House Project – Closing a doorway

As i mentioned before, our master bedroom had two doorways. I think this is because originally the room was built as a den, connected to the garage. Then the garage was remodeled into a living room and the doorway into it was kept. Here are some pics.

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Door and door frame taken off

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Took stairs off and framed it. It was open to the crawl space for a while – not cool

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This isn’t the best pic but we drywalled over, removed wallpaper border, painted a fresh coat of flat white, put the wainscoting over where the stairs were. Now all we need is to fine a matching piece of trim (and clean).

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House in the Woods – A Fixer Upper

As i said in my last post, hubby and i BOUGHT OUR FIRST HOUSE!! After putting in offers for four other properties and then losing them for one reason or another, we finally got one! It seemed like it was never going to happen. This house was not exactly our first choice – the backyard has a steep hill and the living room is four steps down from the rest of the house because it used to be a garage some 30-50 years ago. The house was built in 1942 and every single room needed updating.  But we saw that part as a good thing because we wanted a fixer upper that we can eventually make some cold hard cash on once we sell. Here are some before pictures.

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Front of the house. Those brown interior shutters are gone now

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Living room and front door #1 

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Front door is on the left edge. Looking into kitchen

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Kitchen

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So much wood!!

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Who doesn’t want a booth?

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The beautiful booth and glass brick window

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Dining room

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Hallway – this is gone now

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Bedroom #1 – Extra bedroom

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Main bathroom – Beautiful pink

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Bedroom #2 – Ryker’s room. It used to be TINY!

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Our bedroom. You can jut see out of bedroom doorway #2 that goes into the living room. Also our bathroom.

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And of course, the bathroom has the beautiful wall paper to match.