Fixer Upper- Week Five

Progress has been slow lately as all of our kids’ activities have been picking up.  That’s right.  Upon this writing we have:

Four kids

Two houses

One dog

One Fixer Upper truck

Two kids in soccer

One in dance

One in baseball

And one soccer coach

Two kids in piano/guitar

One full-time job that earns money

One full-time job that does not

Two part-time jobs that earn money

Oh, and we have a life

That totals a ton of insanity.  How do we do it?  Not very well.  But we’re managing.  So there are times when work comes to a halt.

Today I’ll show you some after pictures of my paint job.  And know that we have been making a ton of purchases for the new home.  As the designer, that means tons of decisions made by me.  I really enjoy this part.  And I totally feel for those of you who have built new homes.  Without having some experience at this, it would be really difficult to make such decisions!

Here is the master bedroom all painted up.  This was BM Owl Gray.  It has blue/green undertones.

Before-


Master Before

Master Before



Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom


Here is the second bedroom.  I painted this one the beloved BM Revere Pewter.

Before-


Second Bedroom

Second Bedroom



Second Bedroom After

Second Bedroom After


(Sorry that picture is a little fuzzy.)

Here’s the hallway, done in BM Classic Gray like the living room and kitchen.

Before-


Hallway

Hallway



Hallway After

Hallway After


(Geez.  That one’s blurry too.  I’ll get some better picts!)

Living Room before-


Living Room

Living Room



Living Room After

Living Room After


I was still trimming when I took this shot.  Clearly it’s going to look a little better without all of the tools in it.  🙂

Now on to the kitchen.  In the kitchen I have a little surprise.  Remember when we opened up the wall between the kitchen and living room?  We did a little something special with that opening.

Kitchen before-


"Dining" Room

“Dining” Room


And after-


Kitchen Dining Area

Kitchen Dining Area


Do you like that opening?  I had an idea on framing that opening with some beams.  They are from the outdoor section at your local home improvement store.  These are made of cedar, as you do not want treated lumber in your interior.  And I stained them Minwax Jacobean Stain.  For some reason I did not take any pictures of that process.  I must have been in a hurry!


Beams With Supports

Beams With Supports 


Here’s from the entry before-


From Entry Before

From Entry Before


After-


From Entry

From Entry


Here’s a close up-


Close Up

Close Up


I may be biased but I think they turned out lovely.  It draws your attention to that space and makes it beautiful instead of boring.