Before & After’s 4 Years Later

Before & After’s 4 Years Later

Um. Whoa. Just wow. I randomly tried to get our ollllllld laptop on today to see if I could pull off some pcitures that I had lost when it crashed. Low and behold, she actually turned on! I started digging through the millions of pictures, and came across an album of pictures I took the day we closed on our house (4 years ago). Um. Totally speechless. I know that we’ve done a catrillion projects and updates, but when you SEE the original pictures, it’s pretty crazy.

I’ll start with the Sun Room. This is the sun room 4 years ago when we purchased our house.

Panel walls, ugly flooring, ugly window trim. Yuck. Not the greatest picture, but you get the idea.

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This is the sunroom today. We painted the paneling before we even moved in. We put in carpet a few years ago. New lighting. And I painted ALL the trim in this room. A job I don’t ever care to do again. So much brighter don’t ya think?

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Here is what is supposed to be the living room (we use it as our dining room/office/sitting area) 4 years ago.

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Here it is today. Hello brighter prettier paint. I also painted the crown molding (it had been painted the same color as the walls). We extended and replaced the hearth and added a wood stove. We replaced the lights above the fireplace and added ceiling fan. That’s about it for this room.

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Here is what is supposed to be the dining room, but we use it as our living room. Whoa.

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Here it is today. I painted the ceiling, the walls, and the molding. We removed the cabinets separating the kitchen as well as the peninsula. Simple and easy DIY’s can completely transform a room.

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The kitchen before (which I’ve shared before).

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The kitchen now. The list is long for this room. We did a lot. I’ll leave it at that.

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This is what our back patio looked like when we bought the house (plus a new roof which we did right after we moved in). I’m SO happy I found this picture. I could remember (for the most part) what all the inside rooms looked like before, but totally forgot about how much work we’ve put into the outside.

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Here’s the back patio now. We extended the patio a bit for more seating, added new lighting, lots of furniture, and tons of plants.

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Also, so happy I found this picture! This is our backyard before…..

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And 4 years later…..

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I just feel so blessed. This house was a dream come true for us. It’s sort of funny, when we walked through this house I didn’t see anything but beauty. This house was a direct gift from God at a time we needed it most. I didn’t walk through here anxious to change everything. It all happened gradually, as we got the money and the hankering to give things an update. I love this house so much and am so happy I found these pictures so I can always remember how hard we’ve worked on this place we love.

Thanks for stopping!

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