Saturday, August 7, 2010

Transformations

Don't you just love before and afters?  I do.  My fabulous Sister Beverly came to town this week on a mission.  To transform my house!  She studied it and knew just what had to be done.  Starting with my furniture.  I've known for a long time I wanted to paint this armoir a robins egg blue.  There's no talking about things with her, there's only doing.  Why didn't I get that trait?

Before
After.  Isn't it lovely?
So we thought as long as we're transforming one piece, we might as well do a couple more at the same time.  We turned a boring, blah oak sofa table into this little beauty!
and a little ugly brown butlers table turned classic black, but I didn't take a picture.  She also rearranged my Living room into this.  And reaccessorized all the built in book shelves, living room and family room.  Some of the things we found at Ikea.  If you haven't been to Ikea yet, stop what you're doing right now and run there as fast as you can!
She has convinced me that I need an office and I need to paint my oak kitchen cabinets white. Whew!  I'm tired just thinking about it all, but I know she's right.  Aren't big sisters always right?
Thanks Bev! 

7 comments:

grandma said...

CUTE,CUTE It all looks much different than it did when I saw it. I need to go back to Ikea and look at the small stuff, since all I saw before was furniture. Dad & I went to Willcox for a drive yesterday and I got some more old books. I think I have too many, then I look at the Pottery Barn catalog and they have books everywhere. Today we went for a ride to Silver City and Lordsburg. I got some neat stuff. I'll have to take pictures and blog them. Also, I probably need to rearrange, since your house looks so cute. Maybe you and Beverly should come and help me.

Melynda King said...

WOW!!!! I LOVE it!!!! It looks great, you did a great job! Now I want to get myself a big sister!

Bev said...

It was so much fun - I would have loved to stay and done more painting and rearranging, it's always more fun at someone else's house - and you have a GREAT house! Not too big, not too small, and the layout is perfect. I wish I could pick up your back yard/pool and move it to my house!

Joey said...

So, So Cute! I love it, that is my new fav. color. Its so hard moving in and getting everything just how you like it, big sisters are just the ticket to get that done. Nice work you two!

Nellie said...

What a team you two make! I am so impressed......

Kim said...

I know I'm late on this but Bev come to my house!!! That looks fabulous!

oops! said...

I Love it! Can I borrow your sister and you too! I loved your sacrament story - funny!