Friday, February 24, 2012

Reno Reveal: Part 2

Alrighty! Ready to see the rest of the rental redo, aka Face-lift on the Cheap? Let's continue on with the walk-through. I'm not feeling so hot tonight, so I'm not up to typing much. After three to four weeks and two trips to the doctor, I'm still not up to par. Whatever this bug is I've had is wicked! So, due to a huge desire and need to rest, I'll be brief and hope this makes sense (because I'm feeling a little woozy:)!

From the dining room I moved on to the Family Room. Here's two "Before" pictures:

"Before" shot with all the old carpet and louvered sliding door to the hallway that was removed.

Be gone old blue curtains and darkness!
 The new hardwood flooring was continued on into here and the hallway. The walls were painted SW Muslin, a new ceiling fan and storm door were installed, and new window dressings. All trim was once again scrubbed down with TSP and re-stained.
So much airier, light and bright! 

Then there was the hallway to tackle:

Paneling, carpet, louvered sliding door...!

The homeowner had started down the right path to lighten the hallway by painting the paneling,
but the colors were just all wrong. It was the same cold toned green/gray.
Out came the paint cans again, and the same treatment was given here as everywhere else. The top was the SW Muslin and from the chair rail down was the custom mix.

All trim and doors were re-stained. The light was replaced
as well as continuing the hardwood flooring into the hallway.
Then came the master bedroom and bath. Here's the before shots:

Some nice tenant had painted the master bedroom lemon yellow. Ugh!

If I'd have had the money in the budget, this would have been a gut job. Gotta love the
old laminate countertop, chipping painted vanity, Hollywood strip lighting, and gold fixtures!
 The master bedroom and bath both received the trim treatment and paint as well as new carpet.

Much better.
In the master bath, I started with stripping down the vanity. I have to say, the master bath and the kitchen were by far where I spent the majority of my time. My furniture revamping skills came in handy with both rooms, but particularly with the master vanity. See for yourself.

Lots of nastiness!

Then is was all sanded down.

Scottie Dog had to check out the action:)

Then the first coat of my favorite stain, Minwax Dark Walnut went on.
Don't you just love the gold toilet with the wooden seat?!

Next, a new vanity top and faucet were installed before the second coat of stain went on.

The homeowner had changed out the lighting and installed new laminate flooring. Some Polycrylic and new chrome hardware left the homeowners having a hard time believing it was even the same vanity! Bingo! Add a new white shower curtain and nice chrome rings, chrome accessories, white towels, toilet update and it was a whole new room.
One I'd actually like to spend time in getting dressed each morning:)

I was pretty happy with the final results:)

There you have it. The finished tour of what I've been working on for the last two months! Looking at it now, it's hard to believe it took so much work, but oh, my word, did it take work! God was gracious, though. By his grace, and ONLY by his grace, I was able to finish on time even though I was sick and ready to drop the last week. It became a constant battle to keep moving. There were so many little times he reminded me he was there holding me up. For instance, when I walked into the family room to see a little wren just sitting on the mantle! He'd managed to squeeze in through the few inches I'd cracked the garage door for fresh air. It may seem totally unrelated, but it was at that point I was really needing his uplifting hand to keep going. Seeing that little bird just sitting there and how easy it was to open the door and watch it fly out, made me truly feel his presence. It was like he was saying, "See the bird and remember,

Matthew 10:29-31

"Not even a sparrow, worth only half a 
penny, can fall to the ground without your 
Father knowing it. And the very hairs on 
your head are all numbered. So don’t be 
afraid; you are more valuable to Him than 
a whole flock of sparrows."

Philippians 4:13
"For I can do everything with the help of 
Christ who gives me the strength I need."

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  1. Miss Bee-You sure did a bang up job on that project. It turned out great. I love the difference the wood floors made and GREAT bathroom redo! Now-is it on the market? xo Diana

  2. Your vanity looks GORGEOUS!! Great job on everything! Your house before pics look just like our hosue when we moved in here.... pink carpet and all!

    Leanne @ because (i think) i can

  3. Looks fantastic! I love that your ran the floors at an angle, too! The bathroom vanity looks brand new ... fabulous job! And, I hope you feel better!

  4. I've just installed iStripper, so I can watch the best virtual strippers on my desktop.


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