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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Remodeling-Stage 1

After living in my house for almost 6 yrs.. (This May) I've been wanting to have new floors put in the kitchen and all the bathrooms. We live in a very nice, spacious, manufactured home, and with that comes the manufactured walls in the kitchen, laundry room and all 3 bathrooms. I've hated that ever since we moved in.. Well.... I'm finally taking care of that problem without having to take down the walls and redo them.. I found some really nice paintable wallpaper at Lowe's that I am putting over the walls and will be painting them after it's all applied. I've started in the kitchen area and have been working everyday since Monday on it. It's a lot of work since all the walls need to be redone.
 
We've decided to do two different kinds of wallpaper. The bottom half looks like wainscoting and the top half just looks like textured walls. We will be adding chair moulding in between once it's all painted. The top half will be a light beige/brown and the bottom a medium/dark brown. With my new walls, comes new flooring.. Hip Hip Hooray!!! When we bought our home, the people who owned the home before us disguised some rips in the kitchen flooring.. So for almost 6 yrs I've had to hide them with kitchen rugs.. Not for much longer... oh yeh!!
 

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Here is one wall as you enter the kitchen from the living room (BEFORE)

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Here is two pictures of where I finished the wainscoting wall paper on the bottom half of the wall

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It's hard to really see this as the wallpaper is still wet so it gives it a weird tint but the top half is a textured wallpaper

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Here is another kitchen wall (BEFORE)

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Here is the same wall with the wainscoting bottom done. I just finished the top half of this wall this evening but didn't get a picture of it yet.

We purchased our new wood floors on Sunday and if I can get the walls painted by Saturday, hubby will be starting it.. We are putting in the wooden floors in our kitchen, and our dining room (which is really the family room ( see below some photos) but we now have it our dining room and our REAL dining room is our homeschool room). The flooring will also flow into our laundry room making it nice and streamlined. It's going to look fabulous..

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Here is a BEFORE photo of the same red wall you saw in the kitchen. It's all one wall. This is part of our family room turned dining room

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Here is the bottom half done with the wainscoting wallpaper.

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We've decided to take the wainscoting wallpaper all the way around the room and add chair moulding to make the room look more elegant. Here is a BEFORE of another wall in the dining room (formerly family room)

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Here is the wall done on the bottom. We will add the chair moulding and just paint the top part without adding wallpaper since this is a real wall and not the manufactured walls that are in the kitchen. You can see there to the right of the photo our new flooring.. YEH!
 
Tonight I was able to add the top wallpaper to over half of the kitchen so I should be done with the kitchen portion tomorrow and then I'll work on adding the wallpaper to the other half of the red wall in the dining room. Then I'm off to painting all the walls...

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