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Bungalow 404: Farewell

by Sarah on January 5, 2011, 14 comments

I had often thought that the two bungalows sitting to my left, 404 and 402, had a lot of potential.

And in the fall of 2008 we got to realize that potential.

Bungalow 404 in late August 2008

Bungalow 404 exterior BEFORE

404 exterior7

For those of you who were not around when this was all happening-you might like to know that I had four different exterior paint color choices,

1. Sherwin Williams, Moody Blue  2. Sherwin Williams, Studio Blue Green  3. Benjamin Moore, Water’s Edge  4. Benjamin Moore, Mount Saint Anne

  1.Paint Choices 1 2. Paint Choices 3
 3.Paint Choices 4 4. Paint Choices 2

Choice #2 was the final pick, it is Sherwin Williams Studio Blue Green

bungalow front exterior

The capstone of this remodel was opening the kitchen up to an addition that was built on to the rear of the house years ago.  Opening the dining room to the kitchen, expanding the master bathroom and finishing the basement round out the other significant changes.

Bungalow 404 front

When I began remodeling Bungalow 404 I had no idea that I would ultimately live there. So a lot of the decisions were not based on my personal preference. As we approached completion I realized how much I really wanted to live there and then began making choices that better suited me i.e. light fixtures, counter top material, tile etc.

I don’t have a lot of before pictures for you, at the time we began this remodel I had a fussy newborn. But I think you’ll get the idea,

Living Room

Reunion mix 025

Livingroom Fireplace

Sarah's ReFinished Chair

The paint color in the living room is from Martha Stewart’s discontinued paint line at Lowe’s.The color was called Newsprint. It is a white with a hint of gray. I recently sampled Benjamin Moore’s Paperwhite on the wall and it is similar to Newsprint.

DC’s Room

DC's room


Kid's room2

the paint color on the ceiling is Ben Moore’s In Your Eyes

Master bedroom

Master Bedroom


404 Master Bedroom

The wall color in the master is Ben Moore’s Canvas.

Sitting room


Side Door


Sitting Room


the bookcase that my husband and Dad built, it was designed to be a beefier, taller version of IKEA’s Expedit. It is topped with crown molding that mimics the molding in the house.  The wall color in the sitting room is the same as the living room, Martha Stewart’s Newsprint (discontinued).

Bathrooms, I have no befores but trust me they were all hideous especially the master and the basement bath

Master Bath

Penny Tile in Master Bath

black penny rounds in master bath, wall color is Sherwin Williams’ Alabaster

Hall Bath

Hall Bath


Hall bath detail

wall color is Ben Moore’s Silver Crest

Kitchen & Dining progression

Reunion mix 029

Dining Room

new windows in dining area

Dining Room Drywall

Dining Room Windows

Kitchen Floorplan BIRDS EYE


Kitchen Cabinet Install


my mother in law in the kitchen, two Pottery Barn pendants overhead

dining room

chalkboard wall in dining area


A lot of sweat equity and money went in to the backyard which basically was a wasteland for weeds. The fire pit, formation of the planting beds, irrigation system and land clearing were all done by professionals. The design plan, planting and upkeep was all our handiwork.

Sarah's Backyard

Backyard During

flagstone fire pit in fall

This is the second big landscape undertaking that my husband and I have planned and created. One of the most disappointing things about moving so often like this is having to leave all the beautiful plants behind just as they become established and really start to take off. But the challenge we are about to embark on at the new house is by far the biggest. The bonus is that it already has an irrigation system installed and it is on a well!

bungalow back exterior

If you’d like to look back at all of the posts about this house just type “bungalow 404″ in the search box.


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Admitted design junkie with a passion for remodeling old houses. I love decorating, DIY, renovation and everything in between.

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14 thoughts on “Bungalow 404: Farewell

  1. Kellie-It was a Martha Stewart color called Newsprint when her paint collection was at Lowe’s. It was a great neutral, white with a hint of gray.

  2. I was wondering what the white paint you used in the living room. I am having a devil of time finding the “right” white, and you nailed it.

  3. What is the tile you used in the hall bath? I saw one photo here but couldn’t find a name. It’s the gray 12 x 24 (?) tile and I double heart it. If you wouldn’t mind sharing the name, that would be awesome.

  4. what was the cream color on the exterior? we are remodeling our house and i saw this color scheme in a nearby neighborhood and fell in love!

    • Sorry I don’t, it was a Martha Stewart paint color available at Lowe’s, now discontinued. Try Ben Moore’s Paper White, it’s pretty darn close.

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