Saturday, March 31, 2012

At. Long. Last. AFTER PICTURES

(with a few before for reminders)
KITCHEN
Before:
After:
 New pantry:
One last look:
 FAMILY ROOM:
Before:
After:
 POWDER ROOM
Before: 
After:
 HALLWAY
Before:
After:
DINING ROOM
Before:
After:
 LIVING ROOM
Before:
After:
I won't lie, we're pretty proud of this one:
Sigh.  Feels like we're grown-ups now.
Wish my Mom was here to see this.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Worse, Before it gets Better ...

We are getting close to the end of our project. At the end of this coming week we hope only the odd thing will be left. Husband and I will do one more tortuous weekend of touching up paint and it will be cleaning up (thankfully done by our contractors) and then moving back to our middle floor.

But,  things around here have never looked worse. 

The beautiful floors and fireplace are covered to protect from the onslaught of saw dust:
The living room / dining room is part workshop, part storage room:
The hallway is an obstacle course:
The family room is in chaos:
The kitchen counter is in and cluttered with new lights, doorknobs and tiles.  The spacious lane ways  are blocked by uninstalled appliances:

But we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. 

Here's my new laundry room:
And I have my dream range, dual fuel, double oven, to look forward to!