I don't have a complete breakdown of what we've spent at the Peach Palace in this redo. We originally budgeted $5000 but didn't include sales tax in the budget. I do know that for the entire interior we went through 3 gallons plus 1 quarter of oil-based primer, 4 gallons of latex primer, 3 1/2 gallons of ceiling paint, 4 gallons of oil-based paint and 14 gallons of latex paint.
And now, to recap all the befores and afters.....
The full bath. The bathtub doors were removed, the tub was tiled, vanity painted, broken vanity drawers were fixed, hardware replaced, light replaced, laminate-y walls removed, walls skim coated, new sink and faucet, heater replaced, ceiling exhaust fan installed and of course... the walls, ceiling and trim were all primed and painted.
Half bath. Fake laminate walls removed, multiple wall cabinets removed, walls sheet rocked (which then required tapping and mudding), floor replaced, toilet replaced, vanity painted, vanity hardware replaced, faucet replaced, light fixture replaced, ceiling light added, exhaust fan installed, light switches moved from outside the bathroom to the inside, new mirror, trim added/replaced and of course all the walls, ceiling and trim painted.
The Dining Room. Windows replaced, popcorn/cottage cheese ceiling removed, ceiling light replaced (with an actual dining room light fixture), laminate floors were finished, curtains and rod hung, trim installed around windows and floor. Finally walls, ceiling and trim painted.
Front porch or perhaps sun room... Sliding door replaced with more appropriate french doors, front door replaced, side window replaced, popcorn/cottage ceiling removed, and ugly orange carpet replaced with fir floor. Then of course we painted the ceiling, walls and trim.
Living room. Window replaced, previously mentioned slider replaced with french doors, built in cubby replaced with vintage window, popcorn/cottage cheese ceiling removed, window and door trim added, carpet replaced and curtains and rod installed. The final touch is all the walls, ceiling and trim were painted.
Kitchen. The fake textured walls were removed, walls skim coated, cabinets installed around stove area, 3 new cabinets built and installed, refrigerator with water and ice maker installed, over range microwave installed (with venting), a portion of the counter tops replaced/installed, existing laminate flooring finished, cabinets all primed and painted, trim replaced or added, hardware added to cabinets, all light fixtures replaced and new vintage cabinet added. The walls, laminate back splash, ceiling and trim were all painted as well.
I didn't include the bedrooms. They're fairly small and a little difficult to take pictures of. One bedroom just required painting, replacing light fixture, removal of popcorn/cottage cheese ceiling and replacing the carpet. Another bedroom upstairs was just painted, walls repaired and the window replaced. The final bedroom required the removal of a closet, the moving of the entry door, removal of paneled walls and ceiling tiles, sheet rocking, tapping and mudding, adding a new closet, replacing light fixture, sanding and painting existing painted floors, adding trim and finally the painting of all walls, ceiling and trim.
One of the largest projects was the redesign of the stairs/ladder (see more here) to the upstairs bedroom. Originally the stair/ladder was inside the back bedroom, common in old houses. It was replaced with actual stairs that start in the dining room.
The exterior, well it's currently still peach. The plan is to paint it a "regular" house color in the spring or summer... then it really will be good bye to the Peach Palace.
On Friday, my husband listed the Peach Palace for rent. Thanks to all of our hard work, it was snapped up quickly by a young family with a baby. Just the kind of family I imagined.
We also need to thank our work crew....
- my father, Henry
- my father in law, Mike
- my mother in law, Lonna
- my sister in law, Laurie
- my son, Zach and
- my husband's co worker, Gary.
Thanks guys for all of your help~
Still here in Toronto... on our way to Niagara Falls today....