.  I had wanted to hire it done in the beginning but got lots of resistence from Hubby.  You know how it goes....why do we want to pay someone when we can do it ourselves?  Well, he finally gave in and decided to hire a painter.  Of course, he has several jobs lined up so it will be next week before he can come by and give us a quote, but that's OK.  I can live with the mess a while longer but I won't have to come home from work and pick up a paint brush.  I have some orders I need to get done so now maybe I will have the time. 

Here are a couple more pics of my great-grandson.  One with me...

and one with Great-Grandpa....

Hope you enjoyed this picture heavy post.  I'll have more when the painter finishes.  LOL!!!  Hugs, Chatty Kathy


nancy huggins said...

What an awesome re model you have done..and the baby is just precious.
I think the older I get the more fragile a baby gets..guess thats what you call showing your age :)

OleCrowsNestJournal_Nan said...

Love the before and after pictures! And your great grandson is beautiful!

LeeHillPrimitives said...

Love your house pic's. But your grandson is beautiful, I remembered my baby boy.

Linda* ~ TheKeepingroom said...

I love the more neutral look, it makes for a much more primitive look.

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Well your re-makes on the rooms are wonderful. I so love your choices of colors. Just beautiful.

Sweet photos with your grandbaby! Thanks for sharing.


Gettysburg Homestead said...

Hmmm I really like the new colors. The sienna walls are beautiful!!!!

What a beautiful great grandbaby!!!


~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Wow, it doesn't even look like the same house. It's just amazing what a little (okay alot) of paint can do!

Your great grandson is adorable!!!!

Have a wonderful weekend,


carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Everything looks great! Love the colors!
And what sweet photos of you & your Dh with the great-grandbaby! Life is good!
Have a great week!

Frugalious Living said...

Hi, I came by your blog through the Waxed out Creative life. Just wanted to stop by and say your home is beautiful! Love the changes. And your great grand baby is so sweet. Congratulations!!

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Congrats on being a great Grandma!! How seet is that!! And your painting is coming along nicely. The mantle looks amazing!!