Nov 1, 2014

Before & After - The Big New Project - Part 2

Welcome back for some more before and after renovation photos of The Big New Project. Are you sitting comfortably? Then we shall begin.

The Dining Room
Another area that has completely transformed was the former sitting room which is now a dining space. The pendant lights look better than we expected and the shabby chic furniture really suits the paint colours and wooden floorboards.

Wallpapered sitting room - before

Sitting Room - before

Dining Room - After

Chimney, Cupboard & Pendant Lights 
Second Bedroom
This room originally had a huge built in wardrobe which was chewing up a fair bit of space, so we took it out, removed the wallpaper and gave everything a freshen up. 

Only annoying thing is that there is a bit of colour variation between the 2 cans of paint we used.

More wallpaper - Before

The built in wardrobe - Before

Bright & cheerful bedroom - After

Lovely view through the window of the Dogwood tree - After

The established plants were already there so we just had to replace a beam and paint the pergola. We cut back the vine and planted some lavender and added the outdoor setting.

Pergola - Before

Back garden - Before

Outdoor entertaining area - Before

Newly painted pergola - After

New lavender, mulch and outdoor setting - After

Pretty garden from under the pergola - After

Newly cut grass and mulched garden - After

Herb & veggie patch

Bedroom 3
This was the first room complete in our renovation and was used as a dining room and involved yet more wallpaper stripping and then a nice lick of new paint and sanded floorboards. This is going to be a twin room but for now we have left it as another small lounge.

Bedroom 3 - Before

More wallpaper - Before

Bedroom 3 - After
Bathroom & laundry pictures are still to come so we can save a treat until next week! Hope you all have a fantastic weekend. 

1 comment:

  1. I guess simplicity really does take the cake in everything. Those wallpapers would've served as great distractions from your home's actual beauty if you kept them. The light fixture in the dining room for example, stands out more openly, now that its color is the first thing that catches your eye. Anyway, keep us posted for more updates, Pam! Thanks for sharing that! All the best to you! :)

    Rick Greer @ Finlay Brewer