Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Who doesn't love a Before & After?

I know I do! So, let's get right to it.


July 2007 - just a mere five months after moving in...
and another...

humble beginnings; salvaged chairs given a seat and paint job....

So much history in and behind this door...

On the outside looking in...
So  many people who buy old houses start the process by replacing the leaky old windows.  We knew that a lot of the value in an old house IS those leaky old lead-filled glass panes and their wood sills.  We chose to keep them.  Sometimes, in January and February I cuss at them.  But most of the time I like the way they look.


Well, Welcome Home! Let the fun begin!
And so it began...
Next time on farmhousewife TV we'll tell the story of "How We Chose Our House Paint Colors!"

Coming along...
And, she is finished.  My husband, Captain Strong-Arms scraped, primed, and put two coats on this old girl all by himself.  He's my hero.


9 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

Beautiful job!

Janet said...

Such a charming house! I'm sure it is just as warm on the inside as it looks from the outside. Love the colors, too. Hang on to that husband. he's a keeper!

Katie/Maple Grove said...

What a beautiful house! Thanks so much for sharing your before and after photos! You guys have done so much to beautify your home. Wonderful results!

From Sugar Cookies to Peterbilts said...

Lovely! You have done a magnificent job. You give me hope that some day I will be able to take an "after" pic of our home :)

Uwharrie Heirlooms said...

Captain Strong Arms is my hero too!

Meredith said...

Can't wait to see more! Love what you've done with it.

Jenny said...

Your home is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love older homes.

Marlana/Handsome Homesteader said...

OHMYGOODNESS! That is so cute! Now I am inspired to go out and find an old house for us and transform it into a pretty little home like you did :)

jean said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Your husband is definitely to be admired.

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