WE BOUGHT A HOUSE, SO NATURALLY WE’RE ALSO STARTING A HOME RENOVATION BLOG.

WE BOUGHT A HOUSE, SO NATURALLY WE’RE ALSO STARTING A HOME RENOVATION BLOG.

WE BOUGHT A HOUSE, SO NATURALLY WE’RE ALSO STARTING A HOME RENOVATION BLOG. 1323 982 Indoorsy // @fortheindoorsy

Some things just go together — peanut butter & jelly, girl scout cookies & their empty boxes (’tis the season), mashed potatoes & gravy, and a home renovation and a blog. We’re hopping on the bandwagon, folks, and giving you (and by you I mean probably only my parents) a glimpse into how the hell we’re going to remodel this hot mess.

And if you’ve never seen a home renovation blog in real life, feast your eyes on the before pictures.

— THE HOT MESS HOUSE TOUR —

ENTRYWAY.
Cool sconce, huh? Oh, what’s that? You didn’t notice it because you’re distracted by the massive crack in the ceiling? Let me describe it for you: golden flower. 

home renovation - entryway before

DINING ROOM.
Please note the Betty Boop stained glass trinket below the ceiling fan. The holes to the right of the door were for a rotary phone (sold separately). We have tons of natural light pouring into this space though, so that’s a big win.

home renovation - dining room beforehome renovation - dining room window before

LIVING ROOM.
pink. paneling. everywhere.

home renovation - living room before

KITCHEN.
No words. Just grease.

home renovation - kitchen renovation - beforehome renovation - kitchen renovation - beforehome renovation - kitchen cabinets - before

HALL.

home renovation - hall - before

BEDROOMS.
They basically all look like this. Mint green walls + I’m pretty sure that’s a bed skirt. Some water damage or termites messed up the sheetrock in this room.

home renovation - bedroom remodel - before

Neighbors house vs. our house. At least our tile game is strong.home renovation - bedroom remodel - before

Biggest closet in the hizzouse!

home renovation - bedroom remodel - closet

GUEST BATH.
We’ll probably keep the wallpaper panel. (#thatwasajoke)home renovation - guest bathroom remodel - beforehome renovation - guest bathroom remodel - before

If you’re wondering, that black stuff is electrical tape because, as I’m sure you’ve seen on Pinterest, electrical tape is a great substitute for caulk.

 home renovation - guest bathroom remodel - beforehome renovation - guest bathroom remodel - before

MASTER BATH.
Designed for people who want to pee and wash their hands simultaneously.home renovation - master bathroom remodel - before

Please note the garden hose spray nozzle that is connecting the shower hose to the shower head. Pro tip: if you run out of electrical tape, duct tape is also equally effective.

home renovation - master bathroom remodel - before

This shot taken inside the shower.

home renovation - master bathroom remodel - before

SUN ROOM.
This space is an added bonus in my opinion. It’s definitely dirty but think of what it could be!home renovation - sunroom - before
And that exposed brick wall <3

home renovation - sunroom exposed brick - before

So that’s the overview. While it looks like a fiery hot mess (volcanic actually), we think it just needs a little love. And as it so happens, a home renovation don’t happen overnight (unless you have some serious cash flow AKA not us). That means we’ll be documenting our whole-house remodel on this site, which we’ll be working on mostly during the weekends when we aren’t at our day jobs (again, that cash flow thing). We’re hoping to pay it forward and share the knowledge others have given to us in addition to sharing those well-that-was-a-bad-idea moments that we create all on our own.

Hopefully this is the start of a before & after that has a better ending than the Titanic, but I guess we’ll wait and see. #nopromises

Until next time!

Z + B

5 Comments
  • Tracy Boswell 03/13/2016 at 7:10 pm

    Lots of potential – Its going to be amazing!
    Count us in as deckhands.
    D + T

  • Excited to see your new adventure online! Good thing Jeremy’s handy AND has the winters off, huh? 😉 Congrats on the purchase. I look forward to seeing the progress!

    • thehotmesshouse 03/16/2016 at 11:28 pm

      Thanks, Hannah!! And yes, I think Zach is already working on recruiting Jeremy. (;

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