How To Update The Old and Tired Look

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When we moved into Franklin 3 years ago, we took on the task of purchasing a “fixer upper”. We decided to make the move because we realized that being closer to work, family and living in an active community with less of a house payment was very important to our entire family. In order to accomplish this we would be coming from a larger, nicer home and property to be in the Franklin location that we wanted. As challenging as it was, it was the right move for us. 

Our “new” home was built in 1988 and for the most part looked like 1988. From the navy blue shell wall paper, oak cabinets, track spotlights to set the mood, 2 story foyer with a carpeted ledge, dining room and peachy pink neutral throughout, we knew we had a project on our hands. We were able to look past all this, see the vision and fell in love with the neighborhood the second we drove in so we were sold! 

The plan was to fix up and make improvements along the way. After lots of blood, sweat, tears and 1,234 days later this is exactly what we’ve done and are still doing each day little by little. 

Here is a before and after of our master bathroom vanity that I recently painted. The Oak cabinets were looking very dated and dark. This bathroom only has one small window, so needs as much light as possible. Painting the cabinets a light color brightened up the space drastically! And adding the matte black hardware added a nice touch of class and contrast. Its pretty amazing what a little paint and hardware can do to update the look of a bathroom. Low cost, fresh look well worth the time and effort invested!