There has been some major progress at the house. This past weekend brought an end to all the big projects. And here was a great delivery:
Our new high efficiency washer and dryer.
And the best part? This little tag stating that the total annual operating price of our dryer will be $14!
Now on to the befores/durings.
This was our basement a few weeks ago. There used to be grungy carpet and a built in bar cabinet at the end of the room. There was also an old refrigerator and a huge out-dated TV.
Now we have new carpeting and a new insulated and drywalled nook.
We picked out a great patterned Martha Stewart carpet at Home Depot. The grayish-beige will be a great base for any color scheme we decide to go with in the room.
And this little nook will be the future site of a built in desk/workspace for office and sewing projects.
Moving all the way up to the top floor is our master bedroom before picture.
Now we have newly painted walls and a new bed frame and best of all...new mattress!
These are the new sheets I found at HomeGoods that match the color green in our new West Elm duvet cover. (more on that later)
The new wall color is soft and subtle but really leaves a clean-looking room.
The dining room got a new ceiling light.
Very modern and very pretty!
This is a before picture of one of the living room walls with a great built in shelf.
Now the walls have a new coat of paint and the built in shelves have been painted white. We also removed the bottom shelf to give us some room for tall knick-knacks or a small lamp.
These were the original wall sconces. They were very dated and had an art deco feel to them. (Also noticed the original floors. They have now been re-sanded and stained a darker color).
In their place are these fabulous antique-finished sconces.
I think they have a great Pottery Barn feel to them.
They go great with our new Pottery Barn sleeper sofa.
On to the nursery. Here's the before:
And here's the during:
A new wall color of a silvery-blue and a new Ikea dresser. This will also be the changing table.
My mom bought us our crib: a Pottery Barn crib she found on Craigslist. It matches the rest of the furniture perfectly!
She also made the roman shades.
Another Ikea find- a shelving unit with some baskets for toys and books.
My mom found a great lamp on clearance at HomeGoods and of course...baby's first stuffed animal :)
And finally an Ikea ceiling light replaces an old ceiling fan.
As you can see, things are coming along. Just 2 more weeks and we will be officially moved in!! So stayed tuned for the AFTERS!!