We love seeing an “after” come to life when working on a project, even if it’s as simple as painting a room. See a room by room breakdown below on the before and afters of our home. Check out our Day 1 page for a look through our eyes of our home on the first day of ownership.
| The Front |
| The Garage |
The not so white garage as it looked when we pulled into – our – house for the first time.
| The Back |
There is a lot of potential in the backyard – mostly made up of pine’s, we have a little space to get the grass growing.
| The Side Yard |
So lesson learned #1 – take more before pictures! We so regret not having better before pictures of this horribly overgrown side yard. Here is a glimpse of it after Adam chopped and mowed the waist high grass/hay and spruced up this island.
| Foyer |
Here we are in the foyer on move-in day. How about that hunter green tile?!
| Dining Room |
Turns out we have “wainscoating,” – thanks Google! We can’t wait to take this wallpaper down and give her a fresh coat of paint!
| Kitchen and Nook |
The kitchen is on our to-do’s as a big project, at least big for us. Our plan here is:
- new appliances (done – post coming soon)
- fresh wall paint (also done)
- replace counter tops
- re-paint kitchen cabinets
- paint ceiling fan and remove the floral bulbs
- replace cabinet hardware
- add tile backsplash
Also, this nook.. it’s one of our favorite spots.
| Living Room |
The living room is so spacious, and we love the vaulted ceilings and wood burning fireplace. The windows were replaced, and we gave this room a fresh coat of paint. We plan to re-tile the fireplace and depending on the current layout of tile, replace the mantle as well. Can you tell there was a love for hunter green?!
| Master Bedroom |
The master bedroom is a beautiful layout that lets in a lot of light with three windows. the hallway has two closets and leads to the bathroom. We painted the ceiling, moulding and trim, walls, and doors, replaced the windows, had carpet installed, and installed a ceiling fan and hall and closet lights.
| Master Bath |
Besides the kitchen, this is the biggest project we will probably face. We really don’t love much about this bathroom except for the tub and the window.. we have a lot of ideas built up for this one like..
- new tile
- replace counter top
- paint cabinets
- remove wallpaper (done – post soon)
- paint walls, ceiling, trim
| Guest Bathroom |
The guest bathroom is nice and spacious; the shower even has a bench built in. The past owners seemed to have begun fixing up this side of the house; new cabinets here and granite countertop. We have some plans for this bathroom, but nothing like the master bath.
| Bedroom #2 |
Bedroom #2 on move-in day was declared the guest bedroom. It has laminate flooring, unlike the hardwoods throughout the rest of the house, or the carpet in the other two bedrooms. We plan to add the same carpet to this room. It also has a HUGE walk-in closet… our guests are lucky!
| Bedroom #3 |
This room was declared the office upon move-in. It will soon have our sleeper sofa though to allow an additional place for guests. The same carpet that was in the master closets was in this room, and we quickly replaced it as well – post to come on that. This was the only non-yellow room in the house – hallelujah.
| Screened Porch |
Last but definitely not least, this is by far Caesar and Cleo’s favorite space of the house.
So far we have painted the ceiling and hardie board. Further plans include replacing the tile, touching up the ceiling fan, replacing doors, and painting door and window trim.