Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Before and After

Thanks to all family, friends (and new friends!) who came out to make this Easter extra special! I truly had a fabulous weekend, and I am not sure where to begin to share a few highlights, but I will try.

As promised, here are a few more before and after pictures of the Blue Gull Beach House. Since I recently posted a picture of what the master bedroom used to look like, I thought I would show you all where it is now-- it now looks a little something like this. The hardest part was the painting of the furniture, which as you can see did not get done this trip! I did make it all the way to Becker's Home Center, but as things came up, there were not enough hours in the day to paint. However, we did manage to get all new linens, pictures, and of course, my i-pod i luv radio which I am crazy about! It has a little attachment that you slip under your pillow to wake you (should you choose to keep to your schedule) and you can rise to whatever tunes you crave. I downloaded some beach music in various folders on my own i-pod, some music for waking, some for dinner, et cet.

This picture to the left is the old livingroom. The furniture had darker green tones, and I wanted to bring in furniture that really made you feel as though you were at the beach, on a boat, or somewhere else in paradise. I wanted it to be comfortable, and the couch that I picked is just perfect for kicking back on after a long day at the beach or about town.

In the picture below, you can see what the livingroom looks like now-- I brought in some navy blue couches with a variety of different pillows accenting different shades of blue. The tables are all glass topped, some with drawers to showcase more beachy stuff, and others with an island-shutter feel to them, in lime green. I also added some very natural accents, which I will show you in future posts. More to come!


  1. I love the Navy and Lime green combo, everything looks great! we especially liked seeing the forsithia blooming in the backround.

  2. Thanks so much! The flowers are coming in, and they are beautiful. I am going to do a special post on them later, I tried to take lots of pictures. I took your advice, and went to the Dock, great food and a nice little walk!