One of the ‘before’ photos of my livingroom remodel project popped up in my memories on facebook recently and it was really fun to remember starting my crazy remodel project. I tend to always think about what project I want to do next, and get discouraged that I can’t afford everything I want at this very moment. Its easy to forget about how much work I have put into my home, and the fact that I sacrificed a lot to invest in it and pay off my mortgage. Even if its still a work in progress, it’s still something I am really proud of.
I don’t think I’ve ever shared where my home started when I bought it, so here’s a little trip down memory lane:
Living Room: Before & After
Projects included: ripping up the carpet, ripping up the plywood sub floor, squaring the room, adding new tar paper, ripping hardwood floors from a tear down house, stripping the floor of nails, installing the hardwood, sanding and finishing the hardwood, chipping the tile from the fireplace hearth, installing new tile on the hearth, painting the walls, re-staining the trim.
Living Room & Fire Place: Before and After
Master Bedroom Before & After
Projects included: Refinishing the floors, scraping popcorn texture from the ceiling, new light fixtures, new paint.
Guest Bedroom Before & After
Basement Before & After
When I get antsy about the projects that I want to do next, I just have to look back on how far I’ve come and remember that every project takes time and has to get messy before it can be pretty!