Saturday, December 20, 2014

{before & after}

It has been a busy week in our little bungalow! I  wanted to share a couple of projects with you guys that we wrapped up this week and I couldn't be more excited about them! 

First, Santa brought us plantation shutters! I am so thrilled! I knew I wanted them the second we bought this little house and now they are finally in. I previously had a canvas drape that I liked, but I am really working on sprucing our space to be bright and airy and fresh. I love the way they turned out. 

Next up, we demoed our entry way. You can sort of see it from the picture above, but I really wanted to dress up the space. It was "ok" when we moved in, but didn't really have that entry way feel about it.

Here is the only picture I can find of the before:

The chandelier and mirror are from Ballard Designs and the frame is from Pottery Barn. The frame came with a much more ivory mat than was shown in the picture, so I ordered a bright white mat to match with the white accents better.

Here is during. Kudos to you that have done full house reno's, I think I was sweeping every chance I got to keep dust to a minimum. Ok, maybe I'm a neat freak.

And finally, here is the after. It is amazing what 24 hours can do! All new trim and added crown molding at the ceiling. I love the way it turned out. 

My next debate is wallpaper. I fell in love with a sample of Thibaut Grasscloth, but I've heard it can really be a pain to dust. Have any of you dealt with that?

Happy Saturday!

1 comment

  1. Love the improvements! The foyer looks so much bigger now!