But this isn't about them...you want to see Before and After Pictures, don't you?? (Bad lighting makes for fuzzy pics, but it's the best I could do.)
Here's what we started with:
A paneled room with a red stanchion holding up this side of the house
Speckled linoleum tiled floor
Retro lights (kinda cool, but not Empty Flask cool)
Windows that didn't open (maybe due to all the dirt!) and had vintage custom-made Sears drapery
|Looking into room from down the hall|
|Ugly, dirty red stanchion that would be too much trouble to remove|
|This is the beam that was boxed in and I already cleaned it and started painting|
|This will be where the drums go|
And now we have this:
The hanging pendant lights are simple pendants and industrial metal cages. The look is industrial and it throws some fun shadows around.
See those floating shelves? I'm super proud of them as they not only look amazing (IMHO) but solve a little issue of the bump out in the wall. They wrap around that oddity and need some stuff on them!
|Here you can see the beam painted black - no need to box it in. The stanchion was painted out black also. It works for the space just fine.|
a beer can found behind the paneling. Looks like the workers building this house might've quenched their thirst while working. Hmmm.....might explain some of the wonkiness in some areas...
The bar you might recognize from another room - it was cut in half and the top needs to be changed, but for now it's fine. This room has had new carpeting for over a year, but is just now losing it's wood paneling...I'll show you that when we're done with that!
This is just the start and there's a lot of wall space to decorate. My husband has a lot of stuff that he wants to put up. Should be fun working on that, but the basics are done and the band is here tomorrow for the first band practice in the house.
What will I be doing while they're playing? Shopping ;)