Good morning Wednesday.
Nice to meet you.
I’m kind of excited about today. I think I’ve been on such a single-minded journey to make the house cute that I forgot to pause.
To look back.
To see how far this sweet house that I love has come.
Want to see a little before and after?
(total aside: prepare for room picture overload. I got a little carried away with the camera.) 🙂
Here’s where we started with the kitchen.
This is what it looked like a couple of days after we moved in.
(total aside: please go all where’s waldo with that black organizer on the counter. It shows up later in the tour spray painted silver.)
And after this.
Now the kitchen looks like this.
This picture was taken yesterday from the same angle as the very first before picture.
It looks different because the wall was taken down to make room for the bar.
Let’s take a 360 tour of the space.
Here’s the view from the hutch.
Here’s the view into the dining room.
Here’s a pull back of the space so you can see where the refrigerator went.
And the hutch from the farmhouse kitchen showed up to keep me company in Texas.
That room at the far end of the space is the family room.
I don’t have a before of this space, but picture paneling on the ceiling and laminate on the floor.
We extended the flooring from the kitchen into the space.
The door off the kitchen leads to the laundry room.
Here’s a close-up of the laundry room built-ins.
Across the hall is the downstairs office.
Here’s the before.
Just a few dark walls and that desk which was originally my dad’s.
It’s a little tricky space because you have the fireplace in the room.
I turned the rug on an angle and put two chairs in front of the television.
Here’s another view of the space from the fireplace.
Here’s the before of the view out of the office walking towards the bathroom and the kitchen.
And here’s the after.
Just a little paint, some measuring gauges and Buddy.
Here’s the before of the space when you walk into the hallway.
Here’s a view of the same space.
We just added the runner on the stairs.
You can see a better view of it here.
When you walk through that door you’re in the front room.
Here’s where we started.
And here’s where we are now.
Here’s the same angle pulled in a little as the before picture.
Here’s the other side of the room with the fireplace.
(total decorating aside: if you saw the videos from the book—this is the room that we rearranged with different furniture.)
Here’s the before of the dining room space.
Here’s the after.
That was a lot.
If you are still here at the end of all those pictures we have to be friends.
I literally had no idea of how much it had changed until I sat down and looked at all the befores.
I’ve been so busy painting and rearranging and moving things around and shopping yard sales that I missed the big picture.
Isn’t it funny how different things look when you add a little perspective to the journey? Sometimes you never realize how far you’ve come until you take a look back.
PS I think the house and I are taking a day off today.
Just in time to listen to this podcast. A giant shout out to my friends Karen and Zandra for having me on. So much laughter. So much fun.