Monday, March 24, 2014

Before and almost after Entry way

Good morning !



It's an almost before and after - because like everything else in this place - NOTHING is quite finished.

Baseboards are missing - thermostats are hanging out - there's pictures and mirrors and shutters lined up against every wall - but for now you can at least see a little of where it's going I suppose.

And for all of you that are asking about that kitchen floor - a post should go up about it later this week I hope - because THAT'S STILL NOT FINISHED EITHER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So here we go - here's what the entry way looked like in December - after living here a couple of weeks


And then it looked like this


And this is what I've managed to come up with for you so far ( well for John and I also )


Remember that secretary?  If you don't here's how it looked once upon a time ( you can see her makeover HERE - not sure if she's staying there - but for now it's a perfect fit :)


The whole space is really in a transitional stage -  but I've started putting a mini greek key design on the stairs in the midst of mayhem,
The wall is painted black - in the day it looks navy for some reason - which is fine by me since I was torn between navy and black - I kind of now have both !
There's the kitchen floor to the left lol.................



Remember those mirrors and how stupid I can be?  You can read it ( or see it ) HERE


Why is black so hard to photograph?  Here we go - much better?
Can I tell you I'm ready to paint every mirror and frame in my house gold all of a sudden?




Hope you realize I'm still at the stage where I have to run around like a crazy lady clearing areas to take photos - it DOES not look as tidy as this right now LOL ..................

Ok - have a coffee table that I'm very late finishing - so I'm going to be busy today ( last week was sheer chaos because sanding was done on all the walls that had dry wall installed and you know what that means - dusting and cleaning for a month after )

Have a wonderful Monday everyone!
Hugs,
Moi

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79 comments:

  1. Looks like you are coming along just fine. I am not a fan of black walls, but yours looks appropriate for the stairs and stairwell. And I really like the sneak peek of the kitchen floor and stainless appliances. Thanks for sharing your hard work with us. Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  2. As my dad would say, "lookin' good!" Oh, and I tried the baby oil on my SS appliances and they look great! Thanks for the tip. They came with this house and I have never really liked them. But now (ten years later when we are thinking of selling) I am starting to like them since they are all buffed and beautiful looking, lol.

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  3. It really looks great Suzanne. I love the stairs and how you changed the wall. You've come a long way baby!

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  4. I know it has been a pain in the tush but it is going to be so beautiful when it is finished...hopefully in this lifetime! Love the dark wall against the white. I am really looking forward to the living room reveal!!

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  5. What an amazing transformation. Your home is coming along beautifully. It's a lot of work, and I'm sure there are days when you feel like it'll never end, but you haven't been there that long, and already there are major changes!

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  6. Oh how I feel for you! I go skitzo with just a one room transformation and your doing an entire house!

    The entryway looks stunning, love the dark wall and those mirrors!

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  7. sweet! Did I miss the kitchen floor post?? Did you paint or tile??? I need to do my bathroom floor... thinking of painting it. Does it ever end???!!

    Love the secretary, you should keep it!

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  8. Wow. You would not know it was the same house, Suzan! You guys are good at what you do. It looks completely different. Have fun cleaning up the dust. That stuff is horrible.

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  9. Absolutely beautiful since you have put your "magic touch" to it! I can hardly wait until the full reveal.....I know you can't either.

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  10. Looks beautiful Suzan & the kitchen floors look fab in the background!! Vicki

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  11. I love what you're doing...it's beautiful!! Can't wait to see the kitchen and the floor. Thanks for stopping by for my Home Tour this morning, great to see you!

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  12. I love it, Suzan! And love that little wall area for the bureau (dresser?) and other lovely items. So pretty!

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  13. Wow! A big WOW! It looks gorgeous! What a beautiful transformation. Loving this.
    Kris

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  14. I know this is all about the pretty (and it is!) but I am fixated and impressed by your ability to remove that post (and also the heating hedge that was between your entry and living room). You've seemed to do some structural changes that make an enormous impact on this house.

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  15. You have some mad decorating skills...love it!!

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  16. Just AMAZING difference. You really should invite the previous owners back when you are done, they will not believe this was their house.

