Monday, January 19, 2009

Metamorphosis Monday


Happy Monday! I'm off today, yeah! I came across a couple of great blogs this weekend and so I have decided to participate in a fun blog event. Each Monday the blog "Between Naps on the Porch" will be hosting Metamorphosis Monday. All you have to do to play along is post a before and after shot of a project you have taken on. I've decided to share the before/after of our bar, the before were colors chosen by the previous home owner. When my husband bought the house he purchased some art that would work with the colors. However, once I came into the picture I quickly suggested, OK, insisted that we put our own touches to it. I think we did pretty good, we replaced the cabinet doors with custom made doors. My DH took one of the doors off and built a wine bottle holder. My dad installed the HD Laminate counter and I did the faux treatment. The one thing that I need to change is the color of the ceiling, it is too white and stands out entirely too much. Also, the trim at the base of the bar is tiny, and we are slowly replacing it with a taller baseboard just haven't made it to the living room yet. You can see I painted the bottom of the small wall to the right of the bar to check the color. We still have to paint the entire livingroom so the color will change from the taupe like color you see. If you want to see the links to those participating click here. And if you want to learn even more and want to participate then click on the butterly pic on the left sidebar. You are sure to see some great before/after shots. As always you can click on photos to see them in a larger size. Ciao for now.

15 comments:

Lana G! said...

WOW! Now that is one wonderful transformation! LOVE what you did!

PaT@Back Porch Musings said...

Wonderful makeover! Great metamorphosis!

Candy said...

What a pretty, classy job!
Love seeing all the before's and after's.
Candy

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Nancy, Wow, this looks great...so elegant now! You had great vision...love the change! Your faux painted is really pretty! BTW, I'm sorry the links aren't showing correctly right now on my blog. Mr. Linky is trying to fix it. He says they moved to a new server. He is working on it so hopefully he will have it fixed soon. So glad you posted this today! Susan

Wendy said...

That looks amazing, I can't believe the differnece in the before and after. Nice job!

Wendy

santamaker said...

This made a huge change and fantastic improvement. Great upgrade. Funny that the name of your blog is the same name of my email address except I spell it LVTOKRE8...

Ma'dame French said...

What a huge difference looks great;) French

Jan said...

Holy Cow! What a difference. Your DH must be glad to have had you come into his life! Great before and after, Jan

Lady Katherine said...

Wow, what a wonderful way to use the space. Its totally different! Looks so great!

Candy said...

Nancy, my family lived in Conroe several years ago, on the lake. One sister still in Willis but the others moved to Magnolia and then to Huntsville. You have pine trees I have rocks.
Blessings, Candy

Anne said...

Wow, Nancy! That is a stunning transformation! Woooo-hoooo! :-)

auction girl vintage said...

Love the faux treatment, especially on the front side of the bar ... great job!

Victoria

mbkatc230 said...

What a great transformation. You did a really beautiful job on this, I bet DH is glad that you "insisted" lol.

LollyChops said...

WOW! Now that's an impressive make over! How fantastic!

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