We already decided our next house is going to be new construction- insert tired face- I love projects and crafting but it is a lot of work buying a house that needs updating...especially with a seven month old. But...I have a vision of how I want it to look and bless Josh's heart he has really been wonderful in helping me get the place there. He not only has let me buy literally everything I have asked for up to this point (within reason), but he has done project after project without complaining ...where did I find this guy?? I really want to get the house to a place that is comfortable for us and welcoming for other people. Our vision is to make our home a meeting place for people, welcoming, cozy and peaceful. That is our goal.
So here is a look at the upstairs level at month one. The before pictures were done by the realty company...so they are definitely edited and make the place look a bit better than it did when we moved in. The house overall was in excellent shape...just very outdated.
Lets start with the bathroom. We ripped up the wallpaper, painted the walls, replaced the medicine cabinet and lights, changed the outlets and outlet covers, replaced the door knobs, painted the closet and covered the shelves with cool contact paper, took down the blinds and I made curtains. Ugh! We still need to replace the whole sink, update the bars and faucet to nickle finishes...then we are done in there!