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  17. You truly are a miracle worker Suzan! Love that striking wall, I can't wait to see what you do with the rest of your house!

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  18. It looks absolutely amazing Suzan! Love that secretary, and I remember those mirrors... they are so perfect.

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  19. Now that's a tranformation! Fantastic.
    On another note, hope you are not feeling as sick as I am about the 7th.

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  20. Wow Suzan! What a transformation! I love it...and the secretary looks like it was made to live there! I can't wait to see the kitchen floors...looking great from what I can tell. You have such a beautiful style....truly!

    Blessings, Vicky

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  21. Wow Suzan! This is beautiful! I love the black wall with the secretary in front! And those floors in the background- perfect! I hope your day's not too crazy busy.

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  22. Wow! The stairs, the floor in the kitchen, the secretary.... It all looks spectacular!!! It was such a busy space before, but now it is so streamlined! ♡

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  23. Suzan, I love it! The black wall is perfection, the secretary and stairs look wow! and the peak of the kitchen floor is so, so enticing! It's beautiful and someday the chaos will be over and we'll say, "we knew it when...and then Suzan happened to it and wow!" Yay for progress! (And thanks for moving and cleaning things to get those fabulous pictures for us!)
    hugs,
    Cecilia

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    1. oops, peek not peak! LOL, it's Monday and my spelling is bad. :D

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  24. Oh my, this is stunning!!! It's fun seeing your amazing progress.
    Mary Alice

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  25. Magical transformations! I am about ready to bust out a wall and see what happens!

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  26. You are inspirational. :) Everything looks gorgeous, as always, but you can really see how hard you've been working, and all the work's that been going on!!

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  27. Looking good Suzan! Your secretary and the "infamous" mirrors look great there. What a difference. Once again a little sneak peak of those black & white tiles in the kitchen! Looking forward to seeing your post later this week.
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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  28. Everything is coming together beautifully. I know you are so anxious to have everything completed, but Rome wasn't built in a day. So relax and have a vodka on ice and enjoy what you have accomplished. Everything is terrific.
    Mary

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  29. Post rated as funny, interesting, cool! Are the floors ebony stained or painted? It is the look I am leaning toward. The mini-Greek keys will reflect the kitchen floor design. I still cannot believe you both are living here while reno is going at such a furious pace AND you have clients! There has to be some kind of spectacular vacation planned after this is all over.

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  30. It's looking beautiful, I am not envying you with the dry wall clean up yikes!

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  31. Suzzan everything looks beautiful...it is really looking good I bet you are pleased-love dee xx

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  32. So gorgeous! How nice to have the entry finished so you can walk into such a beautiful space. Well done and love the secretary there - perfect fit!

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  33. WOW! That black/navy wall is to die for! It's a fantastic transformation! Gorgeous, Suzan!

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  34. Ok....your home seriously has to be featured in a magazine, girl. Wow! Fabulous job!! It's so open and airy and beautiful and chic!!! You are amazing!!!! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  35. Your doing a wonderful job, I love the black wall!

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  36. Wow...it looks beautiful!! Love the secretary there...perfect place for it!!
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  37. Wow. Holy Cow. Ka-Pow. And I'm so glad you mentioned the mirrors, because I was going to if you didn't. :)

    xoxo
    -andi

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  38. Suzan- Absolutely FABULOUS! You've come a long way, baby. It looks so great and so does the kitchen floor from what I can see-so much better than that crazy floor that went in prior to this one. Loving the way your whole stair well area is turning out, Suzan. xo Diana

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  39. I'm loving this look. That secretary is perfect there, almost like it was made for that space!

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  40. I am loving that greek key design on the stairs!! Makes me wish I had stairs...almost! It's all coming together Suzan and your checkerboard floor in the kitchen looks great! I don't envy you with the sheet rock dust. That stuff goes everywhere. Hope you wore a face mask!

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  41. This is really coming along and you are doing such great thing here!!

    Cynthia

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  42. Looking so nice Suzan. I don't know how you get it all done, even half-done. Love the stairs and the secretary is so perfect there.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  43. The before/after is stunning! I like that we can see a glimpse of the kitchen in one of the pictures as well. I had to laugh, because I have boxes to remove every single time I take pictures for the blog!

