1 Year Later: Part 3

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to check out yesterdays posts! It was a huge traffic day (for me) and I was really excited to see that people actually read what I post about the house. Feel free to subscribe to the blog, or follow the twitter for more frequent (and shorter!) updates!

Moving on with the tour:

After exiting the office, if you will please take a left and continue up the stairs, we will be entering the master bedroom.

When we first looked at the house we had a hard time deciding which room we were going to tackle as the “Master Bedroom” project. The final decision was based on the amount of “stuff” already in the room. The room we chose didn’t have a rug, and there was just less furniture to move out. It was also the “most recently” lived in (if 17 years vs 30+ counts as recent!).

Better floors, less furniture

Holy Wallpaper...

We have a window!

With the help of some serious blood, sweat and tears on the part of Chris, Kerry and myself over the course of MANY days, we were able to get the 5, yes – 5, layers of wallpaper off.

Thanks Kerry!!

Down a few layers

We also had a teeny, tiny, no big deal situation with one of the walls…

There was also a small problem with the wall....

It didn’t really exist. So Chris re-built it. No big deal!


It’s a pretty dramatic before and after!

Here’s the final “after” (at the moment! The bedroom is on my list of projects!)

Remember the wall??

Other side

We’ve made a few changes since these pictures were taken this summer, but not enough for me to go re-take them yet! I want to do some serious work on the walls in this room. There’s NOTHING on them! It’s pretty sad looking. I’m also trying to make the short wall (there will be a whole other post on that soon.) useful. It’s a tough space to work with.

So that’s all for now. We have done a ton of work in the 1 year we’ve been working on the house, but believe me, there is PLENTY more to do! Thanks again for checking out the site, and make sure to bookmark, subscribe, or follow me on Twitter to stay on top of all the updates!


Walk Thru Update Part 2!

(For Part 1 of this adventure click here.)

Today, I painted. Not just the magnets, but also the walk-thru. If you don’t remember the gorgeous color scheme click here for a quick refresher…not so cute. Chris had painted the other side of the walk-thru all white which looked great between the brown kitchen and grey living room. I figured it needed to be one color instead of this crazy tri-color thing we had going on. So, I painted.

Chris told me not to paint the floor, so that is still a weird grey color. I had to use 2 coats of paint to get it looking decent. The grey was a lot darker than I thought, and the yellow kept peeking through the first coat.

After 2 coats and a few hours I put everything back into place and took some pictures (Shocker…)

It definitely still needs some work, and maybe a curtain to hide everything, but it looks a LOT better than it did this morning.

Do you think we should cover the front with a curtain?