Saturday, July 30, 2011

A little home on the river...

We have been working on a little project over here in Portland and Salem.  My mother-in-law just moved into the most beautiful place right on the river.  It was a clean slate just waiting for me to get my hands on.  So I offered to help put some finishing touches on this lovely riverview retreat.  First...

The River

We did not have much for a budget, so off I went to Goodwill, the fabric store, Home Depot. DIY projects here we come!  Now we need some before and after pics...

The bedroom before

Not much change here, just a $3 shutter painted green, a garge sale wreath and a new duvet cover.

The hallway before



I seriously think that Sharon thought I was going to throw away all of her pictures.  Well I kinda wanted to throw away a few dozen empty frames cause she has way more than that.  But I neatly arranged them on her walls and then threw this wagon wheel up there...big lots special for $8.

The bathroom...no before pics, but hey it was a bathroom :)


She likes shells A LOT!  Well really she just likes the beach a lot...who wouldn't!  So needless to say we have a beach theme in here.   This was bathroom was extra special because it came with a washer and dryer.  We had to hide them behind this curtain so they would only be revealed when they perform.
The riverview room/family/dining room
 






Ben painted this beautiful wall, it took him all day and we had no air conditioning.  Needless to say he was a little grumpy.  Nothing a little mexican food and the funniest call to citibank (long story)would not fix.  It was a fun two days without Boston and he was in good care with his grandma :)

4 comments:

Michelle said...

very beautiful. You are so talented!!

The Arizona Blake Family said...

You did such a beautiful job! I love it!

or mom said...

Yes, you did an amazing job! I love it! The pictures really doesn't do it justice - all the little touches. It has inspired me to get the 2nd BR finished and then on the deck and front doorway. AND, not to mention the bargains you found! Wish we had pixs of the "ugly" ottoman that you recovered. THANK YOU, AGAIN & AGAIN!!!

Mrs.Field's Cookies said...

The house looks great! Good job Christie! Great idea covering the washer and dryer with the curtains. Also, I love the music chair that you finished! It all is really cute!