Wednesday

~2008 Top 10 Projects Before & After~

Rhoda, of Southern Hospitality, is hosting 2008 Top 10 Projects Before & After.

For fabulous makeovers all around blogland, click HERE.




MAKEOVER #1
The first makeover of 2008, at our home, began at the end of January. It started with an aching back and ended with an invitation from HGTV. The photo, above, shows the room before the makeover.

We were waking with aching backs and decided a new mattress might solve this problem. While discussing purchasing a new set or trading ours for the guest bed, we learned we had won a queen size mattress from a local furniture store.

The new mattress set was ordered and the king bed was moved to the guest room. That room is in a cottage style. When we placed the alder headboard, in that room, it just didn't seem to fit the style of the room. We contacted a car body shop and set up an appointment to have the headboard painted.

In the meantime, we moved the queen iron bed from the guest room to our room. When the new queen set arrived, we took the old one to the condo to be used in one of the guest rooms there. The photos, below, show the evolution of the Master Bedroom Makeover from the beginning through this last fall, when I used duvet covers, linen bed curtains and new lamps, to warm up the space for winter. For more about the makeover, click HERE & HERE.

I posted the makeover at Rate My Space. I was very happy when it was well received. In February an e-mail arrived, from HGTV, inviting us to participate and use our room as inspiration for the new series, Rate My Space. In the end, due to our knack for being tongue tied on camera and J's Cancer journey, we declined the invitation. It was wonderful having this little redo recognized by HGTV.





MAKEOVER #2
The Guest Room Makeover began as a result of the Master Bedroom Makeover. The photo, above, shows the room as it appeared in 2006.
The following photos show the progress of the makeover. We chose to leave both the master and guest room painted Laura Ashley Gold #3.
The paint for the headboard, shown in it's original color below, was matched to a small dresser in the room.
Click Here, for more of the makeover story.



MAKEOVER #3
The makeover of the studio/bonus room, above the garage, was done with leftovers from the master and guest room redo's. The photo, above, shows the room as it appeared in 2006.
The following photos show the room after the makeover, using linens, furniture and accessories from all through our home.
All three of these makeovers were achieved using what we already had, in almost every instance. The total cost for all three was under $600 or approximately $200 for each makeover. For more about the studio makeover, click HERE.


MAKEOVER #4
The Dining Room Makeover, began, when I grew tired of Laura Ashley Gold #3. While I still like this color in other rooms of our home, I felt a change was needed in the dining room. I veered away from my usual warm, earthy colors and chose Sherwin Williams Interesting Aqua, for the walls and SW Topsail, for the ceiling. We considered changing the table and chairs, for quite awhile, before deciding to order a new set, made by Lexington. Slipcovers were included in the cost of the chairs.
The dining room is shown in it's before and after state, in the photos included here. For more about this makeover, click HERE & HERE.






MAKEOVER #5
A quick makeover of the cabinet, in the hearth room, using fabric and foam core.

MAKEOVER #6
Zebra print fabric, for a $20 sidewalk sale chair.


I chose six makeovers, done at our home, in 2008. There were a few others, but these are our favorites. As the year ended, we began a mini makeover at the lake. More on that project, as it progresses.
FRIDAY PREVIEW:
It's Tuesday morning, bright and early. We have the condo kitchen area completed. I'm doing a little "photoshoot", today. Look for a post Friday morning.


84 comments:

tam said...

Oh I just love what you did with all of your rooms! I was trying to decide which one was my fav but I couldn't -they are all so wonderful! Nice job! I would feel right at home there-great photos too! Congrats on HGTV wanting to use your work-I can see why!
I am looking forward to seeing what else you have on Friday! Hope you are having a wonderful week!
~Tam:D

Chris said...

Pat, just incredible. What an eye for decorating you have. I'm wanting to paint my walls a soft gold and I think you have found the tone I want. I'm going to check it out today.

Hugs,
Chris

Lynne said...

What an honor! I felt like I was looking at a makeover magazine, the photos are so professional! Love the MBR changeover, beautiful! Actually, loved them all, lol! You have wonderful talent!

Charla said...

Pat,
What wonderful "makeovers". I had been watching for posts from you but imagined that the draw of The Lake was so stong and the sales so good you just decided to stay longer. I had lawn furiture painted at an auto body shop in "our hometown". They were one-fifth the price quoted at a paint shop between here and St. Louis. I think I might contact them about spraying a piece of wooden furniture. Thank you for sharing your ideas and inspirations with everyone. Your blog is noted as a favorite on so many others. I am looking foward to Friday.

Southern Lady said...

Pat, touring your lovely home is like browsing through the pages of Traditional Home Magazine. Even the "before" pictures are perfect!

Congratulations on the invitation from HGTV. I know you were pleased to have your work acknowledged by them.

