If you know Dr. M and I, you know how much we love house projects! Though the list of things we want to do is never-ending, we've done quite a bit since we moved in about 6 weeks ago. We were lucky to find a house that really just neededWw some cosmetic updates, which we think are the most fun anyway. Here are a few of the projects so far ("before" on the left, "after" on the right):
CHAIRS - This is our most recent project, recovering the kitchen chairs. They were in serious need of a facelift. This table was actually Dr. M's grandmother's. We painted it years ago and added the blue seat covers, which are much too light for the kids! The new fabric is actually outdoor upholstery fabric, so it should resist the messes of a two kids, for a while any way...
DINING ROOM - This was probably the biggest change we've made in the house. This room was not easy - so much paint, so much detail. We actually painted the few days before we moved in (while Grandma W was here) because we had to use an oil-based primer that smelled terrible. The french doors and bookshelves were very tedious. This room took a LOT of work, but it was SO worth it!
ENTRY HALL - This was a pretty big undertaking as well. We painted all the trim white and actually replaced all the doors in the living room and dinning room (3 total) from the original louvered doors to and updated 5 panel. The change really brightened things and really updated the space.
LIVING ROOM - Again, we painted the trim white and the walls a deep olive/grey color, which really made the fireplace and windows stand out and updated things. The next big project on the list is crown molding in this room and the kitchen...which will look amazing!
Our "to do" list continues to have a list of projects though we're chipping away at it all the time. Guess that's how homeownership goes. Next on our list is crown molding, updating the guest room and bathroom, flooring in the basement and this fall we'll start some serious yard work (raised garden and herb garden, I can hardly wait)!