My house is my favorite hobby! I bought it back in March. My rent in my apartment was being raised and I jumped at the chance to get $8,000 (tax credit) on the government and my own four walls! I bought a foreclosed house that had sold for twice the price three years before. I feel bad for the family that lived here before me. They had a little growth chart downstairs on a basement wall where there daughter Jessica's height and age were marked. I'm SO glad my house is my house, but I do feel for the family that lived here before me.
The house was generally greasy, grimy, and spidery. I'm still working on getting the spiders to relocate to a new abandoned house! The previous owners also had a dumb, big, dog that scratched the entire place up and rubbed all over the walls. And they committed a major sin. They put carpet over the wood floors. I had such a great time redoing it! So, without further delay... My house!
To avoid making this post the longest post in the universe I'll break it up by room. Today...
|No appliances, greasy walls, and missing peel and stick backsplash.|
|A close up!|
|Grease! Tile doesn't stick when there's this much grease!|
|It takes a village to clean up this mess!|
I bought a microwave that was too big.
Good old pops moving all cabinets over 2 inches! (And showing
off the "quality" carpentry behind the cabinets)
I love the end result! The transformation included 2 new cabinets, hardware, appliances, tile, lots of paint, a table, chairs, antique cabinet, and curtains.