We had a friend tell us that when you own a home, the projects never end. That every weekend we would have “something” to work on. He was right!
Last week marked our one year anniversary of being home owners. I can’t believe it has already been a year…it has flown by! I thought it would be fun to feature the before and after photos of what has taken place over the last year. It has been a process, and it has been a challenge. One of the biggest struggles we have had is making a new home feel “OURS.”
So, for the next couple of days, I’ll show you just how we have made our home feel homey! I remember feeling completely overwhelmed. Feeling the “where do I even begin” syndrome! I’m sure many of you can relate.
Beware that my “before” pictures came from our Realtor and the quality is not great.
Let us begin with the curb appeal (or lack thereof). When be bought the home, it was a bank owned property. The front lawn was dead, and a lot of plants were also.
I can’t take any credit for this transformation. My husband is obsessed with yard work, and I am sooo grateful! I seem to kill any plant that I am in charge of so luckily I have Dan to take care of the yard. We laid new sod and planted new plants, and it looks a ton better!
Next is the downstairs family room. I think one of the main challenges I had is that I had such a “blank slate” to begin with. Don’t get me wrong, it was also a good thing, but at times it was hard to decide what to do.
Next is our dining room space.
One of the things I loved about this house was all of the window seats throughout the entire house. I will be making seats for those eventually, but this is what we have done so far! I loved transforming my double wing back chair, and the mismatched chairs around the table were also a lot of fun!
I’ll continue to show you the transformation soon!