Monday, March 29, 2010

Before + Progress Pictures: The Historic House By The Water: Kitchen, Part 2

Before + Progress is an ongoing series keeping you up to date on whatever project is currently occupying our time. There is still lots to be done at this point to make the Progress photos actually qualify for the coveted After stage.

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I really enjoy when you tell me what you think. If you haven't figured it out yet, well, that's in large part why I bring up such loaded topics like this, this, this, and this. And I want to thank everyone for sharing their opinions in such a respectful way and as part of a larger conversation.

But.

We also talk about really important things like my ceiling and such over here, don't we? So let's get to it.

First we started with this fugliness:



And then there was a war:



But today there came peace throughout the land:



In the way of furring strips and recessed lighting. Let's see it from a different angle:



So go ahead. Tell me what you think.


See Part 1 here.

12 comments:

Steven Anthony said...

wow, when you change things you do it all the way......awesome;)

Kristi W @ Life at the Chateau Whitman said...

I like your description of the stages. :)

Also I clicked on the link to your grocery store snob post. THANK YOU! I also don't really care where I shop. Paying more for the same things (or traveling farther, which is the same thing in my book) seems totally illogical. I'm so glad someone feels the same.

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

Compared to that old ceiling, which nearly looked like it had stuff growing on it with its extreme texture, this "new" ceiling is stunning...just as it is!

But curious, what are your next steps? I like how you just tackle things without apparent hesitation! Janell

Kelly said...

Kristi, I swear we were sisters in another lifetime!

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Danielle and Clint said...

Bye bye Cottage Cheese ceilings!!!

CrossView said...

Wow! The progress is amazing! You guys do it right...

Now I'm off to find the grocery store post. LOL!

Kelly said...

Cottage Cheese Ceilings -- yes, they totally were!

Katie said...

haha when we were buying our new home popcorn ceilings (the fugliness) was a deal breaker for me! I really love your patience and go-gettem attitude!

Life in Rehab said...

OMG, I thought those were my ceilings for a second! Nice job, Kelly. You always give me the courage to just rip stuff right down when it's awful.

Life in Rehab said...

OMG, I thought those were my ceilings for a second! Awesome job, Kelly. You always give me the courage to just rip awful stuff right down.

Kelly said...

Thank you!