Things looking terrible, yes. So my house is actually not horrible, but I like to start projects and then take pictures of the shambles I've created and call them before pics so you think "why did she buy such a horrible house? It's weird! But dang that after picture is the bomb." Yes, you still say "the bomb." It's cool.
Right now I'd prefer to be switching the kids' rooms around to make a big girls' room and a small boys' room but due to circumstances beyond my control (where in the sam heck is the hardware to re-bunk those bunk beds? PROJECT ON INFINITE PAUSE. HOLD ME, JESUS.) but since I can't I decided to tackle the stairwell and hallway that leads from the downstairs to said bedrooms.
It's a wreck up there right now, y'all. Wanna see some before pics?
These are two that I snatched off the Zillow real estate listing listing:
The stairwell hallway (not sure what to call it) if you have your back to the upstairs bedrooms...
Wait, I never showed you the LIVING ROOM did I? I'm so behind! We'll get to that, we'll get to that. Focus.
Anyway, lemme just talk about the situation here for a minute.
1) blue carpet
2) green walls
3) orangey toned wood covered with paint splatters but not actually painted
4) weird pointy things on the top and bottom of the window trim. Is that the Vulcan of the window world or something? Why?
5) crooked horizontal blinds. Not an architectural detail but I'm just questioning the lack of time to fix that before snapping this shot. Not that I'm complaining! This sort of thing probably prevented a good many people from coming and seeing this paradisaical property so we totally lucked out but still. Still.
So! The carpet has to stay. Despite its color, it is brand new and I have no idea what's happening underneath there which is Czech for "mo' money, mo' problems." That leaves us with the walls, the wood and the window to tackle. This post brought to you by the letter W.
Now here are the ones I took right before we moved in:
|so many different wood shades, so much head spinning...|
|the built-ins: so useful, so ugly|
Preeeeeeeeeetty sure that's gonna need to go bye bye.
Also, let's meditate for a minute on the installation of the (also paint splattered) hand rail...
Okay! Now for the mess I've created!
|primer juuuuuuuuust starting to go on the cabinets|
|T removing the pointy things of questionableness. This is when it started getting REALLY ugly up there.|
Whew. I'm excited to get this finished and my kids are probs pretty excited to not have to tiptoe around drop cloths to get towels out of the linen closet. Bless them, bless them.