Thursday, May 22, 2014

House Tour

I'm so excited to give y'all a tour of the house today! 

It's not done yet, and I'm sure we'll continue to update it over the years, but I'm loving the upgrades we've made so far. I felt inspired by Young House Love to add a to-do list for each room. This is to remind myself of how much we've done and keep inspired about where we want to go. Some of the projects we still have to go will be done in the next few weeks and some won't be done years.

Take a look around. Hope you enjoy!

Foyer:
Anyone surprised that I'm obsessed with the front door? Ya, I didn't think so. It almost makes me want to forget about getting a new one. Call me crazy, but I want a door with a little more privacy. Like no big window and a peep hole kind of privacy. But, the pretty color will tie me over until the time comes to replace it. 


To Do: 
  • Remove parquet floors and replace with hardwoods
  • Paint front door, wall above and below chair rail  
  • Replace foyer light
  • Remove popcorn ceilings and repaint 
  • Add a bench
  • Put down rug
  • Replace blinds on door with roman shade
  • Hang some art (collage wall?)
  • Replace doorbell
  • Paint or upgrade door handles
  • Replace front door

Living Room:
This room is starting to come together. I think with a few more chairs, nice big ottoman, and a rug it will have a more cozy feel. And can we please talk about how excited I am to have a mantle? Can't wait to hang something on it at Christmas!



To Do:
  • Remove parquet floors and replace with hardwoods
  • Remove popcorn ceilings and repaint
  • Paint walls
  • Add furniture
  • Put down rug
  • Do something with the fireplace (paint? tile?)
  • Make/hang curtains
  • Change ceiling fan
  • Get gas logs for fireplace
  • Find/make a large square ottoman 
  • Paint red table

Dining Room:
If I had to pick a favorite room based on color it would be a hard choice between this room and the master bedroom. I love the blue and grey together. Fun fact: that dining room table is the same one I had growing up. I can't wait to give it a facelift.

To Do:
  • Remove parquet floors and replace with hardwoods
  • Remove popcorn ceilings and repaint
  • Paint walls above and below chair rail 
  • Add furniture
  • Put down rug
  • Paint chandelier
  • Take down blinds
  • Sew and hang new curtains
  • Replace sliding doors with french doors
  • Stain table

Kitchen:
This is probably the room I have the biggest plans for, but also going to be the room that is a work in progress for years. Most of the plans I have for this room are on the 5+ years plan, but hey, a girl can dream!

To Do:
  • Remove tile floors and replace with hardwoods
  • Remove popcorn ceilings and repaint
  • Update old lighting
  • Remove desk and cabinets above
  • Get table for eat in area
  • Paint cabinets 
  • Add hardware
  • Upgrade sink to farmhouse sink
  • Add backsplash
  • Upgrade appliances
  • Add curtains
  • Put down a rug/rugs
  • Add open shelving
  • Install vent hood
  • Do something fun with pantry doors

Stairs
This may sound strange, but this is one of my favorite updates! They turned out better than we hoped and I'm so happy we choose to stain and didn't re-carpet them.


To Do:
  • Remove carpet from wood stairs
  • Paint walls
  • Stain and polyurethane stairs
  • Paint stair risers
  • Add hardwoods to landings
  • Hang art
  • Demo short wall on stairs and half wall in hallway
  • Add railing and stair spindles

Master Bedroom:
Gotta give James props for trusting me with this accent wall. He was a little unsure of the idea when he first heard it, but he's totally onboard now. 


To Do:
  • Replace carpet
  • Remove popcorn ceilings and repaint
  • Paint walls
  • Add furniture 
  • Remove blinds and upgrade
  • Replace ceiling fan
  • Hand headboard
  • Add something above headboard (art? saying?)

Master Bathroom:
Probably one of James' favorite features in the house is this vanity. No, not because it's for him, but because I use it. I've always done my makeup sitting down which, since I've never had a vanity, meant I did my makeup sitting on the floor in our living room at the apartment. I would say it's not as odd as it sounds, but he would disagree. He hated it. He loves that my makeup has its very own special place in our bathroom. 


To Do:
  • Remove old carpet and replace with tile
  • Paint walls
  • Remove popcorn ceilings and repaint
  • Renovate shower
  • Paint cabinets
  • Add hardware
  • Update sinks and counter tops
  • Upgrade lighting

Hallway


 To Do:
  • Remove old carpet and replace with new
  • Remove popcorn ceilings and repaint
  • Paint walls
  • Paint doors?
  • Upgrade or paint door handles
  • Demo half wall and replace with rail and spindles
  • Hang art
And that's it! 

There are a few other rooms I may introduce you to at some point. However, right about now they are home to boxes that have yet to be unpacked, and nobody wants to see that!

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14 comments:

  1. I love your house & what you have done with it so far! It looks great. I can't wait to see the other changes that you have in mind!

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  2. The changes you made look great!! I love the colors you chose for the entry. The grey really makes the trim 'pop'!

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  3. i love the color on your front door!

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  4. love love your house. you have done so much to it! i love the front door, but i agree about more privacy. also love your headboard, fancy!

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  5. I love what your wood floors! The first home (and maybe the next and next) will never be an instant picture of perfect but you guys are getting close- one step at a time! :)

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  6. It looks great Taylor! I love the hard wood floors you chose...very classy look!

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  7. Wow! You guys have done an amazing job! I absolutely love everything so far!!! The hardwood is gorgeous! I love that detailing on the trim in your entryway... and those stairs are seriously to die for!

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  8. It looks so beautiful, love your paint choices... great job you guys!

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  9. I love everything about the house!!! You guys are doing a great job!

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  10. Everything looks great! Especially love that paint color in the dining room.

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  11. Oh my goodness, it looks SO GOOD. Love what you have done with it!

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  12. I love what you've done! And how you blogged about it with your to do list and what you've completed! What a cool idea and great motivation. I would love for us to finish the kitchen next; which we plan to get a farmhouse sink as well!! Keep up the great work!! It's a lot of work and takes a lot of patience to get our houses the way we want it!

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