Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The During

Instead of skipping to the After, I'm going to have an intermediate step called the During. I don't feel like I'm officially to the After yet. I'm still unpacking, still situating, & the kitchen won't even appear in these posts because it is SO in the midst of progress. So here are the Durings. Hopefully after a very productive afternoon & evening today, I'll have some After pics to post soon - with furniture situated, boxes unpacked, laundry done...you get the idea ;-)

This is the lovely, little old time medicine cabinet that I preserved in the bathroom. I love it. Everyone asked me if I was going to replace it & I firmly said no. I love it. Mike put in two lovely new lights on either side of the cabinet & put in wainscoting & paneling above. I love the two tone blue. It's cheerful & makes me happy.

In the space next to the shower where we took out some old cabinets Mike built in this lovely shelf. This is the top half. And this is the bottom half. The lowest compartment is just the right size for my tall laundry basket. Very handy. Eventually I plan on making some curtains to hang on the inside for at least this bottom spot. This is the bedroom. The walls are Cranberry, the trim is Honeysuckle Bloom & the ceiling is Flax. It's hard to tell the colors from these dark pics, but I love it! It's a bit intense, but very warm.

I love this picture because it allows you to see a little better how it all comes together. The crown molding with the corner pieces was Mike's idea & has been considered a stroke of genius by us all. I think crown molding looks like the icing on a fancy cake. Beautiful! You can also see a little better the color of the ceiling. I promise, it does match the roman shades. I know in that other pic the color of the shades seems a little out there, but they really do look great.

Yikes, the clutter of moving! This is the living room During. The color of these walls is Lindhurst Mushroom & the ceiling is Quail Egg. It's hard to see much, but maybe you can see a little of how it's different.
And finally, the dining room During. Since it's very open between the living room & dining room the walls & ceiling are painted the same colors. And I have to thank God that I do actually really like all of the colors I've selected. That has definitely got to be a work of His kindness because I've never done this kind of thing before & I prayed often that He would help me. No one has the time or money to redo things, you know?

That's all for now! I hope that I really do get a lot done today so I can have some more pics for you this week!


Adele said...

Love it! I really like the bathroom color!

Alicia said...

Wow, everything looks gorgeous!!! And what hilarious paint names . . . Lindhurst Mushroom? Quail Egg? Too funny. You've done a simply fabulous job! Wanna come paint my home next?

Erin said...

I can't wait to see it in person!

Heidi said...

Mary Ann, it all looks so great. I love the bedroom color!!! The bathroom is awesome too, especially the cabinet Mike made. Can't wait to see it all in person.

Jen said...

It really looks fantastic! Love the shelf and crown moulding!

Michael & Sandra said...

Wow - it looks great. You guys have done an awesome job with it. I love the colors and you are definitely braver than I. My house has more neutral colors, but I do LOVE yours. Good job!

Missy said...

awe.some. :) what a great house! what a great mike to help with it all- talented guy!