Do you all remember me sharing house remodeling updates with you?
No worries if you don’t remember as it has been FOREVER since I have shared anything. I can hardly remember my last posts with an update on my house It was painting baseboards white if you were wondering — which feels like forever ago.
Since Michelle and I’s parents were just in town a few days ago, we were very productive with them. We’ve such amazing parents who are willing to help in any way that they can. Luckily our mom likes to paint and our dad is very handy. So Gary and I had a nice list of things to do with them around the house.
We do like to do some DIY projects but sometimes you need professionals. Just like with our master bath (which I just realized I never really shared much of the final bathroom, leaving a note to self to do that here soon) and upstairs flooring project, we had our main hallway and stairwell done by professional painters here in the Charlotte area. We had some old textured wall paper in the downstairs half bath, hallway, and stairwell. Which they took down and then repainted everything. I was so happy we finally were able to do get this done.
Here is what everything looked like before hand:
After the first day of taking down the wallpaper and they did some sanding.
So happy to see that wallpaper gone!
Finally getting the rest of the brown baseboards painted white too!!
Goodbye to that weird colored yellow walls. Hard to describe what it really looked like as pictures don’t always do it justice.
Okay now for the after pictures.
Here is what the loft, stairway, downstairs hallway and half bath look like after being painted a shade of grey.
Jax of course had to approve
I had the stairway get painted one shade darker grey.
Difficult to see the color change but it’s very subtle.
The downstairs hallway, half bath and loft area all got painted the same light grey color since they don’t receive much natural light. I decided to do a light grey.
I have been loving grey lately so that is the theme I went with for the new paint job.
What it looks like now.
Again the pictures don’t do that great of job of really showing the grey color as certain lighting makes it look different.
Before loft (we painted some of the baseboards white but could not reach it all)
In love with the loft area now. Feels so fresh and clean. Really in love with it all!!
Especially now that there is no more brown baseboards!!
Now onto the half bath which I am totally in LOVE with.
What the half bath downstairs looked like when we first bought the home (we did change out the toilet, that was a fun DIY project for us)
Again I kept it very simple since it is a small half bath and does not get a ton of light. I did the light grey as well.
I love using the pop of turquoise with the grey. I also plan on using some yellow for pop color as well.
Love my owl picture and new mirror from a new store our mom introduced us to called the Hobby Lobby! A very dangerous store, haha
Just what I was visioning for this bathroom.
I just have a few more decorative things for the bathroom before it’s all done.
But that’s all the house updates so far.
We also did more painting ourselves in other rooms that I will share here soon as well as planted clover in the backyard. Slowly but surely it is starting to feel like home here.
I still have a few more decorative items I would like for the home but I am satisfied with how it is all turning out. I have so many ideas that I have looked at off pinterest. Damn pinterest, haha.
Twins question: Do you like painting? Have you ever changed out a toilet before?
Where do you like to shop for decorative things?
till next time,
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