Here are some before and after photos from another renovated area of our 1800’s home.
We finished up the master bedroom a couple of months ago (2018) and love the results!
Read on to see all the renovations we made in this area of our home. Tommy also has included some of his tips!
Removed the drop ceiling
Removed the old carpet
Added new carpet
Removed a closet. It had been added to the home at some point when someone was trying to turn it into a duplex.
Hung new drywall on the walls after removing 3 layers of thin drywall and wood paneling
Hung a new ceiling
Added crown moulding
Installed a new window
Painted the walls
Cleaned and shellaced all the wood (including baseboards we found behind the wood paneling and the fireplace). See the process we used by clicking here.
Hung a new ceiling light/double fan
Added shiplap to one wall. See how my husband did it by watching his video on YouTube! Here’s the link!
With the help of my husband’s father, we have completed all the renovations ON OUR OWN.
AND FYI—none of us are contractors or have backgrounds in this kind of work. We’ve just researched and learn as we go! You can learn a lot from YouTube too!