When we were first looking for homes, we thought we would get a fixer upper. It didn’t take long for us to decide a fixer upper was not the best option for two busy people in their twenties. It also didn’t take long for us to realize that no matter what house you buy, it will be a fixer upper in some sense if you want to make it your own. Unless you build the home yourself and pick everything from the paint in each room to the water faucets in the bathrooms, you will be making changes to the home and “fixing it up”.
So no, we didn’t buy a fixer upper. What we bought was a great home that didn’t need work, but we wanted work. Starting with the bedroom. A bedroom is supposed to be your oasis, and the orignal room was anything but. The picture below is how the owners had it. White walls, wood trim, and what we interpreted as no life. It just was not our style.
The first house project we did was paint the walls, replace the trim, and replace the wood doors with white doors. Just a coat of paint made the world of a difference. Slowly we started replacing our old furniture with new furniture, and what we’ve found is the perfect place for family cuddles and Netflix binging.
Paint: Behr Intellectual
Not too bad for our first room flip, right?
Now you know why it’s so hard to get out bed every morning!