Wednesday, August 3, 2016


Well, it's been a long time since I updated this little blog.  Life's been more than a bit busy.  But I'm going to give you a little peek into what the house looks like today.

Living Room Before:

And living room today:

The mirror came from the Darling Octopus stash.  I painted it and had it installed. We just had the book cases built this spring and I spent the first part of the summer break painting them. They make me ridiculously happy.  So much so, here are more pictures.

For the longest time, we did not have a TV in the living room but have recently brought it down.  It needed a pice of furniture to set upon.  I had this dresser and painted it with chalk paint.  I'm tickled with how it turned it out.

Here's the kitchen before:

That horrific yellow backsplash is an ancient laminate that extends up behind the upper cabinets and I've lived with it for seven years.  I got sick of it but wasn't ready to rip out the kitchen to redo it.  So, I picked up a roll of paintable headboard wallpaper and covered it all up.  Painted it all to match the rest of the kitchen (BM silver sage in semi gloss). Wish I had done it years ago. And what it looks like today:

I did the backsplash last year after becoming thoroughly sick of looking at the backer board.  It's a collection of talevera tile and my own glasswork.

Here are a couple of close ups.

Here is that terrible image of the stairwell as we did the first walk through:

And here it is today:

This was the door to the terrace on the left and door to the jack and jill bath on the right.  The bath is gone and in that corner, we built a walk in closet.  I finally painted it this summer.  

And now the interior of the closet:

The master bedroom is still a work in progress but I've finally ordered some window blinds that should be here this week.  Yes, to my eternal shame, we still have paper shades up in the bedroom.  But, I did have something special put up.

So, here is the back corner in all it's original glory. That little closet was demo'd and that whole back wall taken out:
And here it is today:
I adore this wallpaper mural.  love love love love love it.  So much so that I am willing to show it with my messy, unmade bed.  It's from Anthropologie.  And it's glorious.  

So, that's the latest haps.  As I get more pics taken, I will try to post more. No promises though.