This is my online "scrapbook" to remember what we've achieved in our home...we purchased this home in November 2009 in Springfield, MO.
Click the tabs along the top to check out the house room by room.
Honestly, this is not my dream home by any means...but I intend to make it dreamy!
After is still in progress...we have painted, added new wallpaper, replaced floor with wide tile to match other bathroom, replaced toilet and vanity, added a new light fixture, painted trim white. Photos will be a while because we have one more project to complete. (least used room in the house btw).
1. Paint paneling or remove or plank - priming started - DONE 2. Remove ceramic tile and add hardwood - DONE $5000 3. Add French doors in place of sliding glass doors - removal done 4. Redo Kitchen -DONE $1500+ 5. New Roof 6. Repair Foundation - DONE $6000 7. Create new window treatments - almost DONE 8. Renovate bathrooms, install at least one tub (saw a really cute mini claw foot tub that I am lusting after...) - $1500+ DONE 9. Wallpaper back bathroom - purchased $60 10. Add French doors - DONE $300 11. Install recessed lighting - DONE $600 12. Stone in entry stripped - DONE $30 13. Create a mini mudroom somewhere??? In the entry? (have a great idea for this) 14. Come up with an amazing idea to change the countertops, sink, faucet, and create an island feeling instead of peninsula (I have the plan in my mind, but will have to wait to be able to tear everything out and start from scratch...). DONE 15. New floor in front room - DONE $600 16. Mount tv on wall or above fireplace, new mantel - DONE 17. Added concrete patio off backdoor - DONE $2000+ 18. Painted brick walls - DONE 19. Install new baseboards - DONE 20. Add patio to backyard - DONE 21. Build raised garden beds - DONE 22. Remove and replace master bedroom carpet - DONE 23. Repaint master bedroom - DONE 24. Install molding and built-in cupboards in schoolroom - DONE 25. Paint cupboards - DONE 26. Paint schoolroom - DONE (had to remove tons of wallpaper, add drywall to the newly enclosed wall - took forever!) 27. Install new Ikea light fixture in schoolroom - DONE 28. Prime and Paint beams in living room - Priming DONE 29. Paint entryway - DONE 30. Install new front door and mailbox - OCTOBER 2014 31. Paint backdoor - DONE 32. Paint shed door - DONE 33. Landscape front yard - ???? 34. Paint hallway - 1/2 done 35. Paint all door white or espresso 36. Paint laundry room again 37. Paint sunroom - DONE 38. Tear out old pantry cabinets - DONE 39. Change out carpet in Darcy's room and Daddy's office 40. Paint Daddy's and Darcy's walls - almost DONE 41. Knock down "bar" area to counter height, and new bar top - DONE 42. Add new backsplash to kitchen walls and open shelves - DONE 43. New range and custom hood - DONE 44. Move half of raised bed stones to new location - DONE
Freezerless Fridgidaire Refrigerator (Stainless) - found a French door version that I adore...the Lowes dude said that the freezerless doesn't have that much more space than this one...and they are comparable prices...about $2400 with discount. Then I saw the same one with a dent in the side for $1700...seems like a lot for a fridge though. Will have to think about this for a while...and save pennies. -ENDED UP PURCHASING FROM HOME DEPOT FOR $1200, DID NOT GET WATER DISPENSER - DONE
Frigidaire Stainless Steel Dishwasher (stainless from Lowes - super quiet and high efficiency...highly recommended) DONE
Washer & Dryer (Samsung on sale with risers!) DONE
New cooking set (ie. pots and pans etc found a set at Sam's Club that I love!) DONE - PURCHASED ON AMAZON
Large area rugs (Ikea & Homegoods) - was looking at Crate and Barrel and they have a lovely cotton rug in teal that has caught my eye, for $100! (DONE, ENDED UP GETTING INDOOR/OUTDOOR RUGS ONLINE - JUST HOSE OFF WHEN THEY GET DIRTY)
New plush bath towels (Marshalls - Egyptian cotton in robin's egg blue) DONE
Possibly replace the wall unit oven. UPDATE: removed and purchased new range from GE with matching microwave. Although microwave is not installed yet.
Replace flooring - DONE (maple)
Spray all the interior doors glossy white or espresso???
New dining/breakfast room set - found a white pedestal table at a local flea market for $55, am painting it white. DONE
New dining chairs - cool white metal ones from Ikea - DONE