Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Evolution of a House Part One

I thought I would do a series of posts on the evolution of our house. We bought our house 10 years ago. She was a bank repossession in need of some major love. She had great bones and fabulous potential. She had her original bathroom and kitchen when we bought her, complete with original tile. As the pictures will confirm that. Mostly we painted and watered and moved in. For 5 years we lived with a lot of things. My hubby is not a DIYer which is okay because I still love him, faults and all. We can't all be perfect. As he once told me "I'd rather work the overtime and hire someone else to do the job." Deal! So we saved. I'm sharing the bathroom first because that's the first room we had redone. This is our main bathroom. We combined the shower and tub, turned the old shower  into a storage closet, added new tile and painted. I like to look at old photos to remind myself how far we've come since we bought this place. Especially if I ever feel discouraged about all the work that still needs to be done.
Before
  
 Floor Plan of our House
 During
 Oh my, were we really showering above all that rot? We didn't fall through?? Amazing.
 After
Ralph Lauren paint - some kind of blue. I wasn't blogging in 2005 and didn't even know about it. So I didn't keep paint colors or anything. The white is Valspar Swiss coffee. I only know that because it's a white I still like to use. 
 Son taking picture for his mom.
There are some new changes coming to this room. So I promise to post new pictures. Hope you enjoy this post. I have several more that I want to do about the changes over the last 10 years.
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3 comments:

High Street Cottage said...

That cleaned up well ;) Very very pretty, such a change. Saw you over at show and tell friday, hugs

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

What a difference. You have put a lot of work and thought into this renovation. ~~Sherry~~

Secret Garden Cottage said...

What a great bathroom makeover, Amanda. You did a great job... looks beautiful.
Have a great weekend!
Hugs ~ Jo