Here's the kitchen. It got an overhaul pretty quickly. We made it 3 feet wider by taking 3 feet out of our bedroom sized laundry room and replaced appliances and cabinets.
I'm a sucker for built-ins. We didn't really do much to this one in the kitchen--a fresh coat of paint and some new pulls. I also covered that wallpaper with dictionary pages, which is one of the first things I did and one of the only things that hasn't changed from our first months here.. I love the dictionary wall!
Sometimes I just stand in front of it and learn words and stuff. ***The More You Know***
I posted this pic in my gallery wall post. It just gets better and better with time. I love the idea of a house evolving. Buy (or make) stuff you like and replace it with stuff you aren't as crazy about and, someday, you'll love every nook and cranny of your home. That's good stuff.
This is the front room after ceiling scraping but before we tore down the walls and made it part of the living room
This is the girls room before we moved in.
So this isn't the most before it can get but this is the girls' bathroom after I stripped the wallpaper and gave it a fresh coat of paint. Still with green linoleum though. So that's good.
I painted the gold accent tile black (you can do that) and we stripped and stained the concrete floors, and here it is now. Someday well redo it. I have plans in my brain to make the long vanity a double vanity and turn the bath tub and surround into a shower. (tile all the way to the ceiling in there) Make room for when the girls are mirror hogging teenagers!
Our room is always changing because I'm trying to get it just right. The problem is, I'm not sure what that means. So I just keep tweaking it. I'll know when I get there. In the meantime, look at that amazing headboard that my dad made us--under my close supervision obviously ; )
The bathroom was in 3 small sections and I dreamed and drew plans and then we saved and saved (and hired out most of it) and now we have this beautiful room that we love to be in.
What about you, are you in a work-in-progress house? What are you doing right now to make it your own?
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