Saturday, January 28, 2012

extreme home make-over

It's taking place in MY house!  I'm sooooo excited, can't even describe it! :-)  

We bought our house in October 2009 and we had these amazing visions for what we were going to do.  Needless to say, the list of about 4,000 "to do's" is only down to about 3,995  Sad right? almost pathetic.  

Right away I painted all of the rooms (minus our bathrooms).  The dining room I did a 1/2 and 1/2 paint job so that we could put chair railing up.  It has sat like that through numerous parties etc and every time I cringe when I see the wall....


Isn't that white line of paint beautiful? lol  

Well today we made a pit stop at the Home Depot and bought the chair rail I picked out TWO years ago!  People, let me tell you, it cost us a whopping $32!  Laziness is truly the issue here.
  It's leaning against the wall in the dining room so hopefully, maybe by the end of this weekend?, we'll have it up on the walls!  

Next up: painting the trim room by room.  I love me some white trim and cannot wait to have all of the trim be white.

After that: new flooring in the bathrooms and kitchen.  I picked out ceramic tiles for the rooms and have saved the pictures along with prices, and stare longingly at the pictures.  Today the hubs actually measured all the rooms we'll be tiling, the tile alone for all of the rooms is only $387.00!  For reals?  We've waited nearly 2 1/2 years to tile because we thought it would be THOUSANDS!  
So because we're tiling rookies we're going to start one room at a time, first up is the hall bathroom.  Super tiny, and super square, should be a good start right? (minus the sink and toilet but whatevs, we'll figure it out!)

Pictures to come, I can't wait to share! 

Also, need some tips/suggestions.  Our stairway will be getting a facelift as well, we're trying to figure out what parts we should paint white, or should we live it all stained?  And how about the carpet?  Pull all of that up and do a runner?  Decisions decisions!

So let me have it readers, I need suggestions!


Emily said...

So excited for you!!! Definitely a runner would look great on the stairs, are you painting the doors white too?? I think I would probably leave it stained or at the most paint the spindles white.

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

The chair rail is going to look great!

And so will the trim, but ohmygoodness, I hate painting trim and don't envy you. =) As for the stairs, I think I'd paint the vertical rails and leave the hand rail. I think the hand rail would get too much wear in tear in white, and I think the contrast would be nice. But that's just my two cents. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea of a runner. We almost went that way on our stairs.

Kacie said...

I would paint the spindles white! And we don't have stairs in our house now, but I always had them growing up. Carpet on stairs is a PAIN to clean. Especially when you feel like it's time to shampoo the carpet! I say pull the carpet up and leave the bare wood (stained) or use a runner. Either would be beautiful! That's a gorgeous staircase! :)