Renovating 407: The Master Bath

The 70s were a good decade. I mean my parents were married. I was born. My brother was born. But that decade is long gone and needed to be long gone out of my house too. This bathroom is on the smaller side, it's not an en suite type of bathroom. It works for me …

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My New Bed

Or at least new to me. My brother gave me this old bed over a year ago that they had decided they didn't have the patience to refinish. But someone had started to use a stripping agent on the headboard. It had some build up on it from where they tried to strip it previously …

The Two Year Progress: Or Lack Thereof

Two years ago I bought this house. A house that a lot more work was put into than initially anticipated. In fact, I still haven't shared every completed room in the house. Because not every room is completed. So now that I am at the two year mark, I decided it's time to break down …

Renovating 407: Master Bedroom

Before:   The carpet wasn't as clean as it looked when I put an offer on the house. Or the walls for that matter. As I said before, the 70s had to go. I knew I wasn't going to live with this golden harvest carpet forever, but it came up a lot sooner than was …

Renovating 407: The Ugly

Even with a brand new roof and fully landscaped and clean yard, this house was still under $125,000. So I really did get a good deal. Most changes have been cosmetic so even though my extra savings is gone, it hasn't been that much to change everything. I was smart enough to keep a daily …

Renovating 407: Part II

It was almost 2 months before I actually moved into 407. And when I bought the house, we only thought it needed a really good, deep cleaning and maybe work on making it prettier. LOL. After getting the popcorn ceilings scraped, the ceilings had to be painted. All the old flooring came up and couldn't …