(Don’t you just despise those utility boxes? Why oh why do they have to put them in the front yard?!?!)
I take care of two of my granddaughters, Miss M and Miss K during the day. They’re inviting y’all to “Come on in!”.
I’ve been working my way through the main floor of my house, trying to give the rooms a bit of an updated look without making any major purchases. The foyer was the first space completed with the addition of a gifted bench, new rug and different accessories.
After the foyer, came the dining room. In here, I replaced some accessories, painted my formerly bronzey brown chandy and created a gallery wall that includes two diy convex mirrors.
I haven’t quite finished updating the living room yet, so for now I’ll just show you the bookcases that I restyled. I have one more project to complete and then I’ll reveal the entire room with all of it’s updates.
All of you are the first to see my powder room. I’ve never shared any pics of it before. It is the next room on the update list after the living room. Hopefully, it will look entirely different (in a good way) when I’m finished!
The office is definitely one of the rooms due for an update. Gotta get rid of the faux finish walls! In addition to painting, I’m planning to get rid of the hutch on the credenza, change out the light fixture, all of the art work and accessories. I’d like to replace the desk chair too, if I can find one that is affordable. I’m not sure if the window treatment will stay or go. I like the idea of grasscloth in this room, but I probably won’t spend the $$$ for it since I hope we’ll be downsizing within the next couple of years.
Our family room is wide open with soaring two story ceilings. And you guessed it – this room will get some updates too.
(The walls in this room are no where near as gold/yellow as they appear in the bottom pic).
I love that the kitchen is completely open to the family room. I never feel like I’m cut off from the action when we are entertaining or hosting family get togethers.
The last room located on the main floor is the laundry room. Adding lots of color to this room makes me just a teensy bit happier when doing laundry.
Upstairs there are four bedrooms and three bathrooms.
I did a few things to our bedroom when we first moved into this house, but I never liked the direction it was going. I got rid of what I had started with and completed the redo at the end of last summer. I have a custom drapery workroom in my basement, so I was able to make my own window treatments, pillows and a box pleated tableskirt for the decorator table in the sitting area. Let me just say that starting a blog has been the best motivator ever for completing projects!
Here’s another room that I’ve never shared before. This is the master bath as it looked when I finished redecorating the master bedroom. I’ve already replaced the rug, the vanity stool, the lamps and the accessories on the dressing table area. I still need to make a window treatment, add woodwork around the ginormous mirrors and some other small things. Can you tell that I have trouble staying focused? I can’t work on just one room at a time!
GUEST ROOM #1
This is the room most often used by our overnight visitors. It’s the one room that I haven’t made many changes to since we moved in (besides painting, that is).
As I mentioned, I take care of two of my granddaughters during the day while their parents work. I quickly found that my whole house was covered with toys, so I claimed one of the extra bedrooms to use as a playroom. There are quite a few diy projects in this room. I had so much fun revamping thrifty finds!
GUEST ROOM #2
Sorry, but the second guest room is in such dire need of a re-do that I don’t want to share any pics yet! Yes – that’s yet another room I’m working on!
The basement consists of several rooms – a kitchenette, pool table room, media room, exercise room, bathroom, a small workshop and my drapery workroom. We took on the project of finishing the basement right after we moved in, but with so many projects going on upstairs, it has become a dumping ground of sorts. So…the only room that I can show you right now is my drapery workroom.
This is where I have all of my fun! It’s isn’t meant to be a pretty room, but it is one of my favorite rooms in the whole house. If you enjoy sewing or diy’ing, I think you can appreciate this room even though it isn’t a pretty one. This room used to be a storage area, but Pookie turned it into a partially finished room when I landed my first big job after starting my custom drapery business. The worktable is 10′ long x 5′ wide and was built especially for my height (really saves my back). The table and the gravity feed steam iron hanging above it are two things that I hope to never have to give up!
That pretty much wraps up the mini-tour of my house. I enjoyed having all of you for a visit. Thank you so much, Debbie, for inviting me to be a part of your fun series!
Thank you so much Suzy!
I have always been a fan of your home, and your flair for decorating.