Our First House. Built in 1969.
We bought it on June 2012, and have been working on it since.
Here's the listing picture...Sorry for the blurriness.
This is the day we got the keys! We were excited, and had no idea what we were in for!
Our house now is still in progress. We painted the door red, and the side paneling white. It makes the front look like it has a door instead of giant wood door. We also painted the shutters navy blue. And we adding a few more plants, but we plan on added more sometime soon too. We still want to get a nice side table, just make it more cozy!
And here are the stairs currently. The carpet is now neutral, and I sanded and stained the wood a nice ebony color!
We turned the back room into a library. As you can see in the before picture, there was no window on the wall to the left, and now there is. Actually, the window was there already but they walled up right in front of it so all we had to do is knock the a piece of the wall down. I also painted the room, and changed the carpet. We still need a couple more things in here. (and we also plan to possibly expand our kitchen into this room) As for now though, this is one of my favorite rooms.
This was our guest half bathroom downstairs. This bathroom stayed in this condition for months! That wallpaper seemed like it was eating you up.
Here's our bathroom now. Definitely more inviting, and not as creepy! We changed the vanity, toilet, and added storage over the toilet. Not sure if the storage will stay there, but for now it works. And I eventually want to change the mirror too!
Here's a closer look of the "wonderful" wallpaper. You can also see the damage the wallpaper did to the wall. Pieces of plaster were coming off, and we had to get it re-plastered!
And here's a a closer look of the wall! Nice and smooth, and grey.
The french doors lead to the office. It's right in front of a little nook. Also, the open door actually leads to a guest house (which is our income property) and is now a wall.
The french doors to the office are to the right. (you can kind of see the hinges) You can also see that we walled up the area where the door was. We need to finish the base board where the door was. Still have that to do. The window was already there, and also need to find a cushion for our bench. Oh, and that's the fabric chandelier I made here for The Girls With Glasses Show.
Our dining room. Good ol' green and pink victorian wallpaper. Not sure what to think of this room before.
And yes, we lived with this wallpaper for months! We had so much wallpaper everywhere that I just was overwhelmed. It took me a while to finally get rid of it.
And here is our brighter dining room. The color is more of light blue/green/grey color. I needed something that made the room not feel claustrophobic.
And from another angle. I want to do more with the decor. Just need to really focus on that room. But hey, it's better than the victorian mess.
Our old shaggy carpet that smelled like dog urine, and disgusting seats they left for us.
And our living space now. We changed the carpet. Painted the walls white, and hopefully brightened up the space.
Ideally, we would want all wood flooring, but hopefully soon. For now this works.
Here is our guest room. Bright blue, and no closet door.
Oh, yeah. It was two shades of blue, and a large cityscape wallpaper covering a whole wall. Sorry I didn't ever get a picture of it.
I hope to get a new rug in here. But for now, I love this room for our guest.
*Stay tuned. More House Tour to Come