The photo above was taken from my Summer Home Tour from 2015.
BATHROOM IN PROGRESS
We wanted a simple and classic bathroom so we chose this pedestal sink from Home Depot.
KITCHEN IN PROGRESS
The kitchen is nearly complete. We need to finish up some molding, make the island feel more substantial, add curtains and a chandelier (and probably replace the pendent lights) but we have made great progress in here…
KITCHEN SOURCE LIST
Cabinets: Home Depot, Thomasville line | Countertops: Bianca Cararra but we picked it out through Doyans Appliance in Gloucester. I went to a marble / granite warehouse in Woburn to pick it out.
Knobs and Pulls: Home Depot | Oven and Microwave: GE from Home Depot | Fridge: Maytag from Home Depot | Sink: Franke from Home Depot | Faucet: Moen from Home Depot | Stovetop: Maytag from Home Depot | Floors: Dark Walnut hardwood by Joe Floors (based around the Manchester area) | Kitchen table: Craigslist | Chairs: IKEA | Barstools: Christmas Tree Shops | Blue rugs: Pottery Barn, Malika rug | Paint: Kitchen: Martha Stewart’s Driftwood Gray and Hallway: MS’s Sandpiper
LIVING ROOM BEFORE
LIVING ROOM IN PROGRESS
One of the biggest and most useful changes to the room we made, shortly after moving in was to put a door at the far end of the room, sort of where you see the framed painting on the paneling toward the middle of the photo above. It made the entire downstairs flow so much better. Just recently (April 2015) we replaced all the drywall in the room. We added a chair rail to the almost mid-point and a new baseboard to the bottom. It’s amazing what a new color scheme and our own furniture have done to make the space feel more beachy. In June 2014 we replaced three of the windows in this room with Coastal Windows & Exteriors which made the room feel a lot more polished (and warmer this winter! :)).
This photo shows my frugal-ness to the max. The chair was one our neighbor was giving away, it’s the most comfortable thing ever. (I’m sitting in it now as I type. :)) The white console was part of a hutch I got for $20 at my favorite thrift store. I painted it and popped some new pulls on it. The branches are some I pruned off our crazy looking lilac because I love giant statement making arrangements when you need to give some definition and height to a room.
The coffee table was also a side of the road find I made over (HERE) and the console was a giant 1970s piece that I redid (and then redid again because the middle doors felt too busy from it’s first makeover that I featured HERE).
This sea fan art is one of my simplest projects and one of my favorite knock-offs. Do you Neiman Marcus was trying to sell a similar set for about $700?
AJ and I had a little staycation while my parents watched Drew and Elle during April break 2015 and we picked up this great little lamp at a vintage store while out running in Rocky Neck, Gloucester.
DREW’S ROOM BEFORE
DREW’S ROOM: IN PROGRESS