A lot of you know we bought a second house in Oregon last year so I could spend more time with my grandparents:

I have had lots of fun re-decorating it, and I thought I should post some before and after photos to show what we’ve done.

When we first got the house, it had some pretty horrible carpeting and needed a paint job.  The first thing we did was paint the living room, kitchen, dining area, and master bedroom.  Then we had the carpeting replaced throughout the house with laminate flooring.

Here is a view of the living room (from the kitchen) before:

and after:

We actually liked this sofa so much that we ended up buying the exact same one for our Santa Monica house.

Another view of this area before:

And after:

This is the dining area before:


In the kitchen, we replaced the counter tops (with the Lowes equivalent of Corian, which I can’t remember the name of), sink, and appliances.







My plan is to paint the cabinets white, but Mick is against this, so I’m not sure if I will do it.  As of now we’ve only changed the hardware on the cabinets, which did make a difference.

Tomorrow:  Before/After of bedrooms & bathroom

2 Replies to “Decorating Our Oregon House”

  1. holly west says: April 25, 2007 at 8:56 pm

    I wish we’d just refinished them! Unfortunately, they need a bit of work, though of course they could be a lot worse.
    I’m not 100% sure I’ll repaint them because frankly, it’s a lot of work and I do like the way they look now (as does Mick). We’ll see.

  2. Antoinette says: April 25, 2007 at 9:57 am

    We very much enjoyed seeing what you’ve done to your guys new place. I love all the before and after shots. I wouldn’t paint the kitchen cabinets either. I thought you just replaced them. I like how the dark wood matches your dining room set. It also offsets the light wall color and steel appliences nicely. I love all the colors you’ve chosen. I’m a huge fan of chocolate paired with light blue (or as I call it “Tiffany Blue”).

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