Many of you know that we've been involved in a pretty extensive home facelift project starting last fall , and continuing again this spring . The goal is to get every room in the house painted (including ceilings, doors, and some of the baseboards & moulding), rearranged, and redecorated.
This has proved to be quite a lot of work of course, and we're obviously still far from done! I did just finish what I consider to be a large bite out of the project though, as the whole house is now painted: Master Bed & Bath , check; Guest Room & Bath, check; Basement, check; Kitchen, check; and main living area, check!!
This past week I completed the main level of our house, so here I go, showing it off: (Warning- please ignore all of the mess you'll see- we're still dealing with accumulating donation piles, art laying around, and out of place furniture among other "stuff" messes!)
|Front Room- Tiered ceiling is white vs. the light grey of the walls.|
|To the right of the door shot above: the area to be my new studio!|
What's left to do: Main Room. Get my studio completely unpacked, cleaned out, reorganized; hang art; and move the TV up here.
|Left: Space between kitchen & front room; Right: Kitchen ceiling- dark grey on the deepest horizontal, light grey on the vertical bit, and white on the final horizontal level.|
What's left to do: Hall. We plan on making this a giant art collage wall- exciting!
|Big mess! But nice walls, right?|
What's left to do: Kitchen. The most work! I'm painting those lower cabinets white, we'll rip out the upper ones, tile out a to-ceiling- backsplash (and tile the back of the Island to match), pop in a range hood above the stove, install some open shelving in lieu of cabinets, add a pantry cabinet and hopefully get rid of a whole lot of clutter!
|Left: Hallway between bedrooms; Center: Wall I can reach opposing one on left; Right: Walls I can't reach!|
What's left to do: Stairwell. We need to hire someone (dad??) with scaffolding to finish the painting job, and we'd love to invest in a large piece of art for this lower recess space: idea ?
So there you have it. We've got our work cut out for us! But a coat of paint really goes a long way, huh??