Sunday, June 1, 2014

client update...

Happy Monday! :)

Do you remember my client with the 80's tract home, we did a kitchen makeover
awhile back. Her living and family rooms were on our list too, but once again life got
 in the way. We're finally back on track and they are thisclose to being finished. I thought
 you might like a peek at our progress and plan for what's left to do.


Does this refresh your memory? This is where we started before taking out every other
 spindle in the staircase and giving it a good dose of white paint. 


Her living room is so small we decided the best use would be a library/sitting room, and
we'd ditch the bulky sofa. Ikea's Billy Bookcases were used to create interest on this huge
 two story wall and draw your eye up. Molding detail will be added to the top and some
 pretty statement hardware on the center cabinet doors for a more custom look. The narrow
 profile worked perfectly with the size of the room. We have a collection of accessories pulled
 out for styling when the time comes, can you tell we're chomping at the bit?  


Still to come - both chairs need new upholstery. The cane barrel chair was a thrifting
 steal, the gold side table will be moved to the family room, a new window seat cushion,
drapes and pillows. The paper on the back of the bookcase isn't a good match for the wall
 color, I'm thinking a black and white marble pattern would be so good for a little edge. 


She picked up this great console table for $15, we removed a bottom shelf in order to
accommodate a bench or two tucked underneath, this one may be a contender. The
 mirror and pair of bamboo lamps are keepers.


The family room is adjacent to the living room, just separated by the staircase.
 She had the pretty wing back, we added the jute rug, a huge mirror above the fireplace,
and the slipcovered sofa. We're using a pair of side tables in front of the sofa. 


These were another Craigslist deal, we loved the bamboo detail, they'll get a coat of high
 gloss black paint. We're still searching for a second side table, and drapes are ready to hang.


This mammoth 80's armoire is being replaced by the stylish piece on the left
 (another Craigslist find) and a streamlined flat screen tv. It will house all the components, 
and we're thinking it might need a paint job, too.


Of course, we need some great pillows, books for the bookcase and a few accessories,
but we're on a roll.
This is her kitchen that is open the family room,
you can check out more of the makeover here.




It's such a fun project, she has incredible taste and is a Craigslist and thrifting pro,
in addition to being a delight to work with.
 Thank you again for letting me share your home, Lori!   

28 comments:

Julia Konya said...

So good! The white staircase is just such a great change.

Dana Frieling said...

Oh my, I really like those bamboo lamps! It's fun watching her house evolve. It's looking sooo good!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Love the ideas you have come up with especially re-purposing the of the living room ! I'm really enjoying the home as it evolves. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

What a fun project, so many details to work out and you are just the person to do it!! Can't wait to see more!

Cathy Wall said...

So fun to see you working your magic in other folks homes. This place is looking fabulous and I love the design direction and all of the great finds!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Can't wait to see all the wonderful things you will be doing to this home which is already beautiful!...Love all the Craig's list finds!...and great idea to remove the bottom shelf for ottomans!...

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

What great progress! I just saw that bamboo lamp at HomeGoods and loved it. The space is looking so good!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

I love those tables that you put together in front of the sofa. Can't wait to see everything all styled up! The changes you've already made are HUGE!

Leslie said...

Looks great Pam! Thanks for sharing the progress. Happy Monday! xxlesile

therelishedroost said...

Its looking really great!!!

Jen (House of Ruby Jean) said...

Looking great, Pam! And loving the ginger jars!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

What a brilliant refreshing makeover! I love all the elements and that it doesn't look too stiff and new. The collected additions make it instantly home-y. I know they are loving it. It looks fabulous Pam! xo Nancy

Mimi said...

Is the paint color all the same? It looks gray in the living room and beige/tan in the family room.

pam {simple details} said...

Hi Mimi - the paint color is all the same, it's a custom color that she used throughout all the first floor and part of the second.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so many pretty pieces! i love the pair of tables as coffee table, and LOVE that eating nook!

Tracy Laverty said...

The white staircase is the game changer here! I love the Craigslist console- what a steal $15! The mirror will look good there too. So many great pieces in here. Great job! Where is the white couch from? Ikea?

Simply LKJ said...

Amazing what a little paint can do! Just painting the staircase white really brightened up the room.

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

So many great furniture that you're working with - it's going to be a great space! And love the idea of taking out every other spindle along the stairs - what a difference that and the white paint made!

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

there are so many thrifting dreams come true in her space! Loving the new idea for the TV and those bamboo tables!!

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

AMAZING!!!! I would say this space looks finished it looks so good! Where did you get those lamps? They are to DIE for!

Bethany DeVore said...

looking good! The white staircase makes such a difference!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Looks so good already...what a dramatic change in the staircase...I love it!!

Unknown said...

Please tell us (ME!) that you haven't decided not to give us the low-down on your "painting machine". Been waiting with baited breath for that! Pretty Please?
Designdreamer

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Hi Pam! So much better. Love the difference in the stair railing. How fun to have watched parts of this over time, and now it's so lovely.

pam {simple details} said...

Hi Unknown - it's coming, I promise! I had such a hard time photographing while I was painting. But, I let my brother use the HomeRight Sprayer and will get photos of him doing cabinets! :) He should be finished with the prep in the next day or so. Sorry for the delay in getting the info up!

Vel Criste said...

It already looks amazing Pam! I can only imagine how it will look when it's done, fabulous for sure!

Mimi said...

Pam, did you do a follow-up of this project when it was finished? If so, I missed it. Can you point me to it, please?

pam {simple details} said...

Hi Mimi - We still haven't finished, we're jumping around. We skipped to her daughter's bedroom and now we're doing her bedroom for the One Room Challenge. In the meantime we found two amazing vintage chairs for the room that we need to get re-upholstered, I'll do a post on them. Thanks for checking in!

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