I'll look forward to seeing your condo kitchen post Friday.

Sincerely,

Janie

yellowfarmhouse said...

OMG your makeovers are stunning and to do those 3 areas for a total of $600 and using what you already have - AMAZING. Besides being beautiful - they are warm and inviting and to me that's the perfect makeover. Love all of your other projects from 2008. Your always an inspiration.

Hugs - Karen

bj said...

Every single room is just breathtaking, Pat. You and J work so well together and i love how you move things from one room to another and make them all work.
You were very busy in 08 and....wasn't it fun!!
xo bj
i never have found Mr. Linky on R.'s site....

Deb said...

Good Morning Pat
How absolutely beautiful are all your make over projects!! Although, I thought the rooms all looked fabulous BEFORE as well :-)

Denise said...

All of your makeovers are beautiful. I love that you did it by repurposing items you already had. The dining room wall color is a new favorite of mine!

Leigh said...

Hey Pat! Mine is up. I just love your decor and sense of style. You have some of the best ideas in blogland. I wish you could come and help my home.
Hope J is feeling well.

Jan and Tom's Rose Haven said...

What lovely make-overs...I love the BEFORE and AFTER pictures of all the room changes, especially the Master Bedroom!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Pat, you are amazing! I don't know which is my favorite, but the amazing part is your 'befores' are just as lovely as your 'afters.' I think if I were forced to name one, my favorite makeover is the DR. Just love those chairs and the color of the walls! You do some good work! :-)

XO,

Sheila

Kathy said...

absolutely beautiful, as always!

I've given you an award on my blog today. Stop by if you'd like to receive it..just wanted you to know I love your blog!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

This just proves you have more energy than most! Phwew!Those were amazing Pat. My fave is the DR transformation!

Twice as Nice said...

I LOVE it all. Twin and I have talked about you (always good) and how we love your style. I remember stumbling upon your blog and I spent hours going threw all the pages. Just WONDERFUL decorating.

Do it yourselfer said...

wow! i feel like i just looked through a magazine! your home is beautiful and so warm. thanks for sharing!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What amazing transformations! Thunderous applause coming from Phoenix. :)

niartist said...

LOVELY! I got to see the dining room remodel, and loved it! I am so glad you did a year end review, since I missed the bedroom posts! Lovely work Pat, you've got a true gift!

Melissa Wertz said...

Oh I just love your makeovers. I love the before as well! Good job on everything.

sandra/tx said...

Pat, everything is so pretty, it's difficult to tell which are the befores and which are the afters. :-)

Linda Merrill said...

Very pretty! The dining room makeover is my favorite. I also love all your photography - beautiful shots!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Pat, of course I remember every one of these & was following along all the way. Love them all, you truly have a knack for putting a room together with style. My absolute FAVE is the new DR...it is truly magazine worthy & swoon-worthy all at the same time.

Thanks for playing along!

Rue said...

Hi Pat :)

I have loved your bedroom from the first time I saw it RMS and then seeing it here (also embarrassing myself in my comment to you LOL). You are so talented at making your home gorgeous, but at the same time warm and inviting. No wonder HGTV wanted you to be on the show :)

hugs,
rue

Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness said...

You know that I LOVE your new dining room walls. It all looks great, of course, but that DR color is wonderful!

jeanne said...

Hello Pat, I have spent the morning re-doing the inside of my pantry. Now I know what I have in there again. You could call that a makeover. LOL. As long as I get as much company as I do, this neat looking pantry won't last. I will enjoy it for awhile.

Your makeovers are wonderful. You have a decorators eye and everything you do is lovely. I am so impressed with your HGTV interest in your M-bedroom. I watch that show all the time and love the results. Congrats on the bragging rights and the honor.

I remember most of your makeovers and it was fun to see them again.

Hugs...Jeanne

BECKY said...

I just love your style. It's easy, not overdone, but very elegant, and inviting! I want my home to have the same "feel", but have a lot to do to get it there.

After purging, cleaning and organizing is done, I will be redoing my breakfast nook/computer area.

Such a pleausre to visit your home!
Becky

"Blossom" said...

All your make overs are beautiful.
I can understand why RMS got in touch with you. How wonderful!
Blossom

Tootsie said...

you have such a beautiful home!

dana said...

First, Pat, I forgot to tell you on the very long comment I just left on your previous post--thank you for leaving your comment on my 100th post--YOU are entered in that AMAZING drawing! Tell J I will see to it that the John W poster gets to him if he really wants it. The Brass Armadillow ships anywhere! :)
Second, your decorating skills just take my breath away! I know a book by you would be a best seller!!! Really!!!
As I read your post and feasted on those photos--I am just amazed. I wouldn't have a clue as to where to begin to make such beautiful transformations (they were PERFECT to begin with in my book)--and to think that you did it at such low costs!! I hope HG contacts you again soon--you really need to share your talents with TV land! (and in a BOOK).
Thanks for such a stunning post.
Dana

justabeachkat said...

