Moving away from my new built, 3600 sqft, 5 br, 2 master suite home with gameroom, library, theatre room, tuscan kitchen with imported tile from italy, wasn’t easy. The last of the kids had graduated high school and Clay and I were bouncing off the walls of an empty house. Compounding it was the fact that we were paying the amount of a complete monthly mortgage payment to stable our horses elsewhere! Buying a smaller house with land and a barn just made sense. This is what we found….
Note that they had spray painted the frame od the chain link fence with brown spray paint! Ghastly!
The checklist was this:
I wanted a tree lined drive
Clay wanted a Flag Pole
We found the perfect place in Tuttle Oklahoma and at a fantastic price BUT it was gosh awful!
Built in 1970, run down, doubtful it had been cleaned since, no updates and the 70’s had spewed all over it and it stuck!
Clay and I are dreamers so we dreamt of what it could be…what we could make it into so with my vision and design and Clays strong arms and can do attitude, we cannonballed into the deep end of DIY home remodeling.
The Before Pics taken while viewing the home.
This is from the livingroom with thin, horridly dark, fake beams, walled off kitchen / dining area with those horrid spindle posts on the half wall.
The kitcken with cracked white tile, grout that acid wouldbt clean, dark stained wood cabinets with, yes, rough, stripped yellow formica counter and back splash. Yikes!
2 views of the livingroom
Front bathroom terror
Tiny master bath
The glass Florida room, AKA The oven! Check out that crazy carpet!
The crappy hall.
The hall to the front door, sandwiched between dining and master bath and the ugly front door.
- Now that you have the kind of mess we were dealing with, here’s the remodeled version. Note that we contracted the enclosing of the Florida room but the rest was all us… miserable, stressful, backbreaking and beautiful. The After Photos