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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Condo clubhouse remodel

I would like to take a moment to thank everyone who left such supportive comments and emails regarding the last post. The love and support found in the blogging community is just magnificent.

I've been teasing you for three months with hints of the clubhouse condo I have been remodeling. Guess what? It's done! Yippppeeee~ I worked with two great gals: Mary Wild was the general contractor and Arlynn Satz (seated) was my partner on this huge job. We almost had to much fun.

In a previous post I had written about the color scheme I had selected. Here are the complete "before and after" photo's. I am hoping you will be able to tell the difference. :)

The Entry:

We reused the glass tables by painting them a metallic bronze which unfortunately does not show up in the photo's.

Bye bye smoky mirrors...

Hello fresh color!

All the wood headers were dark, dated and overbearing.

Look at what simply painting them to match the trim did! They are barely noticeable now.

Another sitting room.

Now a workout room.

So dark and dingy!

A much better use of the space.

The mini kitchen area.

I would actually use this space now.

All of the dated appliances were on their last legs.

The useless hood was replaced with a microwave.

The Main Room

The existing artwork was reused since the signed modern pieces still looked fresh 30 years later.

All the popcorn ceilings were scrapped bare and the wood "beams" taken down.

Bright and fresh!

In this job no walls were knocked down yet it seems like a brand new space. The dark and stained carpeting was replaced with easy care tile.

By selecting a sunny wall color the space is now filled with light.

Ewww! Worse than some gas station facilities.

Clean and spa like.

Amazingly, even with all the obstacles that this job presented it came in a bit under budget. Later this week I will share how this look was achieved for less.


Connie said...

Ooooh you are so right, chickee. Clean, fresh, updated and lovely colors!

Maggi said...

Wowowowow, what a difference! Y'all did an amazing job!

Nancy said...

What a transformation! The change in wall color alone made a huge difference. You girls did a great job!


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Nice job, Laura! I do not envy the work involved in scraping popcorn ceilings! The colors are fresh and bright; love the green in the bathroom.

Coastal Sisters said...

Laura, well done my dear! Everything looks so fresh and light. I love it! What a difference!


ceekay said...

Amazing! It sure did need updating and you did a fantastic job. I think painting those wood beam things was the best change!

Neabear said...

I am impressed! You did a wonderful job on the redo. Looks so pretty and bright.

The French Bear said...

Wow, amazing job!!! Well done, the changes are so beautiful, it doesn't even look the same space!!!
You should be really proud, fantastic job!
Margaret B

common ground said...

Amazing, and what a huge job! You and your partners did a wonderful job of updates!

Lisa Anne said...

Wow can you guys come to my house and add some color? This place looks amazing. The floors, OMG. The kitchen and bathroom. I'm just speachless. The BF hates painting and keeps telling me white walls are relaxing. I have 20ft ceilings in one room, how the heck do you paint all the way up to the top without getting paint all over the place. I can't even change the bulbs on my ceiling fan. What were the builders thinking!

Lisa @ akawest said...

Gorgeous! I especially love the restroom changes. I would have had a lot of trouble in there, since I can be a bit weird when it comes to using icky spaces.

LiLi M. said...

You did an amazing job! I bet your clients barely reckognize their space. Chapeau!

Blondie's Journal said...

Kudos to you, Laura!! You girls did a fab job!! I love the bright colors. Scraping that popcorn ceiling must have been a nightmare!

I bet the new clubhouse is a big hit! Thanks for sharing! :-)


Tanya said...

What a great improvement. I'm always amazed at the power of color to bring light into a room.

Mimi Sue said...

What a huuuuge difference. It's all gorgeous. Mimi

honeysuckle said...

So much better!! It looks like a BIG job. It is so light and up to date now. You did well!

shraddha/april@theselfloveproject said...


awsome job!!

treat for eyes!


Carrie said...

What a beautiful transformation!!

heather said...

You are amazing!! I LOVE it.

Linda said...

You all did such a wonderful job!!! It looks beautiful!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Just perfect!!! I may need to hook up with you and some of that jute ribbon....sounds like a pretty one!

Anna Lindsey Sailer O'Reilly said...

Fantastic furniture selections along with paint colors and artwork!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

You brought this club house into the the new millenium. Great job, and under budget, too!

perilloparodies said...

Oh, Laura, you all did such a lovely turn-around!!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Wow! I'm reading backwards, so I am seeing the "before" photos after I saw some of the "after" pix. What an amazing transformation! Everything looks so much bigger. laurie

arrielle_p said...

Wow! I really love seeing all the photos you have shared. This must be a nice place to live. Your blog is amazing. I will follow it.

Great job! :)
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