Welcome to my new little house! I thought it a perfect time for a house tour, since I am right at the beginning of fixing-it-up! So, as you look at my pictures, please keep in mind that this is the “what needs fixin’ up” part of the tour!
Now, I will say that I expect these fixes to take place over a period of six months to one year. None of them are huge fixes, but they all take time and money, and while I don’t mind getting lost in fixing my house up, my daughter and the important people around me might. The nice part is that I bought a house that really needs nothing. So any fixes are just fun and decorative.
I had initially thought that I would buy more of a legit fixer-upper at first, but when this house came on the market I knew it was a great option for my daughter and me. So far we love it here!
Welcome to my living room! It’s small, but comfortable.
My main fix in here will be the color of the walls. They are too dark and need to be brightened up. Also, I am not sure about that shelf. Maybe it could be replaced with shiplap?
The kitchen and the dining area are all connected to the living room.
The cabinets are in good shape, but I am not crazy about the black (too dark!). Painting them sounds like a job that I don’t want to tackle. So, if I paint the kitchen a brighter color (the sage green on the walls makes the room appear even darker) and paint the island black (?), that may help brighten things up. Also, those chairs need some work. Some spray paint and some fabric will take care of that.
Also, a really cute pennant light over the sink will be happening.
As you can see there is no dining room table in my dining area. The table in my old house was too big, so I sold it before moving. I am in the process of building one right now. If you look closely you can see the table legs to the left of the sewing machine.
In this room I will replace the dark curtain with something lighter, and the walls will be lighter (same color as the kitchen).
Oh, the handsome dog there in the corner is Seamus. He is a really dorky and friendly chocolate lab. He makes us laugh quite often!
My office/craft room is MUCH smaller than what I had in my old house. I actually had two very large craft rooms, but that was overkill. Coming soon will be a built-in desk and shelves, and the wallpapered wall will be shiplapped. This project is high on my list, so I hope to start within a few weeks.
I think that when a space is extra-small, you just have to be very creative in how you use it.
I will occupy this space for a good part of each day, so it needs to be comfortable and workable.
Next up is my bedroom. Again, it’s small but comfortable. I will definitely be painting the walls in here. The space really needs to be brightened up for it to feel like my own!
The bathroom is another space that needs some love.
My one “complaint” about my house is that the laundry area is in the bathroom. But since it was the only thing I didn’t like, I figured I could work with it. It just needs some reworking to look good. The main part of the bathroom is just fine. Not much needed except for some “not-quite-so-beige” paint?).
But as you can see below the laundry space really needs something.
The house originally had a front-loading washer and dryer, so there was a counter placed over both machines with that shelf over the counter. It looked very nice.
But since I have a top-loader (it’s only about 6 months old, so getting a different one is not an option) the counter had to be removed and the shelf moved.
I am thinking of painting the space a light green/blue, and then adding some lace or decorative paper-lace under the shelf to hide the hoses. For right now, the wall behind the machines is an eye-sore for me.
I think these fixes will perk up the space quite a bit!
So, there you have it. Thank you for joining me on a house tour!
My little house. I love it. I love it’s size. I love it’s location. I love it’s “feel”!
If you have any fixer-upper suggestions for me, I would LOVE to hear them. The more ideas, the better, right?
Have a great day, friends!