Friday, June 17, 2011

First Floor Renovations

Ben has finally been home for more than 3 weeks!!!  Yay!!  First time in the last year.  Pretty crazy, huh?  Well we've been pretty busy lately.  After almost 10 months straight apart from each other (give or take a few days....yeah I'm not kidding) we finally had some time to devote to the first floor of our house.  I uploaded a few pictures of the bedroom renovations we had recently started on a little while ago, but this time we decided to paint the downstairs.  We gave ourselves a deadline: last weekend we had a few friends over for a barbecue.  We only had 2 weeks to get everything done, and I think we did a pretty fantastic job.  Now that everything is over I am L-to-the-A-Z-Y.  But here are some pictures so you can see the Before and Afters (my favorite part!)

Hallway Before (notice the awesome Gold paint---it was a theme in our house)

Hallway After


Office Before (What color is that?  Oh, gold.)

Office After


Living Room Before

Living Room After

Living Room Before


Living Room After

Living Room Before


Living Room After

Living Room After (yes, that is my sweet Vizsla!!)


Porch Light Before (yeah, not kidding)

Porch Light After


Laundry Room Before

Laundry Room After


Bathroom Before (yes, I shared this paint renovation before, but for some reason the pictures I put on this blog already didn't quite look as gold as it really was/ as it is in this picture)

Half Bath After


Half Bath Before

Half Bath After
Dining Room Before


Dining Room After

Dining Room Before
Dining Room After

Dining Room After


Kitchen Before

Kitchen After




Kitchen Before
Kitchen After



Kitchen Before
Kitchen After

So there it is; the product of our hard work over the past few weeks.  We still have future plans to replace the flooring all over the downstairs (i.e. tile & hardwood), but those will have to wait.  Right now we are enjoying our time together before Ben heads out yet again for another deployment.  Let's hope this one doesn't last as long as the last one...  We have plans in the next few weeks to take a trip to Ireland to visit Ben's grandparents and to Italy to visit his parents; a lot to look forward to before the impending deployment.   For now, we will be enjoying our "new" home :)

8 comments:

Jessamyn said...

i love the dining room color! it's awesome! and the kitchen cabinets painted look great! :) looks like a lot of work though - enjoy your vacation - you deserve one! i'm really thankful for all the sacrifices you guys have been making to serve our country. i know it can't be easy.

Skinnie Piggie said...

Holy cow!!! You guys did all of that in a few short weeks?! Looks amazing =)

GUAMtastic said...

You've been BUSY! Love all the updates! Good work!

Tracie Martin said...

Amazing transformation!!! My favorites are the dining room and kitchen sunroom. Well done!!!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

All of the new colors look amazing! I love what you did with the kitchen!

Katie & Ryan said...

I am so impressed! It took us a year just to paint 4 rooms! You guys are amazing...everything looks beautiful!

Mandy said...

Excellent!

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