Sunday, April 25, 2010

Hard at work before and after!

I took Friday off of work and my parents came in town and we have worked what feels like every second since Thursday night!  Because of my sheer exhaustion, I don't have many words.  But I do realize that I haven't posted in a while.  And I have a bunch of pictures.  So this will be a before and after picture post.  Although the after pictures are not true "after" pictures since you can still see our crap decorations and cleaning stuff everywhere!  Ok, on with the show!
Our Family room before (can you see the different green samples on the wall?)
Kitchen before (I wish I had a better picture that you could see just how small the fridge was!)
My two favorite men working oh so hard!  Get that yellow out of here!! (The entire house was different shades of yellow and it did nothing but make those awful countertops stand out!)
Working on the accent wall.
Our living room "after".  Will post more pictures after decorating and getting that hideous GOLD fan outta there!
Kitchen after!  Even got the decorations up!  And notice our new fridge that was delivered today!  We had 26 cubic feet at the old house and this house only had 18 so needless to say, I couldn't fit anything in the fridge.  So we went out and got an amazing deal for the same fridge we had in our old house!  It was on sale, we had a coupon, got the government rebate and a manufacturer's rebate!!! Perfect timing! (And the old fridge fits in the garage perfectly!)
We have our priorities straight!  The only two things we have hung in the main level!

Our downstairs half bath before.  Yes, we need a mirror.  A trip to Ikea will be soon!
Half bath after.  It's hard to get the actual color in the picture.  It's a mocha color.  Not too dark tho!
Dining room before/during.  It was a sage-y color that did not match my greens.
Dining room afterwards.  It's a shade lighter than the bathroom.  Can you see the bit of bathroom wall in this picture?
I don't have a before picture of this room because my dad was so quick to start painting on Friday, but you can try to picture it with a mustardy-gold color.  This is our guest bedroom.  It's the only room that I knew exactly what decorations would be going in it.  So it is the only room that is now done!
Not pictured is the upstairs hallway and stairway, which was a big task with an extension ladder.  Didn't the guys get so much painted???  My mom and I got a bunch of stuff organized too.  So I'm exhausted.  Time to relax for a minute until Jonathan is ready to arrange some furniture!  And don't worry, even though the main level is painted, we still have two bathrooms, two bedrooms, an office and a basement to get to at some point!  I'm a bit overwhelmed, but it's also fun to have projects (maybe not this many projects though!)  Next on my list?  Getting decorations up in the living room and dining room!


Crystal said...

Everything looks great!!! I can't wait to see more!

Chelsea said...

I actually really loved that yellow! But I do love me some green walls too!

Heather said...

Girl, I am loving this!! Your new home is beautiful! I LOVE the green color, so pretty!! I can't wait to see what else you do!!! Love it!

Jenn said...

I LOVE it!! Wow you guys are rocking that house down! =) What color is the green??! It looks like the same green I painted my kitchen!! =) only my kitchen is not nearly as cute as yours! and I love love your living area! ok... minus the fan! he he! ;) I am overwhelmed recently and not coming around much... but trying to find a balance so I can! =) loving that little baby ticker on the top! Did you enter my PW giveaway?! I am still sifting emails! Yikes!