Friday, May 07, 2010

Room Redo Recap Cont'd Upstairs

Finishing up the recap of before + afters, here is how far we've come on the top floor.

The guest bedroom:
Guest Bedroom BeforeGuestRoom4
Long story short: Didn't want to spend a lot in here so we reused mostly things we had. Scored that comforter for $15 from Walmart. Repainted and recovered (using fabric I designed) an old chair, repainted and silver leafed the nightstand. And yes, the people in that black and white photo are strangers.

Hallway Bath:
Upstairs_Bathroom
2nd floor Hall Bath
Long story short: Tiny but practical. Moved the clawfoot downstairs and used the vintage tiles to do our kitchen backsplash. Refinished the original wall hung sink. Gutted and redone with new tiles with a nod to the period.


My office:
2nd Floor Kitchen/Office BeforeOfficeInProgressNov30
Long story short: What was once the crappiest kitchen of all time is my workspace. A fun color, a whimsical rug and painted birds on the window to block an ugly view.


The master bath:
Master Bath/Closets BeforeMasterBath4
Long story short: A windowless room turned into a master bath (and two walk in closets!) off our bedroom. The first time we've had a private bath and loving it.

Our bedroom
Master Bedroom BeforeBedroom1
Long story short: Gray, blue and yellow all over. WWII kiss collages, a personal painting and black and white photos from our trips, a textured rug, a vintage chair, a comfy bed.

The little room
Little Bedroom BeforeBoxRoomwithFauxBois
Long story short: A tiny room with no purpose outfitted with some repurposed items along with some favorite touches. A door found in the garbage turned workspace, drop clothes turned table skirt, a vintage mannequiin, a rustic birdhouse and a gallery wall of old paintings.


Ok, thats pretty much the full tour. Hope you enjoyed taking a trip down memory lane with me. It feels kind of nice to actually have an after photo for each room even if I have some tweaks in mind for most of them.

Thanks for sharing your own before and afters with me! I love seeing such great changes. And stay tuned next week for some wonderful room makeovers courtesy of a few special guests.

28 comments:

  1. So gorgeous! I love the color scheme. The bedroom is simply amazing!

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  2. I can't believe how wonderful your home is. How long has this taken you? Great bones to your home, but you've also got great taste.

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  3. I have a question. I am sure you have already answered this in many posts, but how long did the this whole process take you? You have quite a bit of rooms and had to convert many of them, so I was just curious. You guys did a fab job!

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  4. Was that a frying pan on the guest bath toilet? Wierd.

    I absolutely LOVE your home! You've created such wonderful spaces from something that needed a lot of work. Did you ever show pics of the completed in-law on the ground level?

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  5. I am so glad you repurposed the claw foot tub. I would have screamed bloody murder if you tossed it. Loved that you found a way to salvage the vintage bathroom tile. It's very cool. Too bad was cracked and had to be completely replaced.

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  6. I love seeing all of the photos again. Seeing them all together really shows how much you have done to your beautiful home. I love your colors and how you put things together. I also love how you are unapologetic about your love of television. We are fans too and I the only time the TV goes into hiding in the armoire is when there is company. I really should just embrace it! Thank you for the trip through memory lane. Makes me want to get up and redecorate something!

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  7. Love the recap. Everytime I see one of your rooms, I spot something else that I didn't see before. Gorgeous!

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  8. It looks simply stunning! I bet you are just thrilled :-)

    www.bazaarofserendipity.blogspot.com

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  9. Stunning! You've done an amazing job!! (and I've been following you to see it one step at a time) LOVE your office!!

    BTW - I'm having an litography giveaway by Cecilia Carlstedt (she's an illustrator and has previously worked for vogue, elle, H&M, neiman marcus)

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  10. I think your decor is absolutely wonderful, however I am most impressed with the structural renovations that you made to the home. It is just astounding, and must have cost a fortune. But now you have an amazing home that is just how you like it, and a great investment for your future. I love everything you did!

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  11. Your home is beautiful! What an amazing transformation. The electric skillet in the guest bath is quite the conversation starter, no?

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  12. your bathroom before and afters amaze me every time I see them!

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  13. I forgot to mention redoing my guest bath with metallic stripes if you'd like to take a peek...

    www.stereosandsouffles.blogspot.com

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  14. I absolutely love love LOVE what you have done! That office is to die for. Great work, I look forward to seeing more before & afters!

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  15. You had such vision....

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  16. Anonymous11:01 PM

    Very pretty! May I ask what color you painted the master bedroom?

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  17. It just proves that it is possible to transform a sow's ear into a silk purse.

    Gorgeous!

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  18. great summary. i wish i had a before and after...that was completely finished! all mine are before & "not quite yet" afters!!
    have a fabulous weekend...
    ~Tara

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  19. Your house is just gorgeous! Do you like the comforter on your bed or not? I remember you buying it and not being sure about it?

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  20. Mary Zee10:33 PM

    Love love love your office/workspace. Those oversized scissors are fantastic! Any chance you recall name of the wall color?

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  21. Uh...that master bedroom is EXACTLY the color scheme I'm looking for for mine. I was going to do just gray and yellow but I LOVE the light blue mixed in. Totally copying you on this... :)

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  22. Nice picks! specially the little room!
    reminds me of www.mybluesofa.com

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  23. WHERE DID YOU FIND THE MIRROR(BAROQUE) IN YOUR OFFICE??

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  24. I never get tired of looking at your home! So beautiful!

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  25. veronika10:12 AM

    what a perfect finish!every of the room transformed to a highest standard!

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  26. So I found your photos on houzz and just love what you've done. My husband and I did the same thing (www.eclecticvictorian.com)

    I just have to ask, do you remember the name/brand of paint color you used in the master bedroom?
    Thanks so much!
    Lydia gravis
    Lydiagravis@weber.edu

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  27. Do you remember the name of the paint color you used in the master bedroom? Love it!

    My husband and I renovated too! (www.eclecticvictorian.com)

    Thanks! Lydia gravis
    Lydiagravis@weber.edu

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