Thursday, July 28, 2011

Hello Basement!

Since we moved in, the basement has pretty much been used as our storage area and that is it!  This is all due to the fact that it had pink commercial grade carpet just laying on the concrete, along with a little hodge-podged linoleum and stained blue carpet in the spare room.  Needless to say, we needed new flooring before we were going to spend time down there. 

Take a look at what it looked like before today:

I guess the basement wasn't picture worthy when we first moved in.  This is the best picture I have of the pink carpet in the living room area.

The blue carpet in the guest bedroom:

And the hodge-podged linoleum that went from the bathroom out in to the living area.  What you can't see in this picture is the gross black stains around the toilet and tub.

And as of ten minutes ago, this is what we have to work with now:
A carpeted living room and guest bedroom

And a tiled bathroom (excuse the fact that I was so excited to take pictures that I haven't vacuumed or swept yet, or filed nail holes on the trim)

And you may have noticed, the trim is all white now and the walls are painted as well.  My awesome mother-in-law and sister-in-law slaved away helped me tackle that project over the past few days! 

Monday, July 18, 2011

Good-Bye Honey Oak!

The bathroom is the first room in our house to be completely free of all honey oak!  This weekend I used this glazing technique to turn our bathroom cabinets from honey oak to espresso.  My camera was dead, so I didn't get the step by step photos.  But, I  followed the tutorial step for step and the only difference was the brand of products I used .  I used Behr Sweet Molasses and Behr Faux Glaze, mixing the glaze and paint 4 to 1. 

Here they are before the transformation:
 It is hard to see the cabinets in this picture, but it is all I have, I forgot to actually take a before picture that I knew would turn out specifically to show the color of the cabinets.  For reference - they matched the color of the door. 

Here they are now:

MUCH better - prettier and more modern, just my style :)  

P.S.  One of these times I'll stop getting SO excited to take pictures to share with everyone and wait for natural sunlight!  But, not this time :)

I've Been Bad

A bad blogger that is!  The last couple months have flown by so fast with something going on every.single.weekend!  I can't believe it is the middle of July already, where has my summer gone?! 

I promise to be back later this week with some updates to our master bathroom!  Dan and I were actually home this weekend and had time to work on some house projects, so I'll have something to post about!

Until then, I'll leave you with some pretty pictures.  Part of the reason we were so busy was because my beautiful sister-in-law (Dan's sister) got married.  The wedding was outdoors and super hot, but worth it because it was gorgeous! 

Here's the beautiful bride herself

The ceremony was outdoors at a garden

We were both part of their special day

And because I love this picture of Dan - I'll include it as well.  Isn't he handsome?!

Congrats Brittany & Brandon - wishing you many years of happiness together!