Well, after three days without internet it's finally back up and running again so I can finally share some photos of the progress we've made at Jason's house. It isn't done, but it is definitely finally starting to take shape and now that he has some furniture it's starting to feel like a home.
Here is a before and updated shot of the dining room:
And a before and updated shot of the kitchen (we are waiting on a piece of marble for the island and to replace the light once I find the right thing, and then add some roman shades to the window).
We found this mirror at Pier 1 for half off when I was up in NH a couple of weeks ago. I wanted to keep it for myself - haha!
Jason is not so keen on splurges but this was the one big splurge I've been able to convince him of. I LOVE this Bolton Lantern from Pottery Barn. We bought it after Christmas when they were having a lighting sale. I think it adds a nice masculine touch to the dining room.
The biggest project in the dining room was ripping up carpet and putting down a new floor. We've been talking about putting down a wood floor in here to match the rest of the house (the rest of the house has hardwoods) but not only is that a big project, it's an expensive one. We really wanted to get the carpet up though and get rid of the linoleum in the kitchen and make the two spaces look more cohesive. We had a few ideas for some temporary plans until we could do the wood but weren't crazy about any of them. Then after I tried the peel and stick vinyl in our laundry room I told Jason about them and we decided to go ahead and give them a try. Jason got the carpet up and then his girlfriend, Brie helped him put it down. (I'm pretty sure she did most of the work!) I can't believe what a difference it makes for the two rooms! It now looks more like one larger space vs. two little ones.
You can see here how the two floors were before in this shot:
In the kitchen we still have to replace the island counter, add some roman shades and replace the light over the island. In the dining room I am hoping to build something for this bare wall you can see below and possibly some kind of bench for the far window (in the picture above) or I may look for a narrow sideboard - not sure exactly. And I may keep my eye out for a rug for under table but I am not sure about that.
I have another post to write up with some of the progress we've made in the living room (you can sort of see the living room through the french doors in the picture below.) We haven't made as much progress in that room, but it's a start!
Wall Color - Revere Pewter by BM in a matte finish
Trim - Simply White by BM in a semi-gloss finish
Doors - Wrought Iron by BM in semi-gloss
Island Color - Galveston Gray by BM
Bar Stools - IKEA
Appliances - Home Depot
Floor - Peel and Stick vinyl that looks like wood from Lowe's
Counters - Black Granite from Home Depot
Island Countertop - Right now a piece of plywood (will hopefully soon be marble)
Chalkboard - HomeGoods
Little Cabinet with Baskets - Joss and Main
Metal Mail Organizers - HomeGoods
Glass Bottles on Granite - TJMaxx
White Pitcher - Target
Glass Bottles on Little Wood Tray on Island - White Home Collection in Wilton, NH
Charcoal Color Chairs - Target
End Chairs - Pier 1 Table - IKEA
Mirror - Pier 1
Draperies - Ritva panels from IKEA
Lantern - Pottery Barn
I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!