Beaux R'eves

Friday, April 6, 2012

Flipping Houses-Part 2

I hope you were able to follow along with my last post about the house that we "rehabed" while our house was being remodeled after it flooded a few years ago.
 The house that I showed was not our home, 
it was the one that we inherited thru a trade.  
So let's continue with the story...
Along with all of the painting
 (we got bids to paint only 2 rooms with high ceilings
 and they wanted $3,000.00!)
 and new carpet, we remodeled most of the kitchen by ourselves.
 Here is a "before"picture of the lovely Kitchen.
  Again: this is NOT our house.  
These are the Before pictures 
when we were in the acquisition stage.  
What was great about the house was that it had good bones.  We could see the potential. 
 It just needed to be updated and given some TLC. 
There is Mr. Beaux measuring the door for some reason.
Another view.  
The cabinets and the floors were that Honey Oak that had turned Yellow with time.  
Nothing structurally wrong with them, just dated and showing their age. 
Here is a close-up on the Backsplash and counter tops. 
 The counter tops were a lovely Pepto-Bismal pink 
and the tile was your standard white with the fancy black mid-line running the length of the backsplash.  
The stove was the dirtiest nightmare you have ever seen.  They actually had a mason jar screwed in under the stove FULL of grease and gunk.  ICK!!! 
 I tried not to cook much until we could replace it.    
 This view is from the sink area. 
 The faucet was broken and there is that pink counter again. 
 Here you can see how the floors had yellowed 
and were very dull.
  This room is the Hearth room adjoining the Kitchen.
  Ok, enough of this.  
Are you ready for some After pictures?
Here is the After. 
 The biggest change you can see is the granite counters.
  We replaced the Pepto pink laminate with Black Onyx granite with a square edge.  We retiled the backsplash ourselves.  You can see where we removed the shelf over the oven and tiled with the decorative inset.  We learned a lot while we worked on this house!  
We refinished the cabinets with a darker gel stain and replaced the brass hardware with satin nickel. The green on the walls was all wallpaper.  That was a joy to remove!  We painted SW Ivoire which is a pale yellow.  
We kept the Fridge and the existing ovens but replaced the stove, dishwasher and installed a new sink and faucet.  I went to the clearance section (or the scratch and dent section as I call it) to get the best prices.  
This is a close-up on the backsplash.  We weren't quite finished yet as you can see the outlet covers are still off and  the cabinets were not stained yet.  I was contemplating knobs at the time and ended up going with the nickel pulls instead.
 I guess I was just over excited to even get CLOSE to being finished!  We bought all of the field tiles at a dusty old Surplus Warehouse.  We got a great price.  The accent tiles were purchased at Home Depot.  Many a night and weekend were spent at Home Depot.  We rented a wet saw to cut all the tiles and we dry fit everything after laying it all out on the floor on a board to measure it first.  
You can see the new sleek Thermador stove top in this picture.  It was almost seemless with the counters.  
The After of the Hearth Room.
  We removed all of the wallpaper (so tedious),
 had all of the hardwood floors resanded and stained darker, Refinished the cabinet and the mantle, and painted all the the walls and the trim.  
When you are flipping a house you don't always have the luxury of a total remodel due to time constraints and budget.  I feel that we created the biggest impact for the least amount of money in the shortest amount of  time. 
Whew, I'm tired just reliving it!  
There's a lot more so I'll continue on later.

Until Next Time,
Beaux R'eves,
XO Cindy

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Special 'K' said...

Such hard work but in the end it is all worth it. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

WOW- what a transformation!

Talk about serious labor intensive - yay - so awesome to see these before and afters, thanks so much!

You have much to be proud of for certain!

Judy Bigg said...

So glad we are to part 2 of this story. The kitchen is much improved and looks a ton better (and a ton of work). You guys are really troopers. Bet you just fell into bed in the evening. Now I'm waiting to see part 3.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Hard work always pays off! Beautiful transformation!!

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

Looks great so far. Can't wait to read the rest of the story.

Princess Kate said...

It looks like it's coming along beautifully. What a fantastic transformation. Have a blessed Easter Season.

Wild Oak Designs said...

Wow....such a transformation.....I am impressed that you did it all yourselves....awesome...
Nancy
wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

It's All Connected said...

Very nice job of updating the kitchen! ~ Maureen

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Cindy,

Such a beautiful difference! The stain on the cabinets really did give them new life. The wood floors are gorgeous now. I love how the granite pulled the room all together.

Dee

dee dee said...

Cindy,
You weren't kidding about the kitchen! The love you gave it created an amazing transformation!
Excellent job!
dee dee

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

That's a lot of work, but everything is looking great.

Sandy said...

Lots of hard work went into those rooms and it really paid off. They are beautiful.
Sandy

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, what a change. You guys are good. Everything looks amazing. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Rooms by Ann said...

Amazing job. As always. Thanks for sharing.

Designs By Pinky said...

OMGoodness, you 2 did an awesome job!!! Love that you stained the cabs darker and love the tile you did. The granite is gorgeous. May I ask about the table in the hearth room. Is it 48 inches round? Where did you get it, I am looking for something just like it. XO, Pinky

The DIY Show Off said...

Wow! Great transformation, Cindy! Beautiful!

Calypso In The Country said...

What a difference. My cabinets have yellowed so you give me hope! Great job!
-Shelley

sordar joy said...

It is nice to read about the facelift of a 150 years old house. interesting.
Honey onyx tile

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