Finally, Finally

first, the befores.  necessary background: this house was empty for almost a year.  prior to that it was occupied by two bachelors who, needless to say, did not put much effort into…decor.  or…upkeep.  so, the befores:

the living room...lots of scuffs, smoke stains, and peeling paint

the living room...lots of scuffs, smoke stains, and peeling paint

the guest bedroom.  that black trim was....lovely.  especially all the chips in it.

the guest bedroom. that black trim was....lovely. especially all the chips in it.

the master bedroom.  the window looks out on the addition/bonus room.  and who doesn't like dark teal walls?

the master bedroom. the window looks out on the addition/bonus room. and who doesn't like dark teal walls?

our funky blue kitchen, with laminate et al.  & one window shade!

our funky blue kitchen, with laminate et al. & one window shade!

the bonus room, with extraneous a/c unit (no worries, we have central heat & air.)

the bonus room, with extraneous a/c unit (no worries, we have central heat & air.)

and now, drum roll please….the afters.  two solid weeks of painting, cleaning, and painting.  mild levels of decor have occurred, but please bear in mind that this is a work in progress, and i’m nowhere near done.  much more accessorizing to be done!  and picture hanging.

the living room now...new tan walls and new prints above the mantle.

the living room now...new tan walls and new prints above the mantle.

the guest bedroom.  i re-covered the headboard all by my onesie!

the guest bedroom. i re-covered the headboard all by my onesie!

master bedroom - PB bedding, yay for outlets! & goodBYE teal walls.

master bedroom - PB bedding, yay for outlets! & goodBYE teal walls.

dining room (no before on this one).  my table's a bit wee in this big old room.

dining room (no before on this one). my table's a bit wee in this big old room.

kitchen.  still blue.  but the stainless island is pretty sweet!

kitchen. still blue. but the stainless island is pretty sweet!

bonus room/library/extra space.

bonus room/library/extra space.

rest of bonus room - my makeshift seating area.

rest of bonus room - my makeshift seating area.

k well, hopefully that satisfies all of the two cries for pictures.  i have a lot of work to do still, but it’ll get there.  next on the list: hanging pictures and curtains.  maybe in a month or so i’ll put up another set to see if anything’s changed.  stay tuned!

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5 thoughts on “Finally, Finally

  1. Sarah (Mrs. CT Sr.) says:

    It looks great! Congratulations!

  2. Katherine says:

    Wonderful! Love the way the prints look in the living room.

  3. kderrick says:

    It looks faboosh!!! Love it, and I especially love the bed in the guest room- where’s the headboard from?

  4. coltempo says:

    thanks everyone….kate, the headboard was made by my mom and sister, with a bright striped fabric cover, so i re-covered it in that damask! i love how it turned out!

  5. Leslie says:

    Great job Katie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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