Saturday, April 14, 2007

More remodeling pictures




Well our latest remodeling project is complete!! For those of you who don't know the history of our house...I'll give you a quick run down. We bought our house at an auction in 1999 for next to nothing........but NO one had lived in it for at least 10 years (I still vividly remember the dead raccoon in the basement when we walked through it the first time). Ted along with the help of many friends and family remodeled it in about 4 months. Over the last 5-6 years we have been going back room by room to make each room extra special. When we brought home Audrey 2 years ago, I bought all kinds of "stuff" with the intentions of having a "China" room in the future. Of course I had to pick up some more "stuff" when we brought Paul home. Ted didn't just paint this room and hang up our China stuff....this remodel was a little bit more complex than that. He tore out two closets that separated this room and the hallway for the staircase. We have this beautiful staircase that we've never been able to appreciated before because it was enclosed in the hallway. Ted had to redo the flooring where the closets were and rebuild the wall in that corner. He also made a handrail to match the staircase for the entrance to the basement. I think he did any awesome job!! We were on a budget...so I hunted down cheap furniture and window treatments. We found the red love seat on eBay and the couch and chair came out of our local newspaper's classifieds. I then bought plain roman shades on clearance from J.C. Penny's catalog and glued black ribbon to "frame" the shades. ( I copied the idea from the Pottery Barn catalog).

2 comments:

Ken & Mystina said...

Alison and Family I love the China room and your house. Very special and elegant!

Mystina

Sam said...

Wow!! Looks wonderful!