Renovating of 407: The Laundry Closet

The washer and dryer fit in a nook in the hallway. The other side of the nook is the master bathroom. This closet even had plastic accordion doors (and came with the washer and dryer). The washer and dryer came out (and sold). Leaky water line everywhere. Which included a fun story about having to …

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Renovating of 407: The Creative

I was thinking yesterday I should have called it The Updating of 407. Because that is what most of it has been. My dad had to put tar on the dryer vent on the roof the other day, it was raining into my torn up shower. When they put up the new roof, right before …

Restoration of 407: The Hall Bath

Maybe I wouldn't be so loathsome of wallpaper if it hadn't been on every wall in 4 rooms. 7 different wallpapers. This is the hall bathroom. In great shape. Beautiful porcelain tub. But bathes do not stay warm in it. Great marble sink. But the vanity is plastic. The tiles are also in great shape. …

Resizing a Kitchen

There used to be a “closed in” kitchen. Only thing missing was a swinging door where I am standing. All that seventies. Even a boob light.  My dad went into the sauna like attic and found the wall wasn’t weight bearing. I got me a hammer and saw. Only problem was, those 2x4s were completely …

407: The Renovating 2 Years Later

I didn't plan to do this much to the house. I didn't plan on this much money going into it either. And I couldn't even sell it tomorrow if I wanted to move again (which I don't) because I have yet to get the shower in the master bath finished. LOL. I thought I would …

Advice for the Pantry Color

This is my we built it pantry. I got a paint that matched the cabinets my brother used to build my island. I got the wrong sheen so this is all I have painted. I don't like the color. I love the white on the wall but it makes the white on the pantry look …

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 …

Restoration of 407: The Dining Nook

Then Of course when I looked at the house, there was furniture in it. That big dark spot by the arches was a sofa. Now New flooring. No popcorn ceilings. Ceiling fan added. New paint on every inch of space. New door. New screen door. New light by front door. Big mirror gone. Replaced electric …

Restoration of 407: the Screened in Porch

My Geni can finally get outside by herself. My parents had to get a bigger doggie door for when my brother's Great Dane comes over. So I got the old door. They framed it in with 2x4s. I just have to caulk the gaps and finish caulking the porch. Oh, and frame the top back …

The Restoration of 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 planned. …