- Get Organized.
We still have A LOT of work to do, but the paneling is painted, the office mudded (thanks to my sister), and the carpet laid. Our next projects are to finish the office (complete with book shelves), add a shower to the bathroom, move the vanity from the upstairs bathroom down (we're replacing everything but the toilet up there), replacing the walls (they've had water damage), tiling, and adding a closet to the downstairs bedroom. I will obviously be updating.
Here's the Picture Process (complete with captions):
The first thing we needed to do was paint the wood paneling. In order to stay in budget, we decided not to replace what was already there, just update it. Paint is the cheapest, easiest, most effective way to update! :)
|I painted the bedroom first and decided to use the remainder of the green paint I had used in our bedroom. Plus with the decor I decided for this room, well, the color worked so well.|
|The bedroom completed.|
Next was the family room. Kyle and I had picked a burnt orange color and when I tested it on the walls (BTW I LOVE IT, it's by far my favorite color in the whole house) my clutzy self spilled all down my frontals.
|Oh Well... this is my norm.|
|Laying the carpet. As you can see from the far wall, the office space has a lot of work to be done yet, and I can't wait to show you the before and after pictures there! :)|
|Kyle cutting the carpet to lay just so, this was minutes before cutting himself.|
|Moved the furniture back where it belonged (after thoroughly cleaning it all).|
|That was it for the day! It took us a full Saturday to complete this work, so it was definitely time to relax and enjoy.|
Even Marley was ready to relax!
Now for the before and after pictures!
|Same walls, same corner... bedroom after.|
|Family room before wood paneling and all.|
(My nephew is even enjoying it... okay... so he's enjoying the cartoons he can watch in a comfortable place, which is exactly what we were going for!)