We have been living on the new side of our house for about 3 months now and I haven't posted any pictures mainly because nothing is completely finished. Everything is close, so I thought I would post some pictures of before and after shots, mainly of the front two rooms with some details that I love. Ken did a great job!
|after, living room flows well to the kitchen/dining area. makes having people over for dinner really fun.|
|before, no kitchen here. it was in the back. ken moved it up to under the window, moved the doors to make a hallway which if you know about shotgun houses, they don't have hallways. I'll post about that later when I show off the bathroom and 3 rooms.|
|after, view from the kitchen, my favorite. its so open now.|
|after, see that yellow wall? replaced the orange with mainly white in the front two rooms, but made the back wall yellow. probably the best decision.|
|yellow wall, yellow window trim, subway tile, sweet pieces from my mom and friends|
|the top cabinets ken put in with some Swedish love from grandma and a quote that sums up our existence here in new orleans|
|90 year old original fireplace and mantle next to my 1987 kitchen that is now Avery's|
|restored floors sanded and glossed to perfection with the front of the peninsula covered in restored wood from PRC. love this touch|
|our growing art collection, courtesy of Ave|
|the mantle in the front room, still with mardi gras decor...|
|Moroccan bowl, from morocco (thanks mom)|
|Avery's playdate table. belonged to my oldest brother, but then I went and painted it. see that yellow again?|
|oh, i pose now like this. new orleans has worn off on her.|
That is a very rough and early peek into our house. I feel that I could take a million pictures of each room because I love what is now my house, but I'm also lazy and pregnant and when I use the "nice" camera as oppose to my iphone, I have to hook everything up to load them and then take up space on my computer, and ...blah, blah, blah...
I would really like to show how Ken changed it from a shotgun to a house with a hallway because it's so great to have the privacy but the pictures don't translate that well. I'll give it a shot though.
Thanks for checking out our digs here at Chez Kostrzewa.