Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Before and After, Part II

The home improvement bug has finally bitten again, so I have a few more "before and after" photos to share. I was really on a roll while Danny was in Malawi, but since then... not so much. Now that school is back in session and we have more of a routine I've been able to sneak in a few hours of painting/picture hanging/light-fixture replacing here and there. Part of my lack of motivation stems from the fact that our home really was quite nice to begin with, if not just a little vanilla. In our downstairs bath here I covered the walls with a gallon of "oops" paint ($5!), replaced the Hollywood-style lighting (which unfortunately also involved patching the wall so ignore the lack of uniorm texture), hung a Home Goods mirror (love that store!), opted for some towel hooks instead of the boring bar, installed a new faucet (Danny's doing and the kids' favorite), added some cabinet hardware, and (tried to) hide the builder-basic shower with a drapery. I'm pretty happy with the results, and it even came with a Design on a Dime price tag of around $250. I'm nearly done painting our bedroom and bathroom so stay tuned! I know you're probably not on the edge of your seats, but the voyer in me loves to see the inside of other peoples' homes and maybe you're just as sick as me...
Before & After

5 comments:

rachel said...

Looks really great! I love looking at before/afters.

Where did you get the "oops paint"? I've always wondered what they do if they make a mistake mixing colors. I've never thought about asking or looking for it though. For that price though, I'm sure I could find another room to paint! :)

The Efirds said...

I love it! I too love before and afters! I love oops paint. We use it all the time if it's available!

Rebecca said...

Great job! It takes a lot of effort to decorate around the little ones!

Cherie (Baker) Vann said...

beautiful laura!!

Mom Linda said...

Good job! There's just enough change to make it SO enjoyable, without being overwhelming. I'll look forward to more before and after pictures.
When Kim & Niki were little, I didn't have energy to do anything else, so I applaud your effort!