Back when we first moved in to this house, I did a downstairs photo tour of what it looked like on move in day. I promised an upstairs tour, but somehow I never got around to it. So for fun, here it is, better late than never. I also want to start posting some after pictures, and lets face it, afters are no fun without a before. :)
Here we go. Upstairs hallway. The door at the end of the hall is a large, walk-in closet. Since this home does not have a dedicated master bedroom, there is no room with his and hers closets. This large one became mine. Slightly inconvenient, but it is right next to our room, so not a huge deal.
This is the main bathroom. All seven of us share this one because no one wants to use the full bath in the basement because it is cold down there. It is plenty large enough and does the job.
This little bedroom was in the roughest shape. As you can see, the wallpaper was coming off, so on move in day I started grabbing strips of it and tearing it off.
This bedroom gets nice morning sunlight too. When we removed the carpet we found that the floor in here was pretty rough as well.
And there you have it! There's the upstairs. Now I can start sharing the after posts!
We have been in this house for almost 2 1/2 years now. It is a very slow process of making this place ours. We are doing the work ourselves and not going into any debt to do it. That means projects get done as we have the time and extra cash to do them. Of course, this being an old house, we always discover more that needs to be done than what we anticipated. But I love this house. I know some people think I'm crazy to be in love with such a big project, but I truly enjoy it. Sure, it would be nice if a pile of money fell into my lap so I could do some of the big projects that I'm dreaming up, but I do enjoy the challenge of making my home beautiful on a shoestring budget.