I like watching those home improvement shows! It’s fun to see the transformations that happen when designers and contractors make over a space. It seems so easy in a 60 minute tv show. But in real life...not so much.
Last fall, I decided I wanted to make a few home improvements. It started with a small list: floor upgrades and new paint.
My small improvements soon became a major overhaul. I always thought they exaggerated the part on those home makeover shows where the homeowner encounters problems that cut into the budget and add to the time. I discovered that was no exaggeration.
I started my home improvement project with every intention of completing things before Christmas. Well...it’s February and things are finally wrapping up. So I thought I’d share a few photos. There were days when I thought, “why did I ever start this?” But in the end, it feels like Home Sweet Home!
This was "Demo Day" - ripping out the old floors
Every piece of furniture in my house was displaced for a time
My new floor - starting to come together
I bought white boards and tested paint colors to help me make my decision
The soft yellow (did you think it would be any other color! LOL) that I picked for the walls worked well with the white trim
My living room BEFORE
Living room AFTER
Dining room BEFORE
Dining room AFTER
Master bedroom BEFORE
Unpacking the tufted headboard for the new bed
I loved the old dresser - the knotty pine, not so much - paint to the rescue
New mirrors helped update the newly painted dresser
Master bedroom AFTER
Family room BEFORE
The designer I worked with came up with a concept board for each room
Family room AFTER
So - how did I do? I am really pleased with it but I have to say that going through it all, there were definitely a few times I was ready to "throw in the towel"! Now that it's all done though, I'm glad I didn't!
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