We’ve been working on our house for the last month, and I’m ready to take a break from wallpaper, and I almost have myself organized. Here are some of the laborers in action.
And here is the progress we made:
Dining Room Before (cream wallpaper, blue carpet)
Dining Room Current (Iced Mauve by Benjamin Moore, color matched to Clark and Kensington Paint [Clark and Kensington from Ace Hardware–rated the best this year according to Consumer Reports, and only $25/gallon on sale], and under the chair rail, Heather Plume by Behr, color matched to Clark and Kensinton Paint, original hardwoods).
Bathroom Before (flowered wallpaper–I took this picture after I had stripped most off, but you can see it in the pic of the bathroom closet)
Bathroom Current. (Pale Celery paint by Behr. I’m not sure I’m sold on it yet, but it only took a quart, and now that the wallpaper is down, if we want to repaint, it will be much easier. The wallpaper in this room was a beast. We took the closet door off, and got the black baskets at the Christmas Tree Shop.) This is the most organized I’ve ever been in my life.
Stairs Before (Cream wallpaper, blue carpet–These were what they looked like when PG fell down them)
Stairs Current (Sedona Sands and Mosaic White paints by Clark and Kensington, original hardwoods, banister added, but not painted or ends put on yet)
Office Before (Cream wallpaper, blue carpet)
Office Current (Crossroads paint [a shade darker than Sedona Sands, but this room is less shadowed, so they look the same] by Clark and Kensington, original hardwoods). Still need to paint the trim and change up the furniture in this room, not to mention organize.
And here are some of the places we haven’t done much to change yet. Yes, every single room had wallpaper. I don’t want to talk about it. These pics are also from before we closed, when the original owners’ furniture was still in the house.
Kitchen Before (cream wallpaper [are you noticing a trend?])
Bedroom Before (The carpet is gone now but the wallpaper is still there.)
Kids’ Room #1 Before (USA wallpaper)
Kids’ Room #2 Before
Living Room Before (beige wallpaper, cream carpet)
All in all, I am really loving this house, but I am having to hold myself back from wanting to change everything at once. One of my friends’ dream is to buy a fixer-upper farmhouse, but I think my dream is to buy a turn-key house, haha!
Anyway, what do you think? Any ideas or tips?