Thursday, April 16, 2009

Before And After ...

Things here in B Manor are really starting to take shape, so I figured it was time to give y'all a tour. Unfortunately, the camera ran outta batteries before I was done and - you guessed it! - I have NO idea where batteries are!


But, here is what we have so far. In fine before and after fashion:


Before: I think we all remember the blue. And how, ya know, the blue gave ME the blues...

After - We used neutral colors (had to be approved by the owner!!!) and only painted over where the blue had been. But this is just a taste of the after in the living room... *this is about when the batteries died.*

Here are a couple of shots of the hallway - I had no before shots for these, but they were, ummmm, BLUE!!!!



This is Sophie's room before ...

... and after.
She was SOOOOOO excited to see these on her wall. I think this is when it became "home" to her!



Not really happy with the white walls, but we needed to be thrifty and not spend a ton of money on paint and stuff :)

Hattie's room before ...

... and after.
We kept her beachy theme going since she loved it so much in the old house.







Bathroom before ...



... and after ...



And the master bedroom, before ...

... and after ...

This is some of my Grandma's art work on the left (she took painting lessons in her late 80's and early 90's! What a woman!) and the painting on the right is from a benefit worship concert for Paula's family after she passed away. Our artist friend Kathy painted it as her act of worship during the concert and they auctioned it afterwards. Hubbs made sure I got it! LOVE HIM!!!

So, that is what we have so far.

I gotta tell ya that I am LOVING the coziness of this house. The other day I was cleaning and realized that, if I use a plug in the living room near the hall, I can vacuum the ENTIRE house from one plug. I am sure that this would sadden some, but I did a little praise dance!

We are so very thankful for God's provision of this home and for the wonderful fRamily members who chipped in and gave of themselves to make it a home for us. We do not know what we would do with out y'all!

We are truly Blessed in His Sweet Abundance!!!!!!!

6 of ya left some love:

Rebecca Jo said...

Love all the rooms! I love the Finding Nemo stuff in the bathroom!!!

And what a cute book shelf!!!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

I just love it all! You are a very good decorator. Want to come to my house??

Becky said...

Everything looks wonderful. I love the beach room, its so relaxing-ish. All the pictures sitting around are great too. Home is where your heart is.

Fran said...

I'm so happy BJ!!!!! SO SO SO HAPPY! Its all just beautiful and homey and lovely and wonderful!

Just invision me and you having coffee together in the kitchen ok?

Hugs,
Fran

sara said...

it all looks so good!! That's what I love about paint...instant gratification!!! you all did a great job!

LuAnn said...

I love all the rooms - especially the old pictures.