Wednesday, August 19, 2009

House Update: A Little Before & After

As promised I'll slowly reveal a few after photos of our house renovation. I'll reveal them slowly because that's the pace this reno is moving-very, very slowly. Life just seems to get in the way.

So, here's are entry hall BEFORE. Boring beige walls, 7 foot ceilings (that's right, you read it correctly 7 feet), brown tile, brown/brass faded hardware and old slab doors with about 8 coats of paint.

And here's the AFTER. We raised the ceiling about 18 inches, laid new hardwood floors, added crown molding, raised paneled doors and nickel finish hardware. Click on the photo to enlarge for detailed shot

If you're interested here are the specs on the new space; wall paint Elmira White from Benjamin Moore, molding and trim Bennington Gray from Benjamin Moore, pendant is Simple Scallop pendant by Barbara Barry from Circa Lighting, table is Ethan Allen, basket is Crate and Barrel, rug is from a local Persian dealer, blue and white vase with flowers is old from Bombay Company, small blue and white vase if Victoria Hagan for Target, large blue and white plate is from ZGallery, blue and white ginger jar is from Home Goodes, floors are wide plank Potomac Plank from Lumber Liquidators, mirror is vintage and dog is a mut from the SPCA. Oh and the blue paint is my bedroom Wedgewood Gray from Benjamin Moore, but more on that later.

I would like to paint three large horizontal tone on tone stripes on the wall with the mirrow, but for now I'll just enjoy the crisp clean new space. There just never seems to be enough time. If I get around to it I'll post an updated photo.


Rachel said...

Love the SPCA find! What a gem! Really, it's all beautiful. Can't wait to see all your progress next time I am in town.

melifaif said...

Working miracles already...LOVE that Bella is in the pic. Just makes a house, a home! Can't wait to see it all...

kathyriya said...

Girl!! This looks amazing. I'm really enjoying your reno's and your blog. Can't wait to see you!