Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Before and after #2

Okay. After a LOT of work, it's time for another pic... this is the dining room as it was when it belonged to the seller:

Patching wallpaper seams (which then needed to be sanded):

Oh my gosh, this wallpaper is going to be the death of me. Anyway, here is the final product (the walls are not this yellowy-green in person. They are like a pale olive)!:

I still have to put a lot of artwork on the walls, and more furniture will be moved in to this room. The table is very old and I'm going to be recovering the chairs in a more pleasing fabric! The tag is still on the rug because I wasn't sure if I would keep it. I think I'm keeping it. The floors need yet ANOTHER mopping, but they're not too bad considering they looked like the photo below a few hours before taking the "after" photo:

Here's a very exhausted Julia in a very dusty room. She's been a great helper:

Speaking of Julia (oh, how I love this pic I snapped while she was working), she got BRACES yesterday. My poor girl.

Do wish her well, because she's pretty sore right now. Back to work I go!

31 comments:

  1. Oh boy... I've been there (with the WHOLE wallpaper thing) and it's not what I would call fun, but in the end... beautiful!! More power to ya lady, it's looking wonderful!!!
    ~cm
    I feel for your daughter- i'm going invisalign braces and sore, is right!!

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  2. how do you have time to do all this work! i have literally NO second floor of my house right now and there is just not enough time and money in the world to fix these problems!

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  3. Oh wow, you're doing such an incredible job on your house!!! :) I'm really impressed. Love the paint colors you're using! I also really like that rug you've got in the dining room. I need some area rugs, but I haven't found any I like enough to want to pay so much for [they all seem so expensive to me!].

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  4. oh the after looks so great, good job! i can`t wait to get a house and go to it like you are!

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  5. The wall colour is great, and so is the rug! what a job! Well done!
    I really like your dining table too..

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  6. Love the color! You and your helper did a wonderful job!

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  7. It is so beautiful- I love the rug with the walls and your furniture-perfect! Julia is so cute! I send her feel better wishes ♥

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  8. Wow! Your home is really coming along - it's beautiful! :)

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  9. Loove the pale olive color! So happy & full of light!

    Your gal is a trooper! I do hope her mouth isn't too sore :(

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  10. You should def keep the rug! It was the first thing I noticed in the photo.
    And I'm so sorry for your poor braces girl, I remember how much that ached!

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  11. I am amazed at the amount of work you are doing, the house looks fantastic! When I am able to buy my own house, I would like it to be similar, an older home, lots of character, and I don't mind putting in some elbow grease to make it mine ;)

    You're doing a wonderful job!

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  12. Your new house is coming along great -- I love that dining room set and the rug!

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  13. It is looking beautiful!!

    Oh how those braces do hurt, but then I missed them when they were gone. :)

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  14. Certainly a labor of love! Julia's head scarf made me smile. Tell her I hope she feels a smile soming on soon. (Hugs)

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  15. Lots of work but its looking so lovely. Braces can be no fun especially in the beginning. Ice cream might help :)

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  16. I love your hardwood floors, and the color you chose for your walls. The dining room looks great!

    Poor Julia! I remember the pain of getting braces. I ate lots of applesauce, pudding, yogurt, and soup for a week or two!

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  17. That looks great! I love your rug - it's beautiful!

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  18. poor girl, I remember those days of braces (sends chills to my bones still) I feel for her :(
    I can't wait to see the room all put together, I will be going thru the same thing here in a couple of weeks, at least it is just paint and floors no recovering wallpaper, you go girl!
    AMy

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  19. Can one go wrong with the color green? I love it and the rug is simply beautiful.

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  20. Go Amy and Julia! Two beautifully tough and determined and soulful women. Hugs to you both.

    And Julia, my love, hang in there . . . I know it's tough. I had braces twice.
    (Wear your retainers.) :)

    xoxo

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  21. I totally feel your pain with the wallpaper! What a pain! I just recently had to do some wallpaper removal and apparently the person who put it up thought that if it started peeling off the only way to fix it was to put HEAVY duty glue down. I had to patch quite a few holes in the wall. :) Good luck with the renovations!

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  22. That house is magnificent and you are doing such an awesome job on it. Hang in there Julia...it will get better soon. :)

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  23. You're doing beautiful things to that house! The colors are beautiful and I love your taste in furniture!

    Poor Julia. I remember the pain of braces *virtual hug*

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  24. You ladies are SUCH hard workers! You are inspiring! Look at the pay-off...your own little nook of beauty in the world.
    ;^)
    Hugs and smiles to you and Julia.
    ;^)

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  25. Wow Amy! I'm so proud of you!!! Renovating a house is hard work and you're doing it all by yourself (well, with Julia- she's definitely helping out a lot)!!! You're doing a great job- the dining room is looking awesome!! :)

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  26. looking fantastic!! I am just getting started on my house and have spent the past week peeling wall paper I cant wait to get painting!!

    btw i LOVE the color in the dining room :D

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  27. Oh how I hate taking off wallpaper! It is looking so pretty, though. I love the green with the white trim.

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  28. i had braces through my first semester of college! best of luck to your sweet girl .. i know they are a pain!

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  29. Oh what a change! I just love the green shade you chose for the walls! Good for you two for doing all the work on the house! It's a labor of love :)
    xo

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  30. oh, WOW. that wall color is so gorgeous - it feels so fresh - perfect for spring!

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  31. I love the green in the dinning room. Such a nice choice of color.

    -Zane of ontario honey

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