If you’re new around here, Alex and I recently purchased our first house. We moved in a month ago and have been constantly working on it since then. Here are some recaps if you missed them.
Over the last week we painted our basement. It took us a long time to find the right color. For just about two weeks we had seven paint splotches on our walls. We finally decided on Vast Desert, a color made by Behr.
We also got new carpet and blinds installed. Our home is really starting to come together! We’ve gone from living in someone else’s house filled with our things to living in our own home.
When we moved in our basement was the color of Crest toothpaste. It was absolutely dreadful. Our carpet wasn’t terrible. It was berber and white. There were multiple places that had stains but, again, it wasn’t the worst thing in the world.
The problem was that it smelled. Like. Dogs.
The previous owners had three small dogs that must have had free range of the basement. We had the carpets professionally cleaned and once the smell of baby powder wore off, the dog smell permeated again. A week later the carpet was ripped out and replaced.
Let’s look at some before pictures, shall we?
This is what I did.
Here’s the finished project!
Now I’m off to tend to a man who has some sort of stomach bug. Let’s hope tomorrow is better for him.
What’s next for us:
- Wedding invites out tomorrow!
- A peak at our back yard and the work we’ve done so far
- Hideous light fixtures and curtains before and after
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