This is my unique attempt at transforming "Grandma's" 1960's brick ranch from "vintage" specials including- but not limited to- the unfortunate invention of wallpaper and avocado green counter tops (matching sink included) to an updated, chic place I can call home. Not to mention other events in my life....Let the adventure begin!
Sunday, October 16, 2011
the past few weeks I have done a little re-styling of the living/dining room area. I am still not pleased with the look...but its getting there. i have such a hard time making a decision on color. i have to admit, i'm a little nervous to use color- but I love it when I do!
Here is a look at the old family room..
It was very beige and the rug in the dining room area did not really go with the lighter colored rug in the family room area. Given I didn't have a huge budget.. i decided to replace the rug in the family room (i would much rather replace both)... I also got new window treatments. The old ones were a little sort and didn't match each other...so I have decided to focus on the green/blue color combo for the room. still need to pull it all together. talk about frustrating.
still waiting to do a photo wall on the blank wall by the front door!
suggestions anyone? i just feel like the room is still a little blah.
The past 17 months I have been neglecting the outside of my house. I know they say how important curb appeal is, but I have been overwhelmed with making all the changes inside my house that I didn't even have a chance to take a before picture of this next project.
bummer. i know. so without waiting any longer...here is a look at where a few trees came falling down (well...cut down on purpose)
The front corner of the house had a HUGE pile of over grown stuff...there were trees, bushes, weeds, sticks, you name it, it was there. so we hired a company to come chop it all down and hall it away. They also took down the dead dogwood tree that was next to the house. Oh yea- and my mum purchase from Home Depot. Gives a little pop of color to the front, what do ya think?
And then there was the backyard- let's just say that I let the weeds get a little out of control!!! So after we hired someone to weed-eat, spray, deliver and lay pine straw, the backyard looks MUCH better!! the weeds were probably 4 feet tall....