It’s been about eight weeks since I gave a sneak peek into the new house renovation. Renovating this foreclosure is really starting to take shape. In case you missed them, here are some of the scary before pictures. We are experienced DIYers and this is our dream. I am really excited to share these before and after pictures with you. Everything you see here and I talk about was purchased at our local Lowe’s but I have no affiliation with Lowe’s Home Improvement. I just really like their products and their staff has been excellent in handling any questions.
So welcome to my “in progress” house!
New carpets and new awesome paint job throughout the upper floor interior. The first month alone was spent patching buckled nails, cracks, and holes in the walls. Every single surface has been repainted : ceilings, trim, walls, and molding. I bought a value pack of painters tape and I am seriously almost out! Of course there were also repairs. Starting in the upper hall, we reinforced the jiggly banister and managed to clean the soot off of it. As you can see, we took all of the doors off the hinges, after which, hubby realized the shower was across from a huge window. That is why there is one leaning in the doorframe like that.
The hallway and both guest bedrooms are painted in Outlands Subtle Taupe from Valspar. It is such a nice neutral that really brought out the crown molding. It is part of the American Heritage Foundation collection, which I think is fabulous.
This is the carpet we choose. We went with Stainmaster Carpet in multi-color Keaton. We have a large dog and a 5 year old so the active carpet was a must for our family. This was one job that we contracted out through Lowe’s because of the price and we liked having the peace of mind that someone would follow up on our satisfaction. I highly recommend getting the extra density padding for your carpet. It feels better and your carpet will last longer.
Next is the front guest bedroom. We also went with the Taupe here. I was going to create an orange accent wall, but big splashes of bright color in a small room would be overwhelming. However, the taupe is a amazing neutral that pretty much goes with everything.
This is the second guest bedroom, where we have now been able to put up a real bed. This was amazing since we have been sleeping on an air mattress in the living room for six weeks.
Now for the pinnacle of my update: the master bedroom suite. This area was a true DIY renovation, not just fresh paint. After pulling up the carpet, we discovered a leak in the bathroom, superficial mold, buckled subf-floor, and roughly 2 gallons of sand. The bathroom is not fixed yet but I am so happy with this update. The former master bedroom is the last picture in this post.
And Drumroll Please! The master bedroom!
The paint color is called Carolina Inn Club Aqua. Let me say, this color is gorgeous! Its a perfect blend of green and grey with a hint of blue. It has a chameleon like affect in different types of lightening. And I love every one of them! In the morning, it looks light and fresh and picks up on the blue tones. The afternoon looks very spring serene and the indoor night-lights brings out a soft, natural green.
The ceiling fan is also new because the former owners took the blades and lights out of the old one. Interestingly, they left the insanely heavy motor still attached.
I still have the upstairs bathroom to paint and my next project in our renovation will be painting the main floor. So far, our adventure is going great and hubby and I are working together well as a team. Working with him on house projects and the renovation makes me love him that much more.
Looking forward to sharing more before and after interior pictures with you!
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