The Ugly Rental: Beds, Bath, and Bonus Room

Hope you enjoyed Le Tour de Ugly! It’s time to show you the nitty gritty on the bedrooms and bathroom (eek!)!

Photos, In Order: Refresher course from last week’s Le Tour de Ugly, Demo-week, and Voila!

Master Bedroom (Both of the bedrooms had a similar look, so I feature just the master)

Replaced windows and trim, painted walls, refinished original floors, and replaced low-hanging fan with sleek low-profile light fixtures.

Plunger, for effect?

New Floor and door for walk-in closet!

Bonus Room

That’s not water damage.  I’m hoping pet (and not child) stain, but the ammonia smell was intense when I started cleaning it.  Blech.

New “luxury vinyl” and a substantially larger window make the room feel larger and cleaner.

Bathroom

Everyone loves magnolias…and mildew…

They were nice enough to leave the blind in the window behind the tile……

More demo + floor repair.  Notice that the sink drain is missing… It came out of the wall with the vanity cabinet…”Hello, plumbers?”

And, Voila!  Basically all is new here! A new frosted glass window with PVC trim is surrounded by my first (and maybe last) tile job.  New wainscotting hides the crazy sheetrock issues that were behind it.  The vanity is a wider IKEA top with custom base (reclaimed wood).  The floor is groutable vinyl tile.  Light and mirror are also from IKEA.

All we did to the bathroom closet is paint, add a cute new star light fixture (my fav!), refinish the wood floors, and trim the closet with leftover flooring that we used for repairs elsewhere in the house for a bit of character.  It’s hard to tell in this photo, but Aaron cut a sweet piece of L-shaped steel for the threshold (step down) between the luxury vinyl and the original wood.  It added just a touch of industrial!

We love how these rooms turned out!  The original floors rock and we’re loving the clean, simplistic look that this house ended up having.

Coming soon!

-Kitchen and Living

-Exterior

Introducing: The Ugly Rental

Happy Holidays, folks!

Late July, we officially lost our minds and bought an ugly rental house in our neighborhood.

I can’t wait to start cranking out posts on the renovation, but I’m going to dedicate this post to our “before photos”.  Enjoy le tour de ugly!

The home angle is not an optical illusion…

I have a better understanding of why my mom used to call my childhood un-brushed hair a “rat’s nest” now (see dishwasher slot)…

When in doubt, black it out… with spray paint.

Fan de Decapitation Part I

Fan de Decapitation Part II

“Bonus” Room

Poorly built porch that someone had tried to turn into an addition… yikes…

Coming Soon:

-Bed and Bath (with bonus room and laundry)

-Kitchen and Living

-Exterior

Stay tuned!