Keeping Up With the Joneses – Living Room Reveal

Keeping Up With the Joneses – Living Room Reveal

The day is finally here.

The Joneses living room reveal has been a long time in coming.
 
Keeping up with the Joneses | Love My DIY Home
 
If you remember, they bought a foreclosure and rehabilitated the poor thing. It was a mess and they brought it from an unlivable beast to a beautiful charming home for a family of 5 – oh wait. Home for a family of 6!
 
We are so long in bringing this reveal to you because a little baby doll, Maddie Moo made her appearance (April found out she was expecting) and everything changed.
 
She sort of took over their world and slowed down their progress on the house. They moved in without having finished, hence no "reveal."
 

It's OK.

A home is a home because of who we share it with, not because the trim is finished or the drywall is up in the basement, right?
 
Let me take you back through time for a minute to remind you of when this little house had little chance of being called a home.
 
Foreclosed Home Renovation {Love My DIY Home}
 
It was dirty, smelly and all around disgusting.
 

Living Room Reveal {Love My DIY Home}

Living Room Reveal {Love My DIY Home}

 The family that renovates together, enjoys the end result much more and has shared something life changing. Here is little Myles the baby of the family, watching Frozen while Mom and Dad work on the kitchen.

Living Room Reveal {Love My DIY Home}

 

Living Room Reveal {Love My DIY Home}

Living Room Reveal {Love My DIY Home}

Living Room Reveal {Love My DIY Home}

The only things they haven't done yet are the windows – they plan to replace them eventually (mucho moola) but just cleaning them up made a huge difference.
 
The floors were the biggest challenge.

{Keeping Up With the Joneses – Lose Those Ugly Floors}

 
Refinishing Wood Floors {Love My DIY Home}
Refinishing Wood Floors {Love My DIY Home}
Refinishing Wood Floors {Love My DIY Home}
 
Refinishing Wood Floors {Love My DIY Home}
Refinishing Wood Floors {Love My DIY Home}
 
They were badly stained and dented and the humidity was so high the polyeurethane threatened to stay wet FOREVER.
 

{Keeping Up With the Joneses – The Floors Won't Dry}

We were busy reading internet accounts of others who ran into the same problem. We were relieved when DAYS later they finally dried.
 
That could have been a disaster.
 
So the walls finally got patched and painted. The light fixture went up, locks installed and windows were cleaned up. 
 
Living Room Reveal {Love My DIY Home}
Brass is dead, so a new lock set was in order.
 
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Living Room Reveal {Love My DIY Home}
Living Room Reveal {Love My DIY Home}
 
Living Room Reveal {Love My DIY Home}
 
Livingroom Reno Progress {Love My DIY Home}
 
They moved in when 90% of everything was done and waited for Madison to come while life's pace picked up.
 
DIY Newborn Photos {Love My DIY Home}
 
Just recently the living room was finished. (You really didn't expect me NOT to put in a picture of the little doll baby did you?)
 

The beautiful oak trim went up along with the rods and curtains and wall decor.

 

Living Room Reveal {Love My DIY Home}
Living Room Reveal {Love My DIY Home}
 

Hanging Curtain Rods the Easy Way

Take a piece of paper and mark where you'd like the rod to hang, cutting out a right angle notch to fit on the top and side of the window where you are hanging the curtains. See illustration below.
 
Then when you are ready to install the hardware on the other side of the window, to get a perfect match, just flip the paper and your mark will be flipped, giving you exactly the same spot for hardware on the other side.
 
iving Room Reveal {Love My DIY Home}
Living Room Reveal {Love My DIY Home}
 
Her rod was fairly long, so she hung this piece to support the rod in the middle.
 
Living Room Reveal {Love My DIY Home}
 

The living room transformation is quite amazing.

Living Room Reveal {Love My DIY Home}

Living Room Reveal {Love My DIY Home}

Living Room Reveal {Love My DIY Home}

Living Room Reveal {Love My DIY Home}

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Living Room Reveal {Love My DIY Home}

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The TV stand was one of April's DIY projects.
 

Living Room Reveal {Love My DIY Home}

And of course, we had to include G'ma in the reveal since she was very much involved in the reno but never saw the finished project.
  

Living Room Reveal {Love My DIY Home}

Living Room Reveal {Love My DIY Home}

The complete Keeping UP With the Joneses series:
 
 
If you'd like to motivate your DH to flip your house, I'll get you started – here is a "honey do list" that you can present to him…all filled out with your own "gotta get 'er done " jobs. Click here to download it or just click on the pic below – it's FREE, yes, free indeed:
 
Honey Do List {Love My DIY Home}
As soon as they get the dishwasher installed, we will give you the kitchen – from nasty, smelly, ugly and gross to absolutely stellar. Stay tuned and meanwhile, be amazing!
 
Val @ Love My DIY Home
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Comments

  1. What an amazing transformation, Val!  Oh my goodness, I absolutely LOVE the floors!  Kudo's to all for a job well done!

  2. what a great job you all did a lot of work to achieve such a great room

    come see us at http://shopannies.blogspot.com while not redoing rooms we may have something you may want to read

  3. Wow, quite a reno……………the floors look amazing and they have done a fantastic job.  and your lil grandaughter is such a cutelil sweetie for sure……….beautiful…………….They can sure be proud of the beautiful home they have faithfully worked on and created.  Great job, and may they have many many years of happiness and blessings in their lovely place.

    Blessings Galore, Nellie

    • lovemydiyhome :

      Thanks, Nellie. It was a lot of work but worth it. I checked out your blog – very pretty. I invited you to our DIY Blogger Connect FB group. Hope to see you there…

  4. Outstanding DIY-ing! 

     

    • lovemydiyhome :

      Thanks, Linda! It’s exciting to “own” your home through hands on work like this. I highly recommend it.

  5. I love room make overs. They inspire me. Someday when I own a home, I know I will be changing and painting all kinds of things. Thank you for the great post. I

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