Sadly, this is probably the last post I will ever make for our "Ugly House" as we officially closed on the sale last Thursday. We poured our hearts and souls into this house for almost 3 years, and are finally done making improvements to it. With construction moving rapidly at our Creekside home, we felt it was the… Continue reading The end of a chapter and the long awaited before and after photos of Project Ugly House!
With our house going on the market within the next couple of weeks, it's been getting down and dirty over at the Bales residence. We finally had the last ugly part of this house de-uglyfied last weekend. It's safe to say that our garage was a HOT mess. Literally. It had ugly blue walls, ugly… Continue reading Gross garage out, glam garage in!
Before you think it yourself, I'll start by saying that we are probably a little crazy. We are finally in a really good place with our ∗once∗ ugly house. It looks great and the to-do list is getting really small. Naturally, you would think that we would embrace the extra free time and smile at the… Continue reading For the love of a lot.
What is it about string lights that make spaces feel so awesome?! Seriously, hang some string lights above a shack and I will gladly pull up a chair and drink some wine under them. I have always been a fan of these magical strands, as are most people I know. They have a way of making… Continue reading Magical string lights
As crazy as this sounds, I was originally drawn to our house from the curb while house hunting in the neighborhood . Even though the house was REALLY ugly, the lot that it's on is pretty amazing. Our house sits on half an acre and the bulk of it is in the front yard. The large front yard combined with several… Continue reading Curb Appealed. The long journey of de-uglifying the outside of our house.
One of the many things that we didn't like about this house when we bought it was the dreadful master bathroom. Aside from it being REALLY ugly, you literally have to walk through it BEFORE you reach the bedroom. From an aesthetic standpoint, one of the issues with this type of layout is that the bathroom is the first impression of the bedroom. From… Continue reading Barn or bedroom?
Though I took a 10 month blog break, our house updates have been going nonstop! We have done so much to this place, but one of the biggest projects since my last post has been the remodel of our guest bathroom and master vanity area. Fortunately and unfortunately, the bathrooms were not that bad when we… Continue reading Bathroom Beautification
Our house has been pretty on the inside for quite some time now. The exterior has been a whole different story though. The previous owner's wife was apparently a big fan of blue, hence the blue carpet throughout the house when we bought it and the lovely blue trim and shutters on the outside of… Continue reading Exterior paint!
She may not have a name yet, but she has a pretty room waiting for her! Take a peek at our soon-to-be new addition's gold, grey and pink nursery! Luckily Baby Sister (as we call her) has a handy dad, otherwise she would not have perfectly spaced gold dots on one… Continue reading Nameless baby’s nursery reveal!
I've been dying to give our fireplace a makeover for a lonnnnnng time now. I have despised the look of our grungy fireplace since the day I set eyes on it over a year ago. My husband, on the other hand, was content with the natural, rustic look. I talked and talked and talked about… Continue reading Adventures in whitewashing!