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08-23-2014 11:37 PM
lauren43
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Originally Posted by MyHans-someBoy View Post
Hopefully, you're not dealing with structural stuff like we were.

Once the not-so-fun structural items were taken care of, I enjoyed the decorating part of it. It is nice putting your personal touch on something and seeing it become something you look forward to coming home to.

Boy, is it a lot of work though...
What you did with your hardwoods doesn't sound ugly to me, you have to do what works and is cost effective!

Luckily (so far at least) no structural issues here. The kitchen was the most in need of upgrades and the bathroom vanity could be replaced but I'm thinking a new top will suffice for now...but everything else was mostly painting--lots of painting and cosmetic things here and there.


I promise to do before and afters for every room once they are picture ready..it's a small house, and even the little things are time consuming but I know in the end it will all be worth it!
08-23-2014 11:11 PM
osito23 That kitchen looks great!
08-23-2014 01:19 PM
MyHans-someBoy
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That stove was gross. You couldn't pay me to cook in it!! Lol.

More before and afters to come. Just got to do some finishing touches...Warning: not every room got brighter, my parents have pointed out that I like the dark paint colors...oh well! I like it that's all that matters.

Yes, that is all that matters. You are the one living there!

One thing we did with the old farmhouse that I NEVER thought I would do, was paint the hardwood floors in our bedroom. I love the look of wood, so it is practically a "sin" to cover up good hardwood flooring. The problem was these were not good hardwood floors!

It is going to sound ugly, but we found a quilt and matching curtains and picked the kind of sky blue out of those to paint the floor. I will say it all looked amazingly great. I can also confess that almost anything would have been an improvement.

This house had been neglected for so long that the joke was that we could have a goldfish pond in the middle of the living room, since the floor was so sunken in. Hopefully, you're not dealing with structural stuff like we were.

Once the not-so-fun structural items were taken care of, I enjoyed the decorating part of it. It is nice putting your personal touch on something and seeing it become something you look forward to coming home to.

Boy, is it a lot of work though...
08-23-2014 12:55 PM
lauren43
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I like that you added work space either side of the sink. The stove top blends with the counter which makes the space seem larger, too. In the old one, I have to say that black stove fronts were probably the worst idea that appliance designers came up with. They showed every speck -- (I always have plenty of specks to show) -- glad you got rid of that one.

How about before and afters on the rest of the house?

That stove was gross. You couldn't pay me to cook in it!! Lol.

More before and afters to come. Just got to do some finishing touches...Warning: not every room got brighter, my parents have pointed out that I like the dark paint colors...oh well! I like it that's all that matters.
08-23-2014 11:20 AM
MyHans-someBoy Very nice transformation!

It just looks bigger, brighter and a much more inviting space to work in, not to mention more functional.

My Husband and I remodeled a really old farmhouse several years ago and it had a dark, depressing kitchen. It's hard enough to get inspired to cook and clean up, without having to work in a dreary space.

We did some of the same things you did in regard to lighter cabinets, linoleum that was lighter as well as new wallpaper in complementary, but lighter colors.

It was a cheery kitchen, like yours is now and a lot easier to work in.
08-23-2014 10:16 AM
middleofnowhere I like that you added work space either side of the sink. The stove top blends with the counter which makes the space seem larger, too. In the old one, I have to say that black stove fronts were probably the worst idea that appliance designers came up with. They showed every speck -- (I always have plenty of specks to show) -- glad you got rid of that one.

How about before and afters on the rest of the house?
08-22-2014 09:32 PM
lauren43
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Looking much better, lot more functional, great job. Doing the dishes with the old version looks like it would be a challenge.

It was ridiculous! Who puts a dishwasher under the kitchen sink?!
08-22-2014 09:24 PM
lorihd@comcast.net very nice indeed
08-22-2014 09:10 PM
marksteven Kitchen looks great. I HATE dark wood work and Cabinets.
08-22-2014 08:54 PM
Nigel Looking much better, lot more functional, great job. Doing the dishes with the old version looks like it would be a challenge.
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