Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Graceland: Kitchen Finale

When I saw the listing for this house online, I knew I needed to see it simply to understand what the heck was going on. Why was there weird looking brick on the wall? Why was only half of the space being utilized? What was the deal with the wallpaper and two-tone walls?

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Graceland: Sun Room / Breezeway

If you follow me on Instagram then you are very familiar with the breezeway/sunroom as many of my pictures and stories took place in that room. That room, situated between the garage and the kitchen, was the room where we kept all of our tools and where we had lunch each day. It also gets amazing sunlight. 

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Graceland: Bedrooms, Before & After

Graceland has three bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. Two of the bedrooms are moderately sized and one is clearly meant to be the master (with two large closets in it). Thankfully, the bedrooms weren't much in the way of work for updating. I tore out the carpets the first week and then we had new blue/grey carpet installed. It still amazes me how just changing paint and carpet can change the amount of light in a room.


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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Graceland: Bathrooms, Before & After

On the first floor...

Maybe I should have named this house the Technicolor house, since every room was a different color. Remember the all-pink bathroom just down the hall from the kitchen? My sister was upset that I didn't save her any of the lace from the curtains or shower. They were one of the first things I threw out. They'd collected dust and dirt and started to turn brown around the edges, giving off an air of Miss Havisham.


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Monday, June 12, 2017

Graceland: Before & After Preview


Alright, I finally got my head on straight. I went back to the house and took all the final photos. So let's get on with the before and afters of Graceland!! Before we begin, just a quick reminder of what the outside looked like when we began on March 21st, not three months ago. There was snow. Peeling paint of a pinky-puke hue. No grass.


But after a power-wash, new paint, new shutters, a new roof, new grass seed on the lawn, new marble front steps, a new brick front walk, we have this...


I'm obviously biased, but this might be the cutest house I've ever seen. I just want to hug it and tell it it's pretty. Anywho, tomorrow we'll move indoors for some drastic before and after. Stay tuned.

~ Stephanie
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