Monday, May 3, 2010

Before and After

Over the past couple of months, we have had a few before and afters, done on our home. Thanks to my dad...and, his guys! I love everything that we (they) did! If you ever need any work done on your home, give Pappy a call! He'll turn your dreams into reality! :)

First, we had the exterior of our home painted. The before color was fine, but it was just looking a little drabby. I LOVE my craftsman style home and all of the little details that it has. But, the original colors just weren't showing off any of those features. So, we decided to change it up to make things, pop! I love the new look!

Before...
The main color was cream and the trim was almost an olive green. The columns and the garage door were white.

After...
We painted the main color a dark tan. The trim is almost a maroon/red. We tested SO many different reds. Have you ever tested reds? Oh, my goodness! They look NOTHING like the swatches you get from the store. We had samples painted all over the front of the porch and even one of our painters walked up and shook his head in disgust. Funny! Finally, one day I was in our powder bath, and noticed the color on the wall and thought that it would be perfect. The owners before us had painted the bathroom, so we had no idea what the color actually was. We found an old paint can in the garage and it was the exact color. We tested it, and I loved it! The columns and the garage door are now cream. It was my dads idea to paint the little section on the bottom of the columns a different color!:)


Then, we moved to the inside of the house. Since we bought our home over 2 years ago, I have hated my fireplace. Not the firplace itself, just the look of it. We have extremely tall ceilings and the fireplace just kind of looked lost on such a massive wall.

Before...
White/grayish tile! Blah, blah, blah...sorry, if you like white/grayish tile on your fireplace. :) We also didn't have a hearth. I love hearths!

After...
Oh, I am in love with the new look and the stack stone! Love it!! Oh, and I got my hearth! :)

So, what before and afters do you have going on in your home? I would love to see them!

12 comments:

Lindsee said...

Your home is beautiful, Ashley! It was beautiful before and even more beautiful now. I love it! Way to go!

Amy said...

Your fireplace looks fantastic...much better than gray!

I also noticed the walls in the living room are a warm Latte, nice.

Ben and Emily said...

Love it! You fireplace is gorgeous!

Julie Marler (Mammy) said...

Must say Pappy did an awesome job! Won't say that most of it was all my design and idea!! hee!hee!
Mammy

parsonsfamily said...

It looks so awesome Ashley! I am in love with stacked stone as well, and the hearth looks great.

Goska said...

The changes are just amazing!

annalee said...

what an incredibly beautiful home! i'm seriously in love with the exterior and interior.
i would love to update our bathroom and finish out the wood flooring in the den (it's ceramic tile right now).
isn't it fun to make every detail of your house more and more homey? i love how y'all have done just that!

Rusty and Jennifer said...

It looks gorgeous! You have such a beautiful home!

Heather said...

Love it!! Everyone should be able to see it in person, simply stunning!!!

Lacey said...

Love it all!!

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