A few weeks ago I did a house tour on the blog. A lot of this pictures will be exactly the same, but I wanted to do a progress post showing before and after.
Since buying a house that needed A LOT of cosmetic work, I’ve realized that I will never really be ‘done’ decorating my house. I kept waiting and waiting to take these pictures only to realize that I will be waiting a LONG time before everything is done to my liking. I still want a cute armchair in our room, and some more things to hang on the walls, and I’m not entirely done with Tera’s room…but I decided I would do my before and afters of the upstairs portion of our house.
The upstairs has a small hallway/stairs, two bedrooms and a bathroom.
What we did:
- Tore out old carpet and put in new carpet
- Made the random corner into Moose’s very own luxury bathroom (gross).
What we still need to do:
- Put shelves into that closet for bathroom towels and sheets
- Hang up things in the hall area (not sure what, but it’s way to blank for my tastes)
Bedroom #1 (our bedroom):
And a final AFTER angle:
What we did to this room:
- Painted all the walls white with one dark purple accent wall (as opposed to pastel purple all over)
- Tore out old drapes and hung new, brown floor to ceiling curtains, which makes the low ceilings look much higher
- Debated getting an actual bed/headboard, but decided to leave our mattress on the floor and build a shelf for above the bed
- Tore out nasty speckled purple carpet and put in a brand-new tan carpet
What we still have to do:
- Hem curtains
- Find a matching curtain for the third window
- Finish hanging decor and furnishings
- Find new light fixture (the current one seems to take up the whole room, which doesn’t help with the low ceilings).
Total cost of renovation:
- $50 for paint
- $10 for dresser
- $10 for shelf above bed
- $1000 on carpet for both bedrooms, hallway and the stairs
Bedroom #2 (Tera’s room):
What we did:
- Tore out nasty pinkish carpet and put in tan carpet (Side note: In all this decor changing, I am learning how fluid style is. I’m sure the next owners of this home will write a blog post about the hideous, boring tan carpets that they tore out in favor of orange shag carpet. It’s just the way of the world).
- Ripped down pink drapes and put up Tera’s blue ones.
What we would still like to do:
- Paint walls
- Finish hanging decor
- Possibly paint closet doors
Cost of bedroom #2:
- Cost of carpet (see above)