Home Improvement Updates: New Carpet, An Oven, and White Blinds
I’m taking a break from conference recaps to bring you up to speed with our basement guest room overhaul. Whoop! I also have a couple other small updates that we’ve done around the house lately to show you!
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Now for those updates! In case you’re new around here, our basement guest room used to look like this.
We waited 10 months to rip up and replace that carpet, which is about nine months and 29 days longer than I wanted to wait. Because our more realistic priority list had about 95 projects in front of “replace blue carpet” I played the waiting game.
After painting the trim, window, closet shelving, and walls a few weeks ago (you can read more about that here), we finally had 34 square yards of carpet installed in the bedroom and closet last week!
After a search high and wide for carpet that fit the bill, I ended up going with a find from Menards (sing it! Save big money at Menaaaaaards!). I ordered it as soon as I found it, and we picked it up ourselves when it came in a week later. I found an area of the store with a bunch of installer recommendations, and after calling around for estimates I found my guy!
I haven’t purchased anything new for this room yet, but thankfully my wish list is full of just “wants”.
The curtain panel we put up used to hang in Hadley’s original nursery, but when we moved and needed a second one Pottery Barn had discontinued carrying them (a similar pair can be found here though).
I’ve been holding on to it hoping to use it somewhere, and I’m hoping it looks okay with the paisley comforter. I’m going to keep my eye out for a few lavender throw pillows and accessories for around the room to tie it all together. The bedding is from Pottery Barn and can be found here.
Realistically it’ll probably be a good while before I’m back with an update of the completed room. Darn those priorities. 😉
Here’s a couple more updates of small changes we’ve made recently. Our living room looked like this few months ago, and we finally got around to taking down our old brown blinds, painting the window white (much bigger job than I anticipated), and putting up new white blinds.
This small difference brightened up the room so much, just as we hoped! I’m still on a hunt for the perfect piece to go over my couch and a rug that fits a specific set of criteria. I’m having fun letting the house evolve and really feel like it’s doing so.
Last week we got a new oven installed and thankfully only had to pay about a third of the normal price thanks to our home warranty with American Home Shield. Here’s the old black oven.
And here’s the new stainless one! The rest of our appliances are stainless and were replaced not long ago by the previously owner, so we were crossing our fingers that our current oven would break and a new one would be covered by the warranty. We’re happy! Now I just need to get rolling with refinishing these cabinets… ow.
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