Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Almost There!

As usual, I've been pretty busy. Between working, continuing renovations on our house, and a week of performances at this year's Miss LA Pageant, I haven't had a whole lot of time to write. I have, however, spent some time enjoying my backyard. The pool, the plants, the privacy... it has become my little oasis. I don't need to go anywhere for vacation, because I have everything I need literally in my own backyard!

We aren't completely finished with everything, but I'm so excited about all the changes, I figure now is as good a time as any to post a few pictures. We will start with the inside.

Kitchen before and after:

 
 



 

Hall bathroom before and after:





Here's the newly painted hall. (I never took a pre-paint picture.)


And here are a few touches to the master bath. It's my indoor refuge, decorated with a photo shower curtain and other photos I took myself. I also antiqued the white cabinets with brown and black glaze. I love how they turned out!




Now for the outside! Here is the backyard before...


And the shed before...


And the patio table before...


And here's everything now!











Gosh, I love it when a plan comes together! In the spirit of full disclosure, I must tell you that my precious hubby is responsible for all of the beautiful plants you see in the yard. He has the greenest thumbs EVER!

More later!

2 comments:

Rick said...

Wow..what a great job you did on both interior and exterior !!!! You can certainly see the Hawaiian tropic influence in your bathroom and outside pool area. That Ted did a magnificent job on those plants.. You have your own Oasis Linnea..Bravo to you.How do you top what you have done???

Linnea said...

Thanks, Rick! I'm pleased with what we've done so far. There's not much left to do, thank goodness. And I have no intentions of trying to top it. The only plans I have now are to relax and enjoy!