Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Progress Update, and I'd love your opinion ...

Our home is open concept so it's hard to take pictures of updates when we are working on both the kitchen and living room.  Frank has been busy working away while I'm at the office, we're almost there!
Here is a quick peak at the Distressed Kitchen Cabinets, I will apply a coat of Minwax poly to the finished cabinets.

Next, Frank has been working on the faux brick.  I have not been able to capture any action shots since I have been at the office while he's creating.  He is applying drywall compound to the walls then carving out the brick, these are not perfectly straight bricks, we wanted something that was going to look more rustic and old.  Here is the wall with the drywall compound applied ...

Painting of the brick and shelf are on the agenda for this weekend.
Here is the shot of the fireplace and the wall.

It will be so different once the painting is complete, here is the before again

Here's where I need your opinion, last week I mentioned a deal I got on the Home Depot website for a chandelier.  We put it up on the weekend, it's smaller then we imagined but we are OK with it for now. (It's so much better then the Boob light).  Here is a pic.

 I just realized I never got a picture of the Boob light while it was up, I have to get a shot of it before it goes to it's new home ... where ever that may be.  It's actually a Nice Boob light as far as they go, just not my preference.  So my question is .... Shades or No Shades?  I took a shot with one blue toile shade on it, I'm just wondering if the light is too small for shades.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts.



Traci at ThreeDogsAtHome said...

I like the shade but it is hard to tell how the fixture will look with all the shades on. Beautiful light fixture, I love the finish on it.
Thanks so much for showing the progress on your brick wall. I have been really intrigued by the idea so I have been hoping you were posting about it each time I see your blog pop up on my reading list. It looks fabulous. How are you going to finish it?
I will be waiting to see the finished product.

Anonymous said...

I say go with the shades. Looks nice.

Proper Prim said...

You have me so intrigued with that brick wall, I can't wait to see it painted.

I say hats on... but it is hard to envision it dressed with all of them on. Love the light, nicely primmed.

The cupboards are looking exceptionally prim... great job.

Oh I am getting excited to see the big reveal.

Hugs, Deb

Anonymous said...

Hi Joanne...What a great project you are tackling. I painted my brick wall and am so happy I did.

In reference to your comment in my son's room, the locker desk is going to the right of his TV stand. I am so excited. I am going to take the photos now and post the room reveal in an hour or two. I think I am actually just more excited that the rest of my house is getting back in order now that the construction of this is done....

Good luck with your project. Can't wait to see it finished. I'm sure you can't either...LOL!!

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