This is the last installment of my home renovation in Dallas which I completed back in the summer of 2010. I mentioned the trepidation I felt in My First Rodeo and my therapeutic sessions in Sledgehammer Therapy.
As with any great makeover, you need a big reveal. Without further adieu, here is the cumulation of a lot of measuring twice and cutting thrice, ounces of sweat and blood loss, many boxes of band-aids, bar after bar of soap, and hours upon hours of planning.
LIVING ROOM BEFORE
BEDROOM 2 & BEDROOM 3 BEFORE
GUEST BATH BEFORE
My hope is that you now might be able to see what I have been able to see. There are many times you will doubt yourself and no doubt many people will question your ideas. As long as you don’t lose sight of your vision and you have the determination and willingness to grit it out, home renovation can be very rewarding.
This house wasn’t lived in for 8 months before I had purchased it. It sat in a sad state, but I could see around the flaws that existed at the time. After I had toiled away for months I listed it for sale, and in a little over 90 days a newlywed couple purchased it and has called it home ever since.
I am trying to change the face of a downtrodden neighborhood in Peoria’s urban core. Renovation of a house I purchased is one facet of the project.
*Please visit my project: GO URBAN, YOUNG MAN. Your contribution will go a long way in helping create something special on an even bigger scale.