When you purchase a home there are things that you have to live with for a while. Sometimes there are things that have to go right away. That happened for me with this powder bath. I am showing you the "after" first. I really wanted to paint it black but DH said 'no'. He usually doesn't say too much as he knows that flying helicopters is his expertise. So when he has a strong opinion I listen, somewhat. I found the darkest gray I could find. heehee

The ceiling is about 14' so I dropped the top of the roman shade down a bit for the balance of the room. I usually like to hang at ceiling height but it was not right for this space.

I am not a 'blue' person, so this had to go right away. And, for some odd reason I do not like towel holders. I prefer laying the hand towel folded on the sink.
The light pink and green bedrooms with a lilac jack and jill bath went too.

We've now been in our home a year and a half and it's time to get busy with other projects. I showed you some painting last week.

We went from this...

to this...
(which way do you like the furniture arranged better? I am having difficulty deciding.)

This room is a GIANT work in progress. Did you notice the yellow lovely? It is on 'loan' to me from my Mom but will eventually go to my sister maybe. Unfortunately for her right now, she lives too far away to get it! I am going to have it reupholstered some time in the Spring however. So, 'big girl' drapes are in order, and some type of contemporary art in oil and an area rug.

Chair Saga

I found this French wing chair at Historic Roswell Antique Market a few days after we moved into the house. I call it my 'funky' chair and it is soooo comfortable. How about the '60's brocade? So lovely. NOT (the round table has since gone to son at college!)

Of course, it and another wing went right away to the upholsterer's.
When they were delivered back to me, my heart just sank, I hated them. The fabric definitely looked better on the bolt.

So a year and a half of living with them, I had them redone.

First, I cleaned up the wood,

and found new fabric...

and off they went....

they just came back today....

So to me....much better, more calming. I have some great fabric in mind for lumbars and an ikat for a couple of toss pillows for the sofa.
Still a work in progress... since pulling up the carpet and installing wood floors continuing from the kitchen is not an option right now, I will be on the hunt for an area rug to pull the room together and rearrangement of art and eventually changing the paint colour (one I inherited).

So a few changes at Moore Casa and moore (heehee)to come.

Susan at Between Naps on the Porch
is hosting her 45th Metamorphosis Monday, why don't you 'click' on over and see how others are making changes.


  1. The bath is just wonderful! I love the dark color you put on the wall, so modern! Great job! Dee Dee

  2. oh my - so much to comment on. The bathroom is lovely with that gorgeous dark gray.. I am happy DH made you compremise, the result is wonderful...

    Room layout - definitely the 1st image for me... and the wing chairs... you know the first fabric looks pretty nice to me as well. But I adore the calming neutrals..

  3. I love the dark grey bath - very nice!

  4. Love your bath makeover! What a huge change from the blue. It is so very elegant now. As for your room layout, I love the first pic. I think it makes that gorgeous sofa the main focal point of the room. Love it!!

  5. Very lovely, all of the before and afters are just tasteful and elegant. You did a wonderful job

    Happy Thanksgiving

  6. Renae,
    The bathroom is wonderful! I love the intimity you created by using this dark colour!
    The arangement of the furniture on the first picture is the best to me!
    And your chairs you re- upholstered are amazing! Very nice job!

  7. Oh, I love your powder room! I'm a great lover of darker walls, and yours turned out great. Love the new fabic on the chairs. Happy Met Monday..hugs ~lynne~

  8. have busy! Your powder room looks so sophisticated and elegant...turned out great! I love the comment about your DH.
    :-) Love your chair from Hist. Roswell Ant. I love going through that place! And I do like your new fabric...good for you for not just settling and living with the first one that you didn't like.
    I think I like the furniture arrangement in your first pic, best...that's my vote. :-)
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  9. Hi Renae,
    havn't had time to stop by to leave a comment.

    Must say you are such a talent in many ways, I would love to have you in my workshop. I slipped my disk and could need some help...maybe DH could drop you off and my pilot husband can bring you back...."blink"

    I love your bergères with the flowers, I hope you still have them....remind of my cushions.

    Take care,

  10. I like the first pic best on the living room. BUT, the photo angle could be influencing my choice. I think you will have a better idea once your drapes are up.

  11. I think I like the way the furniture was originally arranged... looks more inviting!
    Hope you have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving!

  12. from the pics...i like the sofa on the 'impact wall.'
    (or straight ahead, the wall you see when you enter)


  13. Hi Renae!

    I LOVE the new fabric on the chairs! It really shows off the chair's great shape!


    love, kelee


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