Saturday, August 21, 2010

It's a disaster zone, but it's progress...

I know I've been MIA for a week or so, but I thought I would take a break and post a few progress pics.  I am still painting, but I think today is my last day.  I am going to get help to finish (as in hire someone).  I have been painting for 3 weekends straight and I'm just so done.  I do, however, love how it's turning out and think I'm going to continue this gray color into my bedroom!

So, here are a few snapshots of the disaster zone which I am hoping will be a little further along by our little housewarming party on September 12th. 

It's really hard to take pictures of our spare bathroom because it's SO tiny, but here is the best I can get.  The ceilings are nine feet and I was on a hunt for a nine foot long shower curtain, but my only option was to get one custom made to the tune of $150....or so I thought.  I came across this curtain panel (window) at Pottery Barn for $30 and the size is right!  It will not close all the way, but I don't really care :)  I have ordered a 108" long sheer shower curtain to go behind it for the function of actually taking a shower, but that room doesn't get much use, so it's fine for now!  Whatya think?

It will have to stay open like this.  I picked up that framed botanical for $11.

The living room is almost done (the walls that is).  I need one more coat on the ceiling.  The plan for this room is to flip flop the TV on to the opposite wall, hang it on the wall and finish that TV console to have the look of a restoration hardware piece.  I need to paint the coffee table, install crown molding, add curtains, and find a rug.  Whew, seems like alot when it's all typed out!

This is my disaster of a dining room.  I have no idea what the plan is for this be honest.

Here is the breakfast area.  I got those bypass shutters custom made from Budget Blinds and they are so functional.  They slide back and forth and {to me} look sooooooo much better than the standard vertical blind. 

Here they are closed...

The hallway is the most complete as far as painting.  I'm going to paint that door a glossy black just like the front door which I finally opted to keep black more due to a lack of being able to make a decision on another color than anything else.  I think I might strip that bookcase down to natural wood before I accessorize it---in year 2030.  ha ha.


more of the kitchen

This is the tiniest little hallway that leads to the guest bedrooms and bathroom and is THE ONLY space that is fully painted.  Again, hard to take pictures in this teeny weeny little space.

I picked this chandelier up yesterday for $75!  I think it will be cute...just not sure where.  I need some small black drum shades, then it's good to go!  I'm contemplating in the breakfast area???  Anything is better than those builder standard brushed nickel jobs.  ewe...

So there you have it.  I have a LOT of work to do, so I gotta get back to it.  Hopefully the next post will show that my house has transformed from a total construction zone into something somewhat habitable. 

Happy Saturday!


  1. I love the color of your hardwoods!...Everyone always cringes when I say I want dark hardwoods; almost ebony. They are like, 'Why??'...and the gray looks fantastic too! I also agree with you on the chandelier for the breakfast room...SO much more interesting than building standard brushed nickel. Looks great!

  2. I have to remember the bypass shutters..I like that idea. The rest is looking good. I get inspired to de clutter. I also got the from Cin..the less you have to move:) Pam

  3. Oh I love to see work in progress! just found your blog! Cant wait to see it completed. Good luck!

  4. LOVE the shutters! Is that my dining table, b/c mine has the same amount of stuff on it...are they really for eating???