Well friends, it’s been a long Summer filled with very hard work, but today it all pays off!
Earlier this Spring, I shared with you how we found a house we loved, decided to sell our very first home, and take on the biggest renovation project of our lives. It hasn’t been easy, it’s taken longer and cost more, BUT I think the results of our first renovation speak for themselves.
So, without further adieu, I give you our home!
The Entry Way
Before, this entry was a little small and not very grand. The tile and wallpaper were dated. Here’s how we changed it.
We ripped out two closets to make room this space wider. We also ripped out all the old tile, laid new subfloor, then continued the new hardwoods. To finish it out, this space got new trim and a tulip block print wallpaper courtesy Brewster Home Fashions!
Formally known as the Front Living Room, The Study is right off the front of the house. Before, it boasted beige carpets, no lighting, and no charm.
We fixed the charm problem by adding DIY’d built in shelves, and finished the space with new lighting and fresh paint. The new trim also helps to add some character!
The Dining Room
This is a great size dining space, but the carpet and wallpaper were dated.
We ripped all that out, continued the hardwoods, and add an updated print. This is Forest Fauna from Brewster Home Fashions, and I adore this print! I can’t wait to serve home cooked meals in this Dining Room!
The Powder Room
This tiny bathroom right off the kitchen was a pink disaster. I am sure it was very posh in the 60s, but not so great for today.
We ripped out the old vanity and pink toilet, covered the walls in shiplap and added hardwoods, then we DIY’d this vanity sink and added a faucet wall mount. It’s simple and sweet.
The room that got the most love (and money)!! This was a complete gut job.
We ripped out the old cabinets, linoleum floors, and sliding glass Door. We created more usable space by making a window where the door used to be and continuing the countertops. We closed up the window into the sunroom and added a vent hood and range, and put in all new cabinets. We tiled the entire wall and put in open shelving to make everything feel a little bigger, and updated the lighting to make it a brighter. I went with brass hardware courtesy of The Hardware Hut, and added the most beautiful bridge style faucet from Vintage Tub and Faucets to go with my farmhouse sink. All our appliances are brand new, as are the hardwood floors! This is the kitchen of my dreams! I can’t wait to bake some pies in here!
The Laundry Room
Right off the kitchen is our little laundry room. This was dated and not very cheery.
I am thrilled to the moon and back to have a laundry space that’s not in the garage!! This room didn’t get much just new tile from Somertile, fresh paint, and new trim. This tile has been a big hit with everyone who’s seen it, too!
The Living Room
Formally known as “The Den”, this is our main living space right off the kitchen. It was a brown cave before, and we really did a lot to make it feel brighter!
We opened up the entry point into the kitchen and from the hallway to make it a little easier to access. We ripped out all the paneling and the built-ins, and put new hardwoods over the existing ones. This room got a lot of trim work, including a new DIY built-in and thick cased openings. To finish it off, we gave this room a new coat of paint and now it’s perfect!
These bedrooms weren’t bad. They needed new paint and a little electrical work.
We took out the old carpets and put in some new ones, painted the doors black, and updated the electric switches. Someday we may choose to update the ceiling fans, but for now this is what we get!
The Hall Bathroom
The only room in the entire house that had not one thing done to it. This bathroom was to expensive to tackle this time around, and to be honest it’s perfectly functional.
It’s also not a weird color, so it doesn’t feel out of place. In the near future, I will remove the old wallpaper and add something new to give it a small facelift. I’d also love to get a new toilet…maybe for Christmas :
The Master Bedroom
The whole theme of this room was BLUE! Blue carpet, with a blue bathroom. It also had touches of soft pink — perfectly 90s!
We ripped out the carpet and continued the hardwood floors, added thick baseboards and crown molding, and gave it a fresh coat of paint. It’s going to be a nice, relaxing place to spend our time!
The Master Bathroom
This bathroom was a nightmare. It wasn’t in working condition when we bought the house, so it had to go but it didn’t go easy. Every single blue tile was stucco’d on and held tight for dear life when we tried to remove it.
We finally got it gutted and put in new drywall, shiplap, new tile, a brand new shower, and what I’m most excited about is this DIY’d vanity! We bought this from an antique store and turned it into our bathroom sink. It looks spectacular with the walls and the tile, and is completely functional. I love that it’s a unique piece for our space.
Thank you for following along this summer! It’s been hard work, but it’s been so encouraging to hear everyone’s feedback! I have had people come up to me on more than one occasion and tell me how they love following along, and I’m so glad that you do! This isn’t the last you’ll see of our new home, next come decor and a detailed list of how we did everything. I hope this gives you the motivation you need to go out and tackle your next homemaking project!