Home Renovation/Upkeep Thread: Share Your Pics Of Your Projects!

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Mrs_Amanda:  The spare bedroom across from our room is unused. We have 3 spare rooms total in the house, so I decided to make something out of it. 

My husband is a clothes hoarder and takes up ALL of our joined closet. I have no space for any of my things. So I decided to make this room my dressing room!

As of right now I have shelves up and everything on the shelves, with my clothes hanging. I have a dresser I need to sand and finish, I need an area rug and a makeup vanity, as well as some curtains for the window. I purchased the giant $99 mirror from Ikea so that is my floor to ceiling mirror.

The photo I have is of my shelving idea. I got it from Pinterest (surprise surprise). The brown lines are where the shelves are. There are two black lines where we installed more 1 foot pipe rods straight out of the wall. My longer dresses hang on the taller rod, shirts and stuff hang on the shorter one. I then put my shoes, hats, purses and some nice jewelry on the three shelves.  (The top shelf is actually much longer than how I depicted it in the photo)

Post # 5
12873 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Oooh, I watch to much HGTV and looooove before and after pictures!  I have more at home, but this is what I have on this computer.

Just a little lighting change:

And then the master bedroom.  The first is when we bought it, the second was after I changed up the curtains and painted it.  And the 3rd is painted again cause I hated the first color and with the bed we built.  There more decor and furniture now, but I dont have those pics.

Post # 6
8387 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

We just did a kitchen remodel


Almost finished

Post # 7
842 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Mrs_Amanda:  we’re moving to a new place next week and I redid some old dressers my FMIL gave us! I finished the first and am working on the second now. I wanted to give it a lightly distressed feel too. It was my first project so don’t judge me too harshly!

Post # 8
693 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We move in 10 days to our house!  Hoping to have lots of pictures!

Post # 9
1501 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Our house needed a lot of work when we moved in, but we just finished our dining room makeover, and I am in love.  We still need a chair rail to go on top of the wainscoting once we find one we like and a mirror to go over the buffet, but it is better than the purple!  Also, I have to give DH a little shout out because he did it all on his own!




Post # 10
673 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@housebee:  LOL! We have a very similar island to the one in your first picture and I didn’t even know there was a paper towel rod on the side of it until I saw your picture! I just put the paper towels there, thanks to you! 🙂

Post # 12
1654 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Ooh!! Awesome job ladies!  I have so many projects up in the air…

Here’s some of our kitchen before (totally messy, I was reorganzing everything, DH made the place quite a bachelor pad before I moved in):

And AFTER: (crappy lighting, sorry)

Now I’m working on refinishing a kitchen table (or two?!)… and my kitchen (where that glass table is) looks like this:

I couldn’t get the first table (the oval one in back) as light as I wanted, so I bought another table to switch the tops… It’s still a work in progress. lol

The chairs on the other hand: are coming along… (before on the left, after on the right)

As is our laundry room:  before (ish): I had already taken down a bunch of the hideous wall paper…

Midway through:

We’re still waiting on our new sink cabinet… But we also have some new “built-in” (prefab, screwed to the wall) storage on the left wall, a small counter area and built in dog dishes. 🙂  It’s coming along… Just slowly. lol

Post # 14
1106 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

posting to follow– once we get a completed project, i’ll be sure to post =) lots of projects going on, currently!

Post # 15
5248 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

We are currently doing a total of our almost whole house. We just got the house last Monday and are now inthe process of completing all our reno projects before we move in. We are currently getting a new granite countertop and putting pot lights in our living room dining room kitchen and basment. Will definetly post pictures once it is all done cause right now it is in complete shambles!!

Post # 16
778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

This was from our condo.  We are renovating our house now but didn’t take any pictures yet..  Will do that sometime soon.. once I clean it and remember 😉 


We completed renovated everything in here, did most of it ourselves (with parents help of course).  We just had someone install the kitchen for us and lay down the laminate flooring.  the rest we painfully worked through for a year and a half.  Everything was original when we bought it, looked really dated and scary.











Main Bathroom:






Second Bathroom:







Living room:

 Master Bedroom:  





Dining Room:




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