When we bought our house, we didn't realize how much work and money it was going to take. A lot of things we had to do were simply repairs from age/wear-and-tear that we didn't account for and having to buy oh-so-much Kilz to cover the mess the renters left.
Back story: our house was a repo and prior to that, it was a rental. According to neighbors, they were very lazy (hence why our yard is STILL trashed), rude and their kids were destructive. Our kitchen was covered in grease, the walls were dark colors, the carpet was gross.... I don't even like thinking about it! We looked at this house the day it came on the market after the foreclosure was completed. At that point it had been sitting for around 5 months. I was really, really, really hesitant to buy it because of the work. However, it was 6 houses down from our friends, next to one of the best elementary schools in D8 and was the perfect layout for our family. After going back and forth the night we saw it, we immediately called a lender the next morning and put in an offer. The process was awful, took forever and made me definitely not want to do it again, but we had an amazing lender and our realtor (my MIL) made it significantly easier on us!!!!
Here are the before pics!!! I will post the after pics and what we did later.
My master tub
Our master room!
The ugly, ugly 1970's fan
My craft/sewing/spare room
The stairwell (that color makes me want to puke!!)
The living room (I repurposed the fixture!!)
The dining room
The family room and breakfast nook
The garage door and hall to the half bath and laundry room
The half bath and door to the laundry room (the dark green is the bane of my existance!!!)