Welcome to the final segment of my INTRODUCTION series that began here.
We moved into this house back in May of 2009. It was the worst house in the best neighbourhood we could afford. It was a 'fixer' in every sense of the word.
Okay, here we go!
The entrance back then and the entrance now. This little area was crying out for a transom and after some discussion, my husband kindly obliged!
The living room. Yup, hot pink again! It was everywhere! This picture was taken just after we had refinished the oak floors. They were in pretty bad shape but we're very happy with the way they turned out. I found the electric fireplace on Kijiji for $70.00! I painted it and the handyman did the tile surround. We love what it does for the room.
The dining room floors were badly stained and we were unable to bring them completely back; a sisal rug saved the day!
Sanding the floor in the hallway; the messiest home improvement job you ever want to get involved in; well that and mudding.
The master bedroom was the least offensive room to deal with; no hot pink here, but the ceiling was badly stained and smelled of smoke. We used a stain blocking primer throughout the entire house.
The tiny guest room (well all the rooms are small). That built-in is an Ikea dresser that we worked into the wall for that very reason. I painted it and gave it new hardware, and my handyman added the little arched shelving.
And this is my office. I would love shelving along that back wall for all my books ... someday.
Ah, the bathroom! The 'before' picture is really a 'during' picture. The original state of affairs here was too gross to photograph, so we didn't.
We wanted the bathroom to look like it would have back when the house was built (1957) and we are very happy with the results.
Thanks for stopping by!
Linking to: A Joyful Cottage, The Dedicated House