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2.03.2016

So, Wait, What Are You Doing to Your House? (A Farmhouse Update)

So, Wait, What Are You Doing to Your House? | A farmhouse remodel with before and after pictures


I realize that besides showing you the dog house, we haven't done any updates on our little home remodel recently.

Which, means, well.. I'm in the dog house. With my mom. Who wants to see all the updates, with none of the messy gravel roads that it takes to come visit.

Fair enough.

It does get me thinking, though- I kind of vaguely mentioned that we are doing a remodel in our sweet 1934 farmhouse... and then launched into the millions of posts about the hardwood floors... but I never told you about the plan. About all the dreams.

It's about time I get on that, huh?

Here are all the plans to date... and while there is more in store in the file labeled "Eventually," these are the ideas for the immediate future.

And by "immediate," I mean, "whenever we get a spare minute."




Kitchen

The Original:








The Plans:

Remove carpet (done!)
Remove the backsplash (done!)
- Refinish hardwood floors (done! and done! and done again!
- Paint the walls and trim (done!) 
- Replace the backsplash
- Curtains! (done)
- Put up pictures and wall hangings/decorate

Currently:









The curtains are real 1950's seed and feed sacks that Trevor's mom found in her attic. So, so cool.


Someday, I'd like new cabinets and countertops... but that may mean moving the counters and cupboards to a different wall in the kitchen and opening up the doorway into the dining room... so we'll see. 



Living Room


The Original:



The Plans:

- Rip out carpet (done!)
- Remove trim (done!)
- Paint walls (done!)
- Put in wood flooring by the fireplace (done!)
- Re-carpet! (done!)
- New, wider baseboards (done!)
- Install new light fixtures with fans
- Do something with the color of the fireplace -- I don't super love the red brick. I'd like stone better. 
- Curtains? Maybe?
- General decoration


Currently:













Dining Room


The Original:





The Plans: 

- Remove laminate flooring (done!)
- Remove the excessive amount of remaining glue. Seriously. (done!)
- Refinish hardwood floors (done!)
- Paint walls (done!)
- Install new light fixture
- Figure out what to do with the trim/wainscoting- I don't love the white on wood look. Too many colors. 
- Curtain. 
- Hang pictures / decorate

Currently:








Master Bedroom


The Original:







The Plans:

- Remove the small parts of carpet extending into what will be the laundry room (done!)
- Refinish hardwood floors (done!)
- Paint walls (done!)
- Remove the (HUGE) chandelier and install new light fixture and fan (done!)
- Build a diving wall to create a closet
- Build a diving wall to create a laundry room
- Curtains
- Decorations


Currently:






Entryway


The Original:



The Plans:

- Paint (done)
- Fill entryway with junk (done)
- Have room taken over by giant, lovable dog (done)
- Put in laminate floor
- Add baseboards and trim
- Decorate (I've got ideas for canvas pictures and little shelves...)
- Maaaayyybe replace the door? Maybe?

Currently:







Bathroom


The Original:




The Plans:

- Remove nasty carpet (done)
- Remove surprise linoleum tiles that were under the nasty carpet (done)
- Remove the mirror, shelves, etc and prepare to paint (done)
- Paint! (Halfway done...)
- Remove toilet and sink to paint behind them
- Build vanity and install sink
- Put in laminate floor
- Add shelves to the closet
- Curtains, decorate

Currently:






... and, that's all for now!

Someday, we'll also start to tackle the second floor...




(Ominous music...)



For more about updates to our Farmstead:


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12 comments :

  1. I just stumbled to this from facebook! You guys have made great progress and it is looking so fun and lovely! Laura and Kyle:)

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    1. Thanks, guys! We'll have to have you over soon! Maybe after the bathroom has a floor.

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  2. Nice progress :) It's a lot of work to update the whole house, but it looks like you're doing a great job! Love the feed sack curtains.

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  3. Your floors turned out beautiful!!!!!!You are next in line to help with paint/decor. We just repainted Tif's purple bathroom to ?! Check it out! So whenever T is at work, we will play-with the fireplace!!Kidding! R & T will be there soon to help you! Need anything from the homeplace/attic?!

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    1. Thanks!! I'll have to go up and visit Tif to see the new bathroom color- I kind of liked the purple!

      If you could bring some warmer weather and about ninety million snowblowers, that'd be great. ;)

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    2. We all liked the purple but now the accent color is PURPLE!!The new wall color looks great with the counter top. Too bad you don't live closer as our BIG snowblower has been really busy in the neighborhood.

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    3. I bet it's been busy! Luckily, Trevor took a snowmobile home from work and was able to get back with the Bobcat... otherwise I would have been stuck for a while!

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  4. Exciting projects. It's always an extra blessing to make a house into your home.

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    1. For sure! I'm so encouraged by the transformation! I love how you said that- making a house a home. =)

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  5. you're making great progress. I LOVE all of your wood flooring and the amazing natural light in your entryway.

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    1. We get such great light from the south! I love it! The wood floors were some work (that's an understatement...) but I think it was worth it!

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