Update on our lives: neither of us can use our fingerprint to sign into our iPhones. That’s how much sanding we’ve been doing.
But sanding means we can clean the walls/ceilings and then PAINT. We’ve seen the power of paint the last couple days.
(The level of organization displayed in this photo is 100% accurate to our real lives right now)
But before any of this hard work started, we had about a month to pick out basically every detail of the house. I admit, it kind of felt like I was building a house. When just about every inch of the house needs to be replaced, fixed or painted, you suddenly have to think about how every finish coordinates with one another.
I shared our paint colors a few weeks ago. It’s already changed! Here’s the updated colors:
Home Depot and Sherwin Williams both couldn’t find the trim paint color I had originally chosen, “Chantilly Lace”. I ended up choosing Sherwin William’s “Alabaster” instead, and I am loving it! Alabaster will be the wall colors of the living room (pictured above after a coat of primer).
I tried to stay in the “warm grays” but couldn’t find a blue/green color I liked for our bedroom better than Sherwin William’s “Silver Strand”. We just started on it last night!
I cannot even tell you how many wood floors we looked at. Trent and I both didn’t love the “wave” in many of the “hand scraped” hardwood flooring that’s popular right now. It had me wondering if we were the only people on the entire planet who didn’t want it, because EVERYTHING in our price range was too rustic for our liking.
We finally found EXACTLY what we were looking for at Con Carpet in Blue Springs, MO. A dark (but not too dark), matte finish, plank, 1/2 inch engineered hardwood in our price range. HALLELUJAH!
We are using a “luxury vinyl” in the laundry room/bathrooms (except master bath) pictured with the wood. The picture doesn’t show the “warm gray” tones well, but I just love the 12×24 size!
Here’s a peak at our master bath flooring from Home Depot. It’s more of a true gray, and is a 12×24 as well. I don’t think it could be better priced than $1.29/sq foot!
I wanted kind of a “spa” look with the master, and found the right tile to make it happen (after a lot of hunting)! The tile on the right will be the shower walls, and tile on the left, the floor of the shower.
I love chrome fixtures, and found the perfect knobs and pulls this week at Habitat for Humanity Restore here in Kansas city. They had Restoration Hardware for CHEAP, so I stocked up!
These will replace the hardware in each of the bathrooms.
We have some unique door knobs in the house that I originally wanted to replace until my sister and sister-in-law both thought they were unique and worth keeping.
I have to agree, although I may end up spray painting them matte black because of some of the damage! I hope to eventually paint the doors in Sherwin William’s “Urbane Bronze”.
I spray painted two of the fireplace grates with black low sheen spray paint this week. It was easy and looks great!
Trent shared my fireplace makeover a few days ago (above). I used 1/2 water, 1/2 paint in “Alabaster” to give the brick a white washed look. I’ve started on the main floor fireplace, but not quite done yet.
I had a lot of people message me questions about this process, so I’ll try and give a more detailed tutorial soon.
Wood floors: Con Carpet
Luxury Vinyl: Con Carpet
Master Bath Flooring: Home Depot
Shower Wall: Home Depot
Shower Floor: Amazon
Shower Shelves: Amazon
Hardware: Restoration Hardware (found at Restore)
Fireplace Spray Paint: Home Depot