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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

the inside of our house is "finished" !!!

Do we look like babies or what?!  This was back in 2014 during our first demo day!  We had just removed the 40 year old double oven and thought our house flip would take only a year...  We were just off by a year or so! ;)

Man oh Man...  I can't believe our flip is almost finished!  This house was our 11th house to offer on and about the 85th house we looked at.  The Denver housing market is absolutely nuts. (Which is now a good thing!)  Tall Tan Man didn't come with me to look this house because he needed a break from house shopping.  I knew the second I pulled up in front, that I wanted this house {just like the other 10}, but I tried to not get my hopes up.  I still remember where I was when I got the phone call that we got it.  It is crazy to think of all the memories we have made in this home.

Well you better grab a cup of coffee and put your feet up, because I am fixin' to show you about a million before and afters! :)

-Entry Room-

This was the first thing you saw when you walked into our house.  We removed the wooden wall, painted, installed new baseboards, {ripped out the carpet}, {sanded} and {finished the hardwood floors}.

A different before view in the entry room.

We also {painted the front door}, {updated the light fixture}, and cleaned up the window.

-The Hallway off of the Entry Room-

We did the same updates as we did in the entry room with {this} light fixture update.

-The Kitchen-

Ain't she a beaut? haha This room has taken the most work and maybe caused the most fights... kidding, kind of.  We put in new appliances, {tore out the hood, sofets, and the island}, and then added recessed lighting.  Tall Tan Man {created a built in trashcan}, {extended the kitchen cabinets}, and {added open shelves}.  Then we along with both our families {painted the kitchen cabinets} and added the subway tile back-splash and replaced the counter tops. 

-Sun Room-

Oh the stupidest wall ever created... We {removed the wall}, painted the ceiling, textured and painted the walls, removed TWO wall AC units, added carpet, {DIYed some light fixtures}, removed some paneling, added trim, and scraped liquid nails off the brick.  You can see more details of all that {here}. 

Now, one idea Tall Tan Man and I are contemplating is painting this brick.  Originally I really wanted a brick accent wall, but it just doesn't blend well...  I'd love to hear your thoughts:

-Garage Room-

This room was our last room to finish and it was a major doozy.  We had to remove a massive gun safe, fixed the paneling, paint the paneling, replace the carpet, lots of trim work {and caulking...},  and finally updated the ceiling {post to come!}.  You can read more details {here}!

Another before angle.  


-Guest Room-

This room was first our office but after Mack was born we converted it into a guestroom.  Who wants to come sleep next to our baby that doesn't sleep through the night??? ;)  After updating the floors, {we painted the paneling}, I built a {roman shade}, and {painted the closet door with chalkboard paint}.

-Mack's Room-

Mack's room was an easier flip.  The big projects were painting and refinishing the floors.  You can read all about how I decorated Mack's room {here}, {made him a side table}, and {DIYed his rocker}

-Hall Bath-

This bathroom was an ugly hodge podge made even more fabulous with a blue bathtub.  Everything but the tile in this bathroom is new, even the $0.01 light fixture!!  All the details are {here}.

-Master Bedroom-

This room was mainly cosmetic fixes.  We {ripped out the carpet}, {sanded}, {refinished the wood floors}, painted, updated the ceiling fan, and Tall Tan Man repaired the hole in the wall.

-Master Bath-

This room got COMPLETELY gutted, and we pretty much stole this vanity for $89!!!  You can read all about it {here}.

-Basement Stairs-

You can read all about how I did this project for only $65 {here}!!!

Ok, that is it!  Which was kind of a lot...haha.  Tall Tan Man keeps saying, can we sell it yet?  I always say no.  :)  We bought this house for two reasons; 1) For this to be an investment property
2) Learn how to fix up a house.  Although I do hope we make some good money off this house, I'd like to live in it for a little while longer.  Pahhhlease, Tall Tan Man.

I know I said we were done with the flip but that isn't completely true.  We still want to update the landscaping in the front yard, but if we had to sell the house today, we could!  If you are still reading, thank you. :)  This house has taught Tall Tan Man and I a bunch and I plan on sharing that soon.  Y'all have a great weekend!!!


  1. Everything looks amazing. I love how it all turned out. Great insight.

  2. Wow! What an amazing transformation! You guys did awesome work! Congrats!

  3. I insist that someone give you guys your own show!! The before and after pics are incredible!!!

  4. Wow! Amazing before and after pics. Thank you for sharing at Link It Up Wednesday.

  5. What an amazing transformation. I am so impressed with your work. I love a good before and after and yours did not disappoint! Congrats and good job!

  6. Your transformation is beautiful! I love all the colors you used and how each room flows nicely to the next. Great job!

  7. wow, i looove the way adding the range hood really opened up your kitchen. it seems like you have so much space with a sunroom and garage room. personally i love my sunroom the most, so i hope you are able to enjoy yours. we had wood panelling and exposed red brick, which we were initially going to work around but once we realized there wasn't any electrical except for one, we ended up drywalling over the brick and tearing out the panelling for drywall so that we could add receptacles.

  8. What a beautiful transformation! I'm sure you have many shared memories over this renovation! Well Done! Blessings, Janet

  9. Leslie, I love the color scheme of the overall house! Congrats on being done! It looks beautiful. Sylvia D.

  10. Wow! I LOVE what you've done to the house. Just absolutely beautiful. I love the kitchen benchops especially. I'm looking forward to seeing what you accomplish next! And don't worry how long it took - our house has taken a decade so far and we don't even have a sink in the bathroom yet. We've been brushing our teeth at the kitchen sink for so many years it's become "normal" to us! Thanks again for sharing at To Grandma's House We Go link party xx

  11. What a transformation!! Looks fantastic!
    I love what you did with the stairs. So cute.


  12. This is a wonderful transformation. Wow, very well done. I cannot get over the difference in your kitchen. I would have ran out the front door if the realtor had shown me that, now I envy it. Beautiful work

  13. So wonderful. Hopping over from A Stroll Thru Life. I like the brick. At least in the photos it is a wonderful contrast.

  14. Oh my, what a transformation! I can see why it took you longer than a year. You wouldn't even know it was the same house. I really like the brick accent. I have seen them painted white and they are pretty too, but I am a color girl! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  15. You two did a fabulous job on remodeling your home. I especially enjoyed seeing the kitchen transformation. Getting rid of the island really did wonders for the room. Love the floor tiles and the subway wall tiles. On HGTV's Fixer Upper they recently showed a home that they did technique on the bricks they called German mortar smear . Ultimately it allows a little peak of the old brick without covering it entirely. The episode was called "Old World Charm for Newlyweds". There are some pictures on HGTV's website. Not sure that it would meet your design style but I thought I'd mention it. Visiting from A Stroll Thru Life.

  16. Hi Leslie, just hopping back to let you know that you will be featured at SYC this week.

  17. Hi Leslie, just letting you know I'm featuring you at House of Hollingsworth Blog this week 😀

  18. Wow! Lovely job with all the rooms.


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