Back on track! When building this house (last summer) they tell you where to put the additional walls to make the six or seven rooms....yeaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh, I wouldn't be doing that. This was the first house that I've built that achieving an open concept wasn't going to be a headache! I have one, pretty much, in Mt. Ollopa Lodge, but this would be a more modern take. More Jonathan and Drew Scott approach.
So where did we leave off last time? The floors! The floors had been done. I love them. So glossy. So colorful. Sooooooo beautiful!!!
I have now put up the wallpaper in the big open room. The majority of it is a pale grey green called "Old Paper" by Jim Holtz and Ranger-the Distress Collection. It has a wonderful texture on it that I just love. The bay window, where the dining area is, features "Weathered Tin" from the same line.
The kitchen set is from HBS and I painted the counter tops black granite. I plan on putting in a fun back splash. I also chiseled off all the fake looking kitchen stuff-stove top, fridge stuff, microwave... and plan on adding my own, more realistic looking stuff. All of the kitchen cabinets will be glued into place. I plan on not keeping this monster of a house and building it to be suitable for an older child. I want it to look nice, but still be sturdy.
The dining room set is the one from Melissa and Doug-it was a gift from James. I plan on refinishing it. I'm just NOT a huge fan of the red stain and red velvet. Too gaudy for my taste. I'm leaning toward white and grey. The hutch may become an accent piece in a different color, but will also lose it's original red finish.
The only custom furniture I plan for the area is in the living room. These are just place holders in the mean time.
Now I have furniture to make and paint.... ceilings to address and windows and window frames... and the next room over. I have already chosen the paper for that room. A beautiful shade of blue, from the same line of papers. :] I will actually be using the Jim Holtz line throughout most of the house. Hope to be back soon! Kids start school in 5 weeks!!!!!