Thursday, June 29, 2006

Music Room: Before & After

A week ago, Josh and I brainstormed all the projects we'd like to finish before the baby arrives. On the top of our somewhat lengthy list (can this count as part of the 101 in 1001?) was redoing the music room. We wanted to paint, and put up wainscoting, baseboard, chair railing and crown moulding. We have been tackling the project every night (and late into the night!) for a week. Last night we finally "finished" the project.

Below are the before and after photos. The "before" photo is a bit dark, but you can get the idea: white walls, hodgepodge decor, and clutter. If anyone knows someone in need of a drum set, let me know. Ours has retired to the garage.

The first "after" photo is taken from the same place as the "before." I love the new arrangement, with the couch on the wall where the piano had been. . . much more inviting. We decided that the new room is perfect for cozying up on the couch with a good book and a mug of hot cocoa (one reason to look forward to winter!). If you're ever in the neighborhood, drop in, and we'll make you a mug.

1 comment:

Christianne said...

Wow, that is majorly impressive. Nice work, guys, and congratulations! It must feel great.

What else is on your list of things to get done before Baby Becca or Josh arrives?

PS: I totally recognize that bookshelf in the corner! It brings back memories of nights spent on an air mattress in your little loft apartment over the garage in earlier post-college days!

PPS: I love the two-toned look of the room, and especially the way the piano looks with the painting above it, soft light falling on it, and red tone directly behind it.