Welcome back, now you can the see the rest of the place!
The living room
This room had a few bumps and bruises we had to fix up, but overall it was an easy room. We ended up selling the striped couch with a pull out bed to some friends before moving to Canada and my parents found a great deal on craigslist for a used but like-new sectional for when we come home! They love it so much that it’s currently set up in their own living room until we get back.
Bedrooms 1 & 2
The bedrooms were a fairly easy task. All we had to do was give the trim and closets a fresh coat of white paint and then add a splash of color. All of the doors were wood but we painted them white to give them a fresher look. I love the double doors leading into our bedroom; it definitely made moving much easier!Upstairs hallway/landing
The area between the bedrooms and bathroom upstairs is nice and open with a little nook for linens and a closet for extra storage. We gave everything a fresh coat of paint and I used contact paper to cover the shelves. My mom came up with a clever idea for painting the stair well that I actually ended up pinning on Pinterest because it was genius. The rail was a handicap rail that would do more damage to take off to paint. Instead, we just rolled suran wrap around it and taped off necessary areas. It made painting much easier.
Bathrooms (1 full, 1 half)
The bathrooms were the least finished of the home before we left for Canada. The previous owner must have really loved yellow; it’s everywhere in the upstairs bathroom! The floor tile and the shower walls…really? We had a bad-turned-good situation occur with the kitchen countertop which led to our bathroom looking awesome. They measured the countertop wrong and my mom talked the guys into letting us keep it and even got them to cut it for the bathroom upstairs! We replaced the ugly brown bathroom top with the same black countertop as the kitchen’s.
As for the bathroom downstairs, this was the BIGGEST pain in the rear, mainly for Dave. I’m confident the last owner took a hose and drenched the walls with wallpaper glue that took Dave a day and a half to scrape off. We went with a cute idea from Pinterest and put light & dark shades of green stripes on one wall. The vanity fit perfectly in the bathroom and we added a towel holder and new light fixture.
Odds & Ends
The odds and ends of this place were a little outdated so we did some upgrades. The light fixtures looked like old strobe lights and one was basically a bird house. We replaced them with what my mom calls “boob lights” as you can probably guess from the pictures
We tried a few things for the kitchen light that hangs over the dining table since we don’t care for it. We tried a fan but realized it would take a lot of work to put support beams in so we could screw it in. Then we tried a cool pendulum light but it hung too far down even without the chain. For now, we just have the original light back up.
Did you get to see our beautiful kitchen makeover?