Garden Apt. After: Main Room

Oh this garden apartment. . .

Looking through old photos, I realize this was one of the very, very first projects started. So what counts as “before”?

Is “before” what the place looked like when we walked around with our real estate agents?

garden apt with agents
{The previous owners didn’t leave any cool stuff after we closed, by the way.}

It was a whopping 8 days after we closed that the demo started down here.

And well over a year before it was finished. Perhaps eventually update this post with lots of links of all the projects it took to get ‘er done but for now, lets just get to the afters. It’s been too long coming as it is.






I love how the mantel turned out. Before it was a boxy eyesore.

mantel BEFORE

And now, it’s open! Lighter. The brick is exposed. New cable and electric are run. A much better focal point, don’t you think?


But do you want to know what my favorite part of the room is?

The baseboards.


It was an instant transformation as soon as they started going in, caulking as we went. Even though they still needed some touch up paint, at that moment, the place started to look finished. And that, my friends, is a beautiful thing.

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9 Responses to Garden Apt. After: Main Room

  1. Meghan says:

    The whole place looks fantastic, you should be very proud of yourselves!

  2. Pretty amazing, and so great that you have a renter. So, what’s next on your list?

  3. KMLiving says:

    So nice to see the finished room – and yes…. the baseboards make the total look!

  4. Oh my goodness, it’s a different place! I want to live there. Which is the point, I guess! ha

  5. Eric says:

    I really like what you did and I like the light floor. Those were my original intentions for my first floor (which felt a bit cramped and had lower ceilings), but it looks like I’m going with dark wood/laminate in the end.

  6. The apartment looks great, and very chic in all white! Looks like it could be a mini art gallery.

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