Monday, June 18, 2012

Project House!!!

If you're tired of hearing about my wedding projects, you're in luck!  Our offer on a house was just accepted, and next month the home improvement projects begin!  (If you're not tired of wedding projects, don't worry - there are still many more from my wedding and countless from friends weddings in the works.)

I thought I'd give a quick preview of some upcoming projects.

Curb Appeal

While the house overall has a nice structure, it could use some tweaking.  We plan to paint the front door, add cuter house numbers, replace the light fixture, and modify the landscaping.  Eventually we may also address the window surrounds.


The kitchen already has fabulous custom cabinets, granite countertops, and hardwood floors.  The wallpaper and drapes have GOT TO GO!  We'll also replace the blinds with similar ones in white to lighten up the room.

Living Room

The living room features awesome views and decent hardwood floors.  We'd like to sand down the gloppy-looking textured ceiling.  We'll also paint and switch out the drapes.  A challenge in this room will be arranging furniture in the narrow space so that we can enjoy a TV as well as the view.

Main Level Bathroom

The main level bathroom was absolutely shocking when we first saw it.  I think removing the wallpaper and replacing the mirror will help a lot.  The vanity is really high-end, so we'll have to evaluate it after getting the other stuff out of there.  We may end up replacing that as well.


Tommy's office has a serious wallpaper affliction (are you sensing a trend yet?).  The carpet is nice though, and so is the view!  We'll also consider sanding the ceilings in here and adding a ceiling fan.

Guest Bathroom

The bones of the guest bath are pretty good.  We'll keep the main fixtures as is, and update the wallpaper, light, mirror, and maybe the vanity.

Jacuzzi Bathroom

Our new home features a huge jacuzzi bathtub room in the basement.  The tub is amazing - it's so deep I'd be scared to fill it up!  The mirrors are a little much though.  I'm scheming up ideas for toning them down, maybe with draping.  I may also cover the mirror on the front of the tub with beadboard.  I'll finish it off with a luxurious rug, and maybe even a chandelier if I get really carried away!

Those are all our big projects!!!  I guess I won't be bored after the wedding after all!

If you have any ideas, please share in the comments!


  1. Congratulations!!! Sounds like you've got your work cut out for you. If anyone can get it done, it's you! Only one word of caution... you may want to get those textured ceilings tested, many of them are FULL of asbestos! (I never would have thought about it until Steve went down the asbestos path!) If you have questions about it, email, call or text and I'll relay to Steve.

  2. CONGRATS! Nice home & there's no doubt that it will be a different/gorgeous place in a few months. Where is it located? If I may add a comment, the mirror in the main level bathroom looks like the ones done by hand in Peru & they aren't cheap in the States nor in Peru as well. If I'm correct, these are painted inside out (from the reverse which is very difficult)using an old Chinese tecnique & the frame is also done by hand. It might have some markings in the back. You could try placing it in another wall or putting it away till you have time to re-consider it. I'm not 100% certain because the photo is small. So excited for both of you!

  3. We are so excited about your new house! I do see a huge wall-paper-ectomy in our future! Maybe you could hire someone to do ceilings and wallpaper before you move in? At any rate we are up to helping on any or all of it!

  4. Call me crazy but I kinda love the wall paper in the downstairs bath. Great house Bonnie, congrats on everything!

  5. Yaozaa - not all wall paper in the world is bad but the previous home owners sure made some interesting choices! I wonder if you could tone down the mirrors with an aging effect, like mercury glass. If all else turn the jacuzzi room into a honeymoon suite. Put a heart shaped bed next to it, haha. Congrats!


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