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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Renovation Dreams (Part 2)

So much happening in my little world at the moment and so many photos and memories to blog and record....but so very, very little time.  So today I will just share a little before and after of some of the renovated parts of my home.

My home is still very much a work in process. Today I will show you how bringing light into a room transforms the whole mood and style of a room.

This is a close up of what the entrance hall looks like at the moment.

Before we painted the face brick wall.

After we painted the face brick wall.


The view of the entrance hall from outside our front door.  The walls have been plastered and painted in a soft grey.  The wooden entrance doors have had the same treatment.  Shock and horror for those who hate the idea of painting wood.

The entrance hall cupboard was bought from a Bali import shop in Plettenberg Bay. I love the intricate details.

This was our formal lounge.  We never, ever used it.  The old ball and claw furniture was inherited from Kobus' parents and the room was just too crowded for my taste.
 You can see the nguni skin hidden underneath the coffee table.

 It had a very heavy and dated look.

 We passed the ball and claw furniture to my brother-in-law...that way it stays in the family.  

 I found two very pretty wing back chairs at Mr Price Home.  They compliment the leather couches perfectly.  The orange curtains were replaced with neutral colours and the blinds replaced with creme blinds.

 The dark coffee table was given a lick of paint and a darker leather carpet was placed underneath it.

 Two pretty leather framed mirrors from Coricraft.

 The wall behind the wall unit was painted duck egg blue.  Now Kobus and I have our own private lounge where we get to choose what we want to watch....no more Paw Patrol, Ninja Turtles or Bubble Guppies for us ;-P

22 comments:

  1. oh wow you sure are busy.. your reno's look wonderful. what a great transformation! enjoy!

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  2. Amazing transformations here, Lynette! Great styling! :D

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  3. Looks absolutely GORGEOUS! LOVING the furniture pieces you chose!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. OH MY Lynette, it is all looking so fabulous! Where is all the clutter and toot that adorns my home? Looks like pictures from a magazine! Well done for all your hard work and vision, your home looks refreshed and beautiful. xx

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  5. Gorgeous Lynette! Such an amazing transformation! Love all the brick walls and painted wood! TFS :)

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  6. Wonderful transformation, I am like you, not too much of a fan for dark colors.

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  7. wowwwwwwww - that room looks completely different with the lighter colour palette. Great job!

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  8. You've done a lot of work, Lynette! but it was worth it.
    Now the rooms look much brighter and more spacious. I really, really like the locker of Bali and a vase with the image of animals.

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  9. OooH! Your own grown up but still usable space! WIN WIN....looooove the lighter, more airy look to the room & go you painting wood furniture [ooops!I can feel my DH cringing as I write those words!! He's a Wood Purist!!!]....... it looks very welcoming and relaxing, now, somewhere for lighter thoughts, not dragged down ones. I hope you DO get errrr some TIME to use it???!!!!!!!!

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  10. A wonderful make over Lynette. Love the grey and blue theme with the lighter colours making everything look spacious.

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  11. What a wonderful makeover! Love the light, airy colors and texture. So very relaxing.

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  12. Wow Lynette this is just stunning. What a transformation. It is so light and airy and fresh! Thanks for sharing. Before and after pictures are always fun. You have such a beautiful home. :)

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  13. Beautiful my friend! ALthough I love that Nguni skin

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  14. Wow! What a makeover! So much light! What a lick of paint can do! It's beautiful Lynette. I bet you are over the moon with the result. Thank you for showing us around you lovely room and also showing the 'before' photos, as that really makes a difference.

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  15. The changes look awesome!!!!

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  16. Oh how lovely, the changes you have made really have lightened up your spaces. Love those wing chairs and that painted wooded piece with those little flower details. I like how you've seen to the big picture and the little accents. So lovely.

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  17. Lovely renovations! Gorgeous and very homey!

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  18. Everything looks absolutely amazing, Lynette! I loved browsing through your wonderful photos, my friend!

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  19. What a facelift, it looks amazing especially the entrance hall , i see your design skills extend from papercraft to decor. You have created wonderful spaces!

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  20. Wow! What a gorgeous transformation! I love all your accent pieces and the colors you chose!
    Joanne xo

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  21. Looking so stunning Lynette! Loving the look and I am sure you are too! Enjoy it all and enjoy using the space! ;-)

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  22. No more Paw Patrol..oh...that sounds so nice!

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