Theirs and Ours

May will be eighteen months considering that we have moved into our residence. There is still far more to do but I imagined it would be entertaining to search at the images from the true estate listing and examine them with our present rooms, shooting the rooms at the identical angle. At times I overlook how much we have completed in a brief volume of time!


The most significant modify we produced is in the kitchen. Knocking down the wall among the dining room and the kitchen produced both rooms really feel large. Nothing remands from the old kitchen except the window more than the sink! You can see much more pictures here.

Covering the brick fireplace with a “barn wood” appear in the den took the area from 1950’;s to 2014 immediately! The hefty textured walls acquired a smooth finish with skim coating and a whole lot of sanding. The built-in’;s have been converted from a Tv nook to a desk.

Right after taking down the wallpaper, the walls were painted a soft gray and new wall to wall carpeting was set up. Window treatments were replaced as properly.

The salmon pink bathroom was sprayed white, wallpaper was eliminated and the walls were painted a soft blue/gray. The outdated shower doors have been replaced with a curtain. The vanity remains with new faucets and lights in excess of the mirror.


In the master bath, the yellow tiles remained considering that they had been in exceptional form and the colour was not undesirable. The shower curtain from West Elm replaced the previous shower doors and set the tone for the walls which got a equivalent striped paint treatment method. The mirror and light fixture from Pottery Barn were up to date and shelving was extra (not shown in photograph.)

The rec area in the basement was already completed. We additional wall to wall carpet to convert it into a guest area for my daughter’;s (big!) family. There are more beds not shown in photo.


Taking down the wall between the dining room and the kitchen manufactured the area considerably less formal and also gave us far more space to squeeze much more folks about the table if required. The wallpaper was removed and the walls received a coat of gray. Dated window treatment have been removed and replaced with easy roman shades. The Capriz light fixture is from West Elm.

The laundry location was painted a fresh coat of white, doors were removed from the cabinets and the orange canvas containers from Home Depot match properly into the nooks. I’;ll probably do something far more entertaining in the long term but this was a swift fix to get it up and working.

Because we don’;t live formally I like formal rooms—the Tv is in this area on the other side. The bones right here are fantastic, it truly is a “sunken” room the place you step down to enter the room. I painted the mauve walls Coastal Fog and modified the window remedies. It still requirements ar2rk and the furnishings wants staining/painting, and lamps.

The most significant adjust in the front hall was creating 2 doorways into a single massive entrance. When we took down the wall in between the kitchen and dining area it no longer manufactured sense to have 2 doorways since it is now a single massive area. Far more wallpaper to eliminate and this spring I program on stenciling the wall exactly where the bench sits.

It’;s been a busy year!

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