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.