FOR THE LOVE OF JUNK

SOME WOMEN DREAM OF BEAUTIFUL HOMES AND PERFECTION. SOME DREAM OF THE DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH, OUTCAST ITEMS, THE TATTERED, THE CRAZED, THE RUSTED AND SOMETIMES DISCARDED TREASURES. IM A MEMBER OF THE SECOND GROUP. I'M A JUNKER FOR LIFE!



Friday, June 25, 2010

Can you say UGLY?

       Ok, I told you the house needed some tweaking, Ok I take that back, it needs big time tweaking. Point in case, the bathroom. I don't know but this is butt ugly. The mauve tile, the gold fixtures, arg.

                                                        Same wall a day later.Most improved
Ok my friends, how do I explain this immense monstrosity. I'm without words and that almost never happen. 
Same walls today. Progress.

Ok, mauve formica, no way. Tired oak cabinets, no way, brown choppy laminate floors, no way. One good thing, stainless steel appliances and we get to keep the refrigerator, great. The plan: dark granite counter tops, travertine backsplash, 50/50 sink, goose neck faucet.  Cream painted and glazed cabinets, delish. Gingerbread moulding in the kitchen opening, beautiful hand-painted kitchen saying.


Before, the after is work in progress.

The entry way yesterday
The entry way today. Love, love, love.

My screen porch. Possibly the place where many hours will be spend.

My shop far away. Our dream. Thank you God.






5 comments:

Sares said...

Oh my goodness you are making quick progress! Yep, the before of the bathroom was mighty interesting! Love all the tile you chose, it can go wonderfully with many different styles. So when you get tired of one style, you can redecorate!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I am so envious. You should see my outdated dining room. I've been meaning to do something for the last 19 years!!!

vintagesue said...

i can't believe how big that house is. i can't believe you moved!!!!! i can't believe you have that much energy. you are crazy marta....but when you are finished tweaking that house....IT WILL BE A MILLION TIMES WORTH IT!! good luck. you inspire me.
take care lady and i hope the shop is doing awesome too.
s

Ruby Grace's said...

Oh Marta...I see why you fell in love with this house! It is going to be amazing. What a great piece of land and a wonderful home. I can't wait to see more after pictures. Beautiful!
Denis

Jamie said...

How exciting! You are making great progress too! Can't wait to see how you decorate it all.