Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The rest of the Reveal

Master Bedroom

2nd bedroom/ Office

Main Floor Bathroom
Finished Basement

Another section of finished basement

Basement Bathroom
To answer some questions from yesterday and give you some idea as to what been bouncing around in my head...

Yes, the kitchen is very, very blue and will be the first thing to be painted over. I already have the Killz and some BM White Dove High-Gloss for the bottom half of the walls to create a board-and-batten type of look, which I think will complement the age and style of the home much better than the contemporary spin she had going. I'm thinking either black or a pale yellow for the top. I know, totally opposite ends of the spectrum, but I want to eventually paint the bottom cabinets pale grey and take out the top cabinets and put shelving up instead and I'm thinking the black would be a really fun contrast.

The lighting will all be replaced eventually. She took the LR and DR lighting and replaced it with some basic "vintage" light fixtures, sort of the 60's version of the builder-basic boob light that is so popular in hallways. Again, I'm going to be going for an antique-ey/cottage-ey feel replete with some school-house-type lighting in the kitchen (maybe) and at least one simple chandelier.

The front door will also be painted sometime soon. I was thinking hot pink (anybody know where to find paint that color?), but not permanently. Just for fun, just cause I can. It's my own house and I can do what I want! lol  

I need patio furniture for the front porch, but that shit's pricey, so probably not anytime soon...

The leather couch from the old house doesn't fit in the basement, so I'm hoping to get an IKEA sectional sometime over the summer. Probably dark gray, ala YHL fame.

As of right now, my plan for the DR paint is peacock. A lovely deep, dark teal, but not too green or too blue. Maybe similar to Sara's entry, Joi's bathroom, or John and Sherry's guest room. Except that I've seen all the color options IRL now and I am not 100% happy with any of them for my space. I am leaning towards Sensual Jade from Valspar, even though the name is a bit... naughty? I don't know, dining room's shouldn't really be sensual, but whatever.

You can see some of my ideas on my Pinterest page, here.

I am obviously all over the place right now and totally overwhelmed, but it'll all come together eventually.


Danielle and Clint said...

OOO! That hot pink is pretty rad! You could take it to Lowe's and have them color match. You probably need a tinted primer first.

I totally agree with patio furniture. I got a cheap rod iron set from costco for about $100. Keep your eyes pealed for sales!

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

Another supporter of the hot pink! I think your ideas are great.

KT @ KT's Refinishing School said...

I'm glad the blue kitchen is leaving--didn't want to say anything before in case you loved it :)

That finished basement will be awesome and a sectional will look rockin'

P.S. Food can be sensual so why can't a dining room?!?

Megan said...

Big supporter of the hot pink, as is most of your other readers! I like all of your plans and agree that some changes need to be made to help the house's decor match the age/feel of the home. Good luck! And don't forget everyone's friends, Craig and Will. :) We're right in the middle of garage sale season, so maybe you can find some good finds around STL. I once found the best priced sofa in STL but had absolutely no way of getting back here - should have called my family that lives in South County. Oh well. Good luck and have fun. Do what YOU want because it is all about you! Oh, and some doggy decor too, cause you know your pup need some lovin'!!! Not that I have any doggy decor except a painting of my pets I've had over the years that I did years ago in college.

Shannon said...

Congrats on the cute new place! Aside from her Rat Pack/Old Vegas vibe, you can tell things look to be in good shape. Good luck!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Oh I cannot wait to see everything together. I think the previous owner had a fun and funky style, but I know I'm going to be obsessed when you are through with it - cottagey, schoolhouse fixtures, ? Yes please.

Erin said...

Your plans sound awesome and I can't wait to see it all :)

{ to be charmed } said...

Love the reveal especially the window treatments in the Guest Room/Office.

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

Even though there are some changes you want to make (understandably so), I think everything is looking awesome so far!!

Freckles Chick said...

Oona!!!! Your new place has such fabulous bones & potential! I'm loving your plans already (it's OK to be all over the place, I too suffer from decor ADD). Super excited to see everything evolve! I'm totally on board w/ the peacock blue--yes please. I've heard another good one to try is Martha Stewart Plumage?

I'm so sorry to hear about you & the Mr. I hope this new chapter in your life brings you happiness & a fresh start. You're a strong mamma jamma, girl.