The downstairs apartment looks great as well! I especially love how the kitchen turned out! I’m pretty much in love with the new floor, and the two-toned walls turned out great as well!
My Aunt is renting this apartment and selected a chocolate brown paint (sorry I don’t know the exact name as I didn’t pick it out) for her new bathroom. She complimented it with orange towels and the two colors look great together! We did the same mirror, toilet, tile and fixtures as the upstairs bathroom in this bathroom. Unfortunately I don’t have a photo to share of this bathroom. It turned out great though! Very similar to the upstairs bathroom – minus the washer/dryer and a full tub added.
In addition to all these major updates, we also made some more minor cosmetic changes while home. Big shout out to my hubby…he surpassed all of my expectations with all the handy work he did!! I was so impressed! He fixed leaky faucets, did wiring work on outlets and lights that didn’t work to get them working again, installed a keyless entry to the door, put up a TV mount, bolted down wires to make everything look more seamless…he was constantly doing something to beautify the house! Pictures below of some of those updates…
New faucet…we went with black to match the counter top!
Aside from all the cleaning I put up some new curtains!
The trip home was full of headaches, but it was also full of great times with some great friends! It was so nice to see my family and friends that I have missed so much! We got to enjoy dinner out with our friends Tyler and Maggie at Eleven, then went back again later in the trip with Kim and Valerie. We love hibachi and went to Miyako with my sister Katie and Brother-In-Law, Ted, then Nakama with my other sister Kristy and soon-to-be Brother-In-Law, Adam. We did a breakfast alone at the Rusty Nail, then did dinner there with Kristy and my Aunt Donna. We ate at Max’s Allegheny Tavern with Patricks Dad’s cousins family, and got to enjoy dinner with the Simon’s, Harris’ and Grisham’s at Nikki’s Thai Kitchen. Thanks Mary for capturing this photo there! Always good times with some of my favorite people 🙂
We’re looking forward to making another trip back to Pittsburgh in the near future! To everyone there, we love and miss you everyday!
PS…Below are some side by side comparcomparisons to before and after…
Dirty vs. Clean!
Old vs. New – LOL Sorry my friend Jaclyn is cleaning the floor in the old pic! This picture dates back to our high school years when my sister lived in this apartment and we were cleaning up after housesitting! Sorry Jaclyn, this was the only picture I had on my computer of the old kitchen! LOL!