This is the way the room looked like before when we moved in.
Brown walls with stenciled branches and chickadee birds.
On the darker side like much of the rest of the house. The previous owners used this space as their tv room.
And here is the room now.
just beige tie up curtains left over by the previous owners. I want a
fun pattern- just need to decide on what!
Even though there were a good amount of windows, it felt kinda dark to me in here.
Plus, we painted the walls the same white as the dining room because as I mentioned before, white was just calling to me in this house for some reason and I wanted to keep the walls light and airy with all the woodwork throughout the house.
Since the floors ran under the wall that was coming down, I couldn’t just stain the whole floor in there because when it came time to meet the stained area, it would be hard to blend so I taped off certain boards so they wouldn’t get stained and that way everything would blend much better once the wall was torn down and all the floors refinished.
Luckily, we learned some tricks from redoing to dining room floors. We still had a touch up a few spots before applying the second coat but we got them done!
They do look good though!
I had to sand the foyer floors and then they were ready to stain.
Originally when the construction crew replaced the door, they put the old molding back around the door. It was a light color, and a totally different style than the rest of the molding downstairs since that molding was added when the upstairs was added. We decided to take that molding back down and replace it molding that was around the old closet door that was taken down. We stained it darker to match the finish of the door and it looks so much better now that it matches the rest of the downstairs trim.
And the plan is to restain the trim around the window as well to match better to the rest of the downstairs.
Now onto the living room!
We sold our old sofa and loveseat before we moved and decided to use the sleeper sofa that was in our loft in our old house as our main sofa. Then Travis just had to get leather chair for himself.
I actually bought another chair to from a cute little store in town that still needs to be redone. That will sit on the other side of the little round table next to his leather chair. I have the fabric for it but it has a TON of tufting and I haven’t decided yet if I am tackling it myself or taking it to upholstery that lives down the street.
I bought gray and white curtain panels online at Target along with the rods and they look great in the space. No more dirty, dusty lace not letting light through!
I also had to buy a new coffee table. The old yellow one got a little banged up in our move so it got moved up to the playroom and I found this one on Amazon. Looks great!
That cool mirror by the porch door was also a Homegoods find. And the little table under it used to be in our formal living room and was white. I painted it up gray to fit in the space better.
The area below the window would be open but we would place a towel rod there because there is no other good spot for it in the room.
I was desperate to decorate something since our house is still unfinished inside so I just grab what I could find to hang up. lol
Here is what her room looked like before. This was right after we closed on the house hence the air mattress on the floor. The previous owners used it as a guest room and had the walls painted yellow. Definitely needed a freshening up!
Enter below and GOOD LUCK!!!
I wanted to pop in today to FINALLY share our new house with all of you.
I am standing on corner of the street looking toward the house.
This door only leads to upstairs!! It was the entrance to the apartment and for some reason no one ever opened this back up the the downstairs even though it was only an apartment for 1 year!
SOOOO, we plan on busting through the coat closet down stairs and opening this stair case back up to make it functional again along with this door.
Now, I’m going to head to the basement, which you get through from the same area as the back door.
The cold/coal room is still in tack in the basement.
That window area was the actual shoot. The door is still on the outside of the house.
When the previous owners added the kitchen, they also dug out in the basement under it and created a big work room. To say Travis is thrilled is an understatement!
The old pantry of the house is down here as well. It is actually pretty large which is good since the kitchen used to be SO tiny!!
Then the large laundry room is down here as well. This is half the room. Still quite a bit of it isn’t pictured to the right.
We do have a unique feature in our basement…
We have an indoor, outhouse!! lol
It’s rather nice inside too. lol
But that’s it!
That is our new house!
We have literally done so much already!
Before we even closed on the house we already had bought paint for the girl’s rooms and then the first night we owned it we bought a ton more paint. We owned 11 cans of paint for a house that we owned less than 24 hours.
We got straight to work since we had to wait for our household items to arrive so pretty much the whole house got painted with the exception of the kitchen, mudroom, downstairs bathroom which isn’t changing, the upstairs bathroom and then the hallways.
Then, we ripped out carpet and have been redoing the original hardwood floors.
We are finishing up the floors in the living room and then we can finally finish putting the downstairs back together!
It’s been a little chaotic up in here!!
So stay tuned for an updated post on the house to see what we’ve already done and what is still yet to come!
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