I've enjoyed your projects all year long and look forward to seeing what you'll be working on in 2009.

Hugs!
Kat

Betty Jo said...

Pat your projects were all just gorgeous. You really accomplished a lot in 2008. I hope 2009 will be even more of a creative blessing for you. xoxo

Wanderluster said...

I love your transformations, especially the dining room. The aqua colour really livened the space.

Bo said...

Hello Pat...your home is absolutely stunning...the befores are just as beautiful as the afters. You do have such a great sense of design...perfectly decorated but still warm & welcoming...Your dining room is magnificent! ;-) Bo

bec4 said...

What great projects and what a sense of accomplishment you must feel in looking at all of them in review! Wonderful work!

Susie Q said...

Your talent and eye for detail and design is amazing. I think you should be on HGTV...your home is as beautiful as..no. Wait...your home is MORE beautiful than the ones I see on air.
Warmly elegant...that is how I think of all your spaces. Just perfection...

Love,
Sue

Pat said...

All fabulous Pat! I think I was reading your blog through all your projects, as they were familiar to me. My favorite is the dining room -- I just love what the change in color and the chandelier and prints on the wall changed the whole look!

You always have wonderful ideas and are such an inspiration!

Looking ahead in pleasure to all that will come from your blog!

Hugs, Pat in NYC

Shelia said...

Hi Sweet Pat! Oh, what an inspiration you are! Not only are your finished projects gorgeous, the befores are too! Your home really does look like pages from a magazine!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Picket said...

Girl what a fantastic post and inspiration!!! I was just ohhhhing & ahhhhing...that table in the foyer is a treasure for sure & I cannot tel you how much I am loving that mink paint color on the walls...ohhhh can't wait to see the kitchen!

Lamp Tramp said...

WOW, you are so inspiring! I love all your makeovers, such classic and beautiful tase! Can't wait to see more!

Vodka Mom said...

that was incredible!! I am not kidding. I won't even SHOW pictures of my house.


damn.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Wow you did so much and they were big projects! I love all your rooms they look like they belong on a magazine!

Manuela

Charli and me said...

Good evening Pat, You did a fabulous job redecorating. Everything is just beautiful.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

WOW! BUSY YEAR, BEAUTIFUL RESULTS! I love every single thing in every single makeover. laurie

beth at aunties said...

Pat,

I feel like I just received and devoured a wonderful decorating magazine. No wonder HGTV wanted you!
Each room is exquisite and the deals you got were wonderful! I loved the zebra chair. Thanks for sharing the delicious colors you used. I am so impressed and congratulations on your hard work. You deserved to be recognized! Good luck with your husbands cancer journey:)

♥♥♥

Nnairda's said...

All the makeovers are fabulous, but my all time favorite is the Master Bedroom. Absolutely stunning!!!

Adriann

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Pat
I looked at your before pictures and thought they were your after pics!

I think I must have started blogging after you did the bedroom remakes...but remember the dining room and the chair quite well!

Your home is lovely now, and it was before too! I love your sense of style and taste!

Diane

salmagundi said...

Everything you do is so elegant, but my favorite is that yummy color in your dining room. Looking forward to more posts and projects in 2009. Sally

Happy To Be said...

Pat this is all beautiful..I just drooled over your bedroom and also so remembered it from RMS..your home is just so pretty and I can see why its on the home tours at Christmas...thanks so much for sharing this today..hugs and smiles Gloria

imjacobsmom said...

Pat, I think that anyone of your rooms -the befores and afters could be HGTV worthy! Thanks for the inspirations! ~ Robyn

Nancy said...

Pat, Your make overs were gorgeous before they were made over and they are even more gorgeous after! You are so talented! You have a fantastic eye for decorating! Blessings, Nancy

Lisa said...

What a great review. Cannot WAIT for Friday!! Oh, thanks so much for the infor about stores around the Ozark area!

Shanda said...

Everything you touch is lovely. My favorite makeover has to be the dining room. You picked the perfect shade of blue and I love it with the new dining table and black frames.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Pat, I remember all of these make overs,but it was fun looking at them again. You were a busy little beaver this past year !

Arleen @ Seasons for All said...

Beautiful, and thank you for visiting my blog, too! ~Arleen

Arielle Bair said...

Lovely! Just lovely! Thanks for always sharing such great things. It's actually RELAXING to look at your blog. :)

bfs said...

Oh my goodness! You are so talented and creative.

Your rooms are unbelievably beautiful, so soothing!

Joy said...

Pat what an awesome job you have done with all your makeovers. Now wonder HGTV wanted you all.

