My parents deserve extra special mention since they have worked the hardest and insisted on paying for most of the upgrades. This past weekend we finished painting (finally, it's a lot of work to paint an entire house!), ripped up the mismatched lino in the bedroom, took down the backsplash in the kitchen, and painted all of our cabinets! Last week my parents installed the new bathroom vanity from Lowes (it's beautiful, it has two drawers and a granite top), and matched the carpet from the other two bedrooms to replace that bedroom lino. We also purchased two base cabinets for extra kitchen storage, and picked up Rustoleum stainless steel paint to update the cheap kitchen counter.
|We used Cloverdale Paints, and they don't seem to have the exact colours we chose on their website. This pallet is an approximation only. I do have the code for the putty we chose, CA073.|
For feature walls we decided to break up the white with a black chalkboard in the dining room (we also had leftover chalkboard paint so we did the pantry doors!), and a bright happy mustard wall in the kitchen. Every time I round that corner into the kitchen I break into a huge smile, it's absolutely gorgeous contrast!
This week we have a butcher block counter to build for those two base cabinets (we're going the DIY route for this since IKEA is sold out of butcher block till September), a counter top to paint (it's an experiment!), a subway tile backsplash to install, a carpet to lay and an entire house worth of light fixtures to replace. All of that before we move in on Friday.
Time to show you some pictures before I stress myself out too much...
Below you can see the new white entry way, the chalkboard wall busy creating depth in the dining space, and a glimpse of my beautiful mustard feature wall smiling out from behind the future eat counter space!
And lastly, a little glimpse of my plans for lighting. All of the lights are from Lowes, and as you can see, we're going for a kinda industrial, Edison bulb theme. Nick isn't sold on the semi-flush mounts, but I think they would be really pretty and sophisticated in the main entrance and hallway.
Needless to say I cannot wait until August rolls around. I plan on doing a lot of nothing and just enjoying our new space!