Baxter Pointe Villa, after the renovation

by brae  

After the lightning strike on my condo back in 2013, a couple of the houses suffered some damage.  One was Baxter Pointe Villa, where the Yes paste had failed in the kitchen, bath and living room.

I removed the wallpaper and aquarium (which I wanted to keep in my private collection elsewhere).  I scraped the glue and paint from the walls to start over in the kitchen and part of the living room.

And, now, for the big reveal!  :D

Even though I didn't make changes to the exterior, I did take some updated photographs all around.

The exterior and landscaping have held up well in the past four years.

There really isn't anything I would change about this build.  :D

The sand sheds from time to time, but it is also in great condition.

The bedroom needed only a light dusting.

The bed was custom made for the space.

I was able to salvage the bathroom paper and just glued it back in place.

I made a new aquarium for the space.

I had to replace the living room paper around the aquarium base and to the right of it.  I used Mini Graphics Wallpaper Mucilage.

I also finished the baseboard trim that I never got around to the first time around.

I was able to finally photograph the candles in the fireplace in a more realistic manner.

Since I might end up selling this house (been saying it for years), I did eliminate the hardwired table lamp and my signature faux outlet.  This is what it used to look like.

The kitchen cabinets had no damage -- just the wallpaper, so now it's all back together.

I raised the breakfast bar and bought two barstools from Just Miniature Scale to finish the space.

While it wasn't hard work and there was not a lot to fix, I now know for certain that renovations are not for me.  :D


Comment from: Debora [Visitor]
Still one of my all time favorite houses! It looks wonderful. I'd so love to live here in real life :D
04/20/15 @ 17:35
Comment from: Jeannette [Visitor]
One of my favorites as well, it's so beautiful!
04/20/15 @ 18:04
Comment from: Blondie [Visitor]
It looks fantastic! :)
04/20/15 @ 18:07
Comment from: Deb [Visitor]
Every post you make--you solve a problem for me! How did you know I needed to see a faux outlet? I'm not sure it's what I'm going to do--but I needed to see how to do it. Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!
04/20/15 @ 18:18
Comment from: Lynn [Visitor]
It's all so beautiful! How could you ever bring yourself to sell it?
04/20/15 @ 18:43
Comment from: The Grandmommy [Visitor]  
I LOVE THIS HOUSE! Thanks for the inside info!
04/20/15 @ 19:07
Comment from: azteclady [Visitor]
If you do decide to sell it, the buyer will be getting a wonderful build indeed.
04/20/15 @ 21:04
Comment from: Pepper [Visitor]
I agree, any future buyer would be getting a fantastic house that has been finished to an exceptionally high standard. It looks amazing =0)
04/21/15 @ 01:08
Comment from: Keli [Visitor]
You did a great job putting it all back to rights. It's always been one of my favorites of yours, if I had room I'd make you an offer, but I don't even have room for mine.
04/21/15 @ 03:33
Comment from: 12Create [Visitor]
What a great house. I really like the dividing wall with the aquarium.
04/21/15 @ 03:34
Comment from: Casey [Visitor]
Brae, the house looks wonderful! I am so sorry that the Yes didn't work for you. I have never had a problem with it. Maybe it was a combination of the paper and the surface of the walls. I always say,"whatever works". Anyway, it looks great now!
04/21/15 @ 06:33
Comment from: jane s [Visitor]
I do love this house. The dark floors and light walls make the whole feel of it so classic!
04/21/15 @ 06:53
Comment from: Abbe PB [Visitor]
It looks fantastic. The kitchen of this build has been one of my inspirations for a long time; it was one of the first extremely realistic mini kitchens I'd ever seen. I'll never be able to afford what it deserves to be sold for, but I'll be darned if I won't covet it forever!
04/21/15 @ 07:25
Comment from: Lyssa [Visitor]
One of my favorites, as well, Pea! I'm glad you took the time to restore it and even get "remodel" pictures-especially since remodels are not for you. :) Which is totally fine because you are an EXCEPTIONAL scratch work artist!
04/21/15 @ 08:02
Comment from: Kristine [Visitor]
Wow the pictures certainly do great justice to the house. It looks even better then before. And clean, my goodness! The wallpaper is gorgeous I didn't notice the texture before. Where did you find it? It's a beautiful finished piece. I admire you so much for having so many completed and ready to display houses!
04/21/15 @ 09:43
Comment from: Jeannette T [Visitor]
I love this house; it is one of my favorites. Wish I could shrink myself and live in it. :)
04/21/15 @ 19:37
Comment from: Madformod [Visitor]
This is one of my favorite builds of yours. I like the updates.
04/22/15 @ 05:18
Comment from: MiniDork [Visitor]  
Fantastic!! Renovations are a drag, especially after all the work you put in the first time around. Baxter Pointe Villa is one of my favorites of yours. It's nice to see it brand spanking new again.
04/22/15 @ 09:52
Comment from: Blake [Visitor]
I hate that the original paste didn't work out for you, but I love the little changes! It just made it new to me all over!
05/20/15 @ 18:42
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you!! :>> The kitchen and living room paper is a linen textured scrapbook paper from Michaels. :yes:
06/18/15 @ 12:44

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