The exterior of ‘Our House’ really needed a fresh coat of paint, (it’s cedar lap siding) and I decided to change the color from green to blue… but when we bought the house 16 years ago, it was stained gray, let me show you:
This is what the front of ‘Our House’ looked like the day we moved in.
After much hard work, a lot of landscaping, and building a pergola a few years ago, and painting (3 times over the past 15 years) here’s what that same porch looked like before we painted it this last time… when it was still green: READ ON…
I just realized this is the third time I’ve posted about “Our House” living room mantel. (And I’ve learned the correct way to spell it too! I always thought it was mantle…nope, it’s mantel.)
First, in my determination to ‘lighten up’ the living room, I decided to change the usual, non-holiday mantel display, with a lighter approach. So to start here’s what it recently used to look like:
This photo was taken just before my quest started to ‘lighten up’ the living room, (which I share both the window treatments before and after, and the tutorial on making them). The two art glass pieces on each side of the mantel are very special to me. Both are gifts from two of my kids, so before I replaced them with something else I needed to secure a special place for them elsewhere. With that accomplished, here’s what my mantel looks like now: Read on…
Yep, this super cute little brick house, practically a cottage, Read on
Wow, are those walls green. The top has been prepped for wallpaper and the green that’s still showing, is sporting polka dots from the wall patch.
This is from “Someone Else’s House”. Their house is around a hundred years old with plaster walls and huge old trim. This room was their living room, but being adjacent to the kitchen they decided it would function better to change it to the dining room. So they switched around rooms.
The room is nearing the finish, wait til you see it. Vintage wallpaper went up on top, followed by a bright white trim, then on the lower section paint in a pale blue/green hue.
The complete posting and finished ‘after’ pictures are coming, just watch for them.