Sunday, March 27, 2011

Before & After

I've been trying to come out of hibernation. Its been difficult when the weather goes from the 70s right back to the 30s in a matter of days.  I'm so ready for Spring, how about you?

We have been remodeling our house off & on for the past 3 years. When I say "we," I really mean my dad. He installed hard wood floors. 4 windows & wainscoting, replaced trim in our entire house,  painted almost every single room, redid a bathroom, & in the near future, will be building us a sun room, like he did for my parent's house (ha, ha, just kidding dad).  He's been absolutely incredible - thanks so much Dad!

We also hired some contractors to do major renovations, like dry-wall & a complete overhaul of our fireplace. I wanted to share the fireplace redo in our family room with you because I think its amazing.


This is the before. Dark wood, dirty soot stained bricks.
 AND....drum roll please....

This is the after - white clean shelves, marble, a mantel...
Now that the majority of the renovations are wrapping up, we've been spending our weekends furniture shopping. I thought it would be more fun than it is, but I've been feeling overwhelmed by all the options & a little frustrated that some things jump out at me & some things don't. I think part of the problem is that I'm in a rush too. I'm ready to be done with all of this & to be able to just enjoy the fruits of other's labor. I'm really excited though that our house is actually becoming a home & a reflection of us.

Hope you're having a lovely Sunday & thanks for stopping by.

8 comments:

linda said...

that is AMAZING. Can't believe it's the same fireplace!

PetiteLittleGirl said...

The after is really amazing, Danielle. It's great that your Dad knows how to do things. He is such a handy man :)

Danielle said...

Linda - I know! I have trouble remembering the original & how awful it was.
Sydney - I am very fortunate to have a dad that is handy & that enjoys doing things like that.

Woz said...

Wow! That's BEAUTIFUL!

Danielle said...

Thanks Woz. We think so too :)

Tricia said...

Looks great! Can't wait to see it in person...:)

suzanne cabrera said...

Nice improvement Danielle!!!! Looks so fresh!

Danielle said...

Tric - We can't wait to have you two over as well. Soon. Very soon. We're just waiting for some more furniture to be delivered & carpeting put in.

Suzanne - Thanks so much! I agree, it really does look fresh.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...