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I now live in a home that took a year to rehab. Just the inside, that is. This year I’m working on the outside. I lived here years ago, moved, had tenants, was left a mess, started a one-year rehab. That’s the short story 🙂

The slightly longer story is that this room required lots of scrubbing, 4 coats of paint, refinished floors, doors, and re-caulking of windows. I made the curtains out of a nice linen material, and yes, the paintings on the wall are ones I did.

 

 

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This is where I spend most days. Behind my chair are 2 file cabinets…one has actual files, the other has my filed-away already-made pillow covers. Good use, no?

On top of the cabinets, I added some white bookshelves. There can never be enough books, and I really like when they’re added to a room…makes it more cozy somehow. One side of shelves has my most used sewing supplies in bins (thread, buttons, trims, etc). In-between this area is a nice little niche that serves as a comfy window seat. And of course, it has a ton of pillows on it.  Now, the before pic of this same area:

 

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Dark, dingy, dirty……markers & stickers all over the walls. Air mattress left behind. Overall? Not very inviting.

 

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This is a sample of how all the doors in the house looked. The panels were kicked out, the strike plates were missing chunks of plaster….yes, all doors throughout the house were replaced.

 

 

 

 

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Above, you can see the other side of the room. It includes a closet where my fabric stash is kept…..yes, wall-to-wall shelving is included inside the closet. Couldn’t take a pic though since it was so difficult to get the right angle inside a closet, lol.  In the corner entertainment area, I have my choice of a stereo or tv for background noise. I also have a box of larger finished pillows 🙂

This was the before shot of that same area:

 

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 Closer look at the window seat