Wednesday, October 7, 2009

out with the old and in with the new


For quite some time now My Aunt Deb (Beth Quinn's Mom) and I have been planning to do a make over in  her home . Little did we know how the project would grow and come to include the whole family..... That is My Aunt Barb, my Mom ,Beth and Cal  have all played rolls in this first phase face lift ( 4 rooms to go) of Debs space. The goal was to get her feeling like her condo of 7 years is finally her home!! To do this it was needed  to give it the cottage feel she  adores and to make a space for her creativity and ebay business while still keeping in mind that she loves to entertain her family and needs a cozy feel as she  lives by herself. Here is what I came up.  I used black and white as the main feel as it gave the 80's oak a chic sophisticated feel and would be a simple background  color theme  that  would tie all these multi purposes together in one big open  space. We all pulled together in cleaning, painting and repairing to make this happen. Deb had a lot of good things to work with, they just needed a new twist put on them to bring them into  their new environment . Oh and 10 trips to the dump and Goodwill with a tad extra stuff no longer needed!!

13 comments:

purplecat said...

What a wonderful thing to do! You have all done a great job, it looks great!

Silke said...

Oh, wow, Julie! Isn't it amazing how a little paint can give our "old" stuff new pizazz? You all did a wonderful job - she probably feels like she's got a whole new place! Hugs, Silke

Terri Kahrs said...

It looks like all of the goals were accomplished beautifully! Hugs, Terri

Karen said...

Really nice job, Julie!! I love the look!

Judy said...

What a great job! Looks great...black is the best neutral. She must be thrilled!

Beth Anderson said...

How wonderful.
I love the black and white cottage look!
Will you come to my house?????

Angela Recada said...

Beautiful! The black and white looks fabulous! The cottage look is my favorite, too. So cozy and comfy!

Hugs,
Angela

Beth Quinn said...

its sooo amazing !! i hope she enjoys it and feels renewed !!!
xo

Nancy said...

You guys done good!!! Deb must be so happy. It looks terrific...so light and cheerful. A perfect spot for Deb to be creative, relaxed and joyful. Family is the BEST!!
XOXO Nancy

Deb said...

Couldn't have done it with out all of you!!!!!I love it and ready to make alot of great memories.!!!!!!!

Mary Wadsworth said...

Wow what a transformation this looks amazing! I love paint:)Your aunt must be thrilled, you are a sweetheart for doing this.

Black is such a great neutral I use it a lot in my home.
Thanks for sharing this:)
Mary

Angela said...

Wow!! Great job! I love the table!

jone hallmark said...

wowie zowie!!!!
That is fanTAStic!
I am sure that Deb doesn't know what "Fairy Godmother" really meant until this happened....
xoxo