At times, completion of the Big White Farmhouse second floor renovation seemed distant and unattainable.
But God bless hope.
After nearly 6.5 months of demo, dust, drywall, water line busts, electrical blow outs, waiting, waiting, waiting and then more weeks of finishing work, we finally completed work on the second floor. And it was worth every single day of every week of waiting.
The second floor is everything we've ever dreamed and we are loving it. That's right, we officially moved houses in late March and are loving our new bigger space, closets and our three bathrooms. And a custom closet built for dreams, my friends.
We still have some work to do on the main floor of the house, ie. the kitchen and painting and what not to make it our own, but we are here and it's home now!
So to catch you up, here are some pictures of the last few weeks of renovation and then the BIG reveal of the two new bathrooms and our new master custom closet. Or if you need a refresher on the entire elephant of a project, check out Part 1, 2, and 3.
|"Shine bright like a diamond."|
|Paint up in Miss Ruby's bedroom.|
|Drywall finished and paint up in hall.|
|New layout of hallway, just waiting on carpet and well ... clean-up.|
|Vanity lights up in master bath.|
|Bathroom is coming together. Love the blue-green paint that compliments the mosaic bath tile.|
|Original woodwork was all completely refinished. So beautiful and worth the extra time.|
|Love this original door all shined up like new.|
|Finishing work complete on girl's shower/bath.|
|Girls' bath room is ready for little hands & toes!|
|Love the white vanity with soft close drawers and marble counter.|
|Miss RayRay's walk-in closet and new sub-floor.|
|Ruby isn't sure this shouldn't be her closet....|
|Miss RayRay's room full of contractor gear but almost ready for carpet.|
|Hall looking from RayRay's room to the master.|
|Loving these original brass door knobs. Gives the house character and authenticity.|
Now .... The BIG REVEAL .... otherwise known as the after-photos.
|Shower in the master bath with custom built glass doors and rain shower head.|
|Large marble soaking tub. Ahhh...|
|Tub and shower with new commode (with a soft close seat - I highly recommend - no more slamming!).|
|White vanity with marble counter and Allen and Roth mirror.|
|Loving the views from the Big White Farmhouse. Key word with this post is clearly ... LOVE!|
|In case you wondered what lotions and body spray I use.|
|No linen storage in the bathroom so I purchased this brushed nickel shelf from Wayfair and it fits perfect in our bath.|
|Plenty of shelving, even for a few personal items.|
|And storage for shoes of course.|
|Drawers and plenty of room for shoes as well as a pull-out hamper for Big D and myself.|
|Window bench with storage.|
|Big D's side of the closet. He does own more than five pairs of shoes I promise. But many of them have pig manure on them so they don't get to see the likes of this lovely closet!|
|My side of the closet. Plenty of shelves, hanging rods and long hanging rods.|
|Rod for long-hanging items, ie. dresses.|
|New soft-close drawers replaced our large dresser that is now in Miss RayRay's room.|
|Crystal chandelier from Pottery Barn to add a little glamour to the closet space. Because why not. I don't plan to move ever. again.|
|This is now hanging in our bedroom (thanks Hobby Lobby). I love it. ;)|
|Finished view of the girls' bathroom. I went very girly with ruffles (Lauren Conrad from Kohls), lace curtains (not seen here from Country Curtains) and vintage hand towels from Target.|
|Again, no linen closet, so I found this white linen cabinet on Wayfair.com and it's the perfect size and compliments the space nicely.|
|Big girl potty and baby girl potty.|
|Miss RayRay wanted the bathroom to be My Little Pony, but I went the classy route but appeased her anyways with this princess nightlight.|
|Someone loves having her own bathroom in what other color, but pink of course!|
Sometimes friends ask me if I'm tired of picking out colors, trim, decoratives and making plans. Not yet. I love the creativity that our contractor has afforded me and thank goodness for the folks on Pinterest and Houzz for inspiring me with color, design and so much more. It has been a fun, though exhausting process for everyone involved.
This house has been a dream worth waiting on and I can't wait to raise our girls in this beautiful family home. This house was built to make memories in and I'm ready to start our new journey!