Part 1: First Floor.
Part 2: Second Floor!
We were a little worried about the bright colors,
but turns out it's our favorite color choice in the house.
We love how vibrant his room is!
Another big transformation.
This room had shag carpet (like most of the house),
but also these GIANT built-in cabinets that reduced the room to a fraction of usable space.
Guest Room / Office:
Not much to say here.
It's a big functional room that I have yet to decorate even a little.
My favorite part of this room is that it has a great walk-in closet,
which is currently our dedicated space for wrapping supplies,
travel supplies, board games,
and that coat tree that I can't decide if I want to use or not.
Since I'm so short, I opted to keep a step ladder on the wall up here,
for when I need to access the top shelf.
Being 5'3" is kind of a pain sometimes.
We "half" transformed this room.
Adam and his Dad spent hours on the wall paper, plaster, and paint
(the experience taught us to hire our contractor for the 1/2 bath downstairs).
Other than the walls and vanity (a cheap $100 from Home Depot),
everything else is the same.
I'd like to expand this bathroom to a two-sink vanity,
upgrade the mirror,
replace the tub (the finish is chipping),
and update the hideous floors.
However, the $$$$ is just not worth it
because it's only going to be destroyed as the "boys' bathroom" anyway.
I tell Adam that when the boys move out,
we are majorly renovating this bath.
I know it's far away, but after suffering through the teenage boy years,
it will be quite overdue!
Also that vanity with the random cutout... LOL.
Our realtor informed us "this funky vanity was up 'upgrade' in the 1960s!"
Our bedroom is huge and we haven't figured out how to utilize the space.
One thing you'll notice is no TV.
You'll be shocked to know that my tv-loving-husband was the one
who established the bedroom as a "no tv zone."
When we "officially" moved in together after the wedding,
he had just setup the tv on our dresser when he turned to me and said,
"You know, studies show couples sleep better
when they don't have a tv in their bedroom."
I was totally speechless.
I was simultaneously SHOCKED and THRILLED
(you know I hate TV).
We threw out the tv that day and never looked back.
Best. Decision. Ever.
LOOK AT THIS WALLPAPER.
When we renovate the kitchen,
we will simultaneously renovate the master bath,
which sits on top of the kitchen and thus works as a perfect 2-in-1 renovation.
Random Vanity Area:
"Say hi, Oliver!"
This space = SO DATED.
This awkward sitting area is a waste and I barely use it.
When we renovate the master bath, I plan to gut this stupid area
and somehow incorporate into the bath or closet area.
Love this space,
and love this picture of Oliver and my niece playing in it.
Also love this space.
Adam does not share my OCD obsession
and tends to leave his clothes, shoes, pocket change, stuff all over.
In our tiny townhome, this was a major source of contention.
Here, I just gather it up,
chuck it in his closet,
and shut the door.
It doesn't bother me,
it doesn't bother him.
Marriage argument: solved!
The funny thing is, when we first moved in a year ago,
his closet floor looked like a mountain of crap.
Over the past year, he's taken ownership of the space
and now keeps it relatively neat (by his standards).
It's quite surprising actually!
Next up: Basement!