Sunday, March 3, 2013

Everybody's Workin' For The Weekday

I swear this will be my last "my house" post for a few weeks. As many of you know, in addition to remodeling our first house, Brent and I are getting married in May. This weekend was our last full weekend without any parties, showers, trips or other wedding related activities so we were determined to take advantage of it.

We wanted to chip away at several big items on our "to do list", which happened to be DIY (Do It Yourself) face-lift-esque type projects.

The first item on the list was adding a little umph to the dining room. Below is a shot of one of the the dining room walls as it was Saturday morning. We liked the original chair-rail but wanted to jazz it up a bit.


After tossing a few ideas around we decided we wanted to add moulding under the chair-rail to create picture frames.  

We measured the walls and decided we would add seven picture frames around the room. So, we got out the tape measure and made marks where each of the frames would start and stop. 

Next, we headed to Home Depot to pick up our moulding. 

And.....TA - DA!!

How spiffy does this space look now? With a little paint and a few more finishing touches this room will be move-in ready! 

With a big check-mark on the dining room (for now) we headed back into the living room to focus on the fireplace and it's stone surround. Below is a "before" picture of the fireplace. It's kind of hard to see from this shot but the tile surround was a shade of peach. Ugh - it had to go. 

I like peach in clothing, in shoes and even in some textiles, but in tile... no, not for me. 

Like every decision, we tossed around several options, but we kept coming back to the fact that the tile met up with the hardwood flooring. Thus, options involving covering the tile with another surface, wouldn't work because it would create an uneven transition, and we didn't want to go through the process of busting up the tile. So we decided to paint the tile White, White Dove (OC-17) that is to match the fireplace and the trim in the room. 

While I'm typically not patient enough for primer, we decided it would be a good idea in this particular painting escapade because it will block stains and odors that may come from using the gas fireplace.

One coat of primer, one coat of White Dove and WHAM! BAM Thank you Brent....

OK, I'm exhausted. In the words of my Dad, I've got to get back to work so I can get some rest! Up next, the #StoneMountain Kitchen reveal, stay tuned you guys are going to flip. 

All photos are my own. 

3 Appreciated Comments :

Jennifer Hibberd Mundy said...

New to your blog -- just wanted to say hi. The updates in your house are great!!


Courtney Foster said...

Thanks Jenny and welcome!

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