Aug 21, 2016

Mini Bathroom Makeover

Built-in cabinet gets a mini-makeover
The finished cabinet.
Paint and new hardware made a huge difference in how our bathroom cabinet looks. It also made a huge difference in how the entire bathroom looks. This cabinet had some serious issues that had to be addressed sooner rather than later.

Aug 20, 2016

My favorite time in our house

The days that I enjoy my house the most are the days when it's raining. I know that sounds weird, but it so relaxing to sit in the sitting room with a cup of coffee listening to the rain.

The sitting room with coffee
My favorite place to sit
It's such a lovely room, and it's coming together quite nicely. Oh sure, there are some things that I want to change.

Jul 31, 2016

The Scene-Stealer in My Kitchen

Completely renovated kitchen
Completely renovated kitchen is being upstaged.
When you go through all the work to completely renovate your kitchen, you expect it to be the star of the show. You hope your friends will ooh and ahh over all your hard work, because you put your heart into it. At least, that's what I expected, but you know what? There is scene-stealer in my kitchen, and it is upstaging my new kitchen big time. 

Jul 28, 2016

What a difference a year makes!

A year ago today, we closed on our house.  We renovated for eight months and moved in about four months ago. When I look back at the pictures, even I am amazed by how different the house looks. The changes are so dramatic.
Dining Room before and after
The dining room when we first looked at the house, and now...
A lot of people don't realize these are pictures of the same room until I tell them both of them are of the dining room. I love it when people think the opening between the dining room and the living room is original. That's how you know you made the right reno choice.

Family / Sitting Room before and after
The Sitting Room when we first looked at the house, and now...
The sitting room was the room that sold me on the house. This is still one of my favorite rooms. It is so light and airy feeling.

Kitchen before and after
The kitchen when we first looked at the house, and now...
We thought the kitchen was great when we first looked at the house. I loved how the cabinet went all the way to the ceiling. Of course, we quickly realized the layout wasn't going to work. I'm so happy we decided to rip out everything and start from scratch.

Living Room before and after
The Living Room when we first looked at the house, and now...
This view of the living room doesn't highlight the biggest change, which is the wall being removed, but it does show how cozy it feels now. I know Tia feels comfortable in here.

I am so thrilled with the way everything turned out. I love our house, and I'm glad we bought it, even if it did take eight months to renovate it. Which room is your favorite?

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