INTERIOR DESIGN/WALL MURALS
(most of these are projects I’m working on in our house & have yet to have all the details finished)
After-although I went over it with a better orange, we now have furniture in there, & the rug’s in a different position as well. This is after I first finished painting it around 4 a.m. by camera phone.
someday we hope to change this carpet…just what they had when we moved in & i hope to add a few more accessories (especially window treatment), just need funds to do so…all that we’ve done so far in this room is painted the walls, i painted a mural & added my painting to the fireplace, added the sectional & pillows we already had, a rug i bought off of craigslist for $45 & the la-z boy rocker i bought for $65 from craigslist (my hubby’s favorite purchase of mine for his b-day…it matches SO well though!)…CrAzY the difference paint can make 🙂
haha…had the kids’ basketball goal in here for a while
Before-also included in furniture restoration-but shows the flooring & trim in this room some as well before…
After I finished painting the mural around 5-5:30 a.m. (I get the most done at night since I have a 1 1/2 & 2 1/2 year old that is hard to paint around :-P). Notice the carpet’s gone (yep, these are the original hardwood’s in the house)…the buffet’s been redone by me :]…the trim’s been painted white…& also, the new mural :]…my hubby did all the paint rolling with the blue that I chose out from having it in our apartment. :]
After our family pics & the “A tree is known by it’s fruit.” art I made…& with natural sunlight. :]
One of the before pics of our master bedroom that was online…*yeah, ick ick ick*…pink wallpaper, pink trim, pink carpet…*yuck*…
Newest mural I painted on our wall…the one with the wall paper…took out carpet & have hardwoods…have painted some of the trim white so far (still have more to go)…touched this up a little more since this pic…the rest of the walls are the darker gray…still have a lot more to go, but need more money. 😛 Besides needing to buy the darker gray paint in the beginning, I already had the other paint, so it was *free*…although that doesn’t mean a lot of time, hard work, & major pain in my body. 😛 BTW though, this is black, white, & shades of gray. My sister thought it looked yellowish…I assure you it’s not. :]…just can only take pics with my camera phone right now on the phone I need to replace & my camera is messed up right now. :/ So, all these phone pics have to do of everything.
Before-ugly red shag carpet, ugly wall paper…they had 3 layers of that…& in the right corner you can’t see, had super glued cork board that was ridiculous…took AT LEAST 16 hours prep…BEFORE painting it with primer & then paint…
my daughter’s room…so excited, she kept running around it. :] took down wallpaper, took up carpet, used the green shag carpet from my son’s room to make a rug…used my old dresser & my hubby’s bed he used when he was younger & only had to buy 5 $3-$4 quarts of paint…not bad. :] still have a lot i want to do though, but here are the murals so far…
her new bedding from g-ma…& my son who thoroughly enjoyed it. ;-P…plan on someday making a princess carriage bed. :]…& the rug is a lot more green than this pic…my camera phone kinda sucks. sorry.
other side…with the princess castle she always wants to get in. 😛
other view of wall.
Before…our room…took up carpet, took off wallpaper, took off doors to closet…
After…had the bed & comforter already…painted the mural as you saw in a previous picture, got all but 2 of the white drawers/shelving from craigslist for $40…& my hubby got the other 2 pieces free from college…got the canopy for $30 with hooks & ties on amazon.com…still have a lot to do…but MAJOR change for a little bit of money. :]
Before my new “art room”…ugly wood paneling
After…so far just painted it white for now & arranged some of my paintings…will do more when i can.
After…just already had that curtain & need to put up another curtain rod for it…:-P…& straightened up some is about it for now…
Mural painted in the entry way to match our rugs from World Market…will eventually spray paint the gold on the original light that was here before us to oil-rubbed bronze…
with light on…
entry way with bench from craigslist for $100 (originally from Home Decorators Collection) & new mural…sorry for the blurriness…before adding new coat rack (converted the old one to a pantry)
after adding the coat rack my hubby made with a cherry-stained piece of trim & coat hooks…all for about $25! He did so good! 🙂 Love our new entry way now!!!
up closer. 🙂
Painting/pic I made for our dining room
Before of dining room when we 1st bought house
In progress…after finishing up-cycling the table & buffet & new rug as Christmas present…still working on chairs & need electricity for lighting up top & accessories. You can see before pics of table & buffet in furniture restoration section.
Finally got chairs! 8 brand new home decorators’ chairs i got off of craigslist for $400. they’re
$199 plus $40 shipping each on the home decorators’ site & would total
$1,912 had i gotten them from their site. Praise God! 🙂
Still waiting on chandelier I ordered from ebay in the mail & we’ll finally have a ceiling light after that when we add electric there! SO excited for that!
Took down half wall…will eventually have countertop bar with bar stools there & trim where the walls been cut among other things. 🙂
Basement after: Sectional bought from oldest sister for $500, 2 chairs bought from her for $100, 8′ x 10′ rug from CL for $135, blue pillow given to me from other sister, purple pillows from Walmart for $12 each, painted walls, painted mural with leftover paint from other rooms, material for curtains from ebay & hemmed by oldest sister & mother-in-law…
Shelves from CL for $95, turquoise bins from Target.com for $8 each, purple table in kitchen given to me for free from lady from church & painted purple by me, still working on lighting…
Want to eventually get an electric fireplace for underneath tv & will make that area look a little better
Kids’ cleanup job. ;-P
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I'm a happily-married, SAHM of 4 on earth & 1 in Heaven that has a lot of creative interests. This is my outlet for art, poetry, writing, interior design, and my all-time favorite pastime as a Truth-seeker! ********************************************************* "Talk to me about the truth of religion and I'll listen gladly. Talk to me about the duty of religion and I'll listen submissively. But don't come talking to me about the consolations of religion or I shall suspect that you don't understand." - C.S. Lewis ********************************************************* ~*The Joy of the Lord is My Strength!*~
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