Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Home at last!

The Holidays were extra merry this year...as we celebrated them in our OWN HOUSE!!! We moved in at the beginning of November, and although there are still tons of things that need to be done...it's cute, it's cozy, it's charming...it's totally home, sweet, home.

Check out our "before" and "afters".

kitchen before

kitchen after

view from living room to kitchen/dining area before

dining area off kitchen - after

living room before

living room after

pantry before

pantry turned office "nook" after

upstairs closet - before

upstairs boys powder room - after

main bathroom (the only one of the house) - before

bedroom on main floor before

main bathroom after - we eliminated the original main floor bedroom and turned it into a spacious bathroom, and the old original bathroom (which was teeny tiny anyway) was knocked down to make more kitchen space.

after - main bathroom

front door before

front door after

backdoor/mini mudroom after (unfortunately no "before" pictures of this space).

If you could have only seen (or smelled for that matter) what this place was like before, you wouldn't believe how much work my husband (almost singlehandedly) did.

P.S. check back for pictures of the two bedrooms...i was just too lazy to clean them just to take pictures!


Audrey said...

OMG!!!!! I can't believe those before and after pictures. You guys should have been on the HGTV show, Professional Grade!!!! Have you seen that show? If the professionals think that you have done a good job, they pay you back all the money that you put into the job! You would for sure get all that money back. Such a good job that Rob did. And you decorated it SO beautifully. No wonder you are so so happy these days. Can't wait to see it in person one day.

Shannon said...

I was just checking your blog and ready to whine "where are you Joyce?" when I saw your new post.

I actually exclaimed out loud "OH!" to noone in particular.

Holy cow is it EVER AWESOME! Great job Rob! He is an awesome renovator! I love all your little design touches! You both work well as a team and created a beautiful home! LOVE IT!

I agree with Audrey - you should have gone on an HGTV show! There's some talent there.

CONGRATULATIONS!!! What an awesome Christmas prezzie for all of you!

Shannon said...

I want to see a photo of the stairs. We just get a teaser in that one photo of the old living room. They look interesting to me.

I love all the nooks and crannies in old houses. Such character!

Just lovely!

joyce said...

Hi Shannon!

The stairs haven't been finished yet! That project might be tackled this weekend, and if so, I will post some pictures.

ChantaleP said...

Talk about worth the wait!!! Your house is AWESOME! Congrats Joyce.. So glad you're now in your new old home! It's seriously some kind of awesomeness! What a great way to start the New Year!! Here's to new memories and happiness. : )

Sonia said...

WOW! What an amazing renovation! Great job Rob!! Your place is beautiful!! Many happy years for all of you in your "new" home. :)

Shannon said...

Joyce, I wrote a comment on my blog to you about the pirate book (Amazon). You might want to check out "A Pirate's Night Before Christmas" by Philip Yates as well.

Susan said...

Ahh... I've had the chance to ¨hang out¨ at Joyce & Rob's home and it's very cosy, warm and absolutely beautiful!
Great job you guys!!

Susan said...

Ahh... I've had the chance to ¨hang out¨ at Joyce & Rob's home and it's very cosy, warm and absolutely beautiful!
Great job you guys!!