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I wanted to share some photos of our old condo. When I was young and single, I purchased an 1100 sq ft in our area for way too much money, then spent the next few years investing more money in updates. I enjoyed it. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend trying to flip homes or condos though… the market tanked after I bought. Womp womp. But it was so beautiful so I figured it would be fun to share the projects that I completed.
For most of these projects I hired a builder to complete the updates, but usually I took on smaller projects like painting myself. This helped me save money.
|This photo looks into the master bathroom from the bedroom.|
The mirror/cabinet was chipped and not in great shape.
|Here’s a closer view of the room.|
|To the right was this outdated bathtub and tiling.|
Well when the contractor opened the ceiling, he discovered an entire section of vent for the dryer MISSING. Just… not there. Like 4′ or so of vent. UGH! I really hate contractors who take short cuts… that could have been a huge fire hazard. Our builder fixed it so it was properly vented and then put the ceiling back on.
He (and a plumber we hired) replaced the sink and vanity, the mirror, the light, tiling, bathtub, and toilet. I painted. These days, we probably would have tackled the vanity, sink, and toilet replacement ourselves. We might have been able to save money by painting the bathtub too. I can’t remember if there was a physical issue with the tub that was in there to begin with.
I wish I had some photos of it all without the purple accents… I was realllllly into purple at the time, if you can’t tell. When we went to sell the condo, we ditched the purple and replaced with brown towels, skipping the toilet seat cover and carpet.
Danielle Pientka is the sewing and DIY blogger behind DIYDanielle.com. She taught herself to sew in 2011 when she wanted to make cloth diapers for her first son. She’s been sewing everything from ecofriendly items to kids products to clothing since, as it has become a passion. She loves learning how to do new things and teaching others in the process. She hopes to inspire other moms to take time for themselves to find their own creative passion.
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