Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Tile Project Complete

The basement kitchen tiling project is essentially finished... just a bit of accessory tweeking/ shopping needed... and maybe some fabric for the window by the sliding glass door.



Before/After view from partway up the stairs.





Before/After by the bar.






Before/ After view into the kitchen. I think the cholocate colored paint is much warmer than the pale sea green I had in there before.





These two paintings were made for me by my friend Kris King. He's an amazing artist, and the colors/ textures are perfect down here. The one on the left is a man playing guitar, and the one on the right is a dove with an olive branch in his beak. The table was made by my girlfriend Stephany. It's the island of Florianopolis, Brazil, where I did an Ironman last year. It's so beautiful. She even used real pieces of sea-glass in the waves of the ocean. The bike and run courses are dotted out in gemstones.
The reason there is hardly any artwork in my new house is because I want to actually know the people who've created what's on my walls. Most of the stuff from my last house is in the storage room, although there are a couple of pieces that I can't part with which were painted by strangers... so please feel free to contribute! I promise I will put whatever you make me in a great location, where it can (and will certainly) be appreciated!




19 comments:

Comm's said...

I like how the kitchen just opens up. good job.

Shelley said...

Well that's just beautiful..love it!!

tri-mama said...

That looks great Jenny! I love the chocolate brown color and the tile is phenomonal.

Spokane Al said...

Wow, what a first class job. You have style and good taste.

Bolder said...

now THAT is a basement!

i don't know about art, maybe i should donate my man-couch?

stronger said...

The mosaic turned out beautiful.

TriBoomer said...

My new guest room?! You shouldn't have!!

Stay tuned...

tri-dogmom said...

This is GORGEOUS. How creative, and unique...

crazy tri mama said...

Jenny I love the table! That is amazing! Great taste in colors too. Looks great.

RunBubbaRun said...

Pretty nice, great job. Do you do house calls?

brendaj said...

It's really unique and inviting looking. My favorite painting in my house is one that my mom's best friend painted.

jbmmommy said...

That's really gorgeous, and what a unique personal touch to add to your home.

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Nice work! Beautiful result!!

This weekend we're painting Marie's room and she gets new tile by end of May. Wanna' come help?

Pharmie said...

It's beautiful! You know I could use a little help on my new kitchen... :)

momo said...

jenny - its beautiful. i sincerely do not know how you find time to do all that you do. i'm in awe.

Nytro said...

wow... i love what you've done. i love the color on the walls, too. beautiful.

(if this gives benny any remodeling ideas, however, i will have to kill you.)

TriBoomer said...

Hey Jenny,

Check out Kona Shelley's blog. She has a post I think you'll like. It's at ironm4n.blogspot.com

Stay tuned...

Fe-lady said...

Can I come live at your house? This is your BASEMENT? A SECOND kitchen???
Beautiful!
And the chocolate brown on the walls works well, and sounds warm and yummy at the same time!
(Are you "for rent"-you can spend winters in my guest house if you work on my kitchen!) :-)

Your Home Design Team said...

Iron Jenny, do you mind if I feature and link my design blog to your post?
Di aka Mrs Bigun...