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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A Fresh Reno.

For the last while, I've been doing some in-home consultations, which I am quite enjoying. The best part about it is when a client keeps me in the loop of their progress. I absolutely love getting emails with photos of new paint colors, flooring or even a new accessory they've found that works perfectly in the space.

The project I'm sharing with you today has been a fun one for me to follow. Kim invited me to her home, hoping for some help freshening up the color scheme. We chatted paint colors, window treatments, lighting, updating the existing kitchen cabinets and the biggest decision of all - taking down some walls! A few weeks later, I got an email from Kim. Taking down the walls was structurally feasible, so they went ahead and got it done! How's that for motivation?

Here are couple of photos of the space prior to the transformation. It was a separate living room, dining room and kitchen.
View of living room from the dining room.

 The wall between the kitchen and living room.

Front entry.

Before I show you the progress and after pictures, I must say that she and her husband are machines! They did all of this in a matter of a few weeks. Sometimes working into the wee hours while their two little ones were fast asleep. I wish I had that kind of energy.. this girl needs her sleep or she is a big bear! :)

Here are some of the progress shots that she sent me along the way. So exciting!




Here it is with new pot lights in the ceiling and a fresh coat of paint (Benjamin Moore ~ Gray Owl). Looking like completely different space already! I've said it before and I've said it again.. there is nothing like the power of paint!


Are here is how it's looking now. Quite the transformation, if you ask me!

New light and fresh paint in the entry.

They were able to match the flooring and carried it through the whole space. The kitchen cabinets were painted a crisp white and the knobs were replaced with silver pulls on both the drawers and doors.

Next up is a large island between the kitchen and dining room, a light fixture over the table and some window treatments. Personally, I think they should just sit, put their feet and enjoy all their hard work! They certainly deserve it!

Thanks for letting me share today Kim! I was so happy to have helped out, even just a little bit!

11 comments:

  1. Wow- it all looks so amazing and different! I love all of your ideas- the power of paint is amazing. I definitely agree! The space looks so much lighter and bigger with the wall gone! Amazing work!

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  2. What color was used on the kitchen cabinets?

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  3. OH my goodness what a fantastic makeover. My favourite part is the endless wood floors and the gorgeous white kitchen cabinets. The island will be perfect. Are you going for a colour on the island?

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  4. Wow they're sooooooo speedy. This space looks great. I can not believe the transformation in such a short span. Great work Jane and client Kim! xo

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  5. I love this paint colour! So easy to live with!

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  6. Thanks for a great post on wall paint. I found this post while surfing the web for Thanks for sharing this article.

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  7. Definitely right on the transformation! So much lighter and brighter! It has to be a good feeling knowing that you had a hand in making that space so lovely! (c:

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  8. This is gorgeous Kim! You and your husband must have worked really hard! Jane, you certainly have an eye for colors.
    -Pat

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  9. I cannot get over it - so fresh and inviting and very organised! Well done Jane

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  10. I cannot get over it - so fresh and inviting and very organised! Well done Jane

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  11. Jane- this looks so amazing. How wonderful that they trusted your vision and made it happen. I love it!!

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Love hearing from you! Thanks so much :)