Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Big Reveal: a month of home improvements!

Our month of renovations started with a bang, a chisel and a lot of dust!
We ripped up the original marble foyer tile...
and replaced it with granite and travertine limestone.
Our 21 year old white kitchen was replaced with...
stained cabinets and granite counter tops,
black appliances turned to stainless steel,
we added new knobs and handles,
and a porcelain tile back splash.

Our 9 year old red sofa got a face lift...
and turned a soft sage green.
Our faded red striped chair and ottoman...
was reupholstered to a bright blue stripe.
The "new" keeping room!
I've got fabric to re-do my red kitchen chairs and desk chair too.
The white spindles and carpet were removed...
oak treads were installed and stained...
and wrought iron balusters added.
My desk alcove became...
an empty space, and then...
our new wine bar!
We also had the entire downstairs painted
"Tobacco Leaf" by Martha Stewart.
There were days I had 4 crews working at the same time. It was crowded, chaotic and dusty. Five weeks of contractors and mess... and we're finally done!
I love everything and feel like I'm living in a new house!
So yes... it was worth it!

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  1. Everything is perfect!! I LOVE the whole redo. You did an awesome job picking everything out.

  2. It is gorgeous! You have fabulous taste friend!! xoxo

  3. It looks amazing. You have great taste!

  4. Beautiful transformations. I need a link back to the party added to your post please.Thanks.

  5. How pretty! You have been SO busy!!! Thank you for sharing all of this.

  6. Love the entry floor and the wine bar!!

  7. Thanks so much for adding the link. Thanks so much for joining WUW. I prefer the link in your post and not a button on the side so this was perfect. I didn't know you live so close by. Beautiful home.

  8. OMG this looks fabulous. Every possible thing that you did was such an improvement. I know that some people would say...hey, it wasn't so bad before and they would be right, but boy its fabulous now!!

  9. Everything you have done is so very beautiful! Love your new kitchen.

  10. Hi! I found you through Met Monday and your home is absolutely gorgeous! I have a lot of blue and white in my house too so I may just be slightly biased. :-) But truly, you have fabulous taste and everything is just lovely!
    P.S. I'm a new follower!

  11. It all turned out beautiful! Talent, talent, talent! :)


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