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7.07.2009

70's Apartment Remodel - Ugly Paint Be Gone!

This is a project I worked on for my parents.  It is a rental apartment that was just vacated by long term tenants and was ready for some touch ups. Every room was repainted. Including the bedrooms, which also got new carpet and new window treatments are on order.



Bedroom 2


In the bathroom we replaced the vanity, replaced the vinyl floors with tile, and replaced the tub surround with a new tub and a tile surround. There are also new lights and faucets.



In the kitchen we kept the appliances, painted the wood on the cabinets, painted the walls, and put in a new backsplash, replaced the countertops and put in new faucets.



All of the rooms were repainted and laminate flooring was put in throughout main rooms. A few simple updates make this place look like a million bucks!



Would you want to rent this place?

31 comments:

  1. I cleaned an apartment in Strathmore that is this ones twin I swear!! Great job on helping it get beautiful because I know how ugly it was to begin with!!!

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  2. It DOES look like a million bucks! You go girl- you designing DIVA! Oh- the mosaic glass tiles in the kitchen TOTALLY remind me of you for some reason... hee hee!

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  3. Amazing transformation! The kitchen looks so good, and using the old cupboard doors is a great way to keep things somewhat green. Great job. And Calgary eh? I went to Mount Royal seven years ago, love that city.

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  4. Great work, a wonderful update! Janell

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  5. Such a transformation! Great work!

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  6. omg - this looks amazing. what a clean crisp look!

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  7. WOW an amazing transformation---what an astounding difference!

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  8. I totally wish I could get my formica oak trimmed cabinets to look that good. Your kitchen transformation is great!

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  9. Wow, you did a lot of work. The place looks gorgeous! I love the tile backsplash in the kitchen and the new flooring.

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  10. Amazing! Is that a tub surround that looks like tile? Where did you get it?

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  11. holy cow! amazing job :)

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  12. You have been hard at work!! Great job

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  13. Wow - it looks so much better! I love the tile you used in the bathroom and the floors in the living room. Beautiful!

    XOOX
    Jen

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  14. Well done, such a transformation. We have all had the experience of living in places just like that but you really have shown your creative flair in the conversion.

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  15. Great makeover!! I especially like what you did to the kitchen, the new backsplash is lovely!

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  16. Wow, you've been busy!! This looks great. Love the new floor in the living room.

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  17. What a great transformation! Lots of hard work paid off!

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  18. Oh my...one of the kitchens in my home has these kitchen cabinets and I can't stand the outdated look of them. Please get back to me on this one. Did you just paint the wood to match the formica or did you paint the formica too? What type of paint works best to adhere to it? Please write to me and explain more details on the formica paint job. Pleasse! I'm desperate for an updated look. Your kitchen looks lovely!

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  19. Lovely transformation!

    pk @ Room Remix

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  20. I painted the wood trim to match the cabinets. I used a bullseye 123 primer from home depot (which is the best for no sanding) and then used benjamin moore's Aura paint. I hope this helps!

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  21. I found you through Better After and just wanted to drop by and say what an amazing transformation! I love how you updated everything and still kept the costs down!

    Kat :)

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  22. Wow! What an improvement. I feel like I'm watching Scott on HGTV's Income Property.
    Great job!

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  23. I blog hopped over to your blog from "Better After". Love what you did. So much better. I have a question for you, how did you go about painting the kitchen cabinets? My sister has the same ones in her house and we want to refinish them I have done real wood cabinets before but these have a different finish then wood. Did you just prime and paint?

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  24. it might help if you could write me back :0)
    heidithemighty06@hotmail.com

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  25. I found you on better after. what a great job. you have a great eye for what needs to be done. my husband and i are getting ready to remodel one of our rental properties. i will be showing him these pictures for inspiration. keep up the good work!
    Ashley @ {the appraiser's family}
    www.rahouck.blogspot.com

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  26. WOW....these pictures look great...can you come to my home and help me out....lol. I'm pretty good at repainting furniture but not THIS good. What an amazing job.

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  27. That looks amazing! I love the differences between the befores and afters!

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  28. Wow, it is simply an amazing transformation - in every room! I am loving the floors in the living room. Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired last week.

    Chelsea

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  29. the bathroom vanity and kitchen HUGE upgrade! Looks great!

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