Hi! So, I’ve finally gotten around to organizing all of the pictures I’ve taken of our 1970’s split-level remodel that we started working on. These are by no means ALL the pictures. I’ve taken a TON. I’ve tried my best to group pictures from similar angles so you can see the transformation. We are six months in so far and this is it’s current state. Enjoy!
The top two pictures are what we started with in the they entry.
We removed this closet it and made an alcove for a closet across the hall.
Where the hubs is standing in the above picture is essentially where the new closet is.
New door! I couldn’t get wait to get rid of that double door. Aside from the yellow windows adorning the fireplace which is coming up, this was my next favorite thing to happen.
We almost didn’t buy this house because of these cutouts! The pictures that were online made it look like a raised dining room or something and there were fake gold picture frames hanging on the far wall behind that chandelier and I thought it looked horrible and wanted nothing to do with it! Luckily I listed to the hubs and we went and looked at it because by the time we are finished with it I think it will be pretty cute.
See those fake beams. Goners!
When we went to install can lights in the living room we realized that the peak of the vault was not centered in the room. One side was longer than the other which created two different angles. So…down came one side of the vault.
Here come the
horrible lovely yellow windows that I’m sure were super awesome 40 years ago.
Another thing that I couldn’t wait to fix were the angled corners. There is no corbel made to fit in those corners!
So that back wall in the picture is going to moved this way two and a half feet to enlarge the bathroom on the other side. This is how we are adding the closet in the hallway that we removed from next to the stairs.
If you look closely you can see on the floor where things will be. Hubs wanted a visual layout.
The day that would change our lives for the next six plus months!
It’s looking more like a house!!!
Here’s the new closet. Oh the plans I have for this space!!!
Awesome linen closet at the end of the hall that I can’t wait to paint, organize, and DIY new doors.
So there were a few things I could wait to get rid of. 1. The gold windows by the fireplace. 2. The new door. 3. These spindles. And not necessarily in that order.
See the bathroom? See the stove? This is what happens when you remove a wall. You get a bathchen.
Here’s the back side of the new closet.
This room is also being gutted. I just don’t have any current pictures of it.
I removed this doorway all by myself!
Remember those things that needed to go? I totally forgot about this lovely “wet bar.” Kid you not, that’s how it was listed online. DIYer friends, this is a bookshelf, with a piece of vinyl countertop nailed on, with some shag carpet stapled to it. If anyone wants a full tutorial let me know. 😉
When I first started looking at these pictures I was sighing because that was when my home was clean and a little part of me wishes we were still there (because there’s dust, LOTS and LOTS of dust!). The more I look at these picture the more I realize how much we’ve lived through, with, and without these last few months. It seems like the finished results are at the ends of our fingertips! I can’t wait for the little things and decorating! I haven’t decorated in TWO years and I miss it! Coming soon are the old and new house layouts and my ideas for some of the rooms! Can’t wait for you to see what is yet to come!