Sunday, November 20, 2011

Firsts

This week marked a couple of "firsts" for us.  It was the first time we participated in the Mistletoe & Magic show, but an even bigger first.....it was the first time EVER that we hired help for a painting project. 
While hubby and I were busy visiting and working in the booth, painters were busy working at the Farmhouse on Main.

I have a confession to make.....with our busy work schedule, we should have recruited help long ago. 
Live and learn....

This is just a glimpse and I must tell you that I was delighted into tears when we entered in our exhausted state after tearing down at the show last night.

And, even more delighted this morning when the sun began peeking through the windows.

The difference that paint and a paintbrush can make never ceases to amaze me.  Just paint.....it's just paint....can you believe that?

I'm in love with the brighter space!  The downside of all this..... I had planned to rest today but there is no way I can't start decorating!

Lots more photos to come as well as a review and photos of the show, but my excitement got the better of me this morning and I just couldn't wait to share this peek with you.

I'm dying to know your thoughts so far....??
Talk to me....


41 comments:

Sharon said...

Oh the white is wonderful ! So much brighter and inviting , and the floor, railing, and stair treads stand out as jewels now ! Looks great !

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Paint is truly amazing, as is your bright and fresh new space. Have fun decorating.

Michelle said...

It is absolutely a different space now! All the details from the molding to the staircase just pop! Fantastic job and beautiful house:)

Ellie's Bungalow said...

OMG! It's beautiful Laurie Anna! I love that you left some of the dark wood around the windows, very unexpected. The pop of the dark wood against the white looks stunning. It's gorgeous and I'm drooling to see how you decorate it!

Katherine said...

Oh wow. It's amazing! What a beautiful transformation.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

OH_ME_GEEEEEE!!!!! I love it Laurieanna!!! It is amazing how splendid it looks~you go girl, get that decorating started!!

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Does the ceiling have a blue tint? It looks amazing!!!!

Diane said...

Wow oh wow! What a difference, the white is so beautiful, love it. Diane

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love bright and happy rooms and your hallway looks gorgeous! I've been on the fence about painting our original dark trim, but when I see a transformation like this, I want to get the primer out and have at it!

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

STUNNING! You're right...complete transformation and new life!

I'm excited to see your progress as you deck it out!

♥Linsey at http://farmhouseporch.blogspot.com/

Antique Paperie said...

Gorgeous! What a difference, judging from the photos. I love it because it does brighten everything and makes it look fresh and new! What a beautiful house. Hope you are able to relax a little for the Thanksgiving Holiday - you deserve a break Wonder Woman!

Cathy said...

Beautiful...Bright...and refreshing! Enjoy "fluffing"!
Cathy aka GGJ

Maryann Pusateri said...

it also takes a women who has an 'eye' for beauty and talent to see it. you are the queen!
maryann

stefanie said...

oh, it is soooooooo beautiful!!!!!

Fabiola said...

I found your blog at Dina's. I LOVE White walls, we are painting the inside of our entire house right now and all walls but two are white. I will only have the powder room in Dark Brown and the wall at the stairs in the same colors.

I LOVE white walls.

White Rose Cottage said...

Oh my, your house is beautiful, please share more photos!

Such a simple change was a complete transformation even before you have decorated. Just gorgeous!

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

I love the white contrasting with the dark wood floors. That's what I have in my new home and I love it! Lookin' good ;)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Oh I think is looks outstanding...100% better!!!

Blessings,
Linda

paperjunk-lc said...

What difference paint makes! It looks so fresh can't wait to see what you do next!
Have a very Happy Thanksgiving this week.

My Country Heaven Cottage said...

SWEET !!!!! :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Unbelievable difference. I love all the white, it is so bright and cheery. The stairs show off so much better and all the lovely wood trim. What a fantastic change. Hugs, Marty

❀ JoAnne said...

It's so bright and beautiful LaurieAnna ~ paint is an amazing thing! I would have to start decorating too ~ never too tired for that ~ so fun!

Alaina said...

I was secretely hoping you would be painting it all white except the floor. I knew it would turn out beautiful because it is what my father's house looked like when he did the same. I am really enjoying being able to watch you work your magic on this dream home.

fleurcottage said...

it's BEAUTIFUL!!

hilary said...

wow! it looks amazing!

Revi said...

We are SO on the same page! Paint is almost in the "miracle" category in my book. :)

Can't wait to see the decor in your new bright space!

-Revi

Carol Bennett said...

Oh my gosh!!! Wow! Just beautiful!!
Can't wait to see you work your magic on the place!!
Carol

Pearl said...

WOW!!!!!! love it!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe it's the same space!

It appears as though you've gained extra square footage, just by painting it white.

It's gorgeous!

Sandra

Lori Lucas said...

Perfection! And just in time for Christmas. WooHoooo!! Lori Lucas

Rhonda @ Restored~Home said...

Wow....awesome! We have dark hardwoods also and I am trying to pick the right white....terribly hard! What did you use? Looks wonderful!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a difference. I wish I could just hire people to come in and do my honey do list.

Heaven's Walk said...

SERIOUSLY beautiful, Laurie Anna! I am sooo excited for you! Seeing a transformation of this magnitude with just paint is so exciting! Wooo hoooo!!!!! :)

xoxo laurie

Jacque said...
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Jacque said...

I love it! Fabulous vision for your Farmhouse on Main!

Happy Holidays from our farmhouse in the beautiful Sweetwater Valley of East TN!

Lori said...

Talk about an update! And how wonderful and bright and ready for red and greeen decorations. Actually, I bet you will come up with something fabulously Laurie Anne Christmasy.

Teresa said...

You are living my dream.

Ruby Grace's said...

It looks amazing! I know how excited you are and can only imagine seeing your vision coming true for your home! Can't wait to see it. We should plan on talking soon...if I can drag you out of that beautiful house!
Denis

Amy R. said...

That is absolutely beautiful! And what a treat that you didn't have to do it. I like your black window trim too. I just did that on the window in my kitchen and I love it. I need some new curtains though. Can't wait to see what you do with yours!
Amy

Glimpse of My World said...

wow!!! stunning!!!

Becky C said...

It's absolutely breathtaking! The difference in before and after...there are no words! I'm so glad you hired out help, and didn't tackle it yourself. What a treat to come home to :)
Love the hint of blue ceilings!!