The Dexter House

The Grit and Polish - Dexter Kitchen

Built in 1905, this Spanish-style Seattle home is one of the oldest home we’ve renovated. We bought the house in 2015, completed a whole-house renovation, and moved in just before our second son, Brooks, was born. The Dexter House is now a furnished month-to-month and Airbnb rental.


Sources: lower cabinet paint: BM Onyx | trim and wall paint: BM Simply White | Cabinets | Sink | Faucet| Potfiller | Tile | Red Oak Floors, shelves, and countertops, Hardwood Industries | Shelf brackets | Campaign Hardware (on drawers) | cabinet knobs | Range | swing arm lights | marble pastry slab | nesting mixing bowls | cake trays (similar) |  marble utensil holder | overhead kitchen lightmudroom star light | dinner plates and bowls |

The Grit and Polish - Dexter Kitchen Renovaiton Open Shelves CLEAN

Living Room

sources: rug | couch | overhead light | fireplace tile | coat racks DIY | longhorn skull Ebay |

read more: building a new fireplace | selecting the gas insert | living room reveal

The Grit and Polish - Dexter House Final Tour LivingThe Grit and Polish - Dexter House Final Tour Entry

Guest Bedroom

sources: 1800s rope bed – vintage (Craigslist) | quilt (similar) | Filson suitcase

read more: reveal // black paint // Craigslist bed frame // finally getting around to it

Master Bedroom

sources: wall paint – BM Onyx | white – BM Simply White | headboard – vintage (Craigslist) | quilt (similar) |

read more: reveal | Craigslist Headboard |

The Grit and Polish - Dexter House Final Tour Master Nightstand

Master Bathroom

Read more: reveal | master bathroom cost | bathroom construction | design plan |


sources: coming soon

read more: coming soon

The Grit and Polish - Dexter Main Bathroom


sources: star light |

read more: back door guests are best |

Wilder’s Bedroom

Read more: Wilder’s third bedroom |

Dining Room

sources: table (Craigslist)

Read more: Small space solution – art nook in the dining room |


Read more: reveal | sneak peek | the beginning (before) | installing a new patio door

The Grit and Polish - Dexter Backyard Enter 2

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