Monday, September 17, 2018

More Lake House Before/Afters

I did sew a bit one day, but have not gotten back into my groove yet. So here are couple more lake photos - I LOVE before and afters - don't you?

Above is the entryway to the house BEFORE! The walls were covered with grasscloth wallpaper which had been painted over. I really hate it when people paint over wallpaper! Strip it first! I know it's hard because I've personal stripped plenty of wallpaper. But it's so worth it!

And there is the AFTER.  The wall are shiplapped and white. There is a new ceiling fixture that you cannot see in the picture.  And my vintage treadle base makes a wonderful and airy entry piece. The map is of Lake Martin - it's vintage and has been in the house for the last 28 years. The sign above is personalized and given to me by one of our daughter. And yes, the floors are new, too.

And here is the BEFORE of the downstairs bathroom. Dark! This room also has wallpaper that has been painted over. What's more, they never painted behind the toilet! Hubby really wanted a walk in shower in here because we sleep in the adjacent bedroom.

TA-DAH! LOVE this bathroom now! It's bright and light! So much better!

Here's a close up of the shower tile - two rows of subway tiles and then a row a gray penny tiles.

And that cool, round pillow I made for the living room? Yeah, well it didn't work there so it is living on the screened porch.

I've been enamored with punch needle on Pinterest lately. I had brought some punch needle supplies with me here and pulled them out yesterday for a bit of screened porch play. It's something. 


  1. Wow your bathroom looks gorgeous!

  2. Thanks! Our designers did such a fantastic job!

  3. WOW...looks amazing!! Just beautiful! So bright and welcoming!!!! Nice job! You and hubby could hire out your services!