Let’s start at the beginning.
These next few photos are in the fall of 2014, just after we bought our home. We knew it needed work, no idea the first few years we’d be calling it the money pit. (face palm, sigh). One of the weirdest features was this awesome 6 foot x 4 foot soffit, (sarcasm font). I not so affectionately dubbed it the Spaceship. Not only was it a gigantic soffit hanging from the ceiling, I guess it was there for the recessed light?! But the guy who “flipped” this house before we bought it, painted this soffit as well as the other soffits, semi gloss blue. Like Royal Blue….
The first year of this house was a blur, the pool was literally a swamp, the garage door fell off. The air conditioning took a crap 2 weeks into owning it, we used the Warranty to replace it. The warranty company used a highly questionable company to replace the central air, which left us with no air for 2 weeks.
No air- 97 degrees, 5 kids, long haired animals and a highly pissed off momma. I remember when I was pulling our of the driveway and talking to my mom on the phone, I hit the garage door button and the damn door fell off. My mom said, “Are you Serious?!” me- “Mom, I can’t make this shi*t up.”
Shaking my head, it really was just like the movie The Money Pit. I’m honestly surprised the staircase didn’t fall in too!
Inside of the soffit’s we found ducting for the upstairs exhaust fan, which was easily placed into the beams above. My husband retrofitted the can lights with these Led lights from Home Depot. He also removed the track lighting and replaced it with a can light as well. The tulip shaped chandelier was replaced with a more modern lampshade Chandelier I already had.
Now for the ceiling-
Next up, Penny tile!
After Stage One of Renovation!
Wow! This is already a big post!
For the first stage of our kitchen, we cleaned up the cabinets, replaced all the pulls, added matching appliances and a new Delta faucet. Also, removed soffits, painted and replaced all the light fixtures. We always knew its would be so much better opened up to the living room, but didn’t have time to do it until November 2018, four years later……….
This post is getting so long I’ve decided to continue it… Friday! Stay tuned for the follow up, in the meantime, I’ll leave you with this photo of the doorway between the kitchen and living room. See you Friday!
(Here is our Fixer Upper Inspired Fireplace post- we did this one in 2015.)