6 Month Progress Report

24 Apr

This week marked 6 months in our house (and 6 months of blogging). Time has flown by and while it usually seems like renovations are moving slowly (and never-ending), I think looking at how each space has evolved in 6 months helps show just how much we’ve been able to accomplish thus far.

So here is a house tour with pictures of each space when we closed compared to how they look today…..

Front Exterior

Before

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Current

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Upgrades so far include a “new” front door and lights, new roof and new windows. Next up will be landscaping and then painting.

Back Exterior

Before

Back of house and pool

Current

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Not a huge improvement yet but in addition to a new roof and windows, we added the french doors, cut down a lot of weeds and started working to restore the pool (details to come on that).

Entry/Stairs

Before

Entry

Current

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Upgrades to this area include re-finished stairs and paint (Perfect Greige by Sherwin Williams). To come will be a new railing.

Living Room

Before

Living Room on Closing Day

Current

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Besides paint (Analytical Gray by Sherwin Williams), the major change in here is the wall removed. Next in here will be finishing the support beam and putting lights in the ceiling. Down the road we are going to change up the built-ins so they are floor to ceiling with cabinets at the bottom. Plus re-finishing the floors.

Dining Room

Before

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Current

IMG_2848This room has seen a new light, french doors and paint (Cliff Rock by Behr above the chair, white below). Also we made the homemade tree art here. Future plans in here include shadowbox molding, a new handmade table and a rug.

Kitchen

Before

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Current

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Not much has changed in here besides taking out the main wall. A complete renovation will come including new cabinets, countertops, lighting, flooring and appliances.

Den

Before

Den

Current

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Little progress in here except for paint (Behr’s Wheat Bread). We’re now thinking of turning this into a 1st floor office. Still need to re-do the fireplace, re-finish the floors and add some french doors.

Powder Room

Before

First floor bathroom

Current

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Little progress in here too but that’s because this is going to turn into the kitchen pantry. See our future floor plan to learn more.

Upstairs Landing

Before

Upstairs hallway before

Current

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Paint and floors are new in here. That railing and banister is also new but just needs to be stained to match the floors.

Guest Bathroom

Pink bathroom beforeAfter

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This is the only room I’m calling “After” instead of “Current” because it is 100% done. We’re pretty proud of this space especially since its the reason we are getting most of our blog traffic because of people finding it on Pinterest and other blogs. You can get all the bathroom details here.

Master Bedroom

Before

Master Bedroom

After

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Paint is Benjamin Moore’s Metropolitan. Also new is the ceiling fan and floors re-finished.

Master Bathroom

Before

Master Bathroom

Current

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We just painted, added some shelves and put in a cheap vanity in here. This room is going to turn into an upstairs laundry when we relocate our master bedroom.

Office

Before

Bedroom #3 (Future office)

Current

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This room got a new coat of paint (Benjamin Moore Dry Sage), light, windows and re-finished floors.

Spare Bedroom #1

Before

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Paint color in here is Glidden’s Soft Suede.

Spare Bedroom #2

Before

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Current

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New window, closet doors and floors re-finished in here. The paint color is a lightened version of Benjamin Moore Mineral Alloy.

That concludes the tour. Not bad, right? A lot accomplished, but still a lot to go. Our guess is it will take 2 years to complete everything so I guess we are 25% of the way there.

4 Responses to “6 Month Progress Report”

  1. Leigh Anne April 29, 2013 at 4:14 pm #

    Enjoyed seeing your progress! You’ve gotten A LOT done in 6 months! 🙂

    • 12oaksblog April 29, 2013 at 4:19 pm #

      Thanks Leigh Anne lots more to go!

      • Tavi February 18, 2014 at 12:01 am #

        You truly are weekend warriors! Thanks for listing all the paint colors! Do you recall what paint & color you used on all the trim & doors in your home? I’m replacing all doors & trim and can’t settle on a white. My paint palette is very close to yours and I want a true crisp white. So far Behr’s Powdered Snow is looking ok but I think it may be a bit too warm?? If you know what you used please share! Your place is looking amazing!

  2. Stacey February 6, 2016 at 9:48 am #

    Hello! Love your photos. I have been trying to decide Sherwin Williams Perfect Greige or Behr Wheat Bread for my living room…did you eventually post a picture of perfect greige? Would love to see comparison colors of those two. Thanks!!!!
    Stacey

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