Sunday, July 26, 2009

Before

I am participating in Metamorphosis Monday so go see more at Between Naps on the Porch




This was the main bathroom.

The shower was a little dinky plastic thing.

Very depressing




We gutted it and
started all over.








Hub and brother in love had
already painted
the walls a cream color.


They were white
like the bathroom above.





The fireplace,
although interesting,
took up too much space.

It had to go.

White carpet?
The previous owners
didn't let their dog inside.
Ever.

White carpet had to go.


The little dog was Lolita.
She went to play on
the great beach
in the sky last
January.

The particle board shelves
-had to go.

Note the raised area within the bay window.
Couldn't make it go so we had to raise the rest of the floor up to the height of it.
Previous owner dealt with this problem by cutting the back legs off of their sofa and stuck it in the bay.

16 comments:

Lori R. said...

I love what you did to the place. My, girl, that's alot of work!!! Did those men listen to you when you intergected your opinion?

Frippery said...

Wow, quite a lot of work but so worth it. Great transformation! I am glad Manny is not a Weimaraner. (I googled it, this is correct spelling but spell check doesn't like it)I also loved the manly man post. I think my hubs falls somewhere in the middle, but the son definitely falls on the GM side,although his girlfriend may disagree. I think this is true for most younger men these days. They have been polished a bit more than their older counterparts

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Love the transformations! You've done a lot of big projects. Everything looks great!
Tina

Lori E said...

I like that the dining room is the focus. I love to feed people and often add a second table.

drollgirl said...

wow!!! i bet this was a lot of hard work, and it looks like it paid off!!!!

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Lynn! Wow.. What fun! I LOVE before and afters!! (which reminds me of photos someone recently took of me WITH makeup and WITHOUT.. I look like two entirely different people!.. but let's NOT talk about THAT!) I LOVE the mirror by your front door! I was sorry for the dog who was always outside. I hate to hear that! I know some people who would otherwise be the NICEST people you would ever meet, but they do THIS to their dog too! It really bothers me, and I feel so sorry for the poor pup!.. Anyways, Everything looks beautiful! Thank you so much for inviting us into your home!

marty39 said...

Oh isn't moving and downsizing such great fun ( not ). You have made some unbelievable changes in this place. At least I didn't have to do all the work you did. It looks so warm and inviting. I really like it. Great job. Thanks for stopping by my MM, it was so nice to have you visit. Hugs, Marty

Candy said...

Lots of changes, lots of work...and now you can sit and enjoy. Love the look.

Cheers, Candy

Lamp Tramp said...

What an amazing job you guys did! Please tell me about the "Welcome to Mississippi" sign!

Lamp Tramp said...

Oh Wow...I love you a million times more! I was not born in Mississippi but have adopted this state as My top 3 favorite states. It is so amazing!
I was born in Rhode Island and grew up in Massachusetts! There is so much to learn and love about all our different states and coastlines!

Amy said...

Wow, those are really major projects. You did a wonderful job with them! There is nothing quite so satisfying as a job well done. Enjoy! Amy

Suzanne in TX said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. Looks like a real transformation happening over your way. You are so lucky to have such handy guys to help.

Blue Creek Home said...

Thanks for your visit.
You had a big project. It's all lovely.
Rhonda

Charlene said...

Thanks for your visit!

I noticed Shasta County in your profile--I love the Mt Shasta area--my husband is from Weed, and still has family there and in Dunsmuir. Small world!

Gwen said...

They cut the legs off of their sofa?? Who would do that?

The after looks like a place that I could hang out in....and bring my dog, Murphy Grace:)

A Hint of Home said...

You've done quite a renovation. Looks wonderful.