Liberace's Mother Slept Here
So, this is our latest project and why I've been socially absent. Our new house.
Hubby retired and we're settling into Nevada, home of the Flying Elvis Impersonators, All You Can Eat Buffets, and tacky.
There was a lot to love about this house. And a lot not to love. Over The Top was the previous owner's first, middle and last name. So, we've been working the past couple of months to tone it all down, or in some cases, to liven it up. And because it's Vegas...we kept a little bling. What happens here, stays here, right?
Thought you might like to see.
This was the dining room. I know. Wow. What is that on the walls anyway?
Unfortunately, I'm not a pro photographer. Like I had to explain...
The finished room. It's about the only room that's completely finished.
We're making progress on the living room :
Are your retinas burning?
In case you need a better look at that ceiling....
As it turned out, we had only two choices with this ceiling (living with it was not one of them). We could dry wall over it and pretend it never happened or we could paint over it and cross our fingers.
Here's what we did:
This room is still largely unfinished. So, I will keep you apprised of its progression.
So far, it looks like this:
I figure you've had more than your eyes can handle for one day. Keep checking in. There's a lot left to do and see!
Don't get me started on that landscaping...its life expectancy is about one more week.
7/11/2014 05:17:36 am
I love seeing how people redecorate! Keep the photos coming.
7/11/2014 05:27:35 am
I just wish I took better photos! Thanks for reading, Sharon.
7/11/2014 05:33:07 am
Thanks, Dave. It's getting there!
7/11/2014 05:33:20 am
What's with all the subtlety? You should get all Louis IVI up in that. Of course, I'm joking, but do keep going with the naked lady theme. That can never be overdone.
7/11/2014 05:36:44 am
Wait till you see more. Subtlety is not my strong suit...I'm kind of replacing tacky with a different kind of tacky. Hubby said the same thing about the naked lady theme...must be a man thing...
7/11/2014 06:29:57 am
Thanks, Lana. Truthfully, I thought it would be more fun than it is...and cheaper. Yikes!
7/11/2014 07:05:30 am
I can't believe you took out all that beautiful decor ... I mean, it was classic. Kitsch. You could've turned it into a museum and charged admission. If the writing thing doesn't work out. But then it looks like it IS working out with yet another award. So...
7/12/2014 01:28:51 am
I know, right? Especially since they've closed the Liberace Museum!
7/11/2014 11:58:08 pm
Wow you've been busy .... but the changes are gorgeous so far! Can't wait to see more. Please keep up posted. :)
7/12/2014 01:29:26 am
Oh, I will! I love a good makeover...
7/12/2014 01:13:48 am
You have been busy!!
7/12/2014 10:57:56 am
Glad too see you back! You've done alot in a short time! I beat the shoe stores are weeping! Keep up the good work!
7/13/2014 11:30:07 am
Holy smokes, that dining room was wild! I love how you toned it down, yet stayed true to who you (and I assume hubby) are, very pretty. And I love the book shelves in the living room. Glad to have you back in the blogosphere, I missed you! Can't wait to see more pictures. xo
I love the outside (what I can see of it in the first two pics) but seriously, I feel for you about the interior!! hahhaha!! Was he or she trying to get a Versailles look?!! Well, it'll be challenging to get your look but well worth it in the end! The house has good bones!
8/11/2014 05:30:10 am
Why are you changing everything???? -wink-
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