Friday, September 23, 2016

Renovate They Said...It Will Be Easy They Said...

Hey all,

Today's blog is a big braggy, I must admit.  LOL  But I have to say the renovations on the house were pretty damn good. I *puffs out chest* was a bit of a miracle worker. With the aid of my sons and a quick visit between Chile and Australia from my sweet baboo, we totally changed what that house looked like. Let's start with the kitchen!

Some of you may remember the cat puke pink cupboards. Well, the next person may not like what I did, but I can honestly say, we did the happy dance when the last bit of puke pink disappeared.



All wood trim, shelves for my huge tin collection, painted and varnished where needed, and the countertops...  Hand done with decoupaged contractor's paper!  I'm very happy with the way it turned out and if the kitchen is the heart of a home, I can now say my heart is in VERY nice shape!
And if you think I've got a lot of magnets... *snort* I've got another banana box filled with them!!!

Now on to the upstairs bathroom. We did more than just paint this one, but they had (one of the few things we liked) this beautiful eastern coastal lighthouse wall trim, so rather than pulling it off, we worked around it. See what you think...



Sorry I don't have more from this room. Not the last when it was decorated. When I took my last set of pictures, my son and his lady were sleeping, so I didn't want to go into the bathroom (which connects to their room) and wake them. When I get more, I'll put them up.
But isn't the wallpaper cool? It was fun to decorate around it. Tell many people you know have real lobster and crab pots in THEIR bathrooms???? LOL

And one more room for this blog...the living room. It was the reason we bought the house, really. The big windows, gorgeous vaulted ceilings and the fireplace. Fell in love with it. But the colors were ugly and the rest boring. But I think I took care of that.  LOL  What do YOU think???



Again, more wood trim (it's in every room), paint that changes color with the light, more shelving and all the things we brought from other countries. As you can see, I'm an eclectic, busy decorator. I love seeing all my memories up. They spark so many fun conversations!

I did more than I thought I would, yet there was so much more needed. But I wanted to make it a home I would want to come home to AND one my sons (who are house sitting for us) could enjoy living in.

Anyway, that's all for today. I'll be back next week with more. I hope you like this peek into how I spent MY summer! LOL

Until Tuesday,

CJ England

1 comment:

Ray said...

Are you sure in your other life you aren't an interior designer? Wonderful miracle work.