BEFORE and AFTER shots of our new house.
(Stay tuned for the changes!!)
Summer shot...First snowfall...Oct. 22nd
Hey! We've finished the outbuilding!
The coat armoire is an auction find...Can you say "seventy dollars"?
Front entry BEFORE.............and AFTER.
I've found some VERY cool antique gold beaded window treatments in the U.S. and will
take a photo of this "room" once we've papered and painted. We received a large
antique oval mirror (originally Kent's grandmother's), so will hang that in the entry
hall as well. Kent will also build a hall tree with storage bench...that's going to
really complete the look!
Bittersweet berries flown in from Mass.
First & second coat of silver on stove hood...THIS will really change the look!
Wasn't sure WHAT to do with this large thing...but it had to be silver for sure.
We plan to update this with a nice stainless steel stove hood when we find the one
The smaller stove on the left is a woodstove. Really heats up the kitchen and it can
be used for cooking too! I'm really enjoying that.
New (silver) pulls in kitchen. A REAL improvement!
Kitchen walls look a bit scary here...but the color is nice and warm.
Another wall texturized and ready for paint....oh goody. :)
We've installed the adorable rooster (matches our everyday dishes) wallpaper border
and we really like it.
Kent's latest build project is our kitchen island...it turned out great! The hanging
pot rack was a gift from Trond and A.T..I've got new pots shined and ready to roll.
New flooring will be pine planking. That will be installed once we've finished the
guest house and rear deck (soon!)
How easy is this? Dishtowel curtains with some antique buttons!
New living room furnishings. I'll use the "bookcase" to hold my growing Rosemåling
Dining room with first coat of "Vanilla" paint. Will use same in L/R. Looks
MUCH brighter now!
Our long table and chair style. Seating for eight.
This thing is almost 2meters in length....and it's a thick chunk of wood.
I'm thinking about three navy check/vanilla table runners (chair to chair running
across the width of the table), vanilla chair slipcovers, navy check seat cushions, etc.
The dining room border is now up and looking good! We'll use the same in the living room.
Putting the wainscotting up, priming, etc...went pretty fast.
The original flooring had large, heavy iron to support the wood stove. Kent cut
these out (a WHOLE lot of sparks flying around the room!) to refinish the floor.
We've sanded the flooring upstairs now (thanks to Trond, Kent's brother). Here's how
great it turned out in the master bedroom.
Floor varnish going on...it's looking GREAT!
Reading nook furnishings includes this pine bookcase, the cushioned window seat
and a nice, cozy chair (which I've yet to find)..original chair is TOO large for
the space. Will be done in soft mocha...cappuccino...rusts...cream....nice and comfy.
The inset portion of the window area has been painted a rich mocha. This same
color will be used in the front entry hall, on up the staircase wall.
Kent did a GREAT job building this and it's one sturdy piece. Can't wait to use it.
Not only is the window seat functional for relaxing, reading, etc...but it has a lot
of storage as well. It's going to be a great place to read!