Wednesday, September 19, 2012

There's No Turning Back Now...

With all the house's (aka Cupcake's) charm, she is somewhat quirky like most homes built over a 100 years ago.  This house has been occupied by dozens of different owners.  I can walk up the street and meet a neighbor who used to live here and another neighbor's mother used to live here, and her brother's cat...and so on.  I'm sure you can imagine all the major fail unique updates that have been made by the different DIY'ers contractors over the years.  

At some point in the 90's (while I was listening to Nirvana & wearing a scrunchy in my hair) the second floor attic was converted into two finished bedrooms with two full baths.  Also known as our master bedroom and nursery.  We updated the nursery 2 years ago when the boys were born (a topic for another day) and we are currently in the middle of renovating the master bedroom and bathroom.  Here was our bedroom about 3 weeks ago prior to demolition.

We have a California King Bed so it takes up a lot of room, luckily there's enough room on each side for decent size bedside tables.  The roof line is off centered due to some jimmy rigged HVAC ducts in the ceiling by said 1990's owner, the window is itsy-bitsy and those curtains are the 'doors' for our his and hers closets.  So many changes to be made, but SO much potential at the same time.

This is my closet - I call this an organized mess.

 and the hub's closet...

 This is dormer #1 to the right of the room.  Basically wasted space right now.

And the Pièce de résistance... a sink in dormer #2.  I mean seriously, who puts a sink in the middle of a room?  The hubs wakes me up at 5:30 AM most mornings while brushing his pearly whites and shaving before leaving for work.  He always feels so bad...

Well there's no turning back now! Take that you stupid sink!!

You see that?! My first time using a sledge hammer.  I probably should have been wearing some sort of safety goggles for the epic fury I unleashed!  

Good-bye wierdo unwanted sink, good-bye closet with no doors, good-bye too tiny window.  I will NOT miss you...



  1. This all looks very exciting! Your blog looks GREAT and I'm so flattered that you were inspired by mine :) Also glad you loved the pancakes, I think they're amazing too...we ate them this morning as well!

    Not sure if you know this (I didn't when I first started) but your "reply to" e-mail address is hidden from viewers when you leave a comment so people aren't able to e-mail you back. Some people choose to keep it hidden but I find you get a lot more replies back from bloggers when they can e-mail you!

    Looking forward to your posts!

  2. well well well.,'s so fun that we find our lives converging again. From Cars to Decor...haha. Love the blog (and isn't it much more fun to post about renovations than a pontiac?) just sayin.

    1. Hi Heather! Thanks for visiting! It is SOOOOO much better than Pontiacs. LOL!


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