Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Before and After...the first of many!

Well, the first little area of our new house is ready for show and tell! It's just the entryway, but hey, it was quite a bit of work :)
Here's what it looked like before:
Here's a little closer...

And this is what is looks like now!

...and a little farther away:

What do you think??? I think it looks really pretty, I love the colors we chose and really couldn't be happier.  The linoleum is going to stay for now, but someday we'll replace that with tile.  Surprisingly, the new decor kinda just makes it blend in, which is good :)

I'm still busy on the kitchen, it should be ready to show pretty soon, and here's a little sneak peek of the living room:
That beautiful photo up there was taken by my friend Becky.  She had it printed big and framed it, but during a move, she was getting rid of it so I snatched it up.  Whenever I look at it, it makes me smile, because it was taken by such a friend.  I think art should always mean something to us, don't you? Still working on that Charley Harper coffee table book, haha ;)


  1. I'm available at your earliest convenience to come over give you my 'professional' opinion of the new place.

  2. Wow Nikki, how great! You are doing such a great job!!! Love the vintage stuff!!!
    I hope it's ok I swiped your blog addy from Julie.
    Beautiful beautiful job!

  3. oh- the picture looks beautiful there!!! wonderful:)

  4. Love to see your personality shining through. Your putting a great stamp on the house. - Aunt Teddi

  5. You've done a fabulous job! What colour of paint did you use? I LOVE it!

  6. I really love the colors you are using throughout your house. They are so cheerful! I wish I had your design sense. My entryway has that butter-yellow color but 70's wood paneling below a chair rail divider. After seeing your picture I want to rush out and get some aqua colored paint and paint over the paneling. Hmmmmmm....