We’re moving! A few weeks ago, Ty and I were sitting at a Starbucks in our absolute favorite neighborhood of Grand Rapids, day dreaming about one day living nearby, able to enjoy the local resturants, evening energy, and everyday walkability. I pulled up realtor.com while sipping my coconut milk cold brew, and stumbled across the world’s ugliest condo, which was the only home in the area that was remotely within our price range. It was our dream location - sharing the street with some of our favorite shops and restaurants, with lake accessibility across the street. Oh, and one block from Starbucks...what more could you need? Because of its location, we decided to walk through the unit.
We hated it. The old building had character and was in great condition, but the unit itself was dark, dated, and covered in wallpaper. Did I mention weird smells? A total gut job. We walked away entirely uninterested. About a month later, we were sick of long commutes, and living so far from the places we frequent... so, after a change of heart, we called the sellers with a offer. We closed on the unit on Friday, and started demo immediately. We are in way over our heads, but are going to try and enjoy every minute of the chaos. Follow along as we renovate every inch of this 70’s condo over the next 8 weeks!
Yes, someone painted pink stripes on LEOPARD print wallpaper in this bathroom.
WHAT EVEN IS THIS PAINT JOB?????
I feel like my taste changes every 6 months. I love the way our current home turned out, but I’ve definitely got my eyes on something slightly different. I want to keep with the white, clean theme, but make this place much more NATURAL, MODERN, AND MINIMAL. Think clean lines, mid century touches, and matte black hardware. I’ll add COZY touches to keep the modern theme from feeling sterile.
Follow along on Instagram for condo progress, greasy hair days, and ugly paint clothes. We will be keeping you up to date with Instagram stories!
Hannah & Tyler
We are a home renovation and real estate duo currently sharing the renovation of our Holland cottage, along with flips and new builds. We created this blog as a resource for our readers, helping home owners, travelers, and future friends to learn how to renovate efficiently, and affordably!