Home Improvement

Refinishing basement stairs

Our back hallway has already experienced a major turnaround. The bright blue walls and broken mirrors were quickly swapped out for freshly painted trim and a “welcome home” sign. But in order to complete the back hall, the basement stairs that lead to our (future) mudroom and guest bath were in need of refinishing. The… Continue reading Refinishing basement stairs

DIY Home · Home Improvement

Building master bedroom closets

I have to admit, for something built in 1930, this house came with decent storage. Deep closets in the spare bedrooms, and ‘his and hers’ closets in the master. But with the amount of clothes (and shoes) that Dan has, it was more like a ‘his and his’ arrangement. You saw back in this post… Continue reading Building master bedroom closets

Home Improvement

Color me happy

Refinishing the floors was the biggest accomplishment of this entire renovation (aside from Dan and I not killing each other). While the floors came out beautiful, it was still hard to picture the entire house coming together, as the bold and ugly paint colors were still on the walls, and three layers of paint were… Continue reading Color me happy

Room Renovations

Bathroom Reno: Part II

I mentioned that when we first looked at the house, it was love at first sight. What I didn’t mention was the reason why so many people thought we were crazy for buying it. And that’s because despite appearances, none of the plumbing seemed to work. A low-risk investment, right? Ha, well, apparently nothing was… Continue reading Bathroom Reno: Part II