Happy Wednesday! I am trying to get in the habit of posting once or twice a week on this blog! It has officially been about four months of living in the new house. While there is still A LOT that needs to be done, I thought I would share a the progress of the house so far.
Just a little back story- We were actually under contract with a completely different house. A few days before closing, we found out the seller of that house had like a 14k tax lien on the house. We were devastated that the deal fell through on the house, but everythng happens for a reason. We ended up finding THIS house about a week later and we got a much better deal on it. The house is bigger, the yard is much bigger, and it just suits us way more. If you want to read more about the house story, you can click here. I wrote a post about it a few months ago :)
So before we bought the house, the entire house was painted a real easter-y yellow. The living room had an enormous built in, oak-colored entertainment center. The kitchen had the same oak colored cabinets. And the bedrooms had a tan- colored, but stained, carpet. We knew we definitely wanted to update the appearance of the house to suit our style.
Here are a few "before pictures" I don't have any of my own pictures I took, these are from the listing. (sorry the quality is not the best- like I said these are from the online listing)
As you can see, the house is nice, it just needed a little face lift.
The first thing we did when we purchased the house was hire painters. This was the best decision we made. We went with a neutral grey and a white. The white is for all of the baseboards, ceilings, and doors, entertainment center and kitchen cabinets. The colors we picked are Soulful Grey and Snowed In You can purchase Valspar paints at Lowes.
It is amazing what paint can do. It immediately brightened up the whole house.
When we bought the house, we were not sure if we wanted to keep the built in entertainment canter or not. It had these huge lion, the witch, and the wardrobe doors built on it where you could hide a tv, or a 6ft man... no but really, James could stand up inside of the cupboard and still have some room. So, we decided to keep the built in, but break down the doors and paint it white. Breaking down the doors really helped open up the entire wall. This was the best decision we made. It is now the statement piece in our entire house. I could not be more happy with the way it turned out.
We had the painters paint the kitchen cabinets the same white color as the entertainment center.
Lastly, we re-did the rooms that had the carpet and put in this vinyl greyish wooden flooring. It is AMAZING. It is so easy to clean and looks great against the grey walls. Clearly, grey is my favorite color LOL!
So here are the after pictures!
Let me know your thoughts on the progress of the house so far!