Dream Big and Go for It!

Cashiers before
Before–the infamous stone fan entry

Scary, right—challenge accepted! This crazy ‘faux’ stone wall greeted all potential owners…now you know why it was for sale for a while. I saw large open spaces and possibilities—Mr. P saw $$s. I was waiting to post a finished house, but we all know that is impossible with me. I decided to post it just as it is—including Christmas decorations. Fake stone covered the ‘Fan’ entry and three stone arches separated the living room and kitchen. All the ‘stone’ and fake ceiling wood came down quickly. We filled three dumpsters with debris. Have a look at the finished results…well, almost. We have changed colors twice and added more furniture and French doors. We are renovating the half bath with new color or wallpaper any day now. The new color in the hall is Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue—a favorite of mine. We used a classic Chinese Chippendale stair rail for inspiration and added a doggie/baby gate. Painted floors are coming to the entry soon—painter needed! More of the Cashiers’ house before and after is coming soon. Enjoy the ‘new‘ tour.

Cashiers before
The fake ceiling and stone are gone now. New Dutch door, round window, and railing.
Cashiers before
What a mess—the large openings 10 feet up were for liquor storage.
New Cashiers entry
Ahhhh—I love a good ceiling.
New Cashiers entry
Janie and Gracie love the new hall.
New Cashiers entry
Let’s go, Mom.
New Cashiers entry
There was no window or lighting.
New Cashiers entry
The staircase is full of light now.
New Cashiers entry
The original stair rail was 24″ tall!
Cashiers before
The Living Room had great potential and lots of stone.
Cashiers before
And don’t forget the Faux Stone Arches–reminds me of a certain restaurant.
Cashiers before
Beauty is hard work–I was the chief wood remover and floor cleaner. I need more help.
Cashiers before
Nothing was behind all of that stone
New Cashiers entry
Happy change.
New Cashiers entry
So much better than a stone fan.
New Cashiers entry
We wrapped all the beams and painted them white.
New Cashiers entry
French doors replaced the 9′ sliders that went to Habitat for Humanity.

xo♥, Lissy

All photos by Lissy Parker for lissyparker.com. You are welcome to ‘borrow’ my photos—just please credit and link the source.

3 thoughts on “Dream Big and Go for It!”

  1. Lissy, you have done a lot of work and your home and it looks beautiful!!! Love the hallway color and love the mantle dressed with the greens and pinecones! Wow!!! thank. you for sharing!

  2. Victoria, Thanks! Even though this is a mountain home, it’s also a full time home now.
    The entry was a neutral beige before—I was deciding on a color. Most of my walls
    are white and my color comes in with my furniture and accessories. Check back
    later for more updates.
    xo

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