In August 2005, Jake and I bought this 1892 colonial in southern Maine. Our home has five good sized bedrooms, great closet and storage spaces, lovely moldings, and ONE bathroom. Sigh Gotta love the charm of older homes, right ? :) When we purchased it, every single square foot was screaming for TLC after surviving many years of rental abuse and neglect (chain smokers + absentee landlord = lots of damage). We've used up gallons and gallons of paint, repaired broken windows, done painstaking wallpaper removal, removed nasty carpeting, overhauled the kitchen, updated the bathroom, and on and on and on. So many projects that I can't even remember them. All done before we became bloggers so we didn't think to capture 'before' shots of the house's
Ok, let's move on to my three favorite house projects of 2010...
We bought a king size bed then decided to move from the house's master bedroom (it has a walk-in closet but no bathroom) into one of our guest rooms. Here's the guest room...
Former guest room BEFORE (crummy cell phone photo from 2007)
New guest room AFTER (different room in our house)
My absolute favorite! Inexpensive, functional, and pretty. Thank you, Jake! :)
awkward third floor half wall
Wicked! You can't see me but I'm behind the camera doing a happy dance.
Our Living Room and Dining Room. I appreciate their versatility and love how they've stood the test of time.
I hope you enjoyed seeing this peek into our home. :) Now, I'm off to see what everyone else picked!