Today is a major milestone with our "fixer upper". Exactly two years ago on this date, the dumpster arrived and we started the renovation. A lot has happened in these past two years and you can go back to previous posts to see the process. For four months my husband and I lived in the upstairs of this house while the major renovation was going on with the main floor and basement. This tarp covered the stairway to our living quarters. It was messy! I kept a pair of clean shoes in my car and would change into them anytime I went out.
I never thought I would be so excited to see a dumpster arrive. This is the way the house looked on November 2, 2015. It was a dreary cold day!
My husband and I have always been DIY'ers and we seem to always have a project going on so we will probably continue to have something happening at this house as long as we are living here.
Today I am taking you on a tour of part one of our "fixer upper".
This is the family room as we first saw it with our realtor with the previous owner's furnishings.
And now the transformation.
|No more blue tarp!|
|This used to be the garage.|
|New mud room.|
|This was originally the back deck.|
Now on to the upstairs which was our living quarters during the renovation. This part of the house did not need as much work so we basically just did some cosmetic changes. Paint, lighting, carpet and HVAC.
There are three bedrooms upstairs so we converted one of them to a home office. Mr. Fixer Upper installed a built in desk under the windows which look out over the lake. It's kind of hard to get any work done when you have this view.
Since we raised two sons, I finally have a "girly" room for our granddaughters. I am still working on the decor in this room.
Both of these guest rooms already had built in window seats with storage! We simply painted them white.
The outside of the house had a big transformation too. The white Georgian columns are gone and hello cedar! New paint, craftsman shutters, front door, landscaping and a new spacious garage that I will share later.
I have kidded with my husband about how we should name this place
The Dunnworkin Cottage at the Lake!
Stay tuned for part two of the tour of