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New House: Upstairs BEFORE

June 18, 2013

Okay, let's continue on our little house tour with the upstairs.  We'll start with the master bedroom and bath and then head down the hall to the pink hall bathroom, Tagg's room (the gray textured wallpaper room, Wells' room (the striped wallpaper room), and the guest room (yellow room).  
The formula up here is pretty simple.  De-wallpaper.  Then De-wallpaper some more.  Pretty much every room in this house has multiple layers of wallpaper that has to be removed.  The bathrooms are a whole lot of 1970's but we'll be living with them as is for a long while until we can gut them.  
Thanks for sharing in the excitement of this house with me!  We're seriously so smitten and thankful for all this space.  Feel free to let me know what you'd do with some of these spaces.  Colors, ideas, decorating tips are all welcome!  This house is so full of potential and I'm getting a bit overwhelmed with how to start on a house that needs so much updating.  Plus furniture.  And man, does that cost a lot.  I like knowing this could be our forever home and that certain walls will be filled up slowly over time.  Like the walls I have reserved for art I plan on our children making for us when they're older!


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34 comments:

  1. Again, so much potential. The rooms are spacious and have great sunlight. I really like the upstairs foyer light. Will you be keeping that?

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  2. So unfortunate that it wasn't wallpaper that you liked :(

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  3. I am so happy for you. That is great house.

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  4. huge rooms and house! I bet you'll make this look perfect in no time! Good luck!

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  5. This home has so much natural character already! It was the perfect blank slate for you! I love it and cannot wait to see the "after" photos.

    xo
    www.simplylowcountry.com

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  6. Oh those floors! And that bathroom tile! So cool. I am seriously trolling craigslist for furniture and have been pleasantly surprised with the pieces and prices we have found lately.

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  7. Your house has great bones. Can't wait to see what you do to the place!

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  8. This is so exciting! Can't wait to see all your transformations.

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  9. Seriously! Space , wood floors, closets and tons of natural light you are 95% to perfect dream home! Love! I am so picturing a built in window seat in Tagg's room. Love the tour , can't wait to see the downstairs.

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  10. Your bones are killer my dear. And all of the rooms are such a nice size. I love the upstairs hallway as well! So much fun!

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  11. Those hardwoods are amazing! Please tell me they're hidden under the carpet in that closet! The bones of this house are so amazing. It looks so well bit and I love that it's structured with defined spaces. I know you'll do amazing things! Even just de-wallpapering and painting will transform this house.

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  12. This house is seriously amazing!! All of that wallpaper is hilarious, but I know it will look fabulous in no time! The bathrooms look huge! Love it all!!!

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  13. So much potential and space! It's going to be fantastic. I personally think the carpet in the closet is the best part:)

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  14. It really is an amazing space. Congratulations! Maybe get the one bathroom with colored tile glazed until you can do something else to it? Then at least it would be all white. It's not super cheap, but it's a lot cheaper than gutting an entire bathroom.

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  15. This house is ooooozing potential- I can't wait to see what you do with such an already beautiful home!

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  16. the bones of this house look amazing!! What a great find!

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  17. It looks like the rooms are all a really good size, and you've got a walk in closet! You're going to have so much fun creating a home for your family. Have fun with it:)

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  18. if only it had wallpaper you actually liked! good luck removing it all! i wish i had tips to help you.

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  19. Love the house....it's going to be really FAB by the time you finish!!!

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  20. You are so amazingly patient and have a great attitude!!! I always want everything yesterday and get frustrated but it's so smart to take your time. That is what we'll have to do in our next home because between updating and furniture, it's going to be SLOW! Here's a tip I picked up from a blog this week, I wish I could remember which one!, but she said she had made a lot of mistakes in her first home with furniture, etc. just trying to "fill it up", but she's learned so much since then, so in her new home, her goal is to purchase "one forever piece" in each room (a beautiful antique, or statement piece that will stay in their family), and then less expensive things here and there that can be changed out. I love this motto! Please share your paint color ideas-walls and trim-I'm going to use one color throughout and accent the powder, dining, and kids' rooms-I love Simply Seleta's palette!

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  21. So much amazing space! I hope the outdoor/yard is coming up next! It'll be so fun to take your time doing each space... especially for a forever house - it'll be so much more special to find things you really love. It is going to look incredible

    http://itsthelittlethingsblog.blogspot.com

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  22. Oh this such a great forever-house! The bones are so gorgeous and it's perfect for putting your own personality into. We had a house with wallpaper in every room, and it was a process. One room at a time, stripped and repainted, was how i tackled it. Otherwise you have tons of rooms "in process" and NOTHING feels done. So much potential, enjoy making it your home!!

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  23. Love it!!!!! I love it more with every tour.

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  24. oh my goodness. now some people may see wallpaper but all i see is windows! tons of windows! a window in your closet! this is my idea of heaven. i am ready to move in.

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  25. Too bad that wallpaper isn't something fabulous! I've become a wallpaper taker-downer pro. If you need advice, which I'm sure you don't, I'm your girl! I see so much goodness in all of those rooms, though!

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  26. So excited to see what you do with this! I am so sure that "living with" the bathrooms means you'll figure out a clever way to make them downright fabulous ;)

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  27. I am seriously digging the vintage tikle in your bathrooms. Your house has so much potential so much. I am kind of jealous you have a blank slate!!

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  28. There's so much space in and out, congrats Julia!

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  29. OMG! I am not lying when I say that we had the exact same wallpaper in our master bath!!! We lived with it for about 5 years before we could do a gut. Actually, your before looks a lot like our before (feel free to check it out on my blog!) And now that we've been here for 6 years, we have take down every last piece of wall paper (and wall to wall carpet) and it feels like home! You will get there :)

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  30. The house has such great bones. I'm a Realtor, and it drives me crazy when buyers aren't able to see past wallpaper or other dated decor to see what potential a home has. I can't wait to see what you do to this wonderful home!

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  31. I love it! It reminds me of our home when we moved in 20 years ago. We spent many late nights removing wall paper and painted every room ourselves. Enjoy the process!

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  32. The bedroom layout is perfect! I so miss having all of our rooms on the same level. If I was closer I'd totally be over there helping you with that wallpaper. I know how much that sucks!

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  33. The rooms are amazing! Phew, I see alot of work, but Ive been there, you can do it! You don't have deadlines, thank god, so just take it one bite ( step) at a time!
    xo Nancy

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  34. Cannot wait to see what you do with this house!

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