Today marks the two year anniversary of the day Scott and I purchased our lovely little home. It was the beginning of an era – the beginning of our life as a married couple, the beginning of our fav pooch, Charlie, and the beginning of our adventures in home renovation. We’ve had some great times in this house of ours: seeing our lovely little dog take his first steps and celebrating our first wedding anniversary, just to name a few. We’ve also encountered some pretty interesting times – multiple leaks in the roof, which led to moldy ceilings (score!), doors too tight for their frames, bug infestations, etc. Ahh, the joys of home ownership!
To properly celebrate this momentous occasion, let’s take a little walk down memory lane to see a few of the changes we’ve done to spruce up the place!
The kitchen before we moved in sported a stove and fridge straight out of the 1950s, as well as outdated white cabinet knobs and grimy tiled countertops. We decided to spruce it up on the cheap by keeping the new cabinets and good-enough tile flooring, while adding some swanky new quartz countertops and DIY tile backsplash, product of yours truly.
With a coat of green paint, new black appliances and a proud pooch, our kitchen went from drab to totally rad. Yay us! We also tackled a mini-bathroom makeover for our guest bathroom, which was in desperate need of repair, thanks to the dingy textured walls that we inherited with the house.
We added some super thin drywall to cover the monstrosity that is textured walls, replaced the mirror and, of course, added a fresh coat of cool blue paint. We also finished the whole room off with some new, crisp white crown moulding, which makes all the difference in home renovation land.
When we toured our house before purchasing, we were wowed by the huge master bedroom, but knew that we would want to put our own spin on the room. The white ceiling fan and scroll curtain rods weren’t our cup of tea – at all.
We slapped some paint on those drab walls, brought in some pictures to remind us of good times and hung some curtains to add a little bit of drama. We’re still awaiting our super mod bed to be delivered, and contemplating a future rug and bench purchase, but for now our master suite is music to our ears.
We’ve had lots of other fun projects to fill up our spare time, but I’ll save those for another post. Happy birthday, the artful abode! Here’s to another year of pulling weeds, touching up paint and avoiding major roof renovations. Yay! :)