Susan said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! I am amazed at what you can do with a room!

Heather said...

Your home is breathtakingly beautiful. Congratulations on the HGTV invitation!

Helen said...

I am awestruck ... there are no wonderful words to adequately tell you how much I admire your style, talent, intuition. Perfection! All of it!

Lady Katherine said...

I love the bed and the coverlet. Love the black side board. Congrats on HGTV, I am sorry you had to decline. Your home is so lovely.

Jules from "The Roost" said...

OMGOSH! I love it all. You are so good! Beautiful...especially the first bedroom.

Tamara Jansen said...

You are the MASTER! What an amazing bunch of transformation photos!

Cote de Texas said...

the new dining room still takes my breath away! it's so beautiful.

Bella Casa said...

I remember that dining room, love it! That zebra chair is wonderful!

All of your makeovers are so pretty, congrats on the nod from HGTV, how exciting!

Bella

Madison Lane said...

Thank you for sharing such beautiful pictures. Just when I think a room looks good, you can make it even better! Each one is wonderful, but I've been partial do that dining room for awhile, now!

Sandi McBride said...

You know, they all looked so spectacular before you started that I am amazed at what you could possibly do to improve perfection. Girl, you've got the touch!
hugs
Sandi

starsfault said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful home. I really liike that you don't over embellish the room, seleting signature pieces and letting them speak for themselves.

Blessings ~ Eileen @ Star's Fault

jeanne said...

Hello Pat, I stopped by to say hello. I enjoyed your decorating all over again. Have a splendid day.

Hugs...Jeanne

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Hi Pat!

Omg, I am laughing at myself right now!! I have to say, Your home is SOOOO gorgeous and so well put together first!! So WELL put together and Beautiful , that every single "before" photo seemed like an "after"...so I got the giggles when I realized I was reading it wrong :)

You are soooo talented !! You have the perfect eye for Design! It all looks like it belongs in the pages Architectural Digest , or House Beautiful! Great post sweetie!!

Thanks so much for your visit too, I so look forward to hearing from you !! and your tips were so appreciated also! I will be applying all the advice on my next venture into craft land :)

Hugs, Cynthia

Deserae said...

Wonderful makeovers!!! My favorite though is your dining room. I love,love,love your wallcolor!!!!! It is so fresh and clean...the whole room is gorgeous!
~Des

Journeyin' Lady... said...

All I can say is you are amazing and you have a wonderful blog!

Kathleen Ellis said...

WOW! You've been busy! These are all amazing! I really love the dining room transformation...impressive!

Rosemary said...

Hi Pat,
All of your room makeovers are so great!! Right out of a beautiful magazine.
Thanks so much for stopping by to see my new kitchen.
Rosemary

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Oh My goodness, Pat, I remember some of these spaces from RMS, but didn't put them together with your amazing pictures on your blog! It's all come together for me now! LOL! Your home is amazing! I just love your way with putting everything together! Your are awesome! :) Can't wait to see the big reveal tomorrow! ~hugs, Rhonda

dec0r8or said...

Pat, you have done such wonderful things to your home over the last few years. I must say, though, that this latest dining room transformation really turns me on. You have a way with editing your spaces...nothing is overdone, and everything looks very livable. Well done!! I can't wait to see what you do next!

Shelia said...

Evening, Dearest Pat! You know I just drool with envy everytime I come to your blog! Everything is just gorgeous. Thanks for the visit and sweet words. I would love to see some of your paintings. You'll have to post about them!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Beautiful job Pat. Your houses are just absolutely lovely too. Thank you for sharing them with us. I got too busy in projects (cleaning, purging, etc.) and I forgot about this Before & After to participate, but I sure enjoy reviewing all of yours :)

Blessings,

Sher

tam said...

Hi Pat! I have a special award for you -come on over to my blog and pick it up!
~Tam :D

Becky said...

What a truely wonderful eye for decorating you have. Everything is just beautiful. I enjoyed everything. Hope your hubby is doing well. I know what that feels like.
Hugs
Becky

Catherine Holman said...

Pat,
I love this post. I'ts so great to review all the makeovers you've done this past year. My favorite is the dining room!
Hugs,
Cathie

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

I love your master bedroom makeover Pat...you have been one busy lady! The dining room is soooo elegant and love the toile fabric in the back of the china cabinet. I have an armoire that I'd love to that with! Thanks for sharing the pics and the links...wonderful seeing all this inspiration in one place. Susan

The Muse said...

Your eye for placement is exceptional!

Rhondi said...

Hi Pat
You sure got a lot of projects done in 2008. SOmehow I missed thta J had cancer. I hope he is doing okay. I know what that is like because my husband had colon cancer in 2002. He beat it and is fine now.
Hugs, Rhondi