Our new home is such an exciting step! It's the cutest little 3-bedroom/2-bath place with just enough space for my son and I to make it our own. It was a foreclosure and not even on the market when I found out about it. The realtor said it was perfect so we went to see it...and it WAS perfect! I was advised to make an offer quickly if I was interested because there were four other offers ahead of mine. I tried not to get my hopes up. Two days after I made the offer, my realtor called and the bank had accepted the offer! I couldn't believe it!
We are renovating most of the place as it was in need of some TLC. The livingroom area was a chocolate brown and, while there's nothing wrong with that, it made the already small space look even smaller. So...after removing all the popcorn from the ceiling and texturing everything...25 gallons of Kilz and 25 gallons of paint later.............
.............and you have a beautiful white everything! The floors will be a rustic barn-looking wood.
I saw this picture on Pinterest and loved the reading nook. So, that closet in the livingroom will be a reading nook similar to the one above, only much bigger. My design for my reading nook is below.
The biggest overhaul is the kitchen. The dark maroon walls and dark cabinets made this galley kitchen feel super teeny. So, once again, lots of Kilz and paint......
The upper cabinets were removed and I will be doing open shelving. I added a piece of lower cabinetry so I could have additional counter space. One of the upper cabinets was moved to the end of the furdown. A shelf will be added below that. To the left of the sink will be a shallow cabinet for a small appliance garage and hidden microwave.
My original design is below. I've changed a few things but you can get the jest: All white with pops of apple green! I'm leaning towards doing cupcakes as a theme. :O) Will take more pics of progress and post the final "after" once it's all done.
I'm more excited than I can express! Can't wait to get moved in!