New Paint, New Driveway and New Landscaping = DONE!

It is time to wrap this remodel. I really admire the HGTV crews that get a home makeover done in three days because that was not our reality!

Everything turned out great though! The new paint colors really brightened up the house and the new grass and landscaping offered a much needed facelift.

Beach house remodel before

Exterior of beach house before

 

Beach House Exterior Remodel After

Searenity Now After!

Now it is time to go enjoy the beach!  Come visit us at “Searenity Now” in Isle of Palms, SC!

Enjoy your weekend and let me know if you like the new exterior!

25th Hour Gal

Meanwhile on the inside…

While things have been in the works on the outside, we have been actively working on the inside. We put in new floors throughout the house, redid the bathrooms and had the house completely painted. All new appliances gave a much needed facelift to the kitchen.

Mr. 25th Hour had to move in for a few weeks and give the project his full attention. He did a great job adding board and batten to two of the bedrooms and it really provided a nice touch. In the master, he did one wall as a focal point. In one of the secondary bedrooms, he added the trim to all four walls but only covered about 2/3rds of the wall and added a fresh pop of green color (Hearts of Palm – SW6415) above the bright white walls (Charleston White by SW).

In the third bedroom, we decided to add twin beds and we wanted to add a fun element in this room as well. We selected exterior galvanized metal lights that we installed over each bed and also added individual light switches by each bed so that the lights could be used as reading lights. We also picked out a fun vivid blue for this room – Swimming (SW6764).

We used Charleston White as our main wall color throughout the house and Lattice (SW – 7654) on the kitchen and bathroom cabinets.  We loved the color “Swimming” so much that we decided to paint the interior of the garage the same color.  It is a nice cheery surprise each time we arrive.

Here are some pictures of the before and after of the interior.


Family Room and Dining Room BEFORE

Family Room and Dining Room BEFORE

 

Family Room "AFTER"

Family Room “AFTER”

 

Master Bedroom BEFORE

Master Bedroom BEFORE

Master Bedroom with new floor, board and batten wall treatment.  Love the light blue ceiling.

Master Bedroom with new floor, board and batten wall treatment. Love the light blue ceiling

 

Queen Bedroom BEFORE

Queen Bedroom BEFORE

Queen Room AFTER with new Board & Batten trim throughout the room

Queen Room AFTER with new Board & Batten trim throughout the room

 

Twin Room BEFORE

Twin Room BEFORE

Twin Room AFTER with Individual Lights Over Each Bed

Twin Room AFTER with Individual Lights Over Each Bed

 

Porch BEFORE

Porch BEFORE

Porch "AFTER" with new paint and furniture

Porch “AFTER” with new paint and furniture

 

Kitchen Before

Kitchen Before

Kitchen "AFTER" with painted cabinets and new appliances

Kitchen “AFTER” with painted cabinets and new appliances

 

SeaRenity Now our home away from home at IOP

“SeaRenity Now” our home away from home at IOP

 

We are very happy with how things turned out.  As far as the exterior, More About That next week!

Happy Valentine’s Day! ~ 

      25th Hour Gal

 

 

Leap of Faith

We may have taken a seriously wrong turn but I don’t think we have! We have been searching for a small beach house in the Charleston area for several years. We just couldn’t find the perfect one for us. Then last year, we found one on the market that was in our price range and we thought had great potential. To say that it looked sad & tired is an understatement! It looked nothing like a beach house even though the ocean was only a block and a half down the street.

The house was a short sale and we had no idea about the long grueling process. But, we decided to go for it! It took six long….make that very long months from the time we made the offer to the time we closed! I won’t sugarcoat it as it was a painful process. It was also pretty painful for our friends that had to listen to us whine!

But good things come to those that wait, right?! So the house is ours but now we needed an extreme home & yard makeover. On the HGTV website, we found out about a new show and they were looking for people who had just purchased a beach house (check) and wanted to update it (check)! We applied and actually made it through the initial screen but then we were DENIED! Oh well, I love HGTV anyway.

So we will dive in and get the job done ourselves. I hope you follow along to see our progress.  Before we begin, here is the start of our vision…”SeaRenity Now!” If you aren’t familiar with this Seinfeld episode, it is one of my favorites. We decided to name the beach house after it with a play on the spelling (get it?…SEA). If you missed this episode, check out the highlights here “Serenity Now, Insanity Later!”

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