Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Farewell Tour {3rd Bedroom}

Time to head upstairs to take a little tour of the 3rd bedroom! Which hasn't seen the light of this blog since 2014 *gasp*. A good old friend moved in and not much has changed in the room since - aside from his IMPECABLE d├ęcor taste! So, let's do a little re-wind before the money shot SHALL WE!?




When I first saw this room is was a cold winter day. The bedroom only felt a few degrees above what was outside. I later learned this was due to inadequate insulation, and a broken window sash (which OF COURSE my dad found the replacement part online). The floor was covered in haphazard carpet colors stapled (by hand!) all over the room. Which made removing it THAT much more fun! Also, those walls, IDK what's going on but the wood had uniform GOUGES in them - which makes ZERO sense.

OH and BTW, the old owners didn't want to get rid of the furniture - so I was all NBD I gotchu, and sold it ALL on craigslist. Which funded the majority of this renovation #winning.

SO! First we added insulation and fixed the window...and opened up the vents so our fingers didn't freeze everytime we went up there. Then I removed the carpet and filled in the walls. Paint, Carpet, and BOOM - it was ready to become a normal functioning member of the bedroom community in this house.

Glamor shot time!

The stair wall leading to downstairs had this awesome picture gallery my friend put in - and he drew just about all of the pictures himself!




The room is a great size, and it's perfect as a master with 2 closets and room for a little office outside. Some homes in SLP convert one of the closets (the larger walk in to the left of the photo above) to a 1/2 bath which I considered. I think if I'd stay in the house longer that would have happened. OKAY guys we're almost done with the farewell tour. Hopefully by the time we ARE done i'll have another house to show ya? Wishful thinking?!...

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Farewell Tour {The Kitchen}

Hey guys! Didn't forget aboutcha! Just got a little side tracked getting all married and such :), but MORE on that later - today we get continue on with the FAREWELL TOUR! OKAY so I know basically all I've been talking about on this blog this past year is THE KITCHEN, but whatever. We're doin it again! One of the things I loved about this house was that the kitchen opened up to the dining room. The dining room (and basement laundry room/workshop) were additions at some point by the previous owners. I wish I could have high fived them for that move because dining rooms in SLP are RARE, and the fact that it was open (with a view to the backyard park!) was like omg let me sign the papers now.



I lived with this kitchen for about a year and a half before I was all 'smell ya later.' What REALLY got the ball rolling was a co-worker who was doing his kitchen at the same time. So we spent a few days building cabinets/hauling materials from the distributer together. He's done it before, so that helped ALOT, because omg adding sliders to drawers that don't have them almost killed me.

I ordered all of the cabinet doors from a distributer, then spent about a week painting them. I hired out the installation of the counters, installed the backsplash and appliances and BOOM. Loved that kitchen, so clean and bright.

OKOKOK OMG LOOK:







Heart eyes all day for that bad boy. OKAY ready to head UPSTAIRS?!