Their new house was almost perfect for this Tennessee transplant family – except the kitchen… It was yellow from floor to ceiling with modern light fixtures. We had the floors sanded and stained a rich chestnut brown, painted the cabinets and island, updated the counter tops and back splash, painted the walls and ceiling and changed the light fixtures. We are going to replace the mantle and find the perfect art to hang above the fireplace. A beautiful bar has been ordered for the area to the right of the fireplace.
Paint colors were all Benjamin Moore – Walls – Classic Gray, Cabinets – Baltic Gray and Island – Smoky Sky
My clients wanted an updated kitchen as well as dining and living areas that they could be proud to entertain in. This fun project spanned ten weeks and involved many meals on the back porch and microwave entrees. It was worth the wait! We recently found the perfect dining room table and are shopping for foyer furniture as well as a few other items including window treatments and living room accents. More pictures to follow.
Bookshelves can be a focal point in a home if decorated nicely; improving this area is one of my favorite jobs.
This beautiful home in Oak Ridge is staged with furniture and accessories to help potential buyers visualize it as their new home. The before photos in the left hand column show cold and empty rooms before we staged them. The after photos in the right hand column show rooms that are warm and inviting and feel like HOME.
It has been my pleasure to recommend and impliment the updates necessary to prepare this home for the real estate market. We nuetralized paint colors and faux finishes, updated all of the cabinets, added a new backsplash in the kitchen and so much more…
A family with pre-teen and teenage children renovated this 100 plus year old farm house, (with help from tradesmen and women). The entire family helped bring this beautiful home back to life by spending many hours tearing down, cleaning up and applying the finishing touches. They spent hours after school and work, in the evenings and on the weekends learning the value of sweat equity.
This beautiful – yet dated home – is in an established neighborhood close to school and work and the price was perfect. The family just needed help seeing through the walls and opening up the living room, dining area and kitchen.
After getting married this couple combined furniture and accessories from a ranch style home and a cottage style home in their newly purchased log home. They thought that they would have to purchase some new furniture and accessories – not necessarily – just re-purpose and add some country charm with items that they alread had.
This young couple needed an inexpensive face lift for thier kitchen. In two days and for less than $200 thier kitchen was transformed.
Every item except the fresh greenery, (and the faux gifts and table if they get wet), can be used year after year. The inexpensive “table” is actually a large box that was destined for another type of recycling and the galvanized buckets were sitting empty in the garage. The lit garland was purchased at Bargain Hunt – it was a little too formal for the style of the home so I added burlap brown ribbon to decrease its formality. The wreaths were your basic $10 non-decorated style. To dress them up, I borrowed some poinsettias from the garland, added fresh cedar greenery with berries, classic lanterns and a string of lights. I used the same burlap brown ribbon to hang the wreaths which tied the look together.
Over the last few months my client base has grown and I have several large projects that I’m working on. Since I work from home I have adopted a desk in one of my college girl’s bedrooms. I spread out paperwork/projects on the bed every morning and in the afternoons I stacked them up and placed them out of site (becuase I am a neat freak). A few weeks ago I realized that I needed a more organized area and started looking around to see what I could re-purpose to help me be more efficient. Here is the list of items that I re-purposed:
Narrow shoe bench from mudroom in last house
Wire basket that used to be filled with snacks – now houses files for jobs in cute folders
Pottery dish for business cards
Basket with lid for graph paper and other items
Pretty scones baking dish for paper clips, etc.
New (not really) phone for incoming calls
Various other decorative items that did not have a designated place due to downsizing
So – all that was purchased were file folders that are colorful and can be re-used -I spent less than $5 by re-purposing items and using decor that I did not have room for in our new smaller house.