All posts filed under: Makeover

Decorating Plans

I really like making design boards. I cannot imagine trying to pick flooring, lighting, and paint without creating a design board to hash out all the ideas my head is constantly filled with (mostly due to Pinterest). Working with what I already have, and wanting to keep costs low, I opted for inexpensive lighting and flooring. I kept paint colors to a minimum. I did spend money on things like quality plumbing fixtures. I also need to move in soon, so I tried to choose things that were easy to install. ENTRYWAY, LIVING ROOM, HALLWAY To completely understand what I was initially working with, I have to share the photos of the house originally (when still occupied by the previous owners). There was no way I was moving in here as it was. To keep things simple and easy I chose two paint colors, Benjamin Moore’s White Dove for the north side of the house, and Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace for the south side of the house. The flooring is Pergo Outlast in Vintage Tobacco. …

New House- Progress

After the initial demolition, our friend Anthony, who owns a construction company, helped with some additional demolition. The guys removed damaged sheetrock, popcorn ceiling, the shower in the master bathroom, and the tub in the hallway bathroom. Then they started replacing the sheetrock and constructing a walk-in shower.

Remodeling The New House

We bought a new house. Well, we bought an old house. When I say this house was untouched, I mean it. Walking into it was like walking into 1978. The former owners left tons of random items in the shop, in the yard, and inside the house. We filled one roll-off dumpster of just the stuff they left. The exterior is next year’s project (siding, front door, garage doors, landscaping, lighting, etc.). BEFORE Prepare yourself as you revisit the late 1970s, early 1980s. DEMO Demolition was interesting. I despise carpet, and this carpet was disgusting and not only nailed but stapled to the floor. We found cans in the wall, change under the flooring, and mold. The linoleum floor left lots of glue to scrape, and we filled another roll-off dumpster.