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 …

Renovation of 407: The Kitchen Island

I opened up the kitchen by taking out that wall as you may recall.   I really didn't want such a closed in kitchen and I though a sit at island would look awesome. I wasn't entirely sure I was going to take that wall down and how I was going to create the island …

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 …

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 …

Weekend Distractions No. 9

I joined a furniture group on Facebook. Someone asked the other day what is everyone's go to paint. Not a lot of people have answered but the majority have said Dixie Belle. There are no retailers in New Mexico. I think I might have to try it out, and if I like it, become a …

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. …

The Restoration of 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 …

The Restoration of 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 …