Thursday, June 18, 2009

House Pictures: Before and After

Here are a few before and after pictures of the house. Some of the pictures are from before we moved in because we forgot to take pictures of it empty. Now we still have a lot of work to do, even in these rooms that we've worked on. In the dining room for instance, we are going to recover the chairs; in the living room there's stuff everywhere sitting in places other than where they will end up; in Jeremy and Emma's room there's still some work to do there with touching up paint and whatnot.

Jeremy and Emma's room before (complete with previous owner's stuff).

During the process of getting the laminate off the floor.

Laminate off, now on to wood sanding, polishing, and polyurethane.

And the (nearly) end result. We still need to put dressers in and clothes, books, etc. We're leaving the funky light because it isn't nearly as bad as the rest of them.

Dinning room before.

Process of getting wallpaper off.

Painted, carpet removed, wood sanded, stained, and polyurethaned.

Nasty curtains down, ones that match wall colors up.
Living room. You can see where we left the carpet, Nathan and our friend Ryan did that.

Living room before.

Living room front windows and walls after.

Our room which we haven't done much with other than take down those pink drapes and that pink light. Without them the nasty pink haze is gone.


kjirsti said...

Holy Moly! I can't believe how much you have already done! It looks great- you guys are fast.

Janelle said...

Oh my gosh. I LOVE the stripes!!! That looks so fun! I've seen several blogs sporting large stripes on bedroom walls lately, and I think it's starting to grown on me.

Rosemary said...

Wow Kellie! You did an amazing job! You should come to my house!

janeen said...

The place looks great, I love the wood floors!

rachel said...

You've accomplished SO MUCH in not very much time! I love what you've done...and yes, good call on removing the pink haze :)

Paul, Cammie Jo, and Raegan said...

All I can say is WOW! What a home makeover!! Great job and it looks great!

Summer said...

WOW! You guys have been BUSY!!! The floors are beautiful and I LOVE the stripes in the kids' room! So cool!

Cindy Beck said...

Wow, the house looks great. You've done a wonderful job on it!

Hope things go good while your hubby is away, and the time flies quickly.

(Oh before I forget, thanks for stopping by our Humor blog and commenting. :)

Claudia H said...

Wow you guys had done more in a few weeks that we had in 3 years. It looks great!

Jackie said...

Holy cow, I don't know how you've gotten all of that done. Good job! Those floors look amazing!

Amber Omer said...


Wowsa! It looks fabulous! So, so SOOOO much work! I bet it feels excellent to sit in a done room.

Thanks for being so good about posting pictures. It makes me miss you guys even more, but yet not feel like i'm on another planet. Can't wait until we can come visit!

Kyle, Amy, and Joshua said...

That looks absolutely fabulous!!!! I love the striped walls! I'm wanting to do that too when we buy a house (next month) and paint Joshua's room, but I promise to not copy... :)

Honestly, that's a lot of work, but so wonderful to get it all accomplished and fitting your family. Congrats again on your new home!