Well, we did it…WE MOVED! Aren’t I just full of surprises? That’s right, we sold our lovely home and bought a new one, which means that there is going to be a WHOLE NEW WORLD of decorating adventures for us to have together (and I might even invite Tim along).
She has new owners now!
But before we get into new adventures, I would like to pay homage to our last home with some before/afters, and their related blog posts so that my new blog readers will see what I’ve been up to these last 4 years – other than drinking wine and driving Tim crazy.
So, when we bought our home it was probably 2800 sq ft, but after MANY many coats of paint, it settled at approx 2450 by the time we left.
Entryway and Stairwell
The long n’ short of it is that we took down drywall, added a railing and improved on the general vibe with paint and lighting. We also took the cased door/door frame out at the bottom of the stairs that made it feel like a basement suite.
Again, down came the drywall and up went the railing…and Tims stress level as we had to go 3 weeks with 2 kids, 2 dogs and no railing!
Doug the Muppet invites you to see the full blog post here: Our Entryway Makeover: 2 Storey Revival
The living room was really just a lipstick job as the bones were good. Let’s keep the racing stripes to cars from now on people…
See the full blog post here: Our Living Room
Again, good bones – bad decor choices. We updated the appliances, countertops, flooring and backsplash. We kept the cabinets as they were in great shape and had the lovely Delea of Details Painting give them a fresh new face (she did pretty much ALL of the the painting in this house).
See the full blog post here: Maple No More – Our Kitchen Remodel
This was really just an extension of the open layout kitchen/living room and a little KLC was all it took to give it a fresh new face.
See the full blog post here: Our Modern Farmhouse Dining Room Makeover
I LOVE how the main bathroom turned out (okay, I love how it all turned out, but I am a bit biased…). New countertop, fixtures, flooring and shower surround for this bad boy. Any and all tiling in our home was done by the studly Brett Edwards of BE Tile.
See the full blog post here: Our Greige Inspired Bathroom Remodel
Let’s just say that Tim has enough red(head) in his life and didn’t need it on the walls too.
See the full blog post here: Colour Review: Sherwin Williams Silver Strand
Oh, the home office. This room went through a bit of a resurrection (2 times). It was dark and gloomy, so we added windows and changed the configuration a bit to make it more functional.
See the full blog post here: My Home Office Makeover – A Black and White Affair
This HAD to be my fave room in the house – after I painted the heck out of it of course…
The Home Bar & Wine Shrine
The old layout wasn’t functional or friendly, so we rejigged things and added a more modern edge to the space.
Tims Bathroom (seriously, this blog post will never end…)
I think I just threw up in my mouth a little reminiscing on this green…
And it TOTALLY redeemed itself – all for under $2500!
See the full blog post here: Small Bathroom Makeover – From Boring to Beautiful on a Budget
So there you have it – an era has ended. While I don’t miss any of our other homes, I know I’ll miss this one and I hope the new owners enjoy it as much we did!
And here’s a sneak peek at our new adventure…
Now it has limited parking, but let’s just say we didn’t buy it for the driveway, it’s the OTHER side of the house that sold us…
My Mom took this photo out of our living room window on the day we moved in…