We have plans to redo the kitchen at some point. We keep changing our minds on what we want so for now we are going to sit tight. We have a few new appliances to tide us over but the cabinets are in decent shape so it isn’t the room we are focused on right now.
As part of the drywall project we wanted to open up the wall from the kitchen to the family room. We were hoping we could have it completely open but we did end up needing a post. It still makes a huge difference in sight lines and natural light.
Check out the before and after (no beautiful “afters” yet, still in progress)
From kitchen looking towards family room
The ceilings in the main living areas had acoustic tiles glued to the drywall. I’m sure in the 70’s this was very cool. Now not so much.
We tried to remove them in my art studio but it was a horrible mess and we couldn’t get the glue off the drywall. Sooo… new drywall over all of the ceilings. It was about 2 weeks of living in the basement during the day.
I don’t need to say that it was dusty. I thought we were in the clear when the drywallers left on a Friday. Oh but wait. Now the finishers come in and they make even more dust.
But now we have smooth ceilings and it doesn’t feel like we live in a cave.
We are currently painting so I don’t have any great “after” pics yet.
We purchased a 1970’s house a few months ago. Most of the house has not been touched since 1972 so needless to say it needs alot of updating. We figure it will take us many years to tackle it all. I will share all the before pictures here at some point.
It is time for us to say goodbye to our beautiful converted church. Enjoy the last pictures of our space (courtesy of Tour Factory).
We are moving on to other projects and I will post about those when the time is right.
Front of 1913 Converted Church
Today my dear friend Nicole is sharing how to take a boys shirt and turn it into a very cute pillow cover. She also has some other ideas on re-purposing other clothing items. Nicole always amazes me with her ideas. She is one talented lady!
Hi, this is Nicole and I’m happy to share my pillow sham project with you today.
Creating a pillow sham out of a dress shirt
Hi all! Today you’ll find me over at Remodelaholic. I’ll be talking about my laundry room makeover.
Stop by and say hi!
Here are the instructions for the pocket organizer I made for our entryway armoire.
I finished the inside of the armoire! It needed some paint and some more organizing.
Here is the armoire as you last saw it:
I’m occasionally inspired to paint something. It usually comes from a need to have something on an empty wall! We had a spot above our couch that I thought at one point I would hang a black and white photo. That didn’t happen so I decided I would give a painting a shot.
Here’s the living room before:
The entryway in our converted church is spacious but doesn’t have a coat closet. I knew I needed some hooks for hanging and somewhere to hide all of the shoes. This is how it looked before: