Although I haven’t been able to post as much as I originally wanted to, I’m so glad I have the blog for moments like these! Looking at the before photos of the master is crazy. Even though we’re just putting on the final touches, and haven’t even decorated, I can’t get over the difference. It’s true: it’s amazing what a coat of paint (and shiplap and refinished hardwood floors) will do.


The wallpaper was the epitome of the 60’s and I can’t find ANYTHING on Google for built-in headboard, but hey, there’s a first for everything.

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New Stair Treads (Part I)

I didn’t know what a stair “tread” was until we started this project.

Unfortunately for us, the previous homeowners decide to remove the traditional stair railing and opted for this extremely original jail cell look. When we first removed the carpet, we were psyched that the stairs were in good shape. We neglected to realize that the 16 wood posts were going to leave a ton of holes (2 holes per pole, 32 total) in addition to the holes from the original railing. Holes galore. Thus, we decided to replace the top of the stairs (aka the treads).

Here’s how it went…

(Before & during)

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