Monday, July 5, 2010

The 1/2 way point......

Well, I'm 1/2 way into my 1 month re-model, and I feel....EXHAUSTED. This is crazy! Seriously! What was I thinking?!?!?!? UGH.

Anyway...I decided to share a photographic montage with you, of the before's and the during's...

So away we go....


ATTENTION CRAFTERS: Buy an HVLP sprayer, just DO IT! Seriously! I am still not sure how I feel about the black cabinets. I mean, I love them, well mostly because they were my idea, but I would be lying if I didn't confess that black is a NIGHTMARE! UGH. But, I will say, the HVLP cost around $100 and it saved us a TON of time and effort! And we got a professional finish! ;)
Regardless...the black is a DEFINITE improvement don't ya think? lol


I can NOT believe how much bigger this space feels and looks, I can't wait to get the new carpet down! Note to all my readers: I am having a ceiling light installed in this room and taking down those horrific circa 1971 wall sconces. Yuck and YUCK.


Wow, is all I can say...this bathroom is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO overwhelming me right now. I love my new tub tho. Maybe I can just be happy with that. I mean, who really needs a toilet or sink anyway?

Master Bedroom:

Can I just say, I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE my floor! To think that such a gorgeous oak floor would be hiding under that carpet just gives me the shivers! And I love the color of the walls too. For 2 reasons...1) I love aqua. 2) I got 3 gallons of this color at the Restore for $1 a piece!!!!!!!!

Well, this was a fun project to start, but I am SO ready to be done!!!!!!!!!!!! UGH.


  1. looks AWESOME!! Still available to help!
    Sarah clicky heel

  2. It's coming along nice Nikki! Definitely love the black cabinets now and wow, those master bedroom floors are gorgeous. Great color combo. Can't wait to see more as things progress. Hang in there girl, it will SO be worth it when it's all done :) Have a great day! ~ Laura

  3. It's gonna be great!! Thanks so much for sharing @ Anything Related!

  4. Ooo, I wish I could see the before in person, so that I can really get the scope of how cool the "after" is!

    Good job! You're inspiring me to get more done around here.

  5. wow you go girl! looks great so far!

  6. Holy crap, Nikki. The bathroom picture shocked me! You are a brave woman, lol.
    It looks so familiar to our house when we bought it, lol. I'm surprised your basement walls look so nice behind that paneling! Usually they put it up to cover cracks or something...
    Looks great!!!
    Can't believe you had the courage to demo the bathroom like that.

  7. We recently did the same thing with our 1951 cottage. I actually enjoyed the process, and I LOVE the result. And I really like your groovy kitchen wallpaper and all that beautiful carpeting!! What were they thinking??