What better time to start a big home project than a few days before Christmas? Before the work can actually begin, we have to get all the materials here.
Picking out everything for a bathroom is generally my idea of fun but picking out everything for 2 bathrooms in a span of 3 months is a lot harder than I expected! I feel like I put all of my ideas into the last bathroom and I don’t want them to be the exact same.
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Below is sort of my ‘mood’ board with items I’ve purchased and bathroom ideas I found on Pinterest that I love. This bathroom is going to be soley used by our teenage daughter but we also want it to be timeless since we will never be remodeling it again. Yes, mark my words.
Our house has come a long way in only 2 months! The downstairs flooding definitely set us back but things are starting to feel a little more normal.
Writing this post has made me realize that I am jumping around from one project to another way too much. I’m going to try to get a hold of that and focus on one area before I move onto another. There are a lot of half finished things going on, as you will see in the photos below. Oops!
One thing we are finally able to check off our ‘To-Do’ list is refinish the hardwood floors! The upstairs had original red oak flooring. While I was excited the house had hardwood floors, I didn’t like the stain color. It was very worn in the living room with a chunk missing on one plank. You can see in the picture below, the lighter spots, where it was really worn.
We gutted a bathroom! Yay!! All three of the bathrooms need to be remodeled, but we had to start somewhere. The first bathroom we chose is the upstairs hall bathroom. It’s small so we knew it wouldn’t take long, it’s the one we plan to use for our toddlers, and the one guests will go to when they visit.
Originally, I was going to share a little bit about our upstairs bathroom remodel that recently started…until our downstairs flooded! The main line going to the septic tank became clogged and overflowed.
We have a LOT of ideas for updating our new house, but unfortunately we do not have tons of extra money to do it all at once – plus, isn’t the journey most of the fun anyway?
I am sharing our to-do list for the whole house – that will inevitably change and revolve over time as we live here and see how we utilize the space. This is basically our initial brain dump of all the stuff we hope to complete overtime.
If you have any ideas you’d like to add, we are open to suggestions!
Replace 3 pendant lights
Swap red pendant light for a recessed light
Paint inside of door a fun color
Replace door hardware/locks
Figure out what to put on the weird ledge by the stairs – my BFF suggested a naked man statue 😆