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  44. The entrance way looks beautiful, I love the black wall and the secretary desk and mirrors are a perfect fit. I know it must be so much work to stage an area in the midst of all of the chaos. The home is really starting to look like your home, and I love the kitchen floors. It is all coming to together my dear, some homes take years to get to where the owner loves them. You have been doing a ridiculous amount of work in such a very short time, the two of you must be exhausted. Give yourself some credit, look at all that you have accomplished, would have take me years. hugs Tobey

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  45. I can't believe how quickly you've made the entry your own. Love you style!

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  46. Suzan, your entry looks wonderful. I can only imagine the hours of work that went into the are and the furniture. You are a work horse!

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  47. What a lovely transition. You have brought it so far in such a short amount of time, although I'm sure it doesn't seem like it to you. Very nicely done.
    Cindy

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  48. Love the way you have transformed that entry Suzan!

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  49. That is gorgeous, Suzan. Fabulous makeover.

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  50. Wow, what a makeover! It's stunning.

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  51. Suzan, it looks like something right off of the silver screen. It reminds me of Old Hollywood. I can just see you slinking down that stair case in a long satin gown. Then I want to hear what John has to say!!!! I love it. So beautiful..Can't wait to see more..Happy Thursday..Judy

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  52. Beautiful! I love how the white pops against the dark wall.

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  53. Hi Suzan!!!!

    I'm playing catch-up today with your blog!!! Believe it or not, as I was reading this one, I saw the comment about the mirrors and went to take a look at that post and AGAIN I fell for it!!! Talk about MENTALPAUSE!!!!!

    It was funny this first time, but, falling for it again is embarrassing!!! I just shook my head laughing!!! I love the way the area looks with the secretary!!! What a perfect fit!!! The before and after shots of your home are unreal!!!

    Have a great weekend!!!

    Pam
    xox

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  54. Fabulous job! Love the remake on the desk!

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  55. Hey there Gurl! Your up to another beautiful project! I just cant keep up with all of your Awesomeness :) If we lived closer Id have you over for some wine to celebrate all the craftiness,lol!

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  56. Just beautiful! Love the changes you made and the colors!

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  57. Love how the entry turned out. We featured you this week at Ivy and Elephants.
    Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  58. [squeal]... oh my, how very chic Susan. Love it!!!
    Thanks for sharing on Shabbilicious Friday last week. I'm delighted to be featuring you at tomorrow's party.
    Hugs - Kerryanne

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  59. Beautiful transformation, Susan.....I love it!!

    Take care,
    Kathleen

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  60. Very chic, Suzan. I love it. I went back and read your posts on the secretary transformation and the mirrors. Okay, the mirror thing. . .totally me. Honestly, I consider myself fairly smart, but there are times I just have a "duh" moment that makes me wonder if I've had a brain injury that everyone, including me, has missed. Have a super weekend. ~ Nancy

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  61. It is fabulous of course, I saw the white desk against the black wall and fell in love with it.
    Black & white always makes a statement ,
    seen it posted on Shabblicious also

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  62. Looks beautiful! I love how the mirrors add some light to the gorgeous dark tone paint! Well done.

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  63. What a huge difference! It looks incredible! And those stairs are to die for! Where did you find your cotton? I've been looking for some everywhere to display in my living room!

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    1. Thanks so much Nicole - I picked up the Cotton last year at a florist - I was jumping up and down for joy because I'm in Montreal and had never seen it anywhere in my life here before LOL
      XOXO

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  64. Oh my it is gorgeous!!!! Love this space of your home :)

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  65. Love this!!! So beautiful. Coming over from My Uncommon slice of Suburbia! Cheers!

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  66. I love your entryway, Suzan!! It looks so beautiful. I remember the mirror story...I still chuckle thinking about it.
    Debbie :)

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  67. It is stunning! I love that black wall, and don't get me started on those curved stairs! Gorgeous!

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  68. This is great! I always love a great black wall and those stairs are gorgeous!

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  69. What a beautiful decor.. The stairs are so stunning and everything so perfect! I had the same stairs in my old home! It was the center piece of my home too. Have a great weekend Maria

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