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Monday, March 30, 2009

Before & After- Den & Playroom

*** Update- I found a few more pics this morning (3-31) that had gotten deleted when I did the post originally- in case you want the FULL affect!
Hope no one's been holding their breath for the next before and afters of the house!! In case you have, you may now exhale. Our den and playroom is actually one long room divided about 2/3 of the way down by a wet bar. The large side is the den and the smaller is the playroom. Off the playroom is a small half bath and a door to the deck and back yard. We finished (or got as close to finished as we'll probably be for awhile) the den/playroom areas right around Christmas time. I was going to post pics then, but all the Christmas stuff was out. So, I waited until there were Easter decorations in the way :) Well, both rooms actually got cleaned up today so I decided that I'd take pics while I had the chance. Enjoy!

Den- Before & After

In here we removed the large mirror from above the mantel, removed the Dynasty drapery, painted, pulled up the carpet & stained the concrete, made new drapery from cream colored burlap, draped an old outside table in more cream burlap, bought a few new lamps- everything else is just our same old stuff!

Playroom Before & After

In the playroom we removed the vertical blinds (and sent them back the to the 80's beach condo that had left repeated messages looking for them), did more painting and concrete staining, removed the mirror and fluorescent light from the wet bar, put up new pendant lights, bead board and cork in their place, put up a new fan with a light kit (before this we had NO overhead lighting in either of these two spaces) and made new drapery from red burlap and various colors and sizes of ribbon. I'd hoped we'd get some better storage for the toys & TV by now, but the kids don't seem to mind the old desk hutch that's doing the job for the time being. The chairs that are by the table with the burlap skirting can be rotated around to the playroom side for mommy seating.


Lauren Hayes said...

oh my word-it looks great! When are you coming to my house??? I love it...your hard work has really paid off...Kudos! Maybe one day I'll actually see it in person!

The Segrest Family said...

awesome!!!!!!!! i love all of it! what great spaces...

and the pics of miller with the rollers in her hair below are priceless

Emily said...

I'm so impressed! It really looks great!!!

Mysti Chustz said...

That is so great Maggie! When have ya'll had time to do all that? My fav is the converted wet bar with all the toys and art supplies. So very neat and tidy....made me feel terrible disorganized. Thanks for that:)

Connie Taylor said...

You can come to my house any time and work on it!

laura said...

It looks GREAT!!! I love it!

Elizabeth said...

Wow! So awesome! Two questions:
1)What is the name of the dark grey color on the playroom walls? I love it!
2)Is that floor stained concrete?
We are doing that in the basement and just wanted to see what you thought about it!

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for the info! I am definitely going to look into those colors!!! I couldn't tell if they were the same color, but I can see how it would change in different light! When we get ready to do the basement floors I am DEFINITELY calling you--that task is a little daunting for us! THANK YOU!!!