Thursday, December 29, 2011

bathroom: before and after

the bathroom renovation will be wrapping up tomorrow and i couldn't be happier with the results!  this is what i walked into upon purchasing our house almost 4 years ago:


it was finally time to take the plunge and dive into this project head on.  because the tiles above the tub weren't water-tight and the sink was clogged, this bathroom was rarely used.

during demo

decisions on this renovation were made with resale in mind.  we've concluded that lamar isn't our 'forever' home and we'll be moving on in a couple years.  my goal was to make conservative selections based on what a buyer may like and where we would get the biggest return on our investment.

(more details on all that later.)


it has been a very merry christmas in this household!  i find myself constantly walking into this space to look around and take it all in. 

happy new year! 

Monday, December 5, 2011

dining room updated (at last!)

the dining room has sadly been neglected the last few years.  old dated chandelier?  we have become very good at ignoring you and pretending you don't exist.


the farmhouse table was made by rob's brother.  isn't she a beauty?  i found the chairs at a garage sale and bought the set for $20.  they got a fresh coat of white paint last weekend which is a much better contrast against the table. 

we are having family over for dinner next weekend and i'm relieved to finally feel proud of this space!

farmhouse table:  utilitarian workshop
chairs:  garage sale
light fixture:  lowe's
